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​From December 2019, the Graduate Stream for State Nomination will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above. 

The first invitation round to include VET graduates will be issued in December 2019.


Other changes to the graduate stream are:

 

 

Current requirement

New requirement (December 2019)

Study in WA

At least 2 years study in WA at a WA university

At least 2 years study in WA at one or more WA education providers studying ELICOS, VET at a registered training organisation or Higher Education providers

Work experience

 

Job Offer

12 months Australian work experience in nominated or closely related occupation

 

And

 

12 month contract of employment in nominated or closely related occupation

 

 

6 months Australian work experience in the applicants nominated occupation on the Graduate Occuation List

 

Or

 

6 month contract of employment in the applicants nominated occupation on the Graduate Occuation List

 

A new Graduate Occupation List and these updated requirements for the Graduate Stream will be published on the website prior to the December invitation round.

 

Current requirements for the graduate stream

For information on the current requirements, visit the State nomination requirements page.