02 Jun 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.
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.
|Civil Engineering Draftsperson||Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS|
|Civil Engineering Technician||VETASSESS|
|Electrical Engineering Draftsperson||Engineers Australia|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||TRA|
|Telecommunications Field Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Telecommunications Network Planner||Engineers Australia|
|Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist||Engineers Australia|
|Sheetmetal Trades Worker||TRA|
|Welder (First Class)||TRA|
|Fitter and Turner||TRA|
|Metal Machinist (First Class)||TRA|
|Carpenter and Joiner||TRA|
|Painting trades workers||TRA|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||TRA|
|Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber||TRA|
|Electrician (Special Class)||TRA|
|Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic||TRA|
|Technical Cable Jointer||TRA|
|Electronic Equipment Trades Worker||TRA|
|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 Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Materials Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Civil Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Geotechnical Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Structural Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Transport Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Electrical Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Electronics Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Industrial Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Mechanical Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Production or Plant Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Aeronautical Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Agricultural Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Biomedical Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Engineering Technologist||Engineers Australia|
|Environmental Engineer||Engineers Australia|
|Naval Architect||Engineers 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!