Clint HeenanVisa News 6 November, 2022
The new Ministerial Direction has been designed to allow the Department of Home Affairs to process more skilled applications faster and respond quickly to labour market needs, speeding up processing for all occupations and making the process less complicated.
Giving priority processing to certain offshore permanent and provisional skilled visa applicants will enable more workers to enter Australia and assist the economy, easing labour shortages.
Regional applications will continue to be processed as a high priority, helping to support agricultural and other regional industries.
This direction removes the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) implemented in September 2020, which involved time-consuming and complex assessments.
The following skilled visas are subject to Ministerial Direction No. 100:
Skilled visa applications are processed in the following order of priority:
For all categories above, priority will be given to holders of eligible passports.
Within each category above, for provisional and permanent skilled visa applications, priority is given to visa applications where the primary applicant is located outside Australia at the time the visa application is made.
Healthcare or Teaching Occupations
ANZSCO Sub-major Group 25 – Health Professionals
ANZSCO Minor Group 241 – School Teachers
ANZSCO Minor Group 411 – Health and Welfare Support Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group 1341 – Child Care Centre Managers
ANZSCO Unit Group 2346 – Medical Scientists
ANZSCO Unit Group 2721 – Counsellors
ANZSCO Unit Group 2723 – Psychologists
ANZSCO Unit Group 2725 – Social Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group 3112 – Medical Technicians
134311 – School Principal
421111 – Child Care Worker
423111 – Aged or Disabled Carer
423312 – Nursing Support Worker
423313 – Personal Care Assistant.
Further information is available in the Ministerial Direction 100 Factsheet.
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