The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) contains 44 occupations and aims to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 by allowing small numbers of sponsored skilled workers to return to Australia to fill urgent skills needs in critical sectors.
Applications with an occupation on the PMSOL list are given priority processing under the following 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)
The PMSOL is a temporary list and its occupations are subject to change as Australia recovers from COVID-19.
|ANZSCO||Name||Assessing Authority||Skill Level|
|111111||Chief Executive or Managing Director||IML||1|
|133111||Construction Project Manager||VETASSESS||1|
|232214||Other Spatial Scientist||VETASSESS||1|
|233611||Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)||EA||1|
|234611||Medical Laboratory Scientist||AIMS||1|
|251912||Orthotist or Prosthetist||AOPA||1|
|253112||Resident Medical Officer||MedBA||1|
|253999||Medical Practitioners nec||MedBA||1|
|254412||Registered Nurse (Aged Care)||ANMAC||1|
|254415||Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)||ANMAC||1|
|254418||Registered Nurse (Medical)||ANMAC||1|
|254422||Registered Nurse (Mental Health)||ANMAC||1|
|254423||Registered Nurse (Perioperative)||ANMAC||1|
|254499||Registered Nurses nec||ANMAC||1|
|261399||Software and Applications Programmers nec||ACS||1|
|262112||ICT Security Specialist||ACS||1|
History of Changes
- On 27 July 2021, Pharmacist occupations (ANZSCO 251511, 251512 and 251513) were added to the PMSOL.
- On 22 June 2021, 22 occupations were added to the PMSOL.
- On 11 May 2021, 234711: Veterinarian was added to the PMSOL.
- On 27 November 2020, 272511: Social Worker was added to the PMSOL.
Offshore visa holders, who have been sponsored by an eligible Australian business in any of the PMSOL occupations will be able to request an exemption from current Australia’s travel restrictions. Once the exemption is granted, these persons will be subject to a strict 14 days quarantine on arrival and at their own expense. Read more.