A little bit of good news!
Auditors, chefs, amongst others have been added to the Priority Skilled Occupation list – altogether 22 occupations have been added, including chefs and accountants.
There are now 41 occupations on the list and visa applicants in these occupations will be accorded priority visa processing.
According to the AFR, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said the government had “received valuable feedback from Australian business stakeholders on critical skill vacancies, which has been considered together with data from the National Skills Commission”.
The 22 new occupations are (including ANZSCO codes):
Accountant (General) (221111)
Accountant (Taxation) (221113)
Accountant (Management) (221112)
External Auditor (221213)
Internal Auditor (221214)
Electrical Engineer (233311)
Civil Engineer (233211)
Structural Engineer (233214)
Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
Transport Engineer (233215)
Mining Engineer (233611)
Petroleum Engineer (233612)
Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
Orthotist / Prosthetist (251912)
Multimedia Specialist (261211)
Analyst Programmer (261311)
Software and Applications Programmers (261399)
ICT Security Specialist (262112)
Read the full press release here.