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​​​The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development does not attempt to collect Personal Information* about you when you visit this website. You can generally visit this website without revealing Personal Information*, unless you choose to provide it. The information collected by the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development is dependent upon the actions undertaken when visiting the website.

Site visit data

The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development records each visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • the user's server address
    the user's top-level domain name (eg .gov, .com, .au, .nz)
    the type of browser used to access the site
    the date and time the user accessed the site
    the pages accessed and the files downloaded
    the referring website.

This information assists the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development to understand how the website is used and helps to keep improving information quality.

The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development will make no attempt to identify users or their browsing activities, except where required by law.

This website may contain links to other sites. The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourages you to examine each site's privacy policy and make your own decisions regarding its accuracy, reliability and the correctness of material and information found.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information delivered to and stored by your web browser when you access information from certain websites. The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development may use cookies from time to time in an effort to improve user experience.

Email management – collection of Personal Information

Your email address will be recorded only if you choose to send a message. It will be used only​ for the purpose for which you provided it and will not be added to a mailing list, unless explicitly stated. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose and will not be disclosed without your consent.

If you are asked for any other Personal Information* you will be informed how it will be used if you choose to give it.

*The use of the term "Personal I​nformation" in this privacy statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.

News

Welcome news for international students – Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration program expanded to include VET graduates

The Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration Program provides a skilled migration pathway for international students graduating from university in Western Australia.  From December 2019, the Graduate stream has been extended to include VET graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above. 

The Graduate stream is also more accessible for international students:

studies in higher education, VET (Certificate III level and above) and/or English language courses for overseas students (ELICOS) studies all count towards the requirement to study for two years in Western Australia.

Graduates need to demonstrate either six months' work experience in Australia OR a six month employment contract in Western Australia, but not both.  Previously international students needed to have 12 months of work experience plus a job offer for 12 months.

A new Graduate Occupation List (GOL) and updated eligibility criteria are now available.  

For more information on the changes to the Graduate stream, visit the Graduate stream requirements page.

The criteria for the General stream of the State Nomination Migration Program  will remain the same; however the Western Australian State Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) has been updated. 

Fun Fact
Western Australia is the largest Australian state with an area of more than 2 500 000 square km, a 12 500 km coastline and spanning 2 400 km from north to south.