Changes to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List



on 22 June 2021 the Minister of Immigration has added an additional 22 Occupations to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List. The list indicates which occupations are in the highest demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.


in addition, Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be given priority processing. All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority.


If your occupation is on the list, you may be able to obtain an exemption to enter Australia and/or a work/ skilled visa in Australia. for further information please contact our offices.


the list now includes:



  • Chief Executive or Managing Director

  • Construction Project Manager

  • Accountant (General)

  • Management Accountant

  • Taxation Accountant

  • External Auditor

  • Internal Auditor

  • Surveyor

  • Cartographer

  • Other Spatial Scientist

  • Civil Engineer

  • Geotechnical Engineer

  • Structural Engineer

  • Transport Engineer

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

  • Petroleum Engineer

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist

  • Veterinarian

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist

  • General Practitioner

  • Resident Medical Officer

  • Psychiatrist

  • Medical Practitioners nec

  • Midwife

  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

  • Registered Nurse (Medical)

  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

  • Registered Nurses nec

  • Multimedia Specialist

  • Analyst Programmer

  • Developer Programmer

  • Software Engineer

  • Software and Applications Programmers nec

  • ICT Security Specialist

  • Social Worker

  • Maintenance Planner

  • Chef