What is the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)?
The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) that are in short supply.
What occupations are currently MODL?
The table below shows the current (as at 17 May 2008) occupations in demand for migration purposes.
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|MIGRATION OCCUPATIONS IN DEMAND (MODL)|
|Managers and Administrators||ASCO code|
|Child Care Coordinator||1295-11|
|Computing Professional – specialising in CISSP *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in Data Warehousing||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in Java *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in J2EE *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – Linux||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – .Net technologies||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in Network Security/Firewall/Internet Security *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in Oracle *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in PeopleSoft *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in SAP *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – specialising in SIEBEL *||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – Solaris||2231-79|
|Computing Professional – Unix||2231-79|
|Emergency Medicine Specialist||2312-15|
|General Medical Practitioner||2311-11|
|Medical Diagnostic Radiographer||2391-11|
|Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)||2127-11|
|Obstetrician and Gynaecologist||2312-17|
|Registered Mental Health Nurse||2325-11|
|Specialist Medical Practitioners (not elsewhere classified)||2312-79|
|Associate Professionals||ASCO Code|
|Chef (excluding Commis Chef)||3322-11 (part)|
|Trades Persons||ASCO codes|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)||4114-15|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)||4114-11|
|Binder and Finisher||4913-11|
|Boat Builder and Repairer||4981-13|
|Carpenter and Joiner||4411-11|
|Electrical Powerline Tradesperson||4313-11|
|Electrician (Special Class)||4311-13|
|Electronic Equipment Tradesperson||4315-11|
|Mechanical Services and Air-conditioning Plumber||4431-19|
|Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker)||4122-11|
|Metal Machinist (First Class)||4112-13|
|Painter and Decorator||4421-11|
|Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic||4312-11|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||4413-11|
|Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)||4124-11|
|Vehicle Body Maker||4215-11|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||4416-11|
|Welder (First Class)||4122-15|
* 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) 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′, you are not eligible to be awarded MODL points. A new assessment with the above information will be required if you wish to claim MODL points.
How often does the MODL change?
The MODL is reviewed twice a year to take into consideration existing and emerging skills shortages. This does not mean the list is changed twice a year. Changes only occur if there has been a significant change in labour market trends.
As the MODL may change from time to time, you are advised to check the current MODL at the time you are lodging your visa application.
How are occupation points awarded on the points test?
If your nominated occupation is on MODL either at the time your application is lodged or assessed, 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 (2) 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, e-mail 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 (2) years
The department will make any necessary checks to ensure that the information provided is correct.
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