The Australian Government’s Skilled Migration Program will continue to focus on visa categories that will help Australia’s economy rebound from COVID-19, with priority given to visa cohorts that drive economic growth, job creation, and investment into Australia.

The three priority categories within the Skill stream are:

  • Business Innovation and Investment Program
  • Global Talent Visa Program
  • Employer-Sponsored Program

These visa categories provide investment, talent, and critical skills to Australia, and are well-positioned to assist Australia’s economic recovery.

The Current Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

Employer-sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the following list are given priority processing. This will apply to existing and future applications and will allow businesses and migrants to have certainty that eligible nominations and applications will be assessed ahead of other applications.

The current 44 priority occupations are:

Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111) Construction Project Manager (133111) Accountant (General) (221111)
Management Accountant (221112) Taxation Accountant (221113) External Auditor (221213)
Internal Auditor (221214) Surveyor (232212) Cartographer (232213)
Other Spatial Scientist (232214) Civil Engineer (233211) Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
Structural Engineer (233214) Transport Engineer (233215) Electrical Engineer (233311)
Mechanical Engineer (233512) Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611) Petroleum Engineer (233612)
Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611) Veterinarian (234711) Hospital Pharmacist (251511)
Industrial Pharmacist (251512) Retail Pharmacist (251513) Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)
General Practitioner (253111) Resident Medical Officer (253112) Psychiatrist (253411)
Medical Practitioners 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) Multimedia Specialist (261211)
Analyst Programmer (261311) Developer Programmer (261312) Software Engineer (261313)
Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399) ICT Security Specialist (262112) Social Worker (272511)
Maintenance Planner (312911) Chef (351311)

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