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High Demand Occupations List


Certain occupations in Australia are experiencing particularly significant shortages of skilled workers. The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) published by the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) includes these occupations.

The MODL is revised twice a year in accordance with employment trends. Being in an occupational group included on this high demand list will very likely award you bonus points on your visa application and means that your visa application will receive priority processing. Additionally to increaseing your chances of obtaing a visa, being included on this list is also a good predictor of likely career success.

The MODL was last revised on the 15th of December 2005. The current MODL is included below:

Migration Occupations In Demand List:

Professionals:
Accountant
Anaesthetist
Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Computing Professional CISSP
Computing Professional E-commerce Security (non-programming)
Computing Professional Network Security
Computing Professional SAP
Computing Professional SIEBEL
Dental Specialist
Dentist
Dermatologist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
General Medical Practitioner
Hospital Pharmacist
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
Mining Engineer
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Occupational Therapist
Ophthalmologist
Paediatrician
Pathologist
Petroleum Engineer
Physiotherapist
Podiatrist
Psychiatrist
Radiation Therapist
Radiologist
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Registered Midwife
Registered Nurse
Retail Pharmacist
Specialist Medical Practitioners (not elsewhere classed)
Specialist Physician
Speech Pathologist
Sonographer
Surgeon

Associate Professionals:
Chef (excluding Commis Chef)

Trades Persons:
Automotive Electrician
Bricklayer
Cabinetmaker
Carpenter and Joiner
Cook
Electrical Powerline Tradesperson
Electrician (Special Class)
Electronic Equipment Tradesperson
Fibrous Plasterer
Fitter
Furniture Upholsterer
General Electrician
General Electronic Instrument-Tradesperson
General Plumber
Hairdresser
Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker)
Metal Machinist (First Class)
Motor Mechanic
Panel Beater
Pastry Cook
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
Solid Plasterer
Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)
Toolmaker
Vehicle Painter
Welder (First Class)







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