Australia’s new skills list
Australia has released a new skills list; the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).
The PMSOL identifies Australia’s current critical skills needs, using data from the National Skills Commission and Commonwealth departments. This list is temporary and may change as Australia’s economy recovers from COVID-19.
About the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List
The purpose of the PMSOL is to support Australian businesses recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. These 17 occupations consist of healthcare, IT and construction.
The Federal Government has highlighted the importance of protecting Australians’ jobs, while also ensuring there are no critical skill shortages. ‘“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,”’ (Media release 02/09/2020)
Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will receive priority processing. All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, however the PMSOL occupations will take priority.
The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List
The PMSOL consists of the below occupations:
- 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)
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