Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List released with 17 Occupations.

The Australian Government revealed a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) on 3rd September 2020. The list contains 17 occupations to strengthen the Australian labour market.

What is PMSOL?

PMSOL is a list of occupations within the health care, construction and IT sectors that aims to support and strengthen Australia’s economic recovery. The scheme will allow a small number of sponsored overseas skilled workers to come to Australia and fill urgent skills in critical sectors.

The majority of occupations included on the PMSOL are within the health care sector. The Government identified these occupations based on advice from the National Skills Commission and in consultation with other relevant Commonwealth agencies. The acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said the change would strike the right balance for Australia’s economic recovery.

“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,” Mr Tudge said.

What are the PMSOL Occupations?

The 17 occupations, including ANZSCO codes, are:

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)

Existing skilled migration occupation lists are still active, and applications are still being processed, but priority will now be given to occupations on the PMSOL. Prioritisation of applications for PMSOL occupations only applies to employer-sponsored visa pathways. Please note that candidates for PMSOL will also need to apply for a travel exemption to enter Australia.

Are you an Employer looking to nominate an Overseas National?

If you are an Australian employer who is seeking to employ an overseas national, we would strongly advise that you speak with our team before applying. We are aware that many businesses are doing it tough right now! There are no provisions that allow refunds of the nomination fee or the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy should your application be refused or withdrawn.

Why Putt Legal?

Putt Legal are your specialists in Immigration Law. We can assist you in making your migration to Australia seamless. The Australian visa process can be complicated and confusing; our lawyers work with you to guide you through every step of the way. We are highly qualified and experienced in immigration law matters and are committed to providing expert advice in every individual case.

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