New applications for the State Nominated Migration Program are being accepted with an interim
Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) targeting those occupations which are of a specialist nature and have compelling evidence of unmet demand at a State level.
The State Government will be consulting with industry to develop a new list which is expected to be complete and operational in late May 2017.
Further information will be posted on the migration portal as it becomes available.
All applications received before suspension of the program on 13 March 2017 will be processed according to the criteria that were in place prior to this date. Invitations issued to intending migrants before 13 March will be honoured and their applications processed.
Applicants who have an occupation identified on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) (shown below) may be eligible for Western Australian State nomination using the following visas:
Please check the status of your occupation on the WASMOL to see if it is currently available for State nomination. Occupations may become unavailable without notice.
To be considered for an invitation to apply for Western Australian State nomination intending migrants must have Australian or overseas work experience in their nominated occupation.
To determine your eligibility to apply, consult the Criteria for State nomination.
State nomination applicants will have to compete with all potential employees in the Western Australian labour market to secure any available or advertised position.
For occupations which require licensing or registration before being permitted to work in Western Australia, a positive skills assessment and State nomination do not guarantee you will meet the licensing or registration requirements of the relevant licensing or registration authority. Those considering applying for Western Australian nomination are advised to check with the appropriate licensing or registration authority to verify their suitability for licensing or registration.
Notes on using the WASMOL
Occupations may have the following status:
Available = occupation is available for nomination
Restricted = occupation is under review and invitations to apply for State nomination will be limited pending the outcome of the review
Closed = occupation is closed for invitations
The occupations identified on WASMOL do not relate to any specific job vacancies, nor represent any guarantee of a job, but rather identify occupations that are considered a priority for the State. It is recommended that you research employment opportunities in Western Australia (in your occupation) before making the decision to migrate.
The WASMOL previously categorised occupations into Schedule 1 and Schedule 2. From 28 March 2017 the interim WASMOL has been simplified into one list targeting those occupations which are of a specialist nature and have compelling evidence of unmet demand at a State level.
Western Australian skilled migration occupation list
The WASMOL has been simplified into one list, and is no longer categorised into Schedule 1 and Schedule 2.
Schedule 2 is not applicable to the interim WASMOL.