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Skilled Occupation List For Skilled Migration to Australia 2016-2017- Hunter Labour Hire

Skilled Occupation Lists for Skilled Migration 2016-2017

Skilled Occupation Lists

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recently released its Skilled Occupation List for the year 2016 – 2017. This is a list of occupations which are applicable for Skilled Migration. There are numerous positions in the construction industry that are considered skilled occupations for the purpose of Skilled Migration.

The lists remains primarily the same as 2015 with a number of changes coming from the mining industry and in line with its downturn. The positions of Mining Engineer, Petroleum Engineer and Metallurgist have been removed this year. The list will go into effect as of July 1st 2016.

Consolidated Skilled Occupation List for Australia - Hunter Labour - Hire

Skilled Migration – Points-Based Migration

If your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation List you may be eligible for points-based migration. In order to be invited to apply for this visa you must achieve a minimum of 60 points. The system is targeted to meet Australia’s skills needs and is not a first-in-first granted approach to visa grants. Invitations to apply for a visa are offered to the highest ranking scores.

In addition to this, the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List is a list of occupations which are applicable for:

  • nomination by a state or government agency under a State Migration Plan
  • the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), if you are nominated by an Australian employer to fill a position on the CSOL
  • a Temporary Work visa (subclass 457) for more information check out this link
  • Or via Training and Research visa (Subclass 402)


Construction and Related Industries Skilled Occupation Lists

There are plenty of construction trades and skilled occupations which may be applicable for one of the options above. Check out the full list of skilled occupation industries for 2016 – 2017 below.

OccupationAssessing Authority
Civil Engineering DraftspersonEngineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering TechnicianVETASSESS
Electrical Engineering DraftspersonEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering TechnicianTRA
Radiocommunications TechnicianTRA
Telecommunications Field EngineerEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network PlannerEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or TechnologistEngineers Australia
Sheetmetal Trades WorkerTRA
Metal FabricatorTRA
Pressure WelderTRA
Welder (First Class)TRA
Fitter (General)TRA
Fitter and TurnerTRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)TRA
Carpenter and JoinerTRA
Painting trades workersTRA
Fibrous PlastererTRA
Solid PlastererTRA
Wall and Floor TilerTRA
Plumber (General)TRA
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services PlumberTRA
Roof plumberTRA
Electrician (General)TRA
Electrician (Special Class)TRA
Lift MechanicTRA
Airconditioning and Refrigeration MechanicTRA
Electrical LinesworkerTRA
Technical Cable JointerTRA
Electronic Equipment Trades WorkerTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)TRA


Engineering and Related Roles on the Skilled Occupations lists

There is huge demand for engineers in Australia and this is reflected in the 2016-17 Skilled Occupations list.

Chemical EngineerEngineers Australia
Materials EngineerEngineers Australia
Civil EngineerEngineers Australia
Geotechnical EngineerEngineers Australia
Quantity SurveyorAIQS
Structural EngineerEngineers Australia
Transport EngineerEngineers Australia
Electrical EngineerEngineers Australia
Electronics EngineerEngineers Australia
Industrial EngineerEngineers Australia
Mechanical EngineerEngineers Australia
Production or Plant EngineerEngineers Australia
Aeronautical EngineerEngineers Australia
Agricultural EngineerEngineers Australia
Biomedical EngineerEngineers Australia
Engineering TechnologistEngineers Australia
Environmental EngineerEngineers Australia
Naval ArchitectEngineers Australia


Flagged List of Trades & Skilled Workers

The flagged list is a list of trades and occupations that have been flagged for potential removal from the SOL and CSOL in the future. They can be removed due to an emerging excess supply within the labour market. The following trades have been flagged: Bricklayer, Stonemason, Carpenter and Joiner, Painting Trades Workers, Glazier, Fibrous Plasterer, Solid Plasterer and Wall and Floor Tiler. If you are looking to get sponsored in any of these trades then you should consider doing so in the next 12 months as they could potentially be removed from the list for the year 2017-18 onwards. However if current shortages of skilled constructions workers and tradesmen continue we believe that this will be unlikely.

Flagged List of Trades and Skilled Workers for Australia - Hunter Labour Hire Sydney

Who Can Help With my Skilled Migration Application?

If you have decided to go for sponsorship with a company, or by yourself through Skilled Migration, then you should consider speaking to a Migration Lawyer. We have dealt with many migration lawyers in the past and are happy to recommend Mairead O’Connor from Access Visas Migration. Mairead can be contacted on 0410 878 508, or via email at

Does Hunter Labour Hire Offer Visa Sponsorship?

Unfortunately Hunter Labour Hire does not offer sponsorship however this may change in the not so distant future so register with us today if your trade is on the above list and we will contact you soon if you are suitable and when we are in a position to offer sponsorship. We are also more than happy to receive applications from Australian Citizens and people on working holiday visas.

If you want to sort out an interview for work (or hire our tradies) then give us a call on +61 2 8985 2019 or contact us online today!

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