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Transitional – Is Your Occupation in Demand?

Professionals and Other Skilled Migrants

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What is the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)?

The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) listed those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) that were in short supply.

Recent MODL changes

From 8 February 2010 all MODL occupations were removed from the MODL. Therefore, all applicants who lodge an application on or after this date will not be eligible for the award of MODL points unless the applicant:

  • held a subclass 485 (Skilled Graduate) visa or had applied for a subclass 485 (Skilled Graduate) visa and is yet to apply for a permanent or provisional General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa before 1 January 2013
    or
  • on 8 February 2010 had a pending application for a GSM visa.

From 1 July 2010, applications for GSM visas must nominate an occupation in ANZSCO Code.  The MODL now lists occupations in both ASCO and ANZSCO Codes.

Occupations in demand for eligible GSM applicants

The tables below show the occupations in demand for people who on 8 February 2010:

  • held a subclass 485 (Skilled Graduate) visa, or had applied for a subclass 485 (Skilled Graduate) visa apply for a permanent or provisional GSM visa before 1 January 2013
    or
  • had a pending application for a GSM visa.

Managers and Administrators


ASCO Occupation

ASCO Code

ANZSCO Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Child Care Coordinator

1295-11

Childcare Centre Manager

134111

Engineering Manager

1221-11

Engineering Manager

133211


Professionals


ASCO Occupation

ASCO Code

ANZSCO Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Accountant

2211-11

Accountant (General)

221111

Anaesthetist

2312-11

Anaesthetist

253211

Architect

2121-11

Architect

232111

Chemical Engineer

2129-17

Chemical Engineer

233111

Civil Engineer

2124-11

Civil Engineer

233211

Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in C++/C#/C *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in Data Warehousing *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in Data Warehousing *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in CISSP *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in CISSP *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in Java *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in Java *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in J2EE *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in J2EE *

261399

Computing Professional – Linux *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – Linux *

261399

Computing Professional – .Net technologies *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – .Net technologies *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in Network Security/ Firewall/ Internet Security *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in Network Security/ Firewall/ Internet Security *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in Oracle *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in Oracle *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in PeopleSoft *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in PeopleSoft *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in SAP *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in SAP *

261399

Computing Professional – specialising in SIEBEL (especially Siebel Analytic) *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – specialising in SIEBEL (especially Siebel Analytic) *

261399

Computing Professional – Solaris *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – Solaris *

261399

Computing Professional – Unix *

2231-79

Software and Applications Programmers – Unix *

261399

Dental Specialist

2381-13

Dental Specialist

252311

Dentist

2381-11

Dentist

252312

Dermatologist

2312-13

Dermatologist

253911

Electrical Engineer

2125-11

Electrical Engineer

233311

Electronics Engineer

2125-13

Electronics Engineer

233411

Emergency Medicine Specialist

2312-15

Emergency Medicine Specialist

253912

External Auditor

2212-11

External Auditor

221213

General Medical Practitioner

2311-11

General Medical Practitioner

253111

Hospital Pharmacist

2382-11

Hospital Pharmacist

251511

Mechanical Engineer

2126-11

Mechanical Engineer

233512

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

2391-11

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

251211

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

2127-11

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

233611

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

2312-17

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

253913

Occupational Therapist

2383-11

Occupational Therapist

252411

Ophthalmologist

2312-19

Ophthalmologist

253914

Optometrist

2384-11

Optometrist

251411

Paediatrician

2312-21

Paediatrician

253321

Pathologist

2312-23

Pathologist

253915

Petroleum Engineer

2127-13

Petroleum Engineer

233612

Physiotherapist

2385-11

Physiotherapist

252511

Podiatrist

2388-11

Podiatrist

252611

Psychiatrist

2312-27

Psychiatrist

253411

Quantity Surveyor

2122-11

Quantity Surveyor

233213

Radiologist

2312-29

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

253917

 

 

Radiation Oncologist

253918

Registered Mental Health Nurse

2325-11

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

254422

Registered Midwife

2324-11

Midwife

254111

Registered Nurse

2323-11

Registered Nurses nec

254499

 

 

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

254412

 

 

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

254423

 

 

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

254415

 

 

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

254414

 

 

Registered Nurse (Medical)

254418

 

 

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

254421

 

 

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

254413

 

 

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

254424

 

 

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

254417

 

 

Nurse Practitioner

254411

Retail Pharmacist

2382-15

Retail Pharmacist

251513

Specialist Medical Practitioners (not elsewhere classified)

2312-79

Medical Practitioners (not elsewhere classified)

253999

Specialist Physician

2312-25

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

253311

 

 

Cardiologist

253312

 

 

Intensive Care Specialist

253317

 

 

Specialist Physician nec

253399

 

 

Neurologist

253318

 

 

Medical Oncologist

253314

 

 

Gastroenterologist

253316

 

 

Thoracic Medicine Specialist

253324

 

 

Endocrinologist

253315

 

 

Rheumatologist

253323

 

 

Renal Medicine Specialist

253322

 

 

Clinical Haematologist

253313

Speech Pathologist

2386-11

Speech Pathologist

252712

Sonographer

2391-17

Sonographer

251214

Surgeon

2312-31

Orthopaedic Surgeon

253514

 

 

Surgeon (General)

253511

 

 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

253517

 

 

Urologist

253518

 

 

Otorhinolaryngologist

253515

 

 

Neurosurgeon

253513

 

 

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

253512

 

 

Vascular Surgeon

253521

 

 

Paediatric Surgeon

253516

Surveyor

2123-13

Surveyor

232212


Associate Professionals


ASCO Occupation

ASCO Code

ANZSCO Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Chef (excluding Commis Chef)

3322-11(part)

Chef (excluding Commis Chef)

351311

Dental Technician

3492-15

Dental Technician

411213


Tradespersons and Related Workers


ASCO Occupation

ASCO Code

ANZSCO Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

4114-15

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

323111

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

4114-11

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

323112

Automotive Electrician

4212-11

Automotive Electrician

321111

Baker

4512-11

Baker

351111

Binder and Finisher

4913-11

Print Finisher

392111

Boat Builder and Repairer

4981-13

Boat Builder and Repairer

399111

Bricklayer

4414-11

Bricklayer

331111

Cabinetmaker

4922-11

Cabinetmaker

394111

Carpenter

4411-13

Carpenter

331212

Carpenter and Joiner

4411-11

Carpenter and Joiner

331211

Cook

4513-11

Cook

351411

Drainer

4431-15

Drainer

334113

Electrical Powerline Tradesperson

4313-11

Electrical Linesworker

342211

Electrician (Special Class)

4311-13

Electrician (Special Class)

341112

Electronic Equipment Tradesperson

4315-11

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

342313

Fibrous Plasterer

4412-11

Fibrous Plasterer

333211

Fitter

4112-11

Fitter (General)

323211

Floor Finisher

4423-11

Floor Finisher

332111

Furniture Finisher

4929-13

Furniture Finisher

394211

Furniture Upholsterer

4942-11

Upholsterer

393311

Gasfitter

4431-13

Gasfitter

334114

General Electrician

4311-11

Electrician (General)

341111

General Plumber

4431-11

Plumber (General)

334111

Hairdresser

4931-11

Hairdresser

391111

Joiner

4411-15

Joiner

331213

Landscape Gardener

4623-13

Landscape Gardener

362213

Lift Mechanic

4311-15

Lift Mechanic

341113

Locksmith

4115-15

Locksmith

323313

Mechanical Services and Air-conditioning Plumber

4431-19

Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber

334112

Metal Fabricator

4122-11

Metal Fabricator

322311

Metal Machinist (First Class)

4112-13

Metal Machinist (First Class)

323214

Motor Mechanic

4211-11

Motor Mechanic (General)

321211

Optical Mechanic

4999-11

Optical Mechanic

399914

Painter and Decorator

4421-11

Painting Trades Worker

332211

Panel Beater

4213-11

Panelbeater

324111

Pastry Cook

4512-13

Pastrycook

351112

Pressure Welder

4122-13

Pressure Welder

322312

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic

4312-11

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

342111

Roof Plumber

4431-17

Roof Plumber

334115

Roof Slater and Tiler

4413-11

Roof Tiler

333311

Solid Plasterer

4415-11

Solid Plasterer

333212

Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)

4124-11

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

322211

Stonemason

4416-13

Stonemason

331112

Toolmaker

4113-11

Toolmaker

323412

Tree Surgeon

4623-15

Arborist

362212

Vehicle Body Maker

4215-11

Vehicle Body Builder

324211

Vehicle Painter

4214-11

Vehicle Painter

324311

Wall and Floor Tiler

4416-11

Wall and Floor Tiler

333411

Welder (First Class)

4122-15

Welder (First Class)

322313


* Important: If you nominate one of the above specialist computing occupations, you will only be awarded MODL points if your skills assessment from the relevant Australian assessing body – the Australian Computer Society (ACS) states you have met the criteria to be recognised in one of the above specialisations.

Skills assessments provided to successful applicants will state:

  • the ASCO Code for Computer Professional not elsewhere classified (nec) with the specialisation stated in brackets – for example, 2231–79 (SAP); or
  • the ANZSCO Code for Software and Applications Programmers (nec) with the specialisation stated in brackets – for example, 261399 (SAP) and
  • the statement: 'Based on the provided certified documentation, it is my opinion that the applicant has 12 months experience in (name of specialisation, for example, SAP)'.

Note: If you have a skills assessment which only states the ASCO Code for 'Computer Professional nec 2231-79' or the ANZSCO Code for 'Software and Applications Programmer nec 261399', you are not eligible to be awarded MODL points.

How are MODL points awarded on the points test?

If you are eligible for MODL points and your nominated occupation is on MODL at the time your application is lodged, you will be eligible for 'occupation in demand/job offer' points on the General Skilled Migration points test. You will receive extra points if you have a job offer from a suitable Australian employer.

What is a 'suitable Australian employer'?

A 'suitable Australian employer' is an employer that has employed at least 10 people on a full-time basis for the previous two financial years.

If you intend to claim points for 'occupation in demand/job offer' you are required to submit documentary evidence that your proposed employer meets these requirements. This evidence should include:

  • a letter of offer from your prospective employer on official letterhead of the company which states the full address of the company and any telephone, fax numbers, email and website addresses
  • the name and position of the person authorised to sign the employment reference typed or stamped below that person's signature – a reference with an illegible signature will not be accepted
  • details of the position you are being offered, the main five duties to be undertaken, and the salary level
  • details of the organisation making the job offer, including the number of people it has employed on a full-time basis for the previous two years.

The department will make any necessary checks to ensure that the information provided is correct.

Last modified Wednesday 27 August 2014