VIC – Skilled Visas for Medical Professionals

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for Medical Professionals

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member of nominated by a state or territory government. To found out if you are eligible and the process for the visa, please refer to our Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-Tested) Stream page.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visas for Medical Professionals

Unlike the 189 visa, both 190 and 491 visas require skilled workers to be nominated by a state or territory government. The main difference between these two visas is that the 491 visa is a temporary visa (5 year validity). Skilled workers will have a pathway to permanent residency once they live and work in regional area for 3 years. For more information, please visit our Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) page.


Subclass 190

  1. Must be living in Victoria
  2. Must be currently working in one of the Victoria target sectors – see Health Sector and Nurses List below
  3. Must have STEMM skills or qualification

Subclass 491

  1. Must be living and working in regional Victoria
  2. Must be currently working in one of the Victoria target sectors – see Health Sector and Nurses List below
  3. Must have STEMM skills or qualification

Occupation List – Health Sector

Any occupation on the Department of Home Affairs’ Skilled Occupation List is eligible to submit a Registration of Interest (ROI), provided you are using your Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEMM) skills in one of the target sectors.

The health sector in Victoria consists of professionals providing medical services to Victorians as well as those involved in related education and research and development.

Note: You do not necessarily need to be working in a health occupation (eg. Nurse) to be considered working in health sector. For example, a Software Developer working on software for hospitals is considered to be working in the health sector.

Nurses List

Victoria will focus on inviting the specialisations below:

Midwife (ANZSCO 254111)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425)

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