The Northern Territory (NT) has opened the nominations for the 491 visa as of October 23, 2023 for this financial year.
Prior to lodging a 491 nomination application, an applicant should be aware of the eligibility criteria. The key points are:
- NT Graduates who hold Temporary Graduate subclass 485 visas valid “until at least 1 July 2024”, or are eligible for such visa will not be eligible for nomination in this program year.
- Applicants seeking to submit applications under the Priority Occupation Stream from outside Australia will be restricted to the 54 occupations listed on the NT Offshore occupation list.
- A minimum of six (6) months of employment within a relevant occupational field is a prerequisite. Nevertheless, exemptions are applicable to the following sectors:
- Aged and disabled care
- Education and childcare
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