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Closed occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
17 November 2014

​The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now closed:

ANZSCO 253999 Medical practitioners nec.

If your occupation is closed you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.

If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.

See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Closed occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
22 October 2014

​The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now closed:

ANZSCO 253112 Resident medical officer.

If your occupation is closed you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.

If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.

See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Update for Migration agents
20 October 2014

Skilled Migration Western Australia has released an update for all agents.

See the For migration agents page for further details.

Closures over the Christmas holidays
20 October 2014

​The Skilled Migration Western Australia office will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014 and will reopen on Monday 5 January 2015.

No invitations for State nomination will be sent during this time.

The processing of applications for State nomination may also be delayed by approximately 10 working days in addition to the advertised processing times.

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
14 October 2014

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 253999 Medical practitioners nec.
 
If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Introduction of tuition fee for dependents of 457 visa holders from the beginning of 2015
30 September 2014

​From 1 January 2015, all 457 visa holders will need to contribute to the cost of educating their children in public schools.
For further information, please visit the Education and Training International website.

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
19 September 2014

​The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:

ANZSCO 253112 Resident medical officer.

If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.

If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.

See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

2014-2015 Western Australian skilled migration occupation list now available
8 August 2014

​The Department of Training and Workforce Development has released the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) for 2014-2015.

You must have an occupation on the WASMOL to be invited to apply for State nomination.

If you lodged an application for State nomination prior to the release of the new WASMOL, your application will not be affected by the change of list.

See the occupations in demand section of the website for
further details.

Changes to registration for newly arrived migrants
21 July 2014

Registering your arrival in Western Australia on a State nominated visa can now be completed by requesting a registration form from Skilled Migration Western Australia by email at migration@dtwd.wa.gov.au 

See the ‘Registration for recently arrived skilled migrants’ button on the Skilled Migration page for further details.

Review of the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
3 July 2014

​The Department of Training and Workforce Development is conducting a review of the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list.

The following occupations will be evaluated and are now listed as unavailable:

121213 Fruit or nut grower
121216 Mixed crop farmer
121221 Vegetable grower
121321 Poultry farmer
133513 Production manager (mining)
231211 Master fisher
231212 Ship's engineer
231213 Ship's master
231214 Ship's officer
232611 Urban and regional planner
233111 Chemical engineer
233211 Civil engineer
233212 Geotechnical engineer
233214 Structural engineer
233215 Transport engineer
233311 Electrical engineer
233512 Mechanical engineer
233513 Production or plant engineer
233611 Mining engineer (excluding petroleum)
233612 Petroleum engineer
233912 Agricultural engineer
234111 Agricultural consultant
234112 Agricultural scientist
234211 Chemist
234611 Medical laboratory scientist
251312 Occupational health and safety adviser
252312 Dentist
254211 Nurse educator
254311 Nurse manager
263111 Computer network and systems engineer
272311 Clinical psychologist
272399 Psychologists nec
272413 Translator
272511 Social worker
312211 Civil engineering draftsperson
312212 Civil engineering technician
312311 Electrical engineering draftsperson
312312 Electrical engineering technician
321111 Automotive electrician
321212 Diesel motor mechanic
322211 Sheetmetal trades worker
322312 Pressure welder
322313 Welder (first class)
323212 Fitter and turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
323214 Metal machinist (first class)
324111 Panelbeater
324311 Vehicle painter
342211 Electrical linesworker
351111 Baker
351112 Pastrycook
351211 Butcher or smallgoods maker
351311 Chef
361311 Veterinary nurse
451211 Driving Instructor
121318 Pig farmer
133511 Production manager (forestry)
135112 ICT project manager
135199 ICT managers nec
139911 Arts administrator or manager
149112 Fitness centre manager
149113 Sports centre manager
224212 Gallery or museum curator
224214 Records manager
233999 Engineering professionals nec
234212 Food technologist
234311 Conservation officer
234312 Environmental consultant
234314 Park ranger
272112 Drug and alcohol counsellor
272114 Rehabilitation counsellor
272613 Welfare worker
312114 Construction estimator
312511 Mechanical engineering draftsperson
323215 Textile, clothing and footwear mechanic
324211 Vehicle body builder
331212 Carpenter
332211 Painting trades worker
333211 Fibrous plasterer
333212 Solid plasterer
333411 Wall and floor tiler
334111 Plumber (general)
334114 Gasfitter
342313 Electronic equipment trades worker
342314 Electronic instrument trades worker (general)
342315 Electronic instrument trades worker (special class)
362211 Gardener (general)
394213 Wood machinist
399999 Technicians and trades workers nec
441211 Emergency service worker

At the completion of the review the outcome will be published on the website.

Please see the Occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Update for migration agents
18 June 2014

​Skilled Migration Western Australia has released an update for all agents.
 
See the For migration agents page for further details.

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
3 June 2014

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 253999 Medical practitioners not elsewhere classified.
 
If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Electrical engineer available for a limited number of invitations
22 May 2014

The occupation of ANZSCO 233311 Electrical engineer is now available on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list for a limited number of invitations.

An invitation to apply for State nomination does not guarantee nomination.

See the How to apply for State nomination page for further details.

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
17 April 2014

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:

ANZSCO 312212 Civil engineering technician

If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.

If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
17 April 2014

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 312212 Civil engineering technician
 
If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Status changes on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
19 March 2014

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now available:

ANZSCO 231213 Ship’s master

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:

ANZSCO 231214 Ship’s officer

If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.

If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.

See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

New criteria for State Nomination available now
28 February 2014

​The new criteria for State nomination have been released and will be implemented on 1 March 2014. 

If you receive an invitation to apply for State nomination after 1 March 2014, the new criteria will apply. 

If you have previously received an invitation for State nomination your application will not be affected. 

See the How to apply for State nomination page for the new criteria.

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
19 February 2014

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 231213 Ship’s master.
 
If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Closed occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
12 February 2014

The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are now closed:
 
ANZSCO 233111 Chemical engineer; and
ANZSCO 233912 Agricultural engineer.
 
If your occupation is closed you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.​

New criteria for State nomination coming soon
22 January 2014

The new criteria for State nomination will be released at 12.00pm on 1 March 2014.
 
Until its release, the 2012-13 State nomination criteria will remain in place.
 
If you receive an invitation to apply for State nomination before the release of the new criteria, your application will not be affected.
 
See the How to apply for State nomination page for the current criteria. ​

Closed occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
15 January 2014

The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are now closed:
 
ANZSCO 233211 Civil engineer;
ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical engineer;
ANZSCO 233513 Production or plant engineer;
ANZSCO 234211 Chemist;
ANZSCO 263111 Computer network and systems engineer; and
ANZSCO 272413 Translator.
 
If your occupation is closed you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.​

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
18 December 2013

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 233311 Electrical engineer.
 
If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already recieved an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Restricted occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
13 December 2013

The following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 263111 Computer network and systems engineer.
 
If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Applications are declined if an applicant’s Expression of Interest (EOI) cannot be viewed in SkillSelect by Skilled Migration WA
13 December 2013

Applicants who receive an invitation from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) will have their application for State nomination (subclass 190 visa) declined. This is because DIBP has locked access to your EOI in the Skill Select database and we are unable to complete the assessment of your application.
 
This may occur when you select both, the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), and the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), in your Expression of Interest in the DIBP SkillSelect database.
 
If you receive an invitation from DIBP you are able to submit an application for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and may no longer require State nomination.
 
To pursue the State Nominated visa (subclass190) whilst the EOI is locked in SkillSelect you will be required to submit a new EOI to be reconsidered for an invitation. 
 

Restricted occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
11 December 2013

The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 272413 Translator; and
ANZSCO 234211 Chemist.
 
If your occupation is restricted you will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Skilled Migration Western Australia closed over Christmas and New Year
10 December 2013

The Skilled Migration Western Australia office will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2013 and will reopen on Friday 3 January 2014.
 
No invitations for State nomination will be sent during this time.
 
The processing of applications for State nomination and advice under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme may also be delayed by approximately 10 working days in addition to the advertised processing times.

Status changes to the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
20 November 2013

Status changes to the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are as follows:
 
Available = occupation is available for nomination
Restricted = occupation is under review and invitations will not be issued pending the outcome of the review
Closed = occupation is closed for invitations
 
The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list 2013-14 are now restricted:
 
ANZSCO 233211 Civil engineer
ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical engineer
ANZSCO 233513 Production or plant engineer
 
See the occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Review of the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
5 November 2013

The Department of Training and Workforce Development has conducted its monthly review of the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list.
 
The following occupation has been amended:
 
ANZSCO 331212 Carpenter (includes Joiner).
 
This will no longer include Joiner and will appear as follows:
 
ANZSCO 331212 Carpenter.
 
Please note that occupations are reviewed on a monthly basis.
 
If an occupation becomes unavailable this will take place on the first working day of each month from 12.00pm WST.
 
See the Occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Retail manager (general) not available for State nomination
5 November 2013

The occupation ANZSCO 142111 Retail manager (general) has been removed from the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) 2013-2014.
 
Invitations to apply for State nomination will not be sent to applicants with the occupation Retail manager (general).
 
See the occupations in demand section of the website for the current WASMOL.

Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List release date
22 October 2013

The Department of Training and Workforce Development will release the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) for 2013-2014 on 28 October 2013.
 
You must have an occupation on the WASMOL to be invited to apply for State nomination.
 
If you have lodged an application for State nomination prior to the release of the new WASMOL, your application will not be affected by the change of list.
 
See the occupations in demand section of the website for further details.

Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List coming soon
2 October 2013

The Department of Training and Workforce Development will soon release the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) for 2013-2014.
 
Until its release, the 2012-2013 WASMOL will remain in place.
 
To be invited to apply for State nomination you need an occupation on the current WASMOL.
 
The 2012-2013 State nomination criteria will also remain in place until further notice.
 
See the Occupations in Demand section of the website for the current WASMOL.

Criteria for State nomination
27 September 2013

​The criteria for State nomination are currently under review. The 2012-2013 criteria will remain in effect until further notice. Notification will be provided on the migration portal at least 15 business days prior to implementation of the new criteria. Please see the How to apply for State nomination page for the current criteria.

New process for State nomination
1 July 2013

The State sponsorship process has changed and Skilled Migration Western Australia at the Department of Training and Workforce Development will no longer accept direct applications for State sponsorship from 1 July 2013.
 
Eligible applicants will be invited to apply through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship SkillSelect system.
 
This will be referred to as State nomination.
 
The new process is as follows:
 
1 Submit an expression of interest to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship through the SkillSelect database.
 
2 The Department of Training and Workforce Development selects applicants from SkillSelect and offers an invitation to apply for State nomination.
 
3 If invited to apply, you will be given a unique identifier to submit an application to the Department of Training and Workforce Development.
 
To be considered for State nomination you must meet the current 2012-13 criteria for State sponsorship which is available on the How to apply for State nomination page.
 
It is anticipated that a new criteria will be implemented on 1 October 2013 for State nominations along with a new Western Australian skilled migration occupation list.
 
For more information on SkillSelect please visit www.skillselect.gov.au or call DIAC on 131881.

Review of the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
24 June 2013

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is conducting a review of the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list.

The following occupations are under review and will be ‘not available’ for State sponsorship from 1 July 2013.

ANZSCO 312112 Building associate
ANZSCO 139911 Arts administrator or manager
ANZSCO 511111 Contract administrator
ANZSCO 323316 Watch and clock maker and repairer
ANZSCO 323412 Toolmaker
ANZSCO 234412 Geophysicist
ANZSCO 331112 Stonemason
ANZSCO 312911 Maintenance planner
ANZSCO 323299 Metal fitters and machinists not elsewhere classified
ANZSCO 234313 Environmental research scientist
ANZSCO 233411 Electronics engineer
ANZSCO 233112 Materials engineer
ANZSCO 399111 Boat builder and repairer
ANZSCO 399211 Chemical plant operator
ANZSCO 223311 Training and development professional
ANZSCO 139913 Laboratory manager
ANZSCO 232112 Landscape architect
ANZSCO 231215 Ship's surveyor
ANZSCO 234914 Physicist
ANZSCO 311411 Chemistry technician
ANZSCO 142114 Hair or beauty salon manager
ANZSCO 312512 Mechanical engineering technician
ANZSCO 234399 Environmental scientists not elsewhere classified
ANZSCO 321213 Motorcycle mechanic
ANZSCO 321214 Small engine mechanic
ANZSCO 323313 Locksmith
ANZSCO 323411 Engineering patternmaker
ANZSCO 324212 Vehicle trimmer
ANZSCO 333311 Roof tiler
ANZSCO 342212 Technical cable jointer
ANZSCO 392111 Print finisher
ANZSCO 392312 Small offset printer
ANZSCO 393212 Clothing patternmaker
ANZSCO 399112 Shipwright
ANZSCO 399512 Camera operator (film, television or video)
ANZSCO 399916 Plastics technician
ANZSCO 452413 Jockey
ANZSCO 323112 Aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)
 
Applications lodged before 1 July 2013 will not be affected.
 
It is anticipated the review will be completed on 1 October 2013 and the outcome will be published on the website.

Please see the Occupations in demand page for all available occupations.

Newly arrived skilled migrants
1 July 2013

After obtaining your State nominated skilled visa you are required to register your arrival into Western Australia by visiting the Skilled Migration Western Australia office.