Pharmacists on Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List of Australia

Pharmacists are on Australia's Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

Pharmacists on Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List for Australia

Pharmacists has been added to Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List for Australian General Skilled Migration

Pharmacists on Australia's Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP has today announced the inclusion of pharmacists on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). The new occupations are (including ANZSCO codes):

1. Hospital Pharmacist (251511)

Prepares and dispenses pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines in a hospital pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required.

2. Retail Pharmacist (251513)

Undertakes research, testing and analysis related to the development, production, storage, quality control and distribution of drugs and related supplies. Registration or licensing is required.

3. Industrial Pharmacist (251512)

Dispenses prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public, educates customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines, and sells non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required. 

“With thousands of community pharmacies across Australia being invited to join the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it’s all hands to the pump as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues,” Minister Hawke said.

“The Morrison Government will support pharmacies across Australia, including through skilled migration, as supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses increases over the coming weeks,” he said.

This addition of three occupations brings the PMSOL to 44 in total. Priority visa processing will be given to those occupations on the PMSOL.

Existing skilled migration occupation lists remain active, and all skilled migrants are subject to quarantine arrangements at their own expense.

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