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Australian Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

Sep 21. 2020

Australia has announced its Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). The list details 17 critical skills that are set to receive priority processing.

The Department of Home Affairs will process TSS visa applications in these nominated occupations as a priority over and above other applications. The other skilled occupation lists will however remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority.

The new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List will allow workers to travel to Australia to fill the urgent skills needs in sectors that are deemed as critical to provide the required support to the health industry, to support the country’s economic recovery and stimulate the economy at the local level.  The occupations detailed on the PMSOL are in the health care, construction and IT sectors and will be reviewed regularly, but at present the occupations listed are as below:

Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
Construction Project Manager (133111)
Mechanical Engineer (233512)
General Practitioner (253111)
Resident Medical Officer (253112)
Psychiatrist (253411)
Medical Practitioner 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)
Developer Programmer (261312)
Software Engineer (261313)
Maintenance Planner (312911)

In a press release about the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List, Minister Tudge stated “Our priority is getting Australians back into work but we also need key health workers to help fight the virus and skilled migrants who are going to be job multipliers, to help the economy recover”.

Information on the Australian Government website concerning the PMSOL can be found on this page

Our International Department can be contacted on 01902 714555 or via email sales@burkebros.co.uk for further information, if you are planning a move to Australia.

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