Level 6, 11 – 31 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Yesterday morning an article published by the Australian Financial Review online, stating that Accounting had been pulled from the Skilled Occupation List, caused widespread panic amongst international accounting graduates, students and young professionals. As a leading national provider of the SMIPA Professional Year Program, with strong ties to the Australian accounting bodies, Performance Education was quick to investigate.
Here are all the facts you need to know:
A spokesperson for Senator Cash, Assistant Immigration Minister, said (quoted in The Australian) “The report this morning that the occupation of accountant is to be removed from the Skilled Occupation List is incorrect.
“There are no plans to remove accounting from the Skilled Occupation List for the 2015 program year.
“There are processes in place to remove or add occupations to or from the SOL and these procedures will be followed as per the usual practice.”
At Performance Education we believe there is clear evidence of the future demand for accountants and Accounting will continue to remain on the SOL.