Today's Australian Financial Review report that accountants have been removed from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is incorrect.
a spokesman for Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash said the Department of Industries was not due to make a recommendation on the composition of the skilled occupations list until early next year.
Senator Cash will make a final decision on the skilled occupations list after she receives that advice.
University of Technology, Sydney accounting lecturer Amanda White said any decision to drop accounting would hit international student numbers, who were a large component of accounting courses.
A spokesman for Senator Cash said: “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.