Australia’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List gets 22 more occupations to aid post-COVID economic recovery
- Australia adds 22 occupations to Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)
- New list to enable fast-tracking of visas for more applicants in critical occupations
- Chefs, accountants, software programmers, civil engineers are some such occupations
As Australia’s international borders remain closed, the federal government has announced that it will fast-track visa applications for more occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) to support the country's post-coronavirus economic recovery.
The expanded PMSOL for 2021 identifies a total of 41 priority occupations, including accountants, chefs, civil engineers and software programmers to fill onshore skill gaps and aid in job creation by attracting critically-important workers to Australia.
The list, which was first released in September 2020, is based on expert advice from the National Skills Commission and in consultation with Commonwealth departments.
The new occupations are (with ANZSCO codes):
- Accountant (General) (221111)
- Accountant (Taxation) (221113)
- Accountant (Management) (221112)
- External Auditor (221213)
- Internal Auditor (221214)
- Electrical Engineer (233311)
- Civil Engineer (233211)
- Structural Engineer (233214)
- Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
- Transport Engineer (233215)
- Mining Engineer (233611)
- Petroleum Engineer (233612)
- Surveyor (232212)
- Cartographer (232213)
- Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
- Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
- Orthotist / Prosthetist (251912)
- Multimedia Specialist (261211)
- Analyst Programmer (261311)
- Software and Applications Programmers (261399)
- ICT Security Specialist (262112)
- Chef (351311)
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