Flagged Occupations 2016 – 2017

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Flagged Occupations 2016 – 2017

If you are considering skilled migration then you need to be aware of which occupations have been flagged for removal from SOL this year. If you don’t know what flagged occupations are you can read our article.

The updated list is found at the end of this article, but to summarise:

There’s 52 occupations up for review this year. Last year there were 60 up for review and 9 were removed.

Many are still on the list from last year (meaning they were reviewed, and left unchanged).

Some are new to the list, including one’s related to Ships, many Medical Occupations, Psychotherapists, Psychologists (NEC).

A few have been removed (are no longer under review), such as Secondary School Teachers, most of the Trades occupations (such as Carpenter, Joiner, Mechanic, etc).

The list as follows, occupations in bold are new to the list this year, any others were on the list last year:

133513 Production Manager (Mining)
221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 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 Psychologists nec
351311 Chef*
399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
399112 Shipwright

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Flagged Occupations – what are they?!

In simple terms Flagged Occupations are ones which immigration are considering removing from the Skilled Occupation List (or SOL for short).

Every year the Department of Education and Training review the occupations, specifically looking at the demand, and whether there’s still a need for the occupation to be on SOL.

If you are considering skilled migration it’s a good idea to be aware of the lists, and whether you should be worried about your occupation being removed. If your occupation is on the list, then you need to think about getting on with your skilled migration before anything changes.

In other words, it confirms our general advice, if you qualify and you have a pathway, you need to grab it before your chance disappears.

To put this into some perspective, in 2015-2016 there were 60 occupations flagged, and of those 9 were removed from SOL.

For 2016-2017 there are 52 occupations flagged, and many of these are occupations that were flagged in the previous year (such as Engineering occupations).

For more information see our article on this years flagged occupation lists, whats been added, what’s been removed, and which ones remain on the list.

“The Department of Education and Training is responsible for providing advice to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the 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.

Following each review, there are a number of occupations which are ‘flagged’ for possible removal in the future. Generally, occupations are flagged when there is emerging evidence of excess supply in the labour market.”