There has been a lot of news and hearsay regarding the upcoming changes to the CSOL and SOL. The good news is that there will be no changes in July 2014. There will be additions to the list though as stated below.

It would seem that Accountants can rest easy, they have been included in the SOL for the this financial year, at least.

The following changes will be made to the SOL and CSOL lists

, on or after 1 July 2014

The following occupations will be added to the SOL:

Chef (ANZSCO) 351311)
Bricklayer (ANZSCO 331111)
Wall and Floor Tiler (ANZSCO 333411)

The following occupations will be added to the CSOL:

Hydrogeologist  (ANZSCO 234413)
Exercise Physiologist (ANZSCO 234915)

The following titles of occupations will be changed:

Ship’s Surveyor will be titled Marine Surveyor (ANZSCO 231215)
General Medical Practitioner will be titled General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)

New or changes to skills assessing authorities have been specified for the following occupations:

Nurse Manager (ANZSCO 254311): ANMAC
Nurse Educator (ANZSCO 254211): ANMAC
Nurse Researcher (ANZSCO 254212): ANMAC.
Marine Transport Professional NEC (ANZSCO 231299): VETASSESS

This information is available on the Department’s website.