Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List
Small numbers of sponsored skilled workers will be permitted to return to Australia to meet urgent skill shortages in crucial industries, assisting in the creation of jobs for Australians and the recovery of the Australian economy. This is made possible by the creation of a new priority skills list (PMSOL) and strengthened labour market testing.
Pharmacy professionals with the following ANZSCO codes have been added to the PMSOL as of July 27, 2021, in addition to the 41 occupations that were previously listed.
- Hospital Pharmacist (251511)
- Retail Pharmacist (251513)
- Industrial Pharmacist (251512)
This brings the number of occupations on the PMSOL to 44.
The other occupations on PMSOL are (including ANZSCO codes):
- Accountant (General) (221111)
- Accountant (Taxation) (221113)
- Accountant (Management) (221112)
- External Auditor (221213)
- Internal Auditor (221214)
- Electrical Engineer (233311)
- Civil Engineer (233211)
- Structural Engineer (233214)
- Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
- Transport Engineer (233215)
- Mining Engineer (233611)
- Petroleum Engineer (233612)
- Surveyor (232212)
- Cartographer (232213)
- Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
- Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
- Orthotist / Prosthetist (251912)
- Multimedia Specialist (261211)
- Analyst Programmer (261311)
- Software and Applications Programmers (261399)
- ICT Security Specialist (262112)
- Chef (351311)
- 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)
- Maintenance Planner (312911)
- Social Worker (272511)
The Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List (PMSOL) catalogues professions that meet the important skill requirements for supporting Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The National Skills Commission’s expert recommendations and input from Commonwealth departments served as the foundation for the list.
Applications for visas and nominations sponsored by employers that list a job on the PMSOL will be processed more quickly. The PMSOL occupations will take precedence over all other skilled occupation lists, which will still be in effect.
The jobs on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List (PMSOL) were chosen after consultation with the appropriate Commonwealth agencies and advice from the National Skills Commission. These jobs will be reviewed on a regular basis.
“Visa holders who have been sponsored by an Australian company in a PMSOL occupation can request an exception from Australia’s travel restrictions, but they will be subject to a severe 14-day quarantine upon arrival at their own expense.”
The PMSOL would be supplemented by more stringent labour market testing criteria, according to Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.
“Employers must additionally post their vacancy on the Government’s jobactive website in addition to the present requirements of two national adverts,” Minister Cash added.
Priority will be given to individuals in occupations on the PMSOL, but the active skilled migration occupation lists will still be in place and visas will continue be processed.