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SkillSelect 25 May 2016 round results

The following occupation groups have reached their ceilings and no more invitations will be issued during the 2015-16 programme year:

  • 2211 – Accountants
  • 2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasures
  • 2335 – Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • 2339 – Other Engineering Professionals
  • 2611 – ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • 2613 – Software and Applications Programmers
  • 2631 – Computer Network and Systems Engineers

Resident Return Visas – application arrangements commences from 1 July 2016.

Application processes for Item 1118A are removed and replaced with Item 1216(3A) processes to allow an application to be made inside or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance.  The application can be made on Form 1085 and either:

Posted to: Couriered to:
Norfolk Island Visa Application
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 9984
Norfolk Island Visa Application
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
26 Lee Street


Regional Certifying Bodies for specified regional postcodes – commences on 1 July 2016

This Instrument specifies the postcodes within Australia that define Regional Australia under Reg 5.19(7) and the relevant Regional Certifying Body for specific postcodes. The Instrument also specifies the entire Territory of Norfolk island to be included in the definition of Regional Australia

Occupations Removed from the SOL

There are 9 occupations removed from the Skilled Occupation List, they are as follows:

  • Mining Engineers ANZSCO 233611
  • Petroleum Engineers ANZSCO 233612
  • Metallurgist ANZSCO 234912
  • Environmental Health Officer ANZSCO 251311
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser ANZSCO 251312
  • Dental Hygienist ANZSCO 411211
  • Dental Prosthetist ANZSCO 411212
  • Dental Technician ANZSCO 411213
  • Dental Therapist ANZSCO 411214