Australia is addressing its scarcity of teachers, childcare workers and childcare centre managers by prioritizing their skilled visa applications where they will get their visa applications assessed in three days.
Since the abolition of PMSOL (Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List), the ranking of visa applications is done based on professions. Those in demand are given weightage such as teachers, childcare workers etc who are urgently needed in Australia in large numbers.
PMSOL featured a lengthy list of occupations, unlike the present approach for evaluating skilled visa applications. Even those professions where a moderate shortage of competent employees existed were covered by PM SOL. PMSOL was rendered useless as a result, and the current priority system took its place.
The following is a list of visas that are processed according to the new priority standards:
- 124 Subclass (Distinguished Talent)
- Subclass 188 (Innovation and Investment in Business) (Provisional)
- Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Subclass 191
- Skilled - Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489
- 858 Subclass (Global Talent)
- 186 Subclass (Employer Nomination Scheme)
- 189 Subclass (Skilled – Independent)
- Subclass 457 (Skilled Temporary Work)
- Subclass 491 (Regional Skilled Work (Provisional))
- Category 887 (Skilled – Regional)
- 187 Subclass (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme)
- 190 Subclass (Skilled – Nominated)
- 482 Subclass (Temporary Skill Shortage)
- Employer-sponsored regional (provisional) Subclass 494
- Subclass 888 (Innovation and Investment in Business (Permanent)
The Department of Home Affairs says the new Ministerial Direction No. 100, which directs department staff to perform certain actions, now prioritises visas in the health and education sectors.
Grants of temporary skilled visas in 2022-23 are up 120 per cent, compared to the same time last year.
'Visas In Three Days' For Teachers And Nurses Who Want To Come To Australia, SBS News, 16 December 2022