Jobs Flagged for Potential Removal from Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

Jobs Flagged for Potential Removal from Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

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.