Migration Queensland has updated the nomination requirements for the 190 and 491 visas.
To secure a Queensland nomination for your Australian skilled visa application, it’s essential to meet the eligibility criteria established by both the Australian Department of Home Affairs and Migration Queensland.
The Home Affairs criteria necessitates that applicants must:
- Has a points-test result of 65 or higher, inclusive of the state nomination points.
- Hold a positive skills assessment in the nominated occupation.
- Be under the age of 45.
- Fulfill the minimum English language proficiency requirement of “Competent,” unless a higher level is stipulated by the relevant assessing authority.
Migration Queensland Criteria introduce additional prerequisites, including:
|Requirement||Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa |
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)|
|Points||Have a points test result of 75 or higher (except for Trades occupations* which require 70 or higher)||Have a points test result of 65 or higher|
|Occupation||Have an occupation on Home Affairs relevant list of eligible skilled occupations (LIN19/051)||Have an occupation on Home Affairs relevant list of eligible skilled occupations (LIN19/051)|
|English||Have Competent English or higher (except for occupations where a higher level of English is required**)||Have Competent English or higher (except for occupations where a higher level of English is required**)|
|Work experience||Must provide evidence that you have been living in Queensland and undertaking full-time post qualification employment (minimum of 30 hours per week), in your nominated or closely related occupation for three months immediately before EOI lodgement. You must still be employed in your nominated or closely related occupation when your EOI is assessed.||Must provide evidence that you are living and working in regional Queensland and have full-time post-qualification employment (minimum of 30 hours per week) in your nominated or closely related occupation at the time of your EOI lodgement. You must still be employed in your nominated or closely related occupation when your EOI is assessed.|
|Evidence of ongoing employment||Must provide evidence that you have ongoing full-time (minimum of 30 hours per week) employment for a further twelve months at time of EOI lodgement in your nominated occupation||Must provide evidence that you have ongoing full-time (minimum of 30 hours per week) employment in regional Queensland for a further six months at time of EOI lodgement in your nominated occupation|
|Commitment to living in Queensland||Must commit to living and working in Queensland for two years from date of visa grant||Must commit to living and working in regional Queensland for three years from date of visa grant|
Caveats for Selected Occupations
- Employment in accounting firms or medium to large business
- Applicants must hold certification as a CPA, CA, or IPA, or be actively pursuing qualifications towards becoming a CPA, CA, or IPA.
Internal and External Auditors:
- Applicants must hold a position as an Auditor (not an Accountant).
Cooks and Chefs:
- Applicants from takeaway or fast-food businesses are ineligible.
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