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New SOL announced 17th May

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New SOL list - to come into effect 1st July 2010

The list is finally out.

Bad news for me because my occupation is off the list.
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Yes ASCO codes have been changed , below are some of the lines which I have extracted from the changes and hope it is help full for all of us.

I don't find any CSL list as of yet & priority list yet .

"The current SOL has more than 400 occupations. The new list of occupations, which was announced by the Minister on 17 May 2010, includes 181 occupations"

Below are IT related skills in the new SOL.........

261111 ICT business analyst
261112 Systems analyst
261311 Analyst programmer
261312 Developer programmer
261313 Software engineer
263311 Telecommunications engineer

Below are other highlights and scope of changes........

It is intended the new list would not apply to GSM applicants who at 8 February 2010:

1. held a subclass 485 (skilled graduate) visa

2. or had a pending subclass 485 visa application and who
apply for a permanent or provisional onshore GSM visa by 31 December 2012;

3.or at the date of the announcement had a pending GSM visa application.
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Yes Anj , even I am scanning for that ........it is too early to conclude on anything yet but changes are huge ....

Again I extracted below info for those who are about to apply for GSM visa's it is clear that they are following US tactics i.e giving more and more number of slots to employer sponsored visas and their explanation is this will help to increase the skil shortage and economy directly...............

Note - Below info is applicable only for GSM offshore applicants I have deleted student visa info form the original data

The new SOL is proposed to commence on 1 July 2010. If you find that you are not able to apply for general skilled migration (GSM) once the new SOL is implemented, you may be able to apply for other visas provided you meet all the relevant legislative criteria. For example:

•You may be eligible to apply for skilled migration under the regional sponsored migration scheme (RSMS). This scheme allows employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in regional Australia. More information on RSMS is available on the department’s website at: Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 119/857)

•You may wish to consider your eligibility for state/territory nomination. It is intended that individual state/territory migration plans will be agreed to by the Minister for implementation in the second half of 2010. These plans may include occupations outside those specified on a new SOL. Implementation of state/territory migration plans will be subject to the approval of the Governor-General in Council of proposed amendments to the Migration Regulations 1994.

If none of the above options are open to you once the new SOL is implemented, you would need to leave Australia before your current visa expires
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Just spoke to my agent and this is what he told to me........

1. Those who have SS , SRS and Family sponsored and already applied their visa are no need to worry and their may be or may not be little push in priority as they are focusing on employer sponsored visas heavily.

2. Some of the jobs removed from the SOL are chefs, cooks, hairdressers, primary school teachers, marketers, HR, general managers and pharmacists.
Anj it is defiantly not going to affect pending GSM applicants , you have already secured SS and moreover there are no detailed info on any skill specific list or CSL kind of list , again it is only for new applicants and will wait for them to come one more step forward.
They are clearly following US tactics .........their policy is "If you have JOB then you come here " .........It is really scary .......

Implication of this is just like US .i.e there will be more , more and more consultancy or head hunter companies will be born in Australia ( Most of them off course from Asian countries) in next 3 to 4 years as a result CAP system will be introduced and employee friendly migration will not be as easy as earlier , just big bulls will cash in by farming consultancies.

Sorry I am not in to negation point here and just analyzing the changes.
Also DIAC has mentioned below words for the student community ...whcih means shortcut to oz PR is closed for many students from Asian community

"You may wish to apply for a further student visa to pursue further qualifications in Australia. Please note that if your intention is to seek permanent residence in Australia in the future, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship does not recommend this option, as the SOL may change in line with the requirements of the Australian labour market."
Hi OzAspirant,

According to the new SOL , Developer Programmer is included . That means can we consider it is same as JAVA Specialist / J2EE specialist ASCO CODE. Because ACS will assess based on old SOL as per their web site and my application is with Assessor and registered post also update just 3 days back. In this situation how JAVA specialization can look forward.

Thanks in Advance,
Narendra ,

They haven't yet come with MODL and CSL but if Developer Programmer is included in SOL then for sure Java , Dot net and other language programmer will defiantly make it in to this category , I guess if you get your results before the new MODL then you may get the JAVA specialist with new ANZC code ...Again its too early to comment
Have they announced the points as well, as under previous SOL, we could find professions with 40, 50 and 60 points. I don't see that classification in new SOL.. are all professions equal (I mean all have 50/60 points?)

Any thoughts?
Form 1121i is not yet updated , they still have to come up with point system ....

I think now all will get 60 as they reduced SOL from 400 to 181
He he he.. 60 for all..? I mean trademen, Engineer and specialist all same 60 points..
Even I am super curious to know how they manage point system as number of occupations are scaled down to 180+ from 400+ and who knows they may relax on some thing else.....
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