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Critical Skills List - January 2009

The Critical Skills List was released by the Department of Immigration & Citizenship on the 1st of January 2009. The purpose of the list is to help tackle the ever growing backlog of visa appliacations.

If your occupation is on this list, your application will be priorotised over applications with occupations that are not on the list. It is also speculated that this will effect all current and future visa appliacations.

This list has 3 new occupations: Production or Plant Engineer, Secondary School Teacher and Urban and Regional Planner.

4114-15 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Avionics
4114-11 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Mechanical
2312-11 Anaesthetist
4414-11 Bricklayer
4922-11 Cabinetmaker
4411-13 Carpenter
4411-11 Carpenter and Joiner (various)
2381-11 Dentist
4311-11 Electrician (general)
4311-13 Electrician (special class)
4315-11 Electronic Equipment Trades
2312-15 Emergency Medicine Specialist
2129-17 Engineer - Chemical
2124-11 Engineer - Civil
2125-11 Engineer - Electrical
2125-13 Engineer - Electronics
2126-11 Engineer - Mechanical
2127-11 Engineer - Mining
2126-13 Engineer - Production or Plant Engineer
4412-11 Fibrous Plasterer
4431-13 Gasfitter
2311-11 General Medical Practitioner
2391-11 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
4122-11 Metal Fabricator, Boilermaker
4112-11 Metal Fitter
4112-13 Metal Machinist
2312-17 Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
2383-11 Occupational Therapist
2382-11 Pharmacist (Hospital)
2382-15 Pharmacist (Retail)
2385-11 Physiotherapist
4431-11 Plumber general)
2388-11 Podiatrist
2312-27 Psychiatrist
2122-11 Quantity Surveyor
4312-11 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
2325-11 Registered Mental Health Nurse
2324-11 Registered Midwife
2323-11 Registered Nurse
2413-11 Secondary School Teacher
4415-11 Solid Plasterer
2312-79 Specialist Medical Practitioners NEC
2312-25 Specialist Physician
2312-31 Surgeon
2123-13 Surveyor
4113-11 Toolmaker
2523-11 Urban & Regional Planner
4416-11 Wall and Floor Tiler
4122-15 Welder
4211-11 Motor Mechanic
2386-11 Speech Pathologist
2391-17 Sonographer
2312-19 Ophthalmologist
2312-21 Paediatrician
2312-23 Pathologist
2312-29 Radiologist

Accountant -- where the applicant has achieved a score of at least IELTS 7 in each of the four competencies, and/or has completed The Professional Year – Skilled Migration Internship Program Accounting (SMIPA)

Computing Professionals -- where the applicant's specialisation is listed on the Migration on Demand List (MODL).

Disclaimer: This list is sourced from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship website, and provided in good faith, but Australia 101 accepts no responsibility for it's accuracy.

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