Recent Changes to MODL

07 October 2002

On October 1 the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMIA) in Australia has taken the decision to remove certain IT skills from the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)

People seeking to migrate to Australia on the basis of their work skills receive points if their nominated occupation is on the MODL, which is current at the time their application is assessed (not when their application is lodged).

They receive extra points if they have a job offer in their nominated occupation from an organisation that has employed at least 10 people on a full-time basis for the previous two financial years.

For occupation in demand, but with no job offer - 5 points
For occupation in demand with job offer - 10 points

The following is the current list of Migration Occupations in Demand (MODL). Changes to this website list were made on 4 October 2002 and supersede the MODL printed in the current General Skilled Migration booklet).

Occupation ASCO code
Managers and Administrators
Information Technology Managers 1224

Accountants 2211
Computer Professionals but only ináthe attached specializations 2231
Registered Nurses 2323
Registered Midwives 2324
Registered Mental Health Nurses 2325
Hospital Pharmacist 2382-11
Retail Pharmacist 2382-15
Physiotherapist 2385
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 2391-11
Radiation Therapist 2391-13
Sonographer 2391-17
Associate professionals
Chefs (excluding Commis Chef)* 3322 (part)
Refrigeration and AirconditioningáMechanic 4312-11
Hairdresser 4931-11

* - Chefs would normally be expected to have a relevant trade level (or higher) qualification, and at least 3 years relevant experience following the completion of that formal qualification.

Computer professionals - specialisations


Computing Professionals can gain MODL points ONLY in the following specialisations*:

* - Computing professionals would normally be expected to have at least 12 months work experience in the specialisation for which they have applied for assessment or have been sponsored.

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