Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

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:

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
111111Chief Executive or Managing DirectorIML1
133111Construction Project ManagerVETASSESS1
221111Accountant (General)CPAA/CAANZ/IPA1
221112Management AccountantCPAA/CAANZ/IPA1
221113Taxation AccountantCPAA/CAANZ/IPA1
221213External AuditorCPAA/CAANZ/IPA1
221214Internal AuditorVETASSESS1
232212SurveyorSSSI1
232213CartographerVETASSESS1
232214Other Spatial ScientistVETASSESS1
233211Civil EngineerEA1
233212Geotechnical EngineerEA1
233214Structural EngineerEA1
233215Transport EngineerEA1
233311Electrical EngineerEA1
233512Mechanical EngineerEA1
233611Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)EA1
233612Petroleum EngineerEA1
234611Medical Laboratory ScientistAIMS1
234711VeterinarianAVBC1
251511Hospital PharmacistAPharmC1
251512Industrial PharmacistVETASSESS1
251513Retail PharmacistApharmC1
251912Orthotist or ProsthetistAOPA1
253111General PractitionerMedBA1
253112Resident Medical OfficerMedBA1
253411PsychiatristMedBA1
253999Medical Practitioners necMedBA1
254111MidwifeANMAC1
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)ANMAC1
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)ANMAC1
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)ANMAC1
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)ANMAC1
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)ANMAC1
254499Registered Nurses necANMAC1
261211Multimedia SpecialistACS1
261311Analyst ProgrammerACS1
261312Developer ProgrammerACS1
261313Software EngineerACS1
261399Software and Applications Programmers necACS1
262112ICT Security SpecialistACS1
272511Social WorkerAASW1
312911Maintenance PlannerVETASSESS2
351311ChefTRA2

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.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/employing-and-sponsoring-someone/sponsoring-workers/pmsol