2023-2024 Western Australia Skilled Migration Nomination Program Now Open

The 2023-2024 Skilled Migration State Nomination Program is now open to eligible applicants in Western Australia, with new changes from last financial year.

These changes have made it easier for skilled migrants to connect with jobs in WA.

The changes include:

  • Equal invitations for both interstate and overseas candidates
  • Priority on invitations for candidates with a critically deemed occupation in WA
  • Reduced employment requirements for candidates invited through a WA building and construction industry sector occupation

The eligible visa applicants this program is available to are:

Main Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements for the intended visa subclass
  • Nominated occupation is available on the relevant list
  • Minimum English requirements are met

Stream-Specific Requirements

To be considered for an invitation for State Nomination, your occupation will need to be eligible against the specific stream requirements. The two streams are:

  • General stream – a pathway for a range of occupations and industry categories (comparable to an Australian Certificate IV and above.)
  • Graduate stream – a pathway for eligible international students completing vocational education and training (VET) or higher education qualifications such as a bachelor’s degree or above.

If your occupation is listed on the Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List and meets the conditions considered, you may be eligible under the specific stream.

General Stream Requirements

  • At least one year Australian or overseas work experience in nominated (or closely related) occupation (subclass 190 and 491)
  • Full time employment contract in WA for a minimum of six months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation (subclass 190)

Graduate Stream Requirements

  • Have obtained a certificate III level or above qualification from an accredited WA educational institution
  • Two years of WA study requirement are met

Further Information and Assistance

If you meet the above requirements, you are likely to be invited to apply for the State Nomination Program in Western Australia.

The invitation rounds are anticipated to commence in August 2023.

If you would like to discuss your circumstances in detail or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 1300 083 843 or submit an online enquiry.

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