22 Jun 2021

Supporting Australia's COVID recovery through Skilled Migration

To help aid Australia's economic recovery in the wake of Covid-19 the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP announced today (Tuesday 22nd June) the inclusion of a further 22 new occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) bringing the total list of priority occupations to 41. The 41 occupations ​​​​​​that form the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identify specific skills and occupations that are critical to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

The 41 occupations are (including ANZSCO codes):

Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
Construction Project Manager (133111)
Accountant (General) (221111)*
Management Accountant (221112)*
Taxation Accountant (221113)*
External Auditor (221213)*
Internal Auditor (221214)*
Surveyor (232212)*
Cartographer (232213)*
Other Spatial Scientist (232214)*
Civil Engineer (233211)*
Geotechnical Engineer (233212)*
Structural Engineer (233214)*
Transport Engineer (233215)*
Electrical Engineer (233311)*
Mechanical Engineer (233512)
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)*
Petroleum Engineer (233612)*
Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)*
Veterinarian (234711)
Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)*
General Practitioner (253111)
Resident Medical Officer (253112)
Psychiatrist (253411)
Medical Practitioners 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)
Multimedia Specialist (261211)*
Analyst Programmer (261311)*
Developer Programmer (261312)
Software Engineer (261313)
Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)*
ICT Security Specialist (262112)*
Social Worker (272511)
Maintenance Planner (312911)
Chef (351311)*

* Indicates occupation added in June 2021

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.

The list is temporary and priority occupations may change as Australia recovers from the pandemic. The Government and the ​National Skills Commission will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market and assess Australia’s skills needs as they evolve and new sources of data emerge.