MODL is only awarded when the applicant has demonstrated that they have met at least 12 months of full-time work experience specifically in one of the categories. For the ACS to assess your suitability for MODL, we must have a detailed and descriptive employer reference that supports your claim for MODL. “Evidence of specific relevant training in any of the MODL categories will enhance the prospect of that MODL being granted. In the case of CISSP, certification by (ISC)2 is mandatory”

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 Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) that are in short supply.

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.