Australia has announced a replacement to its popular Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL). These lists feature the most demanded occupations of the Australian States & territories. These lists are updated each year by the Australian Government as per the demands of the year. The overseas skilled workers who are willing to reside in Australia on a permanent resident visa must nominate (be an experienced occupant) of any of the occupations of the SOL & CSOL.
Now, these two lists have been replaced. With effect from April 19, 2017, the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will be replaced by the Medium and Long Term Strategic List (MLTSSL) and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) will be replaced with the Short Term Occupation List (STSOL). With this replacement, certain occupations also have been removed from the Skilled Occupation Lists.
The Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) is the base of nomination for skilled workers who are applying for:
• Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)
• Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489) (not required if nominated by State or Territory Government)
• Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)
The STSOL is basically a combination of different occupations, among which many are a part of the MLTSSL. That is why some visa applicants who are eligible to nominate for an occupation of the STSOL also have authority to nominate any occupation from the MLTSSL. The below visa applications can nominate for an occupation from this combined list of MLTSSL & STSOL:
• Skilled Nominated Visa subclass 190
• Skilled Regional/Provisional Visa Subclass 489 (not required if nominated by State or Territory Government)
• Employer Nominated Scheme subclass 186
• Training Visa (subclass 407)
Over 200 occupations have been removed from the Skilled Occupation List of Australia immigration. If you wish to know whether your occupation is in the list of high-in-demand occupations of Australia & how high are your chances for a PR visa program, get in touch with the Australia Immigration Experts of Kansas® Overseas Careers.