The Skilled Occupation List Australia is a list of occupation which highlights the most in-demand occupations across various states and regions of Australia. Used as a part of points-based system for Australia immigration, skilled workers who want to live and work in Australia are required to choose or nominate an occupation that must align with the skills and experience of the candidate from the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).
Anyone who is applying for Australia PR visa under General Skilled Migration, and they are not nominated by any of the Australian state or territory, then they must choose an occupation from the SOL List Australia. Every year, the Australian Department of Home Affairs updates its skilled occupation list as per the latest labor market demands of the country. The purpose to update the list is to ensure that the entry of skilled immigrants is purely based on Australia’s current workforce needs and economy.
The Skilled Occupations List (SOL) is generally applicable for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa, Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491, Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa, and Subclass 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications.
Please find below the updated list of skilled occupations which are currently in demand in Australia:
Due to the pandemic, Australia faces a severe shortage in the farming and irrigation. Mostly, consists of labors from overseas as the Australian residents are fewer in this industry.
Agriculture Technicians & Workers
Agriculture industry is one of the booming industries in Australia. Therefore, more technical professionals are needed in this industry. December 1, 2021 will mark the resumption of international workers travel to the country.
Cyber Security & ICT Professionals
IT industry is one of the backbone of Australian economy and IT skilled professionals are in-demand in the country. Most of the professionals come for Asia Pacific, mostly Indians. IT skilled professionals from India are preferred by the Tech businesses in Australia.
Every business needs a dedicated marketing team to generate business. And, marketing professionals are demanded in the country. Digital Marketing is now becoming useful medium for the businesses to promote their products and offerings.
In the recent occupations addition, Australia has added sports professionals (riders and turf managers). It is a unique occupations which has less competition with maximum opportunities for the professionals who are associated with sports and management.