PMSOL updated to include 22 more Occupations

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)  was updated on 22 June 2021 by adding a further 22 skilled occupations. This brings the total number of occupations that the Australian government considers critical to Australia’s economic recovery to forty-one (41).  All 41 of these occupations will now be given visa processing priority over all other skilled occupations as well as be given travel exemptions to arrive in Australia during the ongoing border closure.

New PMSOL Occupations added on 22nd June 2021

  • Accountant (General)
  • Accountant (Management)
  • Accountant (Taxation)
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Cartographer
  • Chef
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • External Auditor
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Orthotist / Prosthetist
  • Other Spatial Scientist
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Transport Engineer

Stay updated as your occupation may be included on the PMSOL

The PMSOL was first created in September 2020 with 18 occupations.  It was then updated in November and again on 8 May with the inclusions of a Social Worker & Veterinarian respectively.  This latest update on 23 June significantly increases the number of skilled professions on the PMSOL list.

The PMSOL is regularly updated by the DHA and this can occur at any time.  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 and ability to apply for an exemption to travel to Australia.

Full PMSOL List

As of 23 June the forty-one (41) occupations on the PMSOL list that has been created by the DHA are:

  • Accountant (General)
  • Accountant (Management)
  • Accountant (Taxation)
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Cartographer
  • Chef
  • Chief Executive or Managing Director
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Developer Programmer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • External Auditor
  • General Practitioner
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Practitioner nec
  • Midwife
  • Mining Engineer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Orthotist / Prosthetist
  • Other Spatial Scientist
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • Registered Nurses nec
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Software Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Transport Engineer
  • Veterinarian