Additional Occupations added to Priority Skilled List
The government has recently announced that additional 22 occupations have been added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) designed to ensure that critical skills shortages as a result of the global COVID pandemic can be met.
Chefs, civil engineers and software programmers are among those now in line to have their visas prioritised for processing.
The Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke said that “The Morrison Government will continue to support Australian businesses, including through skilled migration, as the engine room of our nation’s economy”. The PMSOL now consisting of 41 occupations was first developed in September last year in coordination with the National Skills Commission.
Mr Hawke said the list had been expanded following feedback from Australian business stakeholders and industry bodies on critical skill vacancies that required filling.
The additional priority applications are as follows:
- 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)
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