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This permanent visa allows you to live and work in all areas of Australia.

To be eligible, you must meet the following Department of Home Affairs requirements: 

  • have a relevant skills assessment;

  • be under 45 years old;

  • be nominated by a State or Territory, such as Western Australia;

  • be able to score 65 points or more on the Department of Home Affairs points test. State nomination for the subclass 190 visa gives you an extra 5 points towards the Department of Home Affairs points test, which is automatically incorporated into your EOI;

  • have the required English level; and

  • have an occupation on the relevant occupation list.

Visit the Home Affairs website for more information on the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).


Western Australian State nomination

To be considered by Western Australia, you must first lodge an expression of interest (EOI) in the Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect database. WA Migration Services invites eligible EOIs on a monthly basis to apply for Western Australian State nomination based on a ranking system.

You can be invited through one of two streams:

  • the general stream, and 

  • the graduate stream.


Overview of ranking system

Each month, a set number of eligible EOIs are selected in SkillSelect based on the below ranking system. Visit the invitation rounds page for further information.

 

  1. Applicants eligible for the General stream will be ranked in accordance with the table below: 

General stream

​» Currently residing in Western Australia;

​» Currently residing in another Australian state or territory;

» highest EOI points score; and

» oldest EOI submission date.

 

2. Applicants eligible for the Graduate stream will be ranked in accordance with the table below:

Higher education graduates

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;

» 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; and

» completed a VET qualification at Certificate III level in Western Australia;

» oldest EOI submission date.

» highest EOI points score; and

» oldest EOI submission date.

 

If you are invited to apply, that means your EOI has demonstrated you meet a series of initial requirements.

 

If you would like to accept your invitation to apply for WA State nomination, you will be required to provide further evidence to meet the State nomination requirements, as outlined below. This evidence is provided during the application process. For the full list of requirements, you can also view the State nomination migration program process and requirements.

 

If your application for State nomination is approved, you will be nominated by WA Migration Services in SkillSelect and automatically invited to apply for the Subclass 190 visa by the Department of Home Affairs.

 

Overview of State nomination requirements

​General stream WASMOL Schedule 1

General stream WASMOL Schedule 2

​Graduate stream

​Meet Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements for the intended visa subclass

​Y

​Y

​Y

​Nominated occupation is available on the relevant list

WA skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) schedule 1

WA skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) schedule 2

Graduate occupation list (GOL)

Currently reside in Australia
​Y
​Y
​Y

​Meet minimum English requirements for the nominated occupation

​Y

Y

​Y

Work experience

​A least one year Australian or three years overseas work experience in nominated (or closely related) occupation

​N

At least six months paid Australian work experience in nominated (or closely related) occupation.

 

OR

 

​​Full time employment contract in WA for a minimum of six months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation.

​Contract of employment*

​Full time employment contract in WA* for a minimum of 12 months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation.

​Full time employment contract in WA* for a minimum of 12 months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation.

Have a Certificate III or above qualification from an accredited WA educational institution

N

​N

Y

​Meet the two years WA study requirement

​N

​N

​Y

​Demonstrate sufficient settlement funds

​Only if you are not currently living in WA

​Only if you are not currently living in WA

​Only if you are not currently living in WA

 

* Excluding occupations specified as 'Regional WA only'. Candidates nominating occupations that are designated 'Regional WA only' must provide evidence of a job offer/contract in a specified 'Regional WA only' area. Visit the Occupation Lists page for further information on occupations and areas specified under 'Regional WA only'. 

Visit the State nomination section for more information on how to be nominated by Western Australia. Information on the application process can be found on the How to apply for State nomination page.