The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) is a Commonwealth Government program aimed at assisting the economic development of regional Australia by attracting skilled migrants to fill employment vacancies, where local Australian applicants are not available.
Under the RSMS employers are able to nominate skilled migrants to fill a full time vacancy (available for at least two years) when there is a genuine need for a paid employee in a business located in regional Australia. The RSMS category is not points tested and applicants can be overseas or already in Australia on a qualifying temporary visa.
New Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme application form
18 December 2012
Skilled Migration Western Australia has launched a new and improved application form for nomination certification under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.
The new form includes added features such as the ability to save and resume an application.
The criteria for nomination certification remains the same, as shown in the checklist for assessment. For more information on the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at firstname.lastname@example.org