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Posted on December 08 2022

No PMSOL. Highest priority to Healthcare and teaching occupations, applying outside Australia

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of highest priority to Healthcare and teaching occupations, applying outside Australia

  • Australia announces the removal of PMSOL (Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List) for a few skilled visa applications on December 06, 2022.
  • The healthcare and teaching occupations are given high priority and applied from outside Australia during the time of application lodging.
  • Australian immigration adapted the new instruction ‘Ministerial Direction 100’ to process applications instead of PM SOL.
  • The Ministerial Direction 100 applies to 13 types of skilled visas.

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Australia priorities certain skill visa applications

On December 06, 2022, Australia declares no requirement for a Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) for certain skilled visa applicants who belong to the occupations of Healthcare and Teaching.

This rule is applicable only to the applicants who have applied for a skilled visa for Teaching and healthcare occupations from outside Australia.

In place of PMSOL, a new instruction Ministerial Direction 100 would help in processing the applications, which were ordered by the Minister of Immigration.

High priority is given to the skilled applicants who have been nominated for teaching or healthcare occupations and applied from outside Australia during the time of applying.

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The criteria that the nominated occupations must satisfy are listed below:

  • Nominations and the applications for the visa that were submitted by/for authorized sponsors in any of the occupations.
  • Occupational applications need to be accomplished in any designated regional area.
  • The visas that are provisional and permanent are counted under the migration program (except 188 business visas)
  • All the other applications

Australian immigration has retained the prioritized applicants who hold a Hong Kong special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China passport or a British national overseas passport.

This direction applies to the following visa types:

Subclass categories

Name of the visa
Subclass 482

Temporary Skill Shortage visa

Subclass 494

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional - Provisional visa
Subclass 186

Employer Nomination Scheme visa

Subclass 189

Skilled – Independent Points-tested stream visa
Subclass 190

Skilled – Nominated visa

Subclass 491

Skilled Work Regional - Provisional visa

Subclass 191

Permanent Residence - Skilled Regional visa
Subclass 187

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa

Subclass 124

Distinguished Talent visa

Subclass 858

 Global Talent visa

Subclass 887

Skilled — Regional visa
Subclass 188

Business Innovation and Investment - Provisional visa

Subclass 888

Business Innovation and Investment - Permanent visa

Previous amendments of Australian immigration authorities

  • The Australian department of immigration plans to pace up the processing of applications and provide clear direction while compiling the priorities.
  • Australia also announced amendments in streamlining the requirement of health certificates for certain onshore temporary visa applicants.
  • The employers must note that the processing times for the visas may affect as the immigration authorities are implementing the announced changes.

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