Expansion of PMSOL

In September 2020, in response to COVID-19, the Government announced the creation of a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). This contains a list of occupations which are considered critical for Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. Employer sponsored nominations and visa applications with an occupation on PMSOL are given priority processing and are more likely to be granted exemptions from the current border closures. In light of these significant advantages it is highly significant whether or not a sponsored employee’s occupation is listed on the PMSOL.


Therefore, it is great news that on 22 June 2021 22 new occupations were added to the PMSOL, taking the total number of occupations to 41. The occupations now listed are:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)

  • Construction Project Manager (133111)

  • Accountant (General) (221111)*

  • Management Accountant (221112)*

  • Taxation Accountant (221113)*

  • External Auditor (221213)*

  • Internal Auditor (221214)*

  • Surveyor (232212)*

  • Cartographer (232213)*

  • Other Spatial Scientist (232214)*

  • Civil Engineer (233211)*

  • Geotechnical Engineer (233212)*

  • Structural Engineer (233214)*

  • Transport Engineer (233215)*

  • Electrical Engineer (233311)*

  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)

  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)*

  • Petroleum Engineer (233612)*

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)*

  • Veterinarian (234711)

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)*

  • General Practitioner (253111)

  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)

  • Psychiatrist (253411)

  • Medical Practitioners nec (253999)

  • Midwife (254111)

  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)

  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)

  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)

  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)

  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)

  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)

  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)*

  • Analyst Programmer (261311)*

  • Developer Programmer (261312)

  • Software Engineer (261313)

  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)*

  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)*

  • Social Worker (272511)

  • Maintenance Planner (312911)

  • Chef (351311)*

* = occupation added on 22 June 2021


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