Skilled Occupation List
The review of the 2014 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is currently in process. AWPA is seeking stakeholder input and evidence to inform the composition of the SOL for 2014 and invites you to make a submission as part of this process. Submission form.
Submissions close 22 November 2013.
The current Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for 2013 has been released by theDepartment of Immigration and Border Protection following advice from the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) based on analysis of the most recent economic data, and industry consultations.
AWPA provides the Department of Immigration and Border Protection with advice annually on the SOL for the General Skilled Migration program. The list identifies occupations where independent skilled migrants will assist in meeting the medium and long term skill needs of the Australian economy. Independent migrants with skills in these occupations will assist in meeting skill needs that cannot be met through employer and state sponsored migration programs, or efforts aimed at employing, training, skilling and up-skilling Australians. There are currently 188 occupations on this list.
AWPA delivers the SOL to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection each year. The SOL is published at the six digit ANZSCO level.
AWPA analyses a range of evidence when updating the SOL. The agency considers labour market, education and training, migration and general economic and demographic data, and advice from the Department of Employment about current and past trends in skill shortage research for selected occupations. AWPA also undertakes an annual consultation process where it gathers evidence and information provided in submissions by industry, unions, trade and professional organisations. To provide transparency on the evidence, AWPA makes available all submissions that stakeholders have given their permission to share publically. Occupational summary sheets for each occupation on the SOL are also published.