Australia Skilled Migration - Australia Migration Agency in Singapore The Skilled Occupation List (SOL), occupations that would benefit skilled migrants, is being reviewed annually by the Department of Education and Training for the purpose of meeting the skill needs of the Australian economy. Further to the review, 52 occupations were flagged for future removal on the SOL.

According to the department, occupations are being marked for removal when the number of supply is greater than the number of demand.

Last Monday, 21st November, was the final day for submitting the feedback to the department for consideration in March 2017 with the updated SOL to take effect on 1st July 2017.

Below are the current occupations flagged for possible removal:

133513 Production Manager (Mining)

221111 Accountant (General)

221112 Management Accountant

22113 Taxation Accountant

224111 Actuary

224511 Land Economist

224512 Valuer

231212 Ship’s Engineer

231213 Ship’s Master

231214 Ship’s Officer

232212 Surveyor

232213 Cartographer

232214 Other Spatial Scientist

233111 Chemical Engineer

233211 Civil Engineer

233212 Geotechnical Engineer

233213 Quantity Surveyor

233214 Structural Engineer

233215 Transport Engineer

233411 Electronics Engineer

233511 Industrial Engineer

233512 Mechanical Engineer

233513 Production or Plant Engineer

233911 Aeronautical Engineer

233912 Agricultural Engineer

233913 Biomedical Engineer

233914 Engineering Technologist

233915 Environmental Engineer

233916 Naval Architect

234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist

234711 Veterinarian

251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

251212 Medical Radiation Therapist

252411 Occupational Therapist

262611 Podiatrist

252712 Speech Pathologist

253111 General Practitioner

253211 Anaesthetist

253312 Cardiologist

253315 Endocrinologist

253316 Gastroenterologist

253317 Intensive Care Specialist

253321 Paediatrician

253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

253999 Medical Practitioners nec

271111 Barrister

271311 Solicitor

272314 Psychotherapist

272399 Psychologist nec

351211 Chef

399111 Boat Builder and Repairer

399112 Shipwright

The Department of Education and Training, in coordination with the Minister of Immigration, takes a number of consideration when updating the SOL, including the number of demand and supply, time needed for the training and education and also the economic risk involved in skills shortage.