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Australia has Released New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 02, Sep 2020

Australia has Released New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) Australian government has revealed the new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) on the expert advice from National Skills Commission and consultation with Commonwealth departments. The acting Minister for Immigration Citizenship, Migrant Services & Multicultural Affairs, Mr. Alan Tudge, has released a statement in the Media, announcing new PMSOL.

The list focuses on supporting the economic recovery of Australia by allowing lesser number of sponsored skilled workers to return to the land down under to fulfil the urgent requirement in critical sectors.

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

As already mentioned the list will work towards supporting the economic recovery of Australia especially in wake of the recent global pandemic. At present, the Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be processed on priority. The rest of the skilled occupation lists shall also remain active; however, the PMSOL occupations will be given the preference.

The PMSOL comprise total 17 occupations, which includes the sectors, such as, health care, construction and IT:

  1. 111111: Chief Executive or Managing Director
  2. 133111: Construction Project Manager
  3. 233512: Mechanical Engineer
  4. 253111: General Practitioner
  5. 253112: Resident Medical Officer
  6. 253411: Psychiatrist
  7. 253999: Medical Practitioner nec
  8. 254111: Midwife
  9. 254412: Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  10. 254415: Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  11. 254418: Registered Nurse (Medical)
  12. 254422: Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  13. 254423: Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  14. 254499: Registered Nurses nec
  15. 261312: Developer Programmer
  16. 261313: Software Engineer
  17. 312911: Maintenance Planner

This whole arrangement also comes with reinforced labour market testing necessities. The PMSOL is temporary in nature and the occupation in this list may change, once the chaos over the Covid-19 is over.
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Applicable visa subclasses

The processing of nomination and visa applications on priority for PMSOL occupations is applicable to the following employer sponsored visa subclasses:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)?
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186)?
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)
Overseas visa holders, (sponsored by an eligible Australia business) in any of the new PMSOL occupations will be able to appeal an exemption from present Australia's travel restrictions. On grant of the exemption, these individuals will have to adhere to the strict 14 days quarantine upon landing in Australia, at their own expenditure.

The occupations have been selected after watchful analysis and the list will be assessed on a regular basis. Find below the key points about this new list:

  • The new PMSOL includes 17 occupations.
  • 11 of these 17 occupations are from the health care industry.
  • The overseas visa holders will get travel exemptions upon appealing

If you wish to confirm further details about the latest Australia immigration update or want to apply for relevant skilled visa, PR visa, family sponsored visa, etc. in Australia this year, you may contact our Australia migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an email at


Rajneesh Kumar

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