Skilled Occupation List


Australia requires a highly skilled population to maintain and improve its economic position in the face of increasing global competition. The number of jobs that require higher skills continues to increase and the number of low skill jobs is declining. Strategies need to be in place to increase and deepen skills for the future and to manage the approach for highly specialised skills needs.

This analysis includes developing annual advice for the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The SOL identifies occupations that would benefit from skilled migration for the purpose of meeting the medium-to-long term skill needs of the Australian economy, where such needs may not be more appropriately met by sponsored migration programs or up-skilling Australians.

The current SOL can be found here, 2016-17 SOL.

You can now provide an online submission for the 2017-18 SOL review