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This permanent visa allows you to live and work in all areas of Australia.

To be eligible, you must meet the following Department of Home Affairs requirements: 

  • have a relevant skills assessment;

  • be under 45 years old;

  • be nominated by a State or Territory, such as Western Australia;

  • be able to score 65 points or more on the Department of Home Affairs points test. State nomination for the subclass 190 visa gives you an extra 5 points towards the Department of Home Affairs points test, which is automatically incorporated into your EOI;

  • have the required English level; and

  • have an occupation on the relevant occupation list.

Visit the Home Affairs website for more information on the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).


Western Australian State nomination

To be considered by Western Australia, you must first lodge an expression of interest (EOI) in the Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect database. WA Migration Services invites eligible EOIs on a monthly basis to apply for Western Australian State nomination based on a ranking system.

You can be invited through one of two streams:


Overview of ranking system

Each month, a set number of eligible EOIs are selected in SkillSelect based on the below ranking system. Visit the invitation rounds page for further information.

  1. Applicants eligible for the General stream will be ranked in accordance with the table below: 

General stream

» highest EOI points score; and

» oldest EOI submission date.

 

2. Applicants eligible for the Graduate stream will be ranked in accordance with the table below:

Higher Education Graduates

VET Graduates

» completed a PhD or Masters qualification in Western Australia;

» completed a VET qualification at Advanced Diploma level in Western Australia;

» completed a Honours degree or other higher degree in Western Australia;

» completed a VET qualification at Diploma level in Western Australia;

» completed a Bachelor degree in Western Australia;

» completed a VET qualification at Certificate IV level in Western Australia;

» highest EOI points score; and

» completed a VET qualification at Certificate III level in Western Australia;

» oldest EOI submission date.

» highest EOI points score; and

» oldest EOI submission date.

 

If you are invited to apply, that means your EOI has demonstrated you meet a series of initial requirements.

 

If you would like to accept your invitation to apply for WA State nomination, you will be required to provide further evidence to meet the State nomination requirements, as outlined below. This evidence is provided during the application process. For the full list of requirements, you can also view the State nomination migration program process and requirements.

 

If your application for State nomination is approved, you will be nominated by WA Migration Services in SkillSelect and automatically invited to apply for the Subclass 190 visa by the Department of Home Affairs.

 

Overview of State nomination requirements

General stream

Graduate stream

Meet Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements for the intended visa subclassYY
Nominated occupation is available on the relevant listWestern Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL)Graduate occupation list (GOL)
Meet minimum English requirements for the nominated occupationY
Y
Work experienceAt least one year Australian or three years overseas work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupationAt least six months paid Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation.

 
OR

Full time employment contract in Western Australia for a minimum of six months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation. 
Contract of employment*Full time employment contract in Western Australia for a minimum of 12 months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation.
Have a Certificate III or above qualification from an accredited Western Australian educational institutionNY
Meet the two year Western Australian study requirementNY
Demonstrate sufficient settlement fundsOnly if you are not currently living in Western AustraliaOnly if you are not currently living in Western Australia

 

* Excluding occupations specified as 'Regional WA only'. Candidates nominating occupations that are designated 'Regional WA only' must provide evidence of a job offer/contract in a specified 'Regional WA only' area. Visit the Occupation Lists page for further information on occupations and areas specified under 'Regional WA only'. 
 

Visit the State nomination section for more information on how to be nominated by Western Australia. Information on the application process can be found on the How to apply for State nomination page.