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Don’t hold your breath, but it looks there could be few new IT occupations added to SOL list for 2016/2017 Australian financial year. Are you wondering which one’s?

The ACS have published their recommendations. Not all these will be added but it gives a good indication where DIBP may head with additions to the SOL.

The following list details the main occupations in demand over the medium to long-term for inclusion into the 2016-17 SOL:

262111 Database Administrator
262112 ICT Security Specialist
262113 Systems Administrator
263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263212 ICT Support Engineer
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
263299 ICT Support and Test Engineer NEC
261212 Web Developer
261211 Multimedia Specialist
261399 Software and Application Programmer

The following occupations are currently on the SOL and are deemed to be in demand over the medium to long-term and proposed to continue on the 2016-17 SOL

263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
261111 ICT Business Analysts
261112 Systems Analysts
261311 Analyst Programmer
261312 Developer Programmer
261313 Software Engineer

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ACS recommendation for 2016-2017 SOL list
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2 thoughts on “ACS recommendation for 2016-2017 SOL list

  • 24 January 2017 at 17:44

    Hello I have ielts band 5 and I am 39 years old so can I apply student visa ??

    • 25 January 2017 at 19:52

      Fo a visa – always. There is no restriction if it comes to age and English level.
      Depends which course – there could be some restrictions.


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