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The DHA’s new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

A Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) was created by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), based on expert advice from the National Skills Commission, as a temporary shortlist of critical occupations that will be given visa processing priority over all other skilled occupations.

Nineteen (19) priority skilled occupations have been identified by as being critical to supporting Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Current PMSOL Occupations

The DHA will give priority processing privileges to the followingPMSOL occupations:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • 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)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)

Stay Updated as your occupation may be included on the PMSOL

The PMSOL is a temporary list that was created in response to the impact that COVID 19 has had on the Australian labour market and economy.  The PMSOL is regularly updated by the DHA.

The occupation of Veterinarian was recently added to the list in response to a critical skills shortage throughout Regional Australia.  It is likely that other occupations will be added in the coming months.

If you are a prospective skilled applicant, you should regularly check the DHA Website for updates to the PMSOL.

If you are qualified in an occupation on the PMSOL and are considering applying for an Australian visa or you are part of an Australian business that is seeking to sponsor a professional with skills on the PMSOL, Contact Us to speak with an experienced migration agent about how being part of the PMSOL will affect the skilled visa application process.