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On the 2 September 2020, the Department of Home Affairs introduced a Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), which contain 44 occupations as of 27/07/2021. The purpose PMSOL is to fill critical skills needs to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 targeting occupations in the Health Care, Construction, and IT sectors. The PMSOL is temporary and priority occupations may change as Australia recovers from the pandemic.

The employer who intent to sponsor applicant in the PMSOL occupations list will be given priority processing for both nomination and visa applications in the following visa types:

Level 1: Bachelor/Higher, Level 2: Diploma/Higher, Level 3: Cert III*/IV, Level 4: Cert II*/III 


Changed in PMSOL

27 July 2021: 3 occupations added to the PMSOL

  • ANSZCO 251513: Hospital Pharmacist
  • ANSZCO 251512: Industrial Pharmacist
  • ANSZCO 251513: Retail Pharmacist

22 June 2021:  22 occupations ​added to the PMSOL

11 May 2021: 1 occupation added to the PMSOL

  • ANSZCO 234711: Veterinarian

27 November 2020: 1 occupation added to the PMSOL

  • ANSZCO 272511: Social Worker

2 September 2020:  17 occupations introduced to PMSOL

See media release Joint media release with the Hon. Michaelia Cash – Supporting Australian business to fill critical skills needs

Travel Exemption

Visa holders outside Australia, who have been sponsored by an Australia business in a PMSOL occupation list, can be able to request an exemption from Australia’s travel restrictions, for more travel exemption visit DHA website

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