COVID-19 has impacted our world in many ways. It has changed how we interact, travel, connect with our loved ones and also how we live our daily lives. Moreover, it has put a spotlight on critical skill areas that Australia needs to prioritise to strengthen Australia’s COVID-19 response.

The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has updated the list of occupations under the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List. While other skilled occupation lists will continue to remain active, these applications will be processed on priority. As Australia’s response to COVID-19 evolves, this list may be updated.

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)

You can find more information here on Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List. If you think you may be eligible for migration based on these occupations, we can help. We can also help you assess you against other skilled migration criteria.

Contact us to discuss your case today.