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Work in Western Australia as diverse opportunities continue to grow. We offer the world a unique set of strengths and capabilities, from a highly-skilled workforce to abundant resources and outstanding research and education institutions.

For continued prosperity, ​​​​​​​​Western Australia needs skilled and experienced workers to fill positions that are not able to be filled by the local workforce. Western Australian workplaces are like no other. 

If you are interested in Western Australian employment opportunities, visit the Skilled Migrant Employment Register page.

Below are some guides in several languages that explain how we do things in Australian workplaces.

A guide for migrants who wish to enter the Western Australian workforce:

Visit the Settlement information section for more information on working in Western Australia.

Visit the Jobs and Skills WA website for tips on finding a job​ and to view a list of Western Australian occupation profiles.

For information on Western Australia's economy and labour market, visit the visit the Workforce development section​ of the Department of Training and Workforce Development website.

 

News


 

 

The WA Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.

 

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).

 

The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  

 

The WA Government has also waived the $200 application fee and has made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:


Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.


Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the "competent" level of English.


Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for.

 

The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued in the third week of September 2022.

 

 

For more information on the State Nominated Migration Program and the new requirements visit the About State nomination page.


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