Need help with RSMS?

​​​​​​​​​​​​To nominate a skilled worker under the direct entry stream, the employer must be assessed by a regional certifying body. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requires an assessment outcome from a regional certifying body (RCB) before it will finalise an application for employer n​omination.

To be assessed as successful, the employer must demonstrate the following criteria to the RCB.

  • There is a genuine need for a paid employee in the nominator's business for the nominated position. 

  • The position cannot be filled locally by an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

  • The terms and conditions of employment are the same as those that would be offered to an Australian citizen or permanent resident performing the same tasks at the same location. 

  • The occupation is ANZSCO​ skill levels 1​3. Occupations with ANZSCO skill levels 4 or 5 are not eligible for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS).

Skilled Migration Western Australia (SMWA) is the RCB for Western Australia (excluding the Goldfields–Esperance region).

To be assessed by SMWA:

Once assessment has been completed, the employer will receive an email with the outcome and a signed Form 1404 which is then used in the application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection​.

If you have any questions regarding the process, contact Skilled Migration Western Australia​.

For information regarding the application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection​


Goldfields–Esperance region

Regional Development Australia​ is the RCB for the Goldfields–Esperance region. Contact them directly to find out more about the assessment process.

T: +61 8 9091 6051 (from outside Australia)
E: eo@rdage.com.au​

Outside of Western Australia

Contact the Department of Immigr​ation and Border Protection​​ for an RCB outside of Western Australia.

Start application for RSMS certification
​​​​​​​Current processing time (working days)28