Last Updated Dec 06,2022

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)


Australia, like many other countries around the world, is working hard to recover from the adverse consequences of COVID-19. The Australian government has created a Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List to address skill shortages in critical sectors. The list is based on suggestions from the National Skills Commission and consultants from Commonwealth departments. It includes occupations that will help Australia mend from the economic losses that occurred due to COVID-19. In conclusion –

“The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) includes skilled occupations outlined as pivotal to Australia’s economic recovery following COVID-19.”

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Occupations on the List

There are 44 occupations on the list in total including the following

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Accountant (General) (221111)
  • Management Accountant (221112)
  • Taxation Accountant (221113)
  • External Auditor (221213)
  • Internal Auditor (221214)
  • Surveyor (232212)
  • Cartographer (232213)
  • Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
  • Civil Engineer (233211)
  • Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
  • Structural Engineer (233214)
  • Transport Engineer (233215)
  • Electrical Engineer (233311)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (233612)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • Hospital Pharmacist (251511)*
  • Industrial Pharmacist (251512)*
  • Retail Pharmacist (251513)*
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)
  • Analyst Programmer (261311)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Chef (351311)

Note: The above list is temporary in nature and subject to alteration at any time in response to the changing needs of the Australian job market.

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Benefit for professions on Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

The Processing of Australia Immigration applications from candidates belonging to occupations on the list will be prioritised. Although all other skilled occupation lists will stay in force, applicants whose professions are on the PMSOL list will have their visas processed more quickly. The visa classes involved are 

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)
  • Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)

The statement made by Alan Tudge, the acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs –

“These occupations in the health care, construction and IT sectors will supercharge both our health and economic response.’’ 

He further added

“Visa holders, who have been sponsored by an Australia business in a PMSOL occupation can request an exemption from Australia’s travel restrictions, but will be subject to a strict 14 days quarantine on arrival at their own expense.”

Are you interested to immigrate to Australia and working in one of the occupations listed above? Contact us for additional details on Australia immigration. We are also happy to talk about your options to immigrate to Australia if your occupation is not on the above list. Reach us at your convenient time!

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