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The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announced the 2015-16 SOL through her blog.

Assistant Minister - Skilled occupation list updated

Under her blog, only urban and regional planners, dentists and dental specialists have been removed in the coming financial year.

Also, panelbeaters and cabinet makers will be added in the updated SOL.
 

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... and... all my bookmarked immi.gov.au no longer work. But, border.gov.au is up and running (although throws up some errors at few places).

New bookmark for SOL list: Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

Nothing much seems to have changed for 189 eligibility (that IELTS 7 thing was a rumor after all- it still remains Competent English): Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
 

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189 document checklist updated: Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) document checklist

The page has mixed up with 457 and something else, and you have to navigate all the way to the bottom for the but the actual 189 checklist. Notable changes I see:

For children below 18 years:
- evidence of their current or recent formal studies
- evidence of financial dependency on you
- a completed Form 47A

Spouse functional English: http://www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/information/faqs/how-can-i-prove-i-have-functional-english

Nothing has changed here, except "you will need to provide a statement indicating your intention to pay the second instalment of the visa application charge."

And under Points Test, it seems we don't have to upload IELTS results anymore. Just specify the TRF "You only need to provide the Test Report Form (TRF) Number or test registration number that is on your English language test certificate."
 

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Thanks for the update guys... Appreciate it a lot!

Any idea on CSOL? Can you please share if you have some info on this?
 

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Where to check the no of visas for each category???? Couldn't find that in the above links..
 

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So relieved! All the best everyone... :)
 

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So all the rumors of FLAGGED Occupations are proved to be fake again. Last few months have been scary for many members whose skill occupation were flagged. All the best guys!!
 

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The site seems to be unfinished. Lets give them some time to correct the errors.

For instance, at one place, I see incomplete information for partner's English language requirement (when claiming partner points) - very bottom of this page: Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) document checklist

It says:
Evidence your partner has at least competent English at time of invitation have at least competent English. This evidence can include one of the following:
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I see iCT BA on SOL does it mean.no changes at all? getting exited
 

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Ignore my post regarding occupation ceilings posted above. My bad. The occupation ceiling values are still older ones. New ones have not been updated yet.
 

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Ignore my post regarding occupation ceilings posted above. My bad. The occupation ceiling values are still older ones. New ones have not been updated yet.
Even the pdf provided is old one..it still had Dentists !!!
 

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I see iCT BA on SOL does it mean.no changes at all? getting exited
Lets wait for official announcements. I think we are just seeing the domain address changed to border.gov.au. The migration from old immi.gov.au to the new site is either still underway or has quite a few problems like visa pricing estimator does not work, 189 checklist has subclass 457 related text, none of the links on visa listing work, etc.

The data bits (occupation lists, occupation ceilings, etc) are still old (last financial years) though. So please wait and ignore my comment above about occupation ceilings being more or less the same.
 
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