190 WA

190 Process

  • Submit an Expression of Interest on the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect database (homeaffairs.gov.au) and indicate the candidate is seeking either nomination from ʻWestern Australia’ or ʻany state or territory’.
  • Meet the Department of Home Affairs’ eligibility requirements for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) or Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).
  • The points test pass mark is the Department of Home Affairs’ minimum number of points required to receive an invitation for a visa. The pass mark is currently 65 points.

 

Expressions of Interest

Not all Expressions of Interest that meet the points test pass mark will receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.

  • The State nominated migration program may be amended at any time, including to align with directions provided by the Department of Home Affairs. The State reserves the right to amend occupation lists, policy and nomination criteria, and withdraw applications and any offer of nomination at any time.
  • Where a candidate’s Expression of Interest indicates that the candidate meets the State’s minimum requirements (see below), the candidate may be invited to apply for State nomination.
  • Expressions of Interest will be prioritised as follows:
    • Candidates residing in Western Australia will be given first priority.
    • Candidates residing in the rest of Australia will be given second priority.
    • Candidates residing outside of Australia will be given third priority
  • Invitations to apply for the State nomination General stream will be issued to those with the highest ranking Expression of Interest by points score, subject to:
    • occupation ceilings;
    • meeting the State nomination General stream minimum requirements;
    • meeting the Department of Home Affairs’ points test pass mark; and
    • oldest Expression of Interest submission date.
  • Invitations to apply for the State nomination Graduate stream will be issued to those with the highest ranking Expression of Interest (in order of priority) as per Table 1 subject to:
    • occupation ceilings;
    • nomination ceilings for university/higher education graduates and VET graduates;
    • meeting the State nomination Graduate stream minimum requirements;
    • meeting the Department of Home Affairs’ points test pass mark; and oldest Expression of Interest submission date.
Higher Education Graduates in WAVet Graduates in WA
Completed a PHD or Masters qualificationCompleted a VET qualification at Advanced Diploma level
Completed a Honours degree or other higher degreeCompleted a VET qualification at Diploma level
Completed a Bachelor degreeCompleted a VET qualification at Certificate IV level
Completed a VET qualification at Certificate III level
Highest Expression of Interest points score and oldest Expression of Interest submission date
  • If an invitation is issued by WA Migration Services, the applicant has 28 calendar days in which to apply for State nomination.
  • The information provided in the Expression of Interest will be examined by WA Migration Services and the State nomination application will be assessed against the State nomination requirements for the relevant stream.

An invitation to apply for State nomination does not guarantee nomination.

If WA Migration Services nominates the Expression of Interest in SkillSelect, the applicant will receive an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs to lodge a visa application.

 

Minimum requirements – General stream

WASMOL Schedule 1: Health and Medical Occupations

To be considered for an invitation to apply for the State nomination General stream, candidates must:

  • have an occupation listed as available and eligible for the intended visa subclass on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List;
  • be able to give evidence of work experience – this requirement can be met through:
  • at least one year of Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years; or
  • at least one year of overseas work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years;
  • if applying for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), have a contract of employment for full time employment for at least 6 months in the nominated or closely related occupation in Western Australia.

If an invitation is issued, the applicant has 28 calendar days in which to lodge an application for State nomination. Applications will be assessed against the above minimum requirements.

 

WASMOL Schedule 2: All other occupations

To be considered for an invitation to apply for the State nomination General stream, candidates must:

  • have an occupation listed as available and eligible for the intended visa subclass on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List – Schedule 2;
  • if applying for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), have a contract of employment for full time employment for at least 6 months in the nominated or closely related occupation in Western Australia.

If an invitation is issued, the applicant has 28 calendar days in which to lodge an application for State nomination. Applications will be assessed against the above minimum requirements.

 

Minimum requirements – Graduate stream

To be considered for an invitation to apply for the State nomination Graduate stream candidates must:

  • have an occupation listed as available and eligible for the intended visa subclass on the Graduate Occupation List (GOL);
  • have gained a Certificate III or higher qualification in Western Australia, including a requirement to have completed at least two years of full time study in Western Australia at a Western Australian university, higher education provider, TAFE, registered training provider or English language provider;

If an invitation is issued, the applicant has 28 calendar days in which to lodge an application for State nomination. Applications will be assessed against the above minimum requirements.

 

Skilled Nominated Visa
Australian Skilled Nominated Visa
190 NSW | 190 VIC | 190 QLD | 190 SA | 190 WA | 190 TAS | 190 ACT

 

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