Good News! New Jobs Added to Skill Occupation List (SOL)

Australia has been the place to go for most Filipinos to find greener pastures.


With the abolishment of visa 457, the available list of eligible occupations went down drastically. 160 Occupations were even slashed out from the SOL in Western Australia.


This move was to put Australians first. If foreigners abroad can find jobs in Australia, why can’t our own citizens find one in their own country?


The abolishment led to a new skill classification system where jobs are divided between Short-Term Stream and Medium-Term Stream. The difference is that skills listed in the Medium-Term Stream can allow the employee to apply for a permanent visa after three years of working.


Every 6 months, the occupation list is reviewed. Here is the current list of eligible occupations in Australia.


These are the additional skills available for our Filipino hopefuls.


Addition to Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

  Addition to Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)  

These jobs are not previously included in the list. Those wanting to work in Australia with this skill-set can now try their luck.


Occupations Moved Between Lists

  Occupations Moved Between Lists  

The skills above are transferred from Short-Term Skilled Occupation (STSOL) to Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skill List (MTLSSL). No skills were moved from MTLSSL to STSOL.


Occupation Removed from Lists

  Occupation Removed from Lists  



Do you have anyone in mind that can benefit from this change? With the constant adjustment to the lists, make sure to go for it. You’ll never know until you try.


Rest assured, we will keep you posted on any changes! Cheers!


Disclaimer: These are the changes in the Skilled Occupation Lists as of writing. Further announcements might make this article partially or fully obsolete. It is best to check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for updates.

Leandro Eclipse

Leandro Eclipse is an entrepreneur who loves to travel. He believes in building multiple Location-Independent Sources of Income. Because if you are going to work anyway, might as well do it while exploring the world. Self-proclaimed foodie and tech geek. Follow him on IG @mikoeclipse.


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