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Schedule 3 of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) Changed

As part of the recent changes to the New Australian Skilled Migration Points Test, Schedule 3 of the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) has been changed, with a number of key occupations added

You can find a PDF for the full list of Skilled Occupation List (SOL) changes here. However, the key occupations added are fitters, metal machinists and pharmacists, .

The real benefit of these occupations being added to Schedule 3 is that it now opens up the possibility of applicants in these occupations qualifying for the Skilled – Independent (subclass 175) visa.

Unfortunately, other occupations have now been removed from Schedule 3 of the SOL, including panel beaters and vehicle painters. There is a view that these occupations will remain on Schedule 4, meaning that the Skilled – State Sponsored (subclass 176) visa may remain as a possible alternative. However, this is still to be confirmed.



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Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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