The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 17 occupations which fill critical
skills needs that support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 based on expert advice from
the National Skills Commission and consultation with Commonwealth departments.
Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation 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 priority occupations may change as Australia recovers from the pandemic.
The Government and the National Skills Commission will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19
on the Australian labour market and assess Australia’s skills needs as they evolve and new sources of
The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List
The 17 occupations (ANZSCO code) are:
While Australia’s border restrictions remain in place, temporary visa holders must obtain
a travel exemption before travelling to Australia. For more information about the travel exemption
process see: Critical skills and sectors
Priority processing of nomination and visa applications for PMSOL occupations applies to these
employer sponsored visa subclasses: