BREAKING NEWS! New Occupation Added In PMSOL – COVID-19
In order to support the economic recovery from COVID-19 impact, the Australian Government has just added a new occupation in the occupation list called PMSOL.
What Is PMSOL?
On 2 September 2020, in a joint media release, the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs with the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Hon. Michaelia Cash announced a new priority skills list called the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).
That would allow skilled migrant workers to enter Australia to fill in the needs in critical sectors thus supporting the recovery of Australia’s economy from COVID-19.
The list was based on the advice from the National Skills Commission as well as consultation with the relevant agencies.
All other existing skilled occupation lists will still be considered, but priority will be given to occupations on PMSOL.
This list was expected to be regularly reviewed by taking health concerns and economic recovery efforts into considerations.
What Is The Occupations PMSOL?
Initially, there were 17 occupations from three different sectors (health, construction, and IT) on the PMSOL. They 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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Why Did The Government Create The PMSOL?
The occupations on PMSOL are deemed crucial to support the critical sectors that were heavily impacted by COVID-19.
The list has been set to be temporary and occupations might be added or removed as the Government along with the National Skills Commission are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 which will allow them to better assess the much needed skills.
What Is The Newly Added Occupation on PMSOL?
Following the advice from the National Skills Commission, on 27 November 2020, the Government decided to update and include the occupation of Social Worker (272511) in the PMSOL.
This update is part of the commitment made by the Government to continue supporting the economic recovery from COVID-19 but still protecting the health of all Australians.
What Does The New Occupation Update Mean For Migrant Skilled Workers?
The newly added occupation on PMSOL gives more opportunities for skilled migrant workers from overseas to enter Australia.
If your nominated occupation is on the list then your visa application will be prioritised thus cutting the long processing times. You will still need to apply for a travel exemption if you wish to enter Australia now since the border is still closed. The exemption is, however, almost certainly be given if you meet the requirements.
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