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.