Need help with RSMS?

To nominate a skilled worker under the direct entry stream of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) with the Department of Home Affairs the employer and nominated position must be assessed by a regional certifying body​ (RCB).

The Department of Training and Workforce Development, through Western Australia Migration Services, is the regional certifying body for Western Australia (excluding the Goldfields-Esperance region). The Perth metroplitan area is not eligible for the RSMS.

To be assessed for certification by WA Migration Services, applications must demonstrate the following criteria. Where documents are submitted as supporting evidence, they should be provided as high quality colour copies of the original documents.

For more information see the checklist for applying for nomination certification.

To lodge an application with WA Migration Services:

Once the assessment has been completed, the nominator will receive an email with the outcome and a signed Form 1404 which is then used in your application to the Department of Home Affairs​.

If you have any questions regarding the process, contact the WA Migration Services team​.

For information regarding the application to the Department of Home Affairs, contact the Department of Home Affairs​. 


Goldfields–Esperance region

Regional Development Australia​ is the RCB for the Goldfields–Esperance region. Contact them directly to find out more about the assessment process.

T: +61 8 9091 6051 (from outside Australia)

E: director@rdage.com.au​​ 


Outside of Western Australia

To be assessed by a RCB outside of Western Australia​, see the Department of Home Affairs website.


Designated Area Migration Agreement

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has established a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the Department of Home Affairs. This agreement has its own occupation list providing employers in the region with access to a broader range of skilled workers, utilising the labour agreement stream of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) and the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186).

The Western Australian Government is not formally involved in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder DAMA. Employers in this region should contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for further information.

T: +61 8 9021 9600 (from outside Australia)

E: mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au



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