WA – Skilled Visa 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.

Western Australia

Skilled Nominated Visa General Stream – Subclass 190

  1. Have a relevant skills assessment
  2. Must be under 45 years old
  3. Must be nominated by the Western Australian Government
  4. Must score a minimum of 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test
  5. Must have the required English level
  6. Must have a medical professional occupation on the WA Skilled Migration Occupation List – Sch 1

Skilled Nominated Visa Graduate Stream – Subclass 190

  1. Have a relevant skills assessment
  2. Must be under 45 years old
  3. Must be nominated by the Western Australian Government
  4. Must score a minimum of 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test
  5. Must have the required English level
  6. Must have a medical professional occupation on the WA Graduate Occupation List

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa General Stream – Subclass 491

  1. Have a relevant skills assessment
  2. Must be under 45 years old
  3. Must be nominated by the Western Australian Government
  4. Must score a minimum of 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test
  5. Must have the required English level
  6. Must have a medical professional occupation on the WA Skilled Migration Occupation List – Sch 1

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Graduate Stream – Subclass 491

  1. Have a relevant skills assessment
  2. Must be under 45 years old
  3. Must be nominated by the Western Australian Government
  4. Must score a minimum of 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test
  5. Must have the required English level
  6. Must have a medical professional occupation on the WA Graduate Occupation List
WA Skilled Migration Occupation List Sch 1 – Medical Professionals
Skilled occupation

Eligible visas

Regional WA only
*190 visa **491 visa
Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711) Y Y Y
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311) Y Y
Dental Specialist (ANZSCO 252311) Y Y Y
Dentist (ANZSCO 252312) Y Y
Gastroenterologist (ANZSCO 253316) Y Y
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111) Y Y Y
Hospital Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251511) Y Y
Industrial Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251512) Y Y
Midwife (ANZSCO 254111) Y Y
Neurosurgeon (ANZSCO 253513) Y Y
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (ANZSCO 251213) Y Y
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411) Y Y
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (ANZSCO 253913) Y Y
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411) Y Y
Orthoptist (ANZSCO 251412) Y Y
Otorhinolaryngologist (ANZSCO 253515) Y Y
Pathologist (ANZSCO 253915) Y Y Y
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511) Y Y
Podiatrist (ANZSCO 252611) Y Y
Psychiatrist (ANZSCO 253411) Y Y
Psychologists nec (ANZSCO 272399) Y Y
Radiation Oncologist (ANZSCO 253918) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) (ANZSCO 254416) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423) Y Y
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424) Y Y
Registered Nurses nec (ANZSCO 254499) Y Y
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112) Y Y
Retail Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251513) Y Y
Rheumatologist (ANZSCO 253323) Y Y
Sonographer (ANZSCO 251214) Y Y
Speech Pathologist (ANZSCO 252712) Y Y
Vascular Surgeon (ANZSCO 253521) Y Y
WA Graduate Occupation List – Medical Professionals
Skilled occupation Eligible visas ​ Regional WA only
*190 visa **491 visa
Anaesthetic Technician (ANZSCO 311211) Y Y
Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711) Y Y
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311) Y Y
Dental Specialist (ANZSCO 252311) Y Y
Educational Psychologist (ANZSCO 272312) Y Y
Emergency Service Worker (ANZSCO 441211) Y
Hospital Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251511) Y Y Y
Industrial Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251512) Y Y
Medical Administrator (ANZSCO 134211) Y
Medical Laboratory Scientist (ANZSCO 234611) Y Y
Medical Radiation Therapist (ANZSCO 251212) Y Y
Medical Technicians nec (ANZSCO 311299) Y Y
Operating Theatre Technician (ANZSCO 311214) Y
Optometrist (ANZSCO 251411) Y Y
Orthoptist (ANZSCO 251412) Y Y
Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912) Y Y
Osteopath (ANZSCO 252112) Y Y
Pharmacy Technician (ANZSCO 311215) Y Y
Podiatrist (ANZSCO 252611) Y Y
Psychologists nec (ANZSCO 272399) Y Y
Rehabilitation Counsellor (ANZSCO 272114) Y Y
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112) Y Y
Residential Care Officer (ANZSCO 411715) Y Y
Retail Pharmacist​ (ANZSCO 251513) ​Y Y​

Jamie Lim

Jamie is an Australian Regulated Migration Advisor (RMA 1799460).  Jamie has extensive immigration services experience across multiple visa subclasses and specialises in employer sponsored visas. He has a wide range of experience in corporate migration, including employer-sponsored visas and immigration compliance, and has managed small to large multinational corporate clients. Jamie also has specific experience with medical professionals, skills assessments, state sponsorships as well as partner visas. Book a time with Jamie here.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. Jamie speaks Mandarin Chinese as a second language.

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