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.