Commencing in the 2022-23 program year people residing overseas are now eligible to be considered for Western Australia (WA) State nomination.
Invitations to apply for WA State nomination will be via the ranking system, giving preference to applicants currently residing in WA, followed by those residing in Australia and then those residing overseas.
The 2022-23 updated Western Australian State nomination criteria are now available.
The 2022-23 program year will also provide candidates with the opportunity to access an expanded, more extensive, Graduate occupation list under the Graduate stream. With over 300 occupations becoming available.
The expanded Graduate occupation list will become available in 2022-23 and is outlined in the new 2022-23 WA State nomination – combined occupation list. An easy to follow table of the occupations available under the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list – schedules 1 and 2 and the Graduate occupation list.
Invitations to apply for WA State nomination under the new Graduate Occupation List will not commence until the 2022-23 program year.
The process to apply for Australian State Sponsorship
To Apply for Australian State Sponsorship, you would typically:
- Submit an Expression of Interest on the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect database (homeaffairs.gov.au) and indicate whether 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.
It’s worth noting however that not all EOIs lodged meeting the points test will receive an invitation to apply for state migration. Applicants are generally ranked so those applicants with higher points or meeting priority occupation requirements will be more likely to receive an invitation first. You can read the full list of nomination criteria by clicking here.
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