Pharmacists are on Australia's Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List
Pharmacists has been added to Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List for Australian General Skilled Migration
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):
Prepares and dispenses pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines in a hospital pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required.
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.
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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