Have an occupation on the Graduate occupation list
Visit the WA State Nomination - combined occupation lists page for available occupations.
Meet Department of Home Affairs requirements
You must meet the Department of Home Affairs' (Home Affairs) requirements for your intended visa subclass, being:
Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information.
Meet English requirements
You must meet the English language requirements shown below in all four components in a single Department of Home Affairs approved English test.
If you have a passport from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or Ireland, you don't need to sit an English test to be eligible for Western Australian State nomination.
|Test||Minimum score |
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||6||6||6||6|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||B||B||B||B|
|Test of English as a foreign language internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT)||12||13||21||18|
|Pearson Test of English Academic |
|Cambridge C1 Advanced ||169||169||169||169|
Meet Western Australian study requirements
A Western Australian qualification
You will need to have gained one of the following qualifications from an accredited educational institution in Western Australia that meets the accreditation requirements outlined below at the time of your study.
A university or higher education qualification. This includes a PhD, Masters, Bachelor or higher degree (Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); and/or
A vocational education and training (VET) qualification at a Certificate III level or above.
At least two years study in Western Australia
You must have studied at an accredited Western Australian educational institution, full-time and face-to-face, for at least two years. The awarding institution must have met the accreditation requirements outlined below at the time of your studies. You can use study from different qualifications to make up the two years, including:
VET (Certificate III level or above); and/or
English language programs.
The onus is on the applicant to provide evidence to show two years of living and studying in Western Australia. If, due to COVID-19, you were required to complete some of your studies online, you will need to show evidence that you were enrolled as an onshore Western Australian student during this period.
Accredited Western Australian university or higher education providers
To be determined as an accredited university or higher education provider it must have met the below requirements at the time of your studies:
Your expression of interest must include the suburb and postcode for the university or campus where you completed your study.
Visit the Western Australian accredited educational institutions page for a list of currently approved university or higher education providers.
Accredited vocational education and training (VET) institutions
To be determined as an accredited VET institution it must have met the below requirements at the time of your studies:
Your expression of interest must include the suburb and postcode for the institution/s or campus where you completed your study.
Visit the Western Australian accredited educational institutions page for a list of currently approved VET providers.
Accredited provider of English language programs
To be determined as an accredited provider of English language programs, it must have met the below requirements at the time of your studies:
Visit the Western Australian accredited educational institutions page for a list of currently approved providers of English language programs.
You will need to provide the following:
a record of your results, such as transcript/s or a statement of attainment showing two years full time study in Western Australia; and
a letter from your education provider confirming your study duration and study load, start and completion date. If you studied at multiple institutions, to fulfil the two year study requirement, a letter must be provided from each education provider.
If you were studying under an Australian student visa, you will also need to provide:
confirmation of enrolment/s (COEs) and/or student visa grant notice for the duration of your two years of Western Australian study; and
if any study from your full-time course was completed at a reduced study load, evidence demonstrating this was approved by your awarding education provider
The educational institution determines whether a course is full-time or part-time.
For more information see the Criteria for State nomination or for information on the application process see the How to apply for State nomination page.