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MOST OCCUPATION DEMAND LIST

Professionals and other Skilled Migrants

Is your occupation in demand?

 

 

What is the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)?

The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) that are in short supply.

What occupations are currently MODL?

The table below shows the current (as at 17 May 2008) occupations in demand for migration purposes. Currently we are seeking the following skills shortages and are able to match your job skills to job vacancies available. Contact us if you are qualified with the following skills.

 

MIGRATION OCCUPATIONS IN DEMAND (MODL)

Managers and Administrators

ASCO code

Child Care Coordinator

1295-11

Engineering Manager

1221-11

Professionals

ASCO code

Accountant

2211-11

Anaesthetist

2312-11

Architect

2121-11

Chemical Engineer

2129-17

Civil Engineer

2124-11

Computing Professional - specialising in CISSP *

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in C++/C#/C *

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Data Warehousing

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Java *

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in J2EE *

2231-79

Computing Professional - Linux

2231-79

Computing Professional - .Net technologies

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Network Security/Firewall/Internet Security *

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Oracle *

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in PeopleSoft *

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in SAP *

2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in SIEBEL *
(especially Siebel Analytic)

2231-79

Computing Professional - Solaris

2231-79

Computing Professional - Unix

2231-79

Dental Specialist

2381-13

Dentist

2381-11

Dermatologist

2312-13

Electrical Engineer

2125-11

Electronics Engineer

2125-13

Emergency Medicine Specialist

2312-15

External Auditor

2212-11

General Medical Practitioner

2311-11

Hospital Pharmacist

2382-11

Mechanical Engineer

2126-11

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

2391-11

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

2127-11

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

2312-17

Occupational Therapist

2383-11

Ophthalmologist

2312-19

Optometrist

2384-11

Paediatrician

2312-21

Pathologist

2312-23

Petroleum Engineer

2127-13

Physiotherapist

2385-11

Podiatrist

2388-11

Psychiatrist

2312-27

Quantity Surveyor

2122-11

Radiologist

2312-29

Registered Mental Health Nurse

2325-11

Registered Midwife

2324-11

Registered Nurse

2323-11

Retail Pharmacist

2382-15

Specialist Medical Practitioners (not elsewhere classified)

2312-79

Specialist Physician

2312-25

Speech Pathologist

2386-11

Sonographer

2391-17

Surgeon

2312-31

Surveyor

2123-13

Associate Professionals

ASCO Code

Chef (excluding Commis Chef)

3322-11 (part)

Dental Technician

3492-15

Trades Persons

ASCO codes

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

4114-15

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

4114-11

Automotive Electrician

4212-11

Baker

4512-11

Binder and Finisher

4913-11

Boat Builder and Repairer

4981-13

Bricklayer

4414-11

Cabinetmaker

4922-11

Carpenter

4411-13

Carpenter and Joiner

4411-11

Cook

4513-11

Drainer

4431-15

Electrical Powerline Tradesperson

4313-11

Electrician (Special Class)

4311-13

Electronic Equipment Tradesperson

4315-11

Fibrous Plasterer

4412-11

Fitter

4112-11

Floor Finisher

4423-11

Furniture Finisher

4929-13

Furniture Upholsterer

4942-11

Gasfitter

4431-13

General Electrician

4311-11

General Plumber

4431-11

Hairdresser

4931-11

Joiner

4411-15

Landscape Gardener

4623-13

Lift Mechanic

4311-15

Locksmith

4115-15

Mechanical Services and Air-conditioning Plumber

4431-19

Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker)

4122-11

Metal Machinist (First Class)

4112-13

Motor Mechanic

4211-11

Optical Mechanic

4999-11

Painter and Decorator

4421-11

Panel Beater

4213-11

Pastry Cook

4512-13

Pressure Welder

4122-13

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic

4312-11

Roof Plumber

4431-17

Roof Slater and Tiler

4413-11

Solid Plasterer

4415-11

Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)

4124-11

Stonemason

4416-13

Toolmaker

4113-11

Tree Surgeon

4623-15

Vehicle Body Maker

4215-11

Vehicle Painter

4214-11

Wall and Floor Tiler

4416-11

Welder (First Class)

4122-15 

 

 

Important: If you nominate one of the above specialist computing occupations, you will only be awarded MODL points if your skills assessment from the relevant Australian assessing body – the Australian Computer Society (ACS) states you have met the criteria to be recognised in one of the above specialisations.

How are occupation points awarded on the points test?

If your nominated occupation is on MODL either at the time your application is lodged or assessed, you will be eligible for 'occupation in demand/job offer' points on the General Skilled Migration points test. You will receive extra points if you have a job offer from a suitable Australian employer.