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Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List | 2017

The new Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2017 is now available and contains over 600 eligible occupations. For those with a skill or qualification who wish to migrate to Australia choosing the correct visa is the first important step to migration.

Visa applicant should nominate an occupation from the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL), when

Nominated by a State or Territory Government

Direct entry stream | Employer Nomination Scheme Visa

Temporary Work Skilled Visa | Subclass 457

Training Visa | Subclass 407

The fact your skill or occupation is included on the CSOL list is not guarantee of a visa; firstly you must find an employer who is an Approved Standard Business Sponsor. Alternatively you may be eligible for a skilled independent visa or State or Territory nomination. 

Consolidated Sponsorship Occupations List SOL / CSOL

Australian Employer Sponsored Visa

One of the most common ways to secure residency in Australia is through an employer sponsored visa. These visas designed to address existing skill shortages in Australia allowing overseas workers to fill local shortages in the labour force. If you have found, or are looking to find, an employer who is willing to sponsor an overseas worker, then this may be the route for you.

In order to be eligible for one of the employer sponsorship visa options, your occupation should be included on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List - CSOL for 2017. Current examples of occupations that would make you eligible for an employer sponsored visa include bricklayers, carpenters, carpet layers, electricians, dentists, nurse/medical, accountants and civil engineers. Be aware the list of occupations that gives you eligibility for an employer sponsorship visa changes with government policy and or demand. As a result you will need to check if your occupation is eligible at the time you apply for an Australian visa.

Visa Subclass | CSOL

In the table below we have listed visa subclasses with the corresponding occupations list. Subclasses are applicable for employer sponsored visas, independent skilled visas, SkillSelect and State/Territory nominations.

Types of Employer Sponsored Visa

Three most popular employer sponsored visas:

• Temporary Work Visa | Subclass 457

• Employer Nomination Scheme Visa | Subclass 186

• Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa | Subclass 187

Employer Sponsored Visa Subclass 457,  is a temporary residency visa while Subclass 186 and 187 are both permanent visa options. Subclass 457 Visa can be used as a pathway to permanent residency (186/187). We have listed these visas below, click on the links for more information. 



Employer Nominated Sponsorship Visa | Subclass 186

Permanent residency employer sponsorship visa. In order to be eligible for this visa, your occupation must appear on the CSOL and you must be nominated to fill a position in that occupation by an eligible employer. Family members may also be included in your Subclass 186 Visa application. You must apply for this visa within 6 months of having the nomination by your sponsoring employer approved. You must also apply in the same stream that your employer nominated you for.


Regional Sponsored Migration SchemeSubclass 187

Permanent residency visa for skilled workers who wish to work in regional Australia. In order to be eligible for this visa you must have an eligible occupation (ANZSCO skill level 1-3) and be nominated by an approved employer for a job in regional Australia. Family members may also be included in your Subclass 187 Visa application.


Sponsoring an Overseas Skilled Worker

If you are considering applying for an employer sponsored visa, please contact Visa Crew today.  Our Migration Agents are qualified, registered and experienced in handling all stages of employer sponsorship visas.


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