Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL): New Occupations Added


Following deep market research, 22 new occupations have been added to the Australian Government’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), as of 23 July 2021.

We published a blog late last year about the initial PMSOL (which you can read about here).

The number of occupations on the PMSOL has now more than doubled.

This outlines the need for more skilled migrants in Australia, such as in the accounting and engineering industries.

Interestingly, the need for more chefs has also been identified, alongside surveyors and software programmers.

Migrants who are skilled in such areas may very well have their visas prioritised to help Australia in its prolonged COVID recovery.

However, they must be sponsored by an Australian business, and they will have to fund their own quarantine arrangements.


New Occupations


The 22 new occupations (ANZSCO code) are as follows:

  • 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)

Ultimately, the PMSOL is aiming to target more employer sponsored visa holders.

Such visas include the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 494), Employer Nomination Scheme visa (Subclass 186), and the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482).


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Related Blog – Migration Update September 2020: New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

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