Chefs have been adding up to a considerably expanded list of priority skilled migrants in an appropriate boost for Australia’s grappling into hospitality industry.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke declared, an extra 22 occupations to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List.
The PMSOL, first formed in September last year, is intended to ensure critical skilled occupations will resume to be covered through the COVID-19 crisis.
President of the Australian Culinary Federation, Karen Doyle, said the peak body greeted the add-ons of chefs to the list.
“There is a huge shortage of skilled chefs and cooks, in the cooking and hospitality industries,” she said.
Mr Hawke said the list of new professions had been established with the help of response from “Australian business stakeholders”.
“The Morrison Government will maintain to support Australian industries, including through skilled migration, as the engine room of our country’s economy,” he said.
The 22 new occupations (and their ANZSCO codes) are:
- Accountant (General) (221111)
- Accountant (Taxation) (221113)
- Accountant (Management) (221112)
- External Auditor (221213)
- Internal Auditor (221214)
- Electrical Engineer (233311)
- Civil Engineer (233211)
- Structural Engineer (233214)
- Geotechnical Engineer (233212)
- Transport Engineer (233215)
- Mining Engineer (233611)
- Petroleum Engineer (233612)
- Surveyor (232212)
- Cartographer (232213)
- Other Spatial Scientist (232214)
- Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)
- Orthotist / Prosthetist (251912)
- Multimedia Specialist (261211)
- Analyst Programmer (261311)
- Software and Applications Programmers (261399)
- ICT Security Specialist (262112)
- Chef (351311)
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