Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) contains 18 occupations in the health care, construction, and IT sectors 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.

On 27 November 2020, 272511: Social Worker was added to the PMSOL.

ANZSCO Code Name Assessing Authority Skill Level
111111Chief Executive or Managing DirectorIML1
133111Construction Project ManagerVETASSESS1
233512Mechanical EngineerEA1
253111General PractitionerMedBA1
253112Resident Medical OfficerMedBA1
253999Medical Practitioners necMedBA1
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
261312Developer ProgrammerACS1
261313Software EngineerACS1
272511Social WorkerAASW1
312911Maintenance PlannerVETASSESS2

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.


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