WA Skilled Nomination Update

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Western Australia opens State Nomination to applicants whose nominated occupation is included in the Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) or Graduate Occupation List (GOL) to State Nomination through Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489).

For applicants intending to use the general stream, WASMOL is available here. GOL which is for applicants who intend to use the graduate stream is also shown in the link.

Nomination Requirements

General Stream

  • Minimum requirements for State Nomination
  • Occupation is on WASMOL

Graduate Stream

  • Minimum requirements for State Nomination
  • Occupation is on GOL
  • Completed a higher education qualification in WA, including at least two years of full-time study in WA at a Western Australian University

Minimum requirements for State Nomination

  • DH  A requirements
    • Skill Assessment and Age
  • English requirement
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • ANZSCO Groups 1&2 Occupations require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent
  • Work experience*
    • at least one year of Australian work experience
    • at least three years of overseas work experience

*if you are under graduate stream and hold a WA Master’s degree or PhD, work experience requirement is waived for the State Nomination. Post qualification and via paid employment must have worked at least forty hours in a fortnight in the specified occupation.

  • Employment contract**
    • Contract of fulltime employment for at least 12 months in WA in the nominated (or closely related) occupation

**At least 35 hours per week, market salary, and two part-time jobs is acceptable

  • Settlement fund
    • To demonstrate minimum sufficient funds, below is the matrix
      • Single person – $20,000
      • Couple – $30,000
      • Every additional dependent – $5,000

 

Summary for WA Skilled Nomination Requirements

General Stream Graduate Stream
DHA requirement Y Y
Occupation listed on WASOL Y N
Occupation listed on GOL N Y
English requirement Y Y
Work experience Y Y

Bachelor or other Higher Degree Graduates

N

Masters and PHD Graduates

Employment contract Y Y
Study requirement N Y
Settlement fund Only yes for applicants who are not currently living in WA Only yes for applicants who are not currently living in WA

 

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