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Social workers needed in Australia to support our economic recovery from COVID-19

The Australian Government has identified 18 occupations to fill critical skills needs whilst supporting the economic recovery from the pandemic.

The following 17 Occupations were announced on 2 September 2020:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)

On the 27 November 2020, the occupation of Social Worker (272511) was added to the list.

Australia will process the above occupations as a priority for the following visa classes:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) ​
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) ​ 
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)

If you are an employer or an applicant with these skills, our team at FC Lawyers (Visa Australia) has processed significant nominations and applications for these occupations and visas. Give us a call to discuss your options or contact us.

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