Invitations are anticipated to be issued in the third week of each month. The number of invitations issued each month may vary depending on the number of applications being processed by WA Migration Services.
On a monthly basis a set number of expressions of interest ('EOIs') are selected from SkillSelect to receive an invitation to apply for State nomination. If you are invited, WA Migration Services will contact you via email with a link to the State nomination application form.
EOIs are selected based on the following ranking system.
1. Applicants eligible for the General stream will be ranked in accordance with the table below:
|» Currently residing in Western Australia |
|» currently residing in another Australian state or territory|
» currently residing offshore
|» highest EOI points score|
|» oldest EOI submission date|
2. Applicants eligible for the Graduate stream will be ranked in accordance with the table below:
|Graduate stream - Higher education graduates||Graduate stream - Vocational Education and Training (VET) Graduates|
|» Currently residing in Western Australia||» Currently residing in Western Australia|
|» Currently residing in another Australian state or territory||» Currently residing in another Australian state or territory|
|» Currently residing offshore;||» Currently residing offshore|
|» Completed a PhD or Masters qualification in Western Australia||» Completed a VET qualification at Advanced Diploma level in Western Australia|
|» Completed a Honours degree or other higher degree in Western Australia||» Completed a VET qualification at Diploma level in Western Australia|
|» Completed a Bachelor degree in Western Australia||» Completed a VET qualification at Certificate IV level in Western Australia|
|» Highest EOI points score||» Completed a VET qualification at Certificate III level in Western Australia|
|» Oldest EOI submission date||» Highest EOI points score|
|||» Oldest EOI submission date|
If you are eligible for an invitation through multiple streams, you will receive an invitation for each stream you are eligible for. However, you will only be able to lodge one application for State nomination through your chosen stream.
If multiple EOIs are ranked at the same level, invitations will be issued based on the EOI submission date.
If your EOI indicates you are seeking State nomination for both the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visa, you will generally be invited for the subclass 491 visa in the first instance. This is because you will generally have a higher EOI points score for this visa.
Eligibility and future invitations
Having an eligible EOI does not guarantee you will receive an invitation for State nomination. To receive an invitation in a future round please ensure that your EOI meets all requirements as outlined above, plus any additional State nomination criteria. Please ensure that your nominated occupation is currently available on the WA State Nomination - Combined occupation list.