Australia recently updated its Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL). The MODL is a list of occupations and specialisations that are facing an ongoing national shortage.
The latest MODL review has added a number of specialist computing occupations.
The IT specialisations that have recently been added include:
- E-commerce Security (non-programming)
- Network Security
- Certified Information Systems and Security Professional (CISSP)
An applicant will only be awarded MODL points if their skills assessment from the relevant the Australian Computer Society (ACS) states they have met the criteria to be recognised in one of the above specialisations.
Note also that the new specialist IT occupations may only be claimed on applications lodged on or after 15 December 2005, as that is the date of publication of the updated list.