Need help with state nomination?


Applicants who have a nominated occupation identified on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) or Graduate occupation list (GOL) may be eligible for Western Australian State nomination using one of the following visa subclasses:

The WASMOL is available to applicants who intend to use the general stream.
The GOL is available for applicants who intend to use the graduate stream.
To determine your eligibility to apply, consult the Criteria for State nomination.

Notes on using the occupation lists

Occupations may have the following status.

  • Available: occupation is available for nominations invitations.

  • Under review: occupation is under review and invitations to apply for State nomination will be limited pending the outcome of the review.

  • Closed: occupation is closed for invitations.

Check that your occupation is available and eligible for your intended visa subclass. Occupations may become unavailable without notice.

The occupations identified on the occupation lists do not relate to any specific job vacancies, nor represent any guarantee of a job, but rather identify occupations that are considered a priority for the State. It is recommended that you research employment opportunities in Western Australia (in your occupation) before making the decision to migrate. State nomination applicants will have to compete with all potential employees in the Western Australian labour market to secure any available or advertised position.   

For occupations which require licensing or registration before being permitted to work in Western Australia, a positive skills assessment and State nomination do not guarantee you will meet the licensing or registration requirements of the relevant licensing or registration authority. Those considering applying for Western Australian nomination are advised to check with the appropriate licensing or registration authority to verify their suitability for licensing or registration.


2019/20 Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List​

ANZSCO codeSkilled occupationEligible visas***Regional WA onlyStatus
  *190 visa**491 visa  
252711Audiologist YYAvailable
253316GastroenterologistYY Available
253111General Practitioner YYAvailable
254111Midwife YYAvailable
253513NeurosurgeonYY Available
253913Obstetrician and Gynaecologist YY Available
251412OrthoptistYY Available
253515Otorhinolaryngologist YY Available
253411Psychiatrist YY Available
253918Radiation Oncologist YY Available
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)  YYAvailable
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health) YYAvailable
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) YYAvailable
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health) YYAvailable
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative) YYAvailable
253323RheumatologistYY Available
251214SonographerYY Available
253521Vascular SurgeonYY Available

2019/20 Graduate Occupation List

ANZSCO codeSkilled occupationEligible visas***Regional WA onlyStatus
  *190 visa**491 visa  
221111Accountant (General)YY Available
231111Aeroplane Pilot Y Available
233911Aeronautical EngineerYY Available
234111Agricultural ConsultantYY Available
233912Agricultural EngineerYY Available
234112Agricultural ScientistYY Available
311111Agricultural Technician Y Available
311211Anaesthetic TechnicianYY Available
232111ArchitectYY Available
252711AudiologistYY Available
351111BakerYY Available
271111BarristerYY Available
121312Beef Cattle Farmer  Y Available
233913Biomedical EngineerYY Available
234514BiotechnologistYY Available
312113Building InspectorYY Available
141111Café or Restaurant ManagerYY Available
351311ChefYY Available
233111Chemical EngineerYY Available
234211ChemistYY Available
233211Civil EngineerYY Available
312211Civil Engineering DraftspersonYY Available
312212Civil Engineering TechnicianYY Available
272311Clinical PsychologistYY Available
222111Commodities TraderYY Available
411711Community WorkerYY Available
263111Computer Network and Systems EngineerYY Available
149311Conference and Event OrganiserYY Available
133111Construction Project ManagerYY Available
121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer Y Available
252311Dental Specialist YY Available
261312Developer ProgrammerYY Available
411712Disabilities Service OfficerYY Available
334113DrainerYY Available
272112Drug and Alcohol CounsellorYY Available
241111Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) TeacherYY Available
272312Educational PsychologistYY Available
233311Electrical EngineerYY Available
312311Electrical Engineering DraftspersonYY Available
312312Electrical Engineering TechnicianYY Available
342315Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)YY Available
233411Electronics EngineerYY Available
441211Emergency Service Worker Y Available
133211Engineering ManagerYY Available
233915Environmental Engineer YY Available
251311Environmental Health Officer Y Available
139912Environmental ManagerYY Available
322113FarrierYY Available
222112Finance BrokerYY Available
222199Financial Brokers (NEC)YY Available
222299Financial Dealers (NEC)YY Available
222311Financial Investment AdviserYY Available
222312Financial Investment ManagerYY Available
132211Finance ManagerYY Available
222211Financial Market DealerYY Available
231113Flying Instructor Y Available
451399Funeral Workers (NEC) Y Available
234411GeologistYY Available
234412GeophysicistYY Available
233212Geotechnical EngineerYY Available
121214Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus)/Field Crop Grower (NZ) Y Available
231114Helicopter Pilot Y Available
251511Hospital PharmacistYY YAvailable
361112Horse TrainerYY Available
141311Hotel or Motel ManagerYY Available
132311 Human Resource ManagerYY Available
234413HydrogeologistYY Available
135112ICT Project ManagerYY Available
262112ICT Security SpecialistYY Available
233511Industrial EngineerYY Available
251512Industrial PharmacistYY Available
222113Insurance BrokerYY Available
272412InterpreterYY Available
312911Maintenance Planner Y Available
221112Management AccountantYY Available
233112Materials EngineerYY Available
311312Meat InspectorYY Available
233512Mechanical EngineerYY Available
134211Medical Administrator Y Available
234611Medical Laboratory ScientistYY Available
251212Medical Radiation TherapistYY Available
311299Medical Technicians (NEC)YY Available
234912MetallurgistYY Available
312913Mine DeputyYY Available
233611Mining Engineer (excluding petroleum)YY Available
121411Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer Y Available
121216Mixed Crop Farmer Y Available
121317Mixed Livestock Farmer Y Available
233916Naval ArchitectYY Available
263112Network AdministratorYY Available
263113Network AnalystYY Available
251213Nuclear Medicine TechnologistYY Available
251312Occupational Health and Safety AdvisorYY Available
311214Operating Theatre Technician Y Available
251411OptometristYY Available
251412OrthoptistYY Available
251912Orthotist or ProsthetistYY Available
252112Osteopath YY Available
233612Petroleum EngineerYY Available
311215Pharmacy TechnicianYY Available
252611PodiatristYY Available
241213Primary School TeacherYY Available
233513Production or Plant EngineerYY Available
133112Project Builder Y Available
272399Psychologists (NEC)YY Available
233213Quantity SurveyorYY Available
272114Rehabilitation CounsellorYY Available
132511Research and Development ManagerYY Available
253112Resident Medical OfficerYY Available
411715Residential Care OfficerYY Available
134311School PrincipalYY Available
241411Secondary School TeacherYY Available
121322Sheep Farmer Y Available
231213Ship's Master Y Available
272511Social WorkerYY Available
261313Software EngineerYY Available
271311SolicitorYY Available
241511Special Needs TeacherYY Available
222213Stockbroking DealerYY Available
233214Structural EngineerYY Available
133611 Supply and Distribution ManagerYY Available
232212SurveyorYY Available
221113Taxation AccountantYY Available
241512Teacher of the Hearing ImpairedYY Available
241513Teacher of the Sight ImpairedYY Available
263311Telecommunications EngineerYY Available
342413Telecommunications LinesworkerYY Available
263312Telecommunications Network EngineerYY Available
272413Translator Y Available
233215Transport EngineerYY Available
232611Urban and Regional PlannerYY Available
234711VeterinarianYY Available
361311Veterinary Nurse YY Available
242211Vocational Education Teacher Y Available
272613Welfare WorkerYY Available
411716Youth WorkerYY Available



*     190 - State Nominated visa (subclass 190)

**    491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

***  Regional WA only


Candidates nominating for occupations that are designated 'Regional Western Australia only' in the General or Graduate stream must provide evidence of a job offer/contract of employment in a location defined by the Commonwealth as Category 3 - Regional Centres and Other Regional Areas (not Perth and Mandurah). These include the following areas by postcodes: 6041 to 6044, 6084, 6207, 6213, 6215 to 6537, and 6560 to 6770.


The Commonwealth Government determines the Regional Occupation List (ROL) which specifies those occupations that are only eligible for regional areas. In the table above, occupations listed as only available for the 491 are included on the ROL, with the Commonwealth Government precluding them from the 190 visa.

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