Australia is an extremely popular destination for highly skilled young people wishing to start a new life in another country.
NSW 190 priority Skilled Occupation List(NSW 190 List)2015-2016
New South Wales offers cosmopolitan environment to new migrants who enjoy one of the highest living standards in the world. You can choose from buzzing beachside suburbs, leafy family neighbourhoods and rural farming towns. New South Wales is Australia's most multicultural and preferred state, where more than 200 different languages are spoken and the people are friendly and welcoming , irrespective of whichever country you come from or where you decide to settle in the state. New migrants will find many social and support networks with communities from many different backgrounds and religions.
NSW through the visa subclass 190 program nominates around 4000 highly skilled migrants whose occupational skills are in demand in the state. NSW selects and invites qualified candidates based on the below mentioned criteria to apply for NSW nomination. Qualified Candidates are selected from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) SkillSelect database. NSW selects and invites the highest ranking skilled migrants in eligible occupations on an ongoing basis.
To be considered for NSW nomination, skilled workers must meet minimum eligibility requirements mentioned below.
1. Score a minimum of at least 60 points on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) points test.
2. Have been selected by NSW and received an invitation to apply for NSW nomination.
3. Submit a complete application with all the relevant supporting documents for NSW nomination within 14 days of being invited
4. Commit to live and work in NSW for at least the first two years after being granted the 190 subclass visa.
State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria 2015-16
Victoria has a long history of welcoming skilled professionals and tradespersons as migrants. Industries in victoria has demand for skilled workers and tradesperson in various sectors. Victoria meets the skill shortage through its state nomination program under subclass 190,489 and through various other state migration programs.
There are many pathways to permanent residence for people who want to live and work in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The Victorian Government supports skilled migrants through state visa nomination. State nomination gives qualified skilled workers bonus points towards the Department of Immigration and Border Protection General Skilled Migration points test, making it possible to obtain either a provisional or a permanent visa.
Minimum eligibility requirements
Victoria can nominate a limited number of skilled migrants annually. Minimum eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are used to select the highest calibre applicants with the greatest chance of finding employment and settling in Victoria. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee Victorian Government nomination. Read more about how nomination applications are assessed.
You must apply to DIBP for the Skilled Nominated (190) visa before your 50th birthday.
English language :
1. All applicants must have an IELTS score of at least six in each band score. Certain occupations require a higher english for the purpose of state nomination - these occupations are specified on the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria.
2. Applicants can also undego Alternative English language tests. Applicants should obtain scores equivalent to IELTS in any of the DIBP accepted language tests such as TOEFL iBT or PTE Aademic
3. Please note that citizens of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, are not required to submit an English language test.
4. To apply for Victorian state nomination under the Skilled Nominated (190) visa, your occupation must be listed on the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria.
5. PhD graduates who have completed a PhD in Victoria in any occupation on DIBP’s Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) are eligible for state visa nomination.
6. Some occupations have additional requirements, such as specialisations, work experience requirements and additional English language requirements. These are also noted on the occupation lists.
Work experience :
Applicants must provide only post qualification work experience only. Check the State Nomination Occupation Lists for Victoria for additional work experience requirements for your occupation. Overseas(other than australia) PhD graduates The Victorian Government offers a streamlined pathway to nomination international PhD graduates. PhD graduates will receive priority processing within two weeks, compared to the average 12 week processing time. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements to apply.
Western Australian skilled migration occupation list 2015–16
State nomination migration program 2015–2016 process and requirements
Western Australia offers nomination to skilled workers for the permanent Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and the temporary Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).
The eligibility to obtain State nomination is as follows:
1. Submit an eligible expression of interest (EOI) in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) SkillSelect database.
EOI to be eligible, you must meet all the following criteria.
Score at least 60 in the DIBP points test. This includes the points for State nomination which are automatically included in your EOI:
5 points for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and
10 points for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).
1. Have evidence of a skills assessment suitable for permanent migration in your nominated occupation.
2. Have an available nominated occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list schedule 1 or 2 (WASMOL).
3. Applicant must demonstrate at least the minimum English language requirements applicable to the occupation through an approved English test.
4. Be less than 50 years of age.
5. Have at least one year's work experience within Australia or three years' work experience overseas within the last 10 years in your nominated or closely related occupation.
6. Have selected ‘Western Australia’ or ‘any State or territory’ as your preferred state.
State Nominated Occupation Lists (State Occupations)
South Australia nominates candidates for either a provisional or permanent visa to help them start a new life in Australia State nominated visas
Skilled Nominated permanent subclass 190
This is a permanent visa which allows skilled migrants to live and work anywhere in South Australia. State nomination from South Australia provides migrants with 5 additional points to help them qualify for a visa under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) point test. For more information on state nomination requirements, check the nomination process.
Skilled Regional provisional subclass 489
This is a provisional visa which allows candidates to live and work in South Australia for up to four years. State nomination from South Australia provides you with 10 additional points to help them qualify for a visa under the DIBP point test. If you live in South Australia for two years and work full-time (35 hour per week) for 12 months of that time on a 489 visa, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through DIBP 887 visa. For more information on state nomination requirements, check the nomination process.
Which visa should you apply for?
The visa you request State nomination for will depend on the number of points you need to meet DIBP’s point’s test. If you are currently living or working within Australia but outside of South Australia, you may not be eligible for State nomination. Interstate graduates need to have South Australian work experience and are restricted to nomination for only the skilled regional visa (489).
State nomination obligations
Your obligations to the State for your nomination are the same under both visa types.
State nomination requirements include.
Commitment to South Australia – Applicants need to commit to live and work in South Australia for two years from when they arrive, with a view to long-term settlement.
Age – under 50 years at the time of nomination.
Occupation – this must be listed on the State Nominated Occupation List. ccess to a supplementary occupation list and ‘special conditions apply’ occupations are available in some circumstances. See the eligibility summary regarding access to the respective occupation lists.
Skills Assessment – a positive General Skilled Migration skills assessment from the relevant authority Work experience – at least one year of skilled work experience in the last three years. Some occupations have a higher work experience requirement. If you are an international graduate of South Australia, you may be able to access a work experience waiver.
English – ability to meet Immigration SA’s minimum English language requirement for your occupation. If you are a passport holder or citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada or New Zealand, you don’t need to provide an English test result Financial capacity – sufficient funds to settle in South Australia.
SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI) - you need to have an EOI which meets the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) criteria and Immigration SA nomination requirements.
Occupations on the Supplementary Skilled List and Special Conditions Apply are available if you meet all requirements under one of the following categories.
1. I am an international graduate of South Australia.
2. I have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia for the last 12 months.
3. I have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia for 12 months or more.
4. I have high points.
5. More information on the occupation lists and their meaning is here.
Immigration SA is able to offer a limited number of nominations for the Supplementary Skilled List and special conditions apply occupations. Planning levels apply to all occupations and availability is subject to change.
The Supplementary Skilled List reflects all occupations available on the Commonwealth’s Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) that are not available on South Australia's State Occupation List. This list of occupations has not been identified as being in shortage; they are available to limited applicants who can demonstrate employment outcomes or family links to support human capital and economic objectives of South Australia's participation in the skilled migrant program.
Please note that some occupations in this list may have certain barriers to being immediately eligible for employment. Please research your employment opportunities thoroughly. You may also be able to use your skills in related skilled occupations. It is your responsibility to determine if your occupation requires further training, or if it has registration, licensing, residency or other requirements before you can work in South Australia.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT) OCCUPATION LIST MARCH 2016.
Eligible skilled workers and business people who can demonstrate commitment to migrate to Canberra may qualify for Australian Capital Territory (ACT) nomination.
ACT charge non-refundable to process applications for nomination.
If you are highly skilled professional with experience that’s is in demand in Canberra you may be eligible for ACT nomination of a Skilled-Nominated (subclass 190) visa. To receive this nomination you must apply through the ACT Government and will need to meet criteria for the nomination. You must also demonstrate a genuine commitment to living in Canberra for at least two years.
If you have graduated from a Canberra institution with an occupation on the ACT Occupation List you may also be eligible to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled-Nominated (subclass 190) visa.
Skilled - Nominated (190) Visa
The Skilled - Nominated (190) visa is a points-based visa for skilled workers who are nominated by ACT.
You may apply for ACT nomination if you are: (1) living overseas; or (2) living in Canberra, subject to additional criteria.
Canberra residents must be employed by an ACT employer in a skilled occupation and demonstrate you have lived in Canberra for three months prior to applying for ACT nomination.
International graduates from an institution located in another Australian state or territory must be employed fulltime by an ACT employer in the nominated occupation for at least six months.
You will not meet the ACT’s eligibility criteria for nomination if you are currently living in another Australian state or territory.
Please note overseas applicants who have lived or studied in another Australian state or territory within the last year may not meet the ACT’s eligibility criteria.If this situation applies you should discuss your circumstances with our team prior to lodging your application. Each application will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Please refer to the ACT nomination guidelines of limited or closed occupations.
Skilled - Nominated (provisional) (489) visa
Please note the ACT does not have access to nominate subclass 489 visas.
ACT stopped accepting application for state nomination program from overseas applicants for 2015/16
The Australian Capital Territory is pleased to announce that program targets for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa have been met for the 2015/16 financial year.
Effective 18 March 2016 at 4:00pm AEST, applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. If you are living overseas you are not able to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens in July 2016.
Northern Territory Migration Occupation List
The Northern Territory (NT) Government nominates highly skilled professionals and tradespeople who have positive skills assessments for skilled occupations on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and the NT Migration Occupation List with skills and experience that align with the needs of NT employers that are in demand in the NT’s labour market.
The NT participates in the following visa nomination scheme
If you have a skilled occupation that is in demand in the Northern Territory (NT) and would like to migrate, the NT Government may be interested in nominating you to support your visa application under one of the nominated General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa subclasses.
The NT's Migration Occupation List specifies occupations and numbers available to the NT for GSM nominated visas. The NT Migration Occupation List enables the NT to identify, target and sponsor skilled overseas nationals who have skills and experience that are in demand in the NT.
The NT Government can nominate skilled migrants who have
an occupation on the NT's Migration Occupation List, and skills and experience relevant to the NT, and a demonstrated commitment to living and working in the NT, or been living and working in the NT for the specified period of time.
For more information see important information for applicants already residing in Australia.
Nomination by the NT Government is given on the basis that you are committed to living and working in your skilled occupation (or a closely related skilled occupation) in the NT.
If you are nominated by the NT you are expected to seek employment, live and settle with your family for a minimum of two years in the NT when the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) grants your visa.
To migrate to the NT under a NT Government nomination you must be
1. eligible to be granted the visa, for which you are seeking nomination, by DIBP
2. nominated by the NT Government
3. able to meet all other DIBP visa requirements including age, health and character
requirements for permanent residence, if applicable (this includes you and any dependents who you include on your visa application).
The NT Government will consider your application if
1. your skilled occupation is listed on the NT's Migration Occupation List, or
2. you have a skilled occupation that is on the DIBP Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) but not on the NT's Migration Occupation List where you are able to provide independent evidence of positive employment prospects in the NT either in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation, or
3. you have successfully completed your enrolled course - the eligible study period must be full time and no less than two years at any Charles Darwin University campus in the NT, or
4. you have a skilled occupation on the CSOL and you can demonstrate strong, well established family connections in the NT, or
5. you meet the NT residency and work requirements if you are living in Australia. For more information see important information for applicants already residing in Australia.
Tasmanian State Migration Plan - occupations list 2015-16
Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of great and excellent lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, and world class reputable schools and university education.
The Tasmanian Government actively encourages skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and its cultural diversity Prospective skilled migrants can apply to the Department of State Growth for a Tasmanian Government state nomination.
State nomination visas
State nomination gives applicants extra points to help meet DIBP’s 60 point threshold. state nomination provides 5 points for the 190 and 10 points for the 489and .
Applicants receive priority processing at the DIBP, and receives visas quickly when compared to other applicants.
State nominations have no occupation ceilings and once you are nominated in SkillSelect you can immediately apply for a visa.
The two general skilled migration visas that require state government nomination are the skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) which is a permanent resident visa, and the skilled regional visa (subclass 489) which is a provisional visa.
Criteria for subclass 190
The 190 visa is a permanent resident visa. Once you are nominated and issued visa grant by DIBP, you must live in Tasmania for two years.
To apply, you must first fulfill the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requirements.
In addition to the DIBP requirement, you must meet the criteria for one of the following categories to apply for Tasmanian State nomination for the subclass 190 visa
If you are applying from outside Tasmania
1. A formal job offer from an employer based in Tasmania.
The job offer must be relevant to skills assessment.
Evidence of the job offer needs to be attached to the application (this could be a contract or
formal letter providing an offer of employment)
2. A job offer is not required if you have an immediate family member permanently residing in Tasmania.
3. Applicant must demonstrate genuine intention to live and work in Tasmania and have sufficient funds to cover relocation and resettlement costs.
4. If you have studied for one or more years in Tasmania and have successfully completed a recognised tertiary qualification in the statenominated occupation on Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) genuine intention to live and work in Tasmania.
5. If you are a medical professional trained outside Tasmania you must have worked in the state in your nominated occupation and have an on-going position.
Criteria for subclass 489
A formal job offer from an employer based in Tasmania.
Evidence of the job offer or letter of interest needs to be attached to the application (this could be a contract or formal letter providing an offer of employment) a job offer is not required if you have an immediate family member permanently residing in Tasmania.
If you are interstate, you must provide evidence that you have moved to Tasmania (rental lease for example) before your Expression of Interest (EOI) is submitted in SkillSelect.
If you are a Tasmanian graduate and have studied in Tasmania for a minimum of one year and have successfully completed a recognised tertiary qualification in Tasmania:nominated occupation on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List if you are interstate, you must provide evidence that you have moved to Tasmania (rental lease for example) before your EOI is submitted in SkillSelect.
If you want to operate a business that is located in Tasmania
Nominate an occupation on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List you must submit a comprehensive business plan with the application
You need to strongly demonstrate relevant business experience, management expertise and genuine intention to operate a business in Tasmania
You are encouraged to come to Tasmania and meet with the Department of State Growth Business and Skilled Migration staff to discuss your business proposal.