Department of Home Affairs


Department of Home Affairs

Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has published the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). It includes 17 occupations from critical sectors roles in Australia's COVID 19 response. Nomination and visa applications with an occupation listed on the PMSOL will be given priority processing.  All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority. The list is temporary and is subject to change without prior notice.


For further details see: Joint media release with the Hon. Michaella Cash - Supporting Australian business to fill critical skills needs


The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List. The 17 occupations (ANZSCO code) are:

·      Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)

·      Construction Project Manager (133111)

·      Mechanical Engineer (233512)

·      General Practitioner (253111)

·      Resident Medical Officer (253112)

·      Psychiatrist (253411)

·      Medical Practitioner 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)

·      Developer Programmer (261312)

·      Software Engineer (261313)

·      Maintenance Planner (312911)



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