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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Commonwealth Government websites

 OrganisationURL​​
Australian Bureau of Statisticsabs.gov.au
Australian Education Internationalinternationaleducation.gov.au​
​Australian Government​australia.gov.au​
​Australian Prudential Regulation Authorityapra.go​v.au​
Australian Taxation Office​ato.gov.au
Bureau of Meteorologybom.gov.au
Centrelinkhumanse​rvices.gov.au​
Department of Agriculture and Water Resourcesagriculture.gov.au
​Department of Education (Western Australia)education.wa.gov.au​
Department of Education and Trainingeducation.gov.au
​Department of Healthhealth.gov.au
Department of Home Affairshomeaffairs​.gov.au
Fair Work Ombudsmanfairwork.gov.au 
​Foreign Investment Review Boardfirb.gov.au​
​Jobactive​jobsearch.gov.au​
Medicarehumans​ervices.gov.au​
MyChildmychild.gov.au
Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authoritymara.gov.au​​​
PrivateHealth.gov.auprivatehealth.gov.au​
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teachingqilt.edu.au​
Regional Development Australiarda.gov.au​
Therapeutic Goods Administrationtga.gov.au​
​Trades Recognition Australiatradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au
​Translating and Interpreting Service​tisnational.gov.au​​

 

Western Australian Government websites

 OrganisationURL
​Business Migration​​businessmigration.wa.gov.au​
​Department of Justicejustice.wa.gov.au​
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safetydmirs.wa.gov.au
Department of Education Western Australiaeducation.wa.edu.au
​Department of Fire and Emergency Servicesdfes.wa.gov.au​
Department of Health health.wa.gov.au
Department of Communitiescommunities.wa.gov.au
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Developmentdpird.wa.gov.au
Department of Training and Workforce Developmentdtwd.wa.gov.au
Department of Transporttransport.wa.gov.au
Equal Opportunity Commissioneoc.wa.gov.au​
​Fuel Watchfuelwatch.wa.gov.au​​​
Government of Western Australiawa.gov.au
​Healthy WA​​healthywa.wa.gov.au​
​Jobs and Skills WA
​jobsandskills.wa.gov.au
​Landgate​landgate.wa.gov.au​
​Main Roads Western Australia​mainroads.wa.gov.au​
​Office of Multicultural Interests​omi.wa.gov.au​
​Parliament WAparliament.wa.gov.au​
Small Business Development Corporationsmallbu​siness.wa.gov.au
​TAFE International Western Australiatafeinternational.wa.edu.au
Tourism Western Australiawesternaustralia.com​
Transperthtransperth.wa.gov.au
TransWAtranswa.wa.gov.au
WA Government Jobs Board​jobs.wa.gov.au​
​Western Australia Policepolice.wa.gov.au​
Western Australian Industrial Relations Commissionwairc.wa.gov.au

 

Regional Development Commission websites

OrganisationURL
Gascoyne Development Commissiongdc.wa.gov.au 
Goldfields-Esperance Development Commissiongedc.wa.gov.au
Great Southern Development Commissiongsdc.wa.gov.au
Kimberley Development Commissionkdc.wa.gov.au
Mid West Development Commissionmwdc.wa.gov.au
Peel Development C​ommissionpeel.wa.gov.au
Pilbara Development Commissionpdc.wa.gov.au
South West Development Commissionswdc.wa.gov.au
Wheatb​elt Development Commissionwheatbelt.wa.gov.au

 

Other important websites

​​Organisation​URL
​ABC Perth​​abc.net.au/perth​
​Alinta Energy​​alintaenergy.com.au/wa​
​Association of Independent Schools of Western Australiaais.wa.edu.au​
Australian International Movers Association​aima.com.​au​
​Australia Post​auspost.com.au
Australian Red Cross​​redcross.org.au​
​Catholic Education Western Australia​​cewa.edu.au​
​Centrecare​​centrecare.com.au
​Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia​cciwa.com​
​​Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand​charteredaccountantsanz.com​
CPA Australia​​cpaaustralia.com.au​
​Distance Learning for the Adult Migrant English Program​​tafensw.edu.au
​Heart Foundation​​heartfoundation.org.au​
​Horizon Power​ho​rizonpower.com.au​
​​Kleenheat Natural Gas​kleenheatng.com.au​
​Live Lighter​livelighter.com.au​
​Legal Aid Western Australia​legalaid.wa.gov.au​
​MercyCare Workforce Development Centremercycare.c​om.au​​
Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centremmrcwa.org.au​
​Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre​stirling.wa.gov.au​
Multicultural Futuresmulticulturalfutures.org.au
​National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters​naati.com.au​
​North Metropolitan TAFE (Adult Migrant English Program)northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au​
Nutrition Australia​nutritionaustralia.org​
Playgroup WA​playgroupwa.com.au​
​Real Estate Institute of Western Australiareiwa.com.au​​
​South Metropolitan TAFE (Adult Migrant English Program)southmetrotafe​.wa.edu.au​​​
​St John Ambulance Australiastjohnambulance.com.au​
​Synergy​​​​syner​gy.net.au​​​
​​Tenancy WA​tenancywa.org.au
​Water Corporation​watercorporation.com.au​​​
White Pages​whitepages.com.au​​​
Yellow Pagesyellowpages.com.au
 
News

Welcome news for international students – Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration program expanded to include VET graduates

The Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration Program provides a skilled migration pathway for international students graduating from university in Western Australia.  From December 2019, the Graduate stream has been extended to include VET graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above. 

The Graduate stream is also more accessible for international students:

studies in higher education, VET (Certificate III level and above) and/or English language courses for overseas students (ELICOS) studies all count towards the requirement to study for two years in Western Australia.

Graduates need to demonstrate either six months' work experience in Australia OR a six month employment contract in Western Australia, but not both.  Previously international students needed to have 12 months of work experience plus a job offer for 12 months.

A new Graduate Occupation List (GOL) and updated eligibility criteria are now available.  

For more information on the changes to the Graduate stream, visit the Graduate stream requirements page.

The criteria for the General stream of the State Nomination Migration Program  will remain the same; however the Western Australian State Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) has been updated. 

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