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Changes to PMSOL


The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP has today announced the inclusion of a range of skilled occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).


The 22 new occupations are (including 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)

What does it means to Skilled Migration?

If you have are applying for any skilled visa (whether it is sponsored or non-sponsored), and if your occupation is listed in PMSOL, your visa application will be prioritised.

If you already have a temporary visa and job offer in Australia, you may be eligible for a travel exemption to travel to Australia.


What if I have the skills to comply with the occupations in PMSOL?

It does not guarantee a migration pathway in Australia but you could be eligible to migrate to Australia. You might need to apply for an employer sponsorship, nomination or state/territory nomination to migrate to Australia.


If I am in Australia, holding a temporary visa or student visa, would I be benefited?

If you have a job offer and have a relevant experience, you will be eligible to apply for the skilled visa. In some instant, you may need an employer sponsorship and you may need to go through skills assessment and English test to fulfill the visa application requirements.


Contact us today if you think that the PMSOL changes may affect you.



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