Introduction of the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

Introduction of the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has just announced the introduction of a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). The objective of this new list is to incentivise the immigration of individuals with a certain skillset by offering exemption from the international travel ban.


The decision was made considering lack of highly skilled and specialised workers in certain sectors of the Australian economy. By directing skilled migrants to struggling sections of the economy, the Federal and State governments expect an increase in efficiency and output. This is turn is meant to alleviate the current economic downturn the country is experiencing.


The PMSOL contains following 17 professions drawn from the health, constructions, and IT sector and include the following:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • 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)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Software Engineer (261313)


Offshore visa holders, who have been sponsored by an eligible Australia business in any of the PMSOL occupations will be able to apply for a travel exemption to travel to Australia whilst border restrictions are still in place.


What if I applied for my 189, 190 or 491 visa?

If you believe you are qualified for any one of the 17 professions stated above, then you may be eligible for one of the following visas:

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)*
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – Points-tested stream
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 494)
  • Training visa (subclass 407)
  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work


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