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​​​​​​​​​​The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme​ (RSMS) is a Department of Immigration and Border Protection​ (DIBP) program that allows skilled migrants to fill employment vacancies where there are no local Australian applicants available.

Under RSMS, employers in regional Australia can 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. Under RSMS, all of Western Australia is considered regional.

To nominate a skilled worker under the direct entry stream​, the employer must be assessed by an RSMS certifying body​.

Skilled Migration Western Australia (SMWA) is a certifying body and provides advice to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on whether RSMS direct entry stream applications meet set requirements.

For more information on the ​Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme and other entry streams, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website​

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