Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

Initially announced in September 2020, the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) is designed in conjunction with the National Skills Commission to ensure some number of critical occupations are filled to continue to create Australian jobs and aid in Australia’s ongoing recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

This list has been updated to 44 occupations as of October 2021.

Occupations ANZSCO Code
 Analyst Programmer 261311
Accountant (General) 221111
Accountant (Management 221112
 Accountant (Taxation) 221113
Cartographer 232213
 Chef 351311
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111
Civil Engineer 233211
Construction Project Manager 133111
Developer Programmer 261312
Electrical Engineer 233311
External Auditor 221213
General Practitioner 253111
 Geotechnical Engineer 233212
Hospital Pharmacist 251511
Industrial Pharmacist 251512
Internal Auditor 221214
ICT Security Specialist 262112
Maintenance Planner 312911
Mechanical Engineer 233512
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611
Medical Practitioners nec 253999
Midwife 254111
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 233611
Multimedia Specialist 261211
 Other Spatial Scientist 232214
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912
Petroleum Engineer 233612
Psychiatrist 253411
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
Resident Medical Officer 253112
Retail Pharmacist 251513
Social Worker 272511
Software and Applications Programmers nec 261399
Software Engineer 261313
Surveyor 232212
 Structural Engineer 233214)
  Transport Engineer 233215
Veterinarian 234711

Existing skilled migration occupation lists will remain active and visas will still be processed, but priority will be given to those in occupations on the PMSOL list.

Visa holders, who have been sponsored by an Australia business in a PMSOL occupation, can apply for travel exemptions to enter Australia during the COVID-19 border closure, but will be subject to quarantine arrangements at their own expense.