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Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL) Updated for the year 2012-2013

Posted by; BBC Migration | Date: January 30, 2019

Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL) Updated for the year 2012-2013

The SOL determines which occupations are eligible for independent and family sponsored skilled migration to Australia and identifies occupations which are of high value. Based on expert advice form Skills Australia, the Australian Government has updated its SOL list for the year 2012-13.

The updated SOL features 192 high value occupations in which 4 occupations are added and 4 occupations have been removed.

The following occupations have been added to the Sol list:

  • Production Manager (Mining)
  • Metallurgist
  • Optometrist
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer

The following Occupations are removed from SOL List:

  • Chemist
  • Audiologist
  • Bricklayer
  • Wall and Floor Tiler

The SOL is continuously reviewed by Skills Australia on an annual basis, to ensure that it meets the demands of Australia Labour Market. To find out is your occupation is in SOL please refer to Schedule -3

Australian Pass mark will be relaxed from 1st July, 2012.

To qualify for Skill Select Visa Subclasses (Skilled Independent 189), 190 and 489, the Pass Mark will be 60 points. Earlier the Pass Mark was 65 points; the DIAC has reduced the Pass Mark down to 60 points to attract more skilled workers. Lowering of Pass Mark would make easier for trade workers and skilled migrants age between 45 to 49 to migrate Australia.