‘Flagged’ Occupation List

Every year the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) ‘flags’ a number of occupations which are borderline in terms of their inclusion on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). According to the AWPA website, these occupations may be removed in future years subject to monitoring of the labour market, education and migration data and evidence from stakeholders in relation to future oversupply issues, migration outcomes and areas of specific need. Being taken off the SOL means that these occupations will no longer be available for subclass 189 Independent visa, or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

Below is the list of flagged occupations, currently included on the SOL, that are being monitored for significant changes in labour market conditions:

221111Accountant (General)(a)
221112Management Accountant(a)
221113Taxation Accountant(a)
224511Land Economist
232214Other Spatial Scientist
233111Chemical Engineer
233211Civil Engineer
233212Geotechnical Engineer
233213Quantity Surveyor
233214Structural Engineer
233215Transport Engineer
233411Electronics Engineer
233511Industrial Engineer
233512Mechanical Engineer
233513Production or Plant Engineer
233911Aeronautical Engineer
233912Agricultural Engineer
233913Biomedical Engineer
233914Engineering Technologist
233915Environmental Engineer
233916Naval Architect
234611Medical Laboratory Scientist
252712Speech Pathologist(b)
261111ICT Business Analyst
261112Systems Analyst
261311Analyst Programmer
261312Developer Programmer
261313Software Engineer
321111Automotive Electrician
321211Motor Mechanic (General)
321212Diesel Motor Mechanic
321213Motorcycle Mechanic
321214Small Engine Mechanic
322211Sheetmetal Trades Worker
331211Carpenter and Joiner
332211Painting Trades Workers
333211Fibrous Plasterer
333212Solid Plasterer
399111Boat Builder and Repairer
411211Dental Hygienist
411212Dental Prosthetist
411213Dental Technician
411214Dental Therapist

(a) Professional Accountants only
(b) Latest ANZSCO revision released after AWPA provided advice to DIAC has changed the title of 252712 Speech Pathologist to 252712 Speech Professionals.

Please contact us if you would like any further information on this, and feel free to check the AWPA website here.

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