Western Australia 190 visa requirements

Related: Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL)

WA Migration Services, on behalf of the WA State Government, provides WA State nomination to eligible applicants for two visa subclasses, which gives you extra points on the Department of Home Affairs points test:

Please note that being nominated by the WA Government does not guarantee your visa will be approved by the Department of Home Affairs.

Features of the 2023—24 program

  • no application fee;
  • equal invitation ranking for Interstate and Overseas candidates;
  • prioritised invitations for candidates with an occupation in a WA industry sector with critical demand for skilled workers; and
  • reduced employment requirements for candidates invited through a WA building and construction industry sector occupation (as classified on the WA State nomination Occupation lists).

2023-24 Eligibility requirements

If you would like to be considered for an invitation for State nomination, your occupation will need to be eligible under the following streams.

These occupation lists identify occupations that are considered a priority for WA and are therefore eligible for skilled migrants through State nomination.

Overview of requirements

The following table provides an overview of the 2023-24 requirements for each stream of the State nominated migration program, for each of the two eligible visa types.

Stream requirements General stream
WASMOL
Schedule 1
General stream
WASMOL
Schedule 2
Graduate
stream
Visa type 190 491 190 491 190 491
Meet Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements for the intended visa subclass  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
​Nominated occupation is available on the relevant list  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 
Meet minimum English requirements  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
At least one year Australian or one year of overseas work experience in nominated (or closely related) occupation  Y  Y
​Full time employment contract in WA for a minimum of six months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation*  Y  * Y
Have obtained a Certificate III level or above qualification from an accredited WA educational institution  Y  Y
Meet the two years WA study requirement  Y  Y

* Applicants invited through a WA building and construction industry sector occupation (as per the WA State nomination Occupation lists) do not need to have a contract of employment.

2023-24 Stream-specific requirements

For specific details about each of these requirements for the General or the Graduate streams, please refer to the information below.

1: Nominated occupation on the relevant occupation list 

The nominated occupation identified in your skills assessment must be:

  • listed on the:
    • WASMOL Schedule 1 occupation list; or
    • WASMOL Schedule 2 occupation list.
  • eligible for your intended visa subclass.

2: Skills assessments

Your skills assessment must match the occupation you nominate in your EOI, and the occupation you are invited to apply for WA State nomination through.

A provisional skills assessment issued for a subclass 485 visa application cannot be considered.

3: Department of Home Affairs requirements

You must meet Home Affairs’ requirements for your intended visa subclass, being:

  • the Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190); or
  • the Skilled work regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

4: English language requirement

To meet the English language requirement, you must meet the minimum score listed for all four components, in a single sitting of one of the Home Affairs approved English tests listed below.

Competent English bands (test) Listening Reading Writing Speaking
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6 6 6 6
Occupational English Test (OET) B B B B
Test of English as a foreign language internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT) 12 13 21 18
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 50 50 50 50
Cambridge C1 Advanced 169 169 169 169
If you have a passport from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or Ireland, you don’t need to sit an English test to be eligible for WA State nomination.

5: Work experience requirement

The work experience requirement is not applicable to anyone invited through the General stream WASMOL schedule 2.

You must have:

  • at least one year of Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years; or
  • at least one year of overseas work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years.

You can only count work experience gained after you received your qualification, in paid employment, where you have worked at least 20 hours per week.

Evidence of relevant work experience may include:

  • records of Payment/Payslips to demonstrate paid employment in the occupation or closely related occupation. The Record of Payment/Payslip must include the Employer’s name and ABN (or overseas equivalent), the name of the employee, the pay period, date the payment was issued, gross and net pay including any loadings, penalties or allowances, deductions and tax withheld.
  • a letter from an employer that provides evidence of employment, including the employee’s name, job title, location of employment, duties performed and period of employment and the salary/hourly rate paid to the employee. The letter must include the business details, including company name and ABN (or overseas equivalent) and name and contact details of the employer for verification purposes.

Further evidence of work experience may be requested during the application process.

6: Contract of employment 

The Contract of employment requirement is not applicable to visa 491 applicants, or applicants who are were invited through a WA building and construction industry sector occupation (as classified on the WA State nomination Occupation lists).

You must have a contract of employment in your nominated (or closely related) occupation for full time employment in Western Australia, for at least six months from the date of your application for State nomination. Full time employment is defined as an average of at least 35 hours work per week. You are able to provide two contracts of employment to make up the 35 hours. The contract must include:

  • full names of both the employer and the employee;
  • start and end date (if permanent, only start date is required). The start date must be within three months of your application;
  • job title and related ANZSCO code;
  • job description;
  • terms and conditions of employment (such as salary, hours of work, leave entitlements and superannuation) which must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident doing equivalent work. If your contract does not describe your terms and conditions of employment, you can provide the enterprise agreement or industrial award for your occupation;
  • location of employment;
  • a statement that confirms “work specified in the employment contract must be performed by the employee and not contracted out to a third party”;
  • dated signatures from the employer and the employee; and
  • be drafted by the employer and not by the employee.
You will need to provide a copy of your contract as part of the State nomination application, and it must be provided as one document.

We will also assess whether:

  • an appropriate salary will be paid for the specified occupation, based on market salary rates;
  • the business employing you is genuine and operating in the location specified; and
  • as the employee, you will bear no financial risk and be provided with the relevant tools and equipment to successfully undertake the tasks required.

Independent contractors, self employment and sole traders

Employment contracts submitted by an independent contractor or for self-employment do not meet the above requirements and are not suitable to apply for WA State nomination. Employment contracts submitted by a sole trader will be considered in the following circumstances only:

  • the sole trader is not the stated applicant of the State nomination application; and
  • the employment contract meets all the above requirements.

1: Nominated occupation on the relevant occupation list 

The nominated occupation identified in your skills assessment must be listed on the Graduate stream occupation list and eligible for your intended visa subclass.

2: Skills assessments

Your skills assessment must match the occupation you nominate in your EOI, and the occupation you are invited to apply for WA State nomination through.

A provisional skills assessment issued for a subclass 485 visa application cannot be considered.

3: Department of Home Affairs requirements

You must meet Home Affairs’ requirements for your intended visa subclass, being:

  • the Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190); or
  • the Skilled work regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

4: English language requirement

To meet the English language requirement, you must meet the minimum score listed for all four components, in a single sitting of one of the Home Affairs approved English tests listed below.

Competent English bands (test) Listening Reading Writing Speaking
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6 6 6 6
Occupational English Test (OET) B B B B
Test of English as a foreign language internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT) 12 13 21 18
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 50 50 50 50
Cambridge C1 Advanced 169 169 169 169

If you have a passport from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or Ireland, you don’t need to sit an English test to be eligible for WA State nomination.

5: Study requirements

To meet the study requirements You must be able to demonstrate that you meet the following five study components:

  • gained at least one qualification (at the levels listed below) in WA; and
  • studied in WA:
    • at an accredited WA educational institution; and
    • full time; and
    • in a face to face learning environment (on campus study); and
    • for a period of at least two academic years.

Qualifications

You will need to have gained at least one of the following qualifications from a WA educational institution that meets the accreditation requirements (outlined below) at the time of your study.

  • a university or higher education qualification.
    • a PhD or Masters degree;
    • higher degree (Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); or
    • Bachelor; or

and/or

  • a vocational education and training (VET) qualification at a Certificate III level or above.

 You can use study from different WA qualifications to make up the two-year study requirement component.

Study gained through an English language program can be used to meet the study requirement, if you have also gained at least one of the qualifications listed above.

WA Educational Institution accreditation requirements

The WA Educational institution/s where you completed your studies must have:

  • been accredited at the time of your studies; and
  • a campus in WA where students study full time, on campus, through face to face delivery.

To be considered accredited, the educational institution (including providers of English language programs) must be:

  • registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)(opens in a new tab); and
  • have a campus in WA where students study full time, on campus, through face-to-face delivery.

In addition:

  • a university or higher education institution must also be registered as an Australian higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)  to be considered an accredited educational institution; and
  • a vocational education and training (VET) institution must also be registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or the WA Training Accreditation Council (TAC)  to be considered accredited. You can check if your institution is registered on the training.gov.au website(opens in a new tab).

Please refer to our list of WA accredited educational institutions below, for further information.

Full time study

The educational institution determines whether a course is full time or part time based on the number of subjects a student studies per semester / trimester.

If study from your full time course was completed at a reduced study load, you will need to provide evidence demonstrating:

  • this was approved by your awarding education provider; and
  • details of the advanced standing or recognition of prior learning used to reduce your study load.

Credits, advanced standing or recognition of prior learning for study completed outside of Western Australia can not be used to meet the WA State nomination study requirements.

Face-to-Face

An environment where a teacher and class of students meet for group learning, on campus, at a set time in a set place is considered face-to-face learning.

For the purpose of WA State nomination, study used to meet the face-to-face study requirement component must be completed on campus, in WA.

Online study is not eligible unless you were required to complete some of your studies online due to COVID-19. In this case, you will need to show evidence that you were enrolled as an onshore WA student during this period.

Two years of academic study

You must complete a minimum two year period of academic study in WA, contributing to the completion of one or more qualification/s to meet the two year study requirement component.

Credits, advanced standing or recognition of prior learning for study completed outside of Western Australia cannot be used to meet the WA State nomination study requirements.

The onus is on the applicant to provide evidence to show two years of living and studying in WA. Additionally, the awarding institution must have met the accreditation requirements.

Evidence required 

You will need to provide the following evidence:

  • award certificate/s;
  • a record of your results, such as transcript/s or a statement of attainment showing two years full time study in WA; and
  • a letter from your education provider confirming your study duration and study load, start and completion date. If you studied at multiple institutions, to fulfil the two-year study requirement, a letter must be provided from each education provider.

If you were studying under an Australian student visa, you will also need to provide confirmation of enrolment/s (COEs) and/or student visa grant notice for the duration of your two years of WA study.

The applicant must confirm their enrolling educational institution is considered an accredited provider at the time of study.

If your institution is not listed below, you can search on the training.gov.au website(opens in a new tab) or TEQSA website(opens in a new tab) to see if it was accredited at the time of your studies.

Listed below are the current WA accredited educational institutions with a WA campus, and whether they are accredited as an English language program provider (ELP); or for vocational education and training (VET); higher education (HE); or university (U).

CRICOS
number
Institution trading name/s Accreditation Website
ELP VET HE U
​02398A Academies Australasia Institute academies.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
00958A Alphacrucis College ac.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03782G AMA College amacollege.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
​03703M Apeiro Institute apeiro.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
02645B Australia-International Institute of Workplace Training aiwt.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
​02813B Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science aacds.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
02813B Australian College of Beauty Therapy nicheeducation.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03375M Australian College of Christian Studies Ltd ccs.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
​03071E Australian College of Dance alg.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03800K ​Australian College of Management and Innovation Pty Ltd acmi.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
​02813B Australian College of Specialist Makeup nicheeducation.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03071E Australian College of Sport & Fitness alg.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
02650E Australian College of Theology actheology.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03402B ​Australian Institute of Language and Further Education ailfe.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03071E Australian Learning Group alg.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
​03255G Australian Professional Skills Institute apsi.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03437B ​Australian Technical College Western Australia atc.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03691K ​Australian Tertiary Institute atiaus.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03522E Babel International College (WA) bic.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
00463B Canning College canningcollege.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
00219C Central Queensland University cqu.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03057C College of Sports & Fitness csf.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
02042G Curtin College curtincollege.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
00301J Curtin University curtin.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
02899B DNA Kingston Training dnakingstontraining.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
01312J Edith Cowan College edithcowancollege.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
00279B ​Edith Cowan University ecu.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
02925E ​Education Training and Employment Australia etea.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
01070M ​EF International Language Schools ef-australia.com.au(opens in a new tab)
03275D Empyrean Education Institute eei.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
00231G Endeavour College of Natural Health, College of Natural Beauty, FIAFitnation endeavour.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03567C Engineering Institute of Technology Pty Ltd eit.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
02898C Everthought College of Construction everthought.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03564F Global College Australasia globalcollege.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03407G ​Institute of Health & Management Pty Ltd ihm.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
​03386G Institute of Health and Nursing Australia ihna.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
​03345F ​International Institute of Business and Technology Australia iibt.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
03594M International Institute of Planning and Management iipm.edu.au
02426B Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd kbs.edu.au
03425F Keystone College of Business and Technology kcbt.edu.au
02543G ​Kingston International College kingstoncollege.wa.edu.au
02139J ​Language Links languagelinks.wa.edu.au
03636F ​Lead College Pty Ltd leadcollege.edu.au
03274E Lexis English Perth lexisenglish.com
03459G Lexis TESOL Training Centres lexis-training.com
03468F Macallan College Pty Ltd macallan.edu.au
00061J ​Milner International College of English milner.wa.edu.au
00125J Murdoch University murdoch.edu.au
00289M Navitas English navitasenglish.edu.au
03431G New England School of English nec.edu.au
03431G ​New England College Perth nec.edu.au
03420M NIT Australia nitaustralia.edu.au
03733E Open Colleges School of Health opencolleges.edu.au/school-of-health
03802G Pal Education majorblueair.com.au
00986G Perth Bible College pbc.wa.edu.au
03282E Perth College of Beauty Therapy perthcollege.com.au
03051J ​Perth College Of Business and Technology Pty Ltd pcbt.wa.edu.au
02368G Perth International College of English pice.com.au
00066D ​Phoenix Academy phoenix.wa.edu.au
00312F ​SAE Creative Media Institute sae.edu.au
03528K Sero Institute seroinstitute.com.au
03391M Sheridan College Inc sheridan.edu.au
03548F ​Skills Australia Institute skillsaustralia.edu.au
03328G Skills Institute Australia skills.qld.edu.au
01241G Southern Cross University scu.edu.au
03047E Stanley College stanleycollege.edu.au
01701G Sterling Business College gillscollege.edu.au
00197D Stott’s Colleges, Australian Surf Industry Training School, Front Cooking School, Melbourne Language Centre, Affectors Academy acknowledgeeducation.edu.au
03376K Swan Institute Australia swan.edu.au
02948J Sydney College of Divinity scd.edu.au
00020G TAFE International Western Australia tafeinternational.wa.edu.au
03016A Taylor Weir School of Hairdressing taylorweir.com.au
03091A The One International College theoneintlcollege.edu.au
01032F The University of Notre Dame Australia nd.edu.au
00126G The University of Western Australia uwa.edu.au
03721J Ti Education and Training Pty Ltd tieducation.com.au
02200J Victory Life International Bible Training Centre vlibtc.wa.edu.au
02471G ​Western Australian Aviation College waaviationcollege.com.au
03548F Western Australia College lnternational skillsaustralia.edu.au
03188C West Australian Institute of Further Studies waifs.wa.edu.au
02123F YWAM Training Perth ywamperth.org.au

2023-24 Invitation rounds

Invitations for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued each month. The number of invitations issued each month may vary depending on the number of applications being processed by WA Migration Services. If you are invited, WA Migration Services will contact you via email with a link to the State nomination application form.

Ranking system

EOIs are selected based on the following ranking system.

General stream EOI

Candidates eligible for the General stream will be ranked in accordance with the following.

  • currently residing in Western Australia
  • currently residing offshore or in another Australian state or territory
  • occupations in priority WA Industry sectors (in no particular order):
    • building and construction;
    • healthcare and social assistance;
    • hospitality and tourism; and
    • education and training.
  • occupations in all other WA industry sectors
  • highest EOI points score
  • oldest EOI submission date

Graduate stream EOI

Candidates eligible for the Graduate stream will be ranked in accordance with the table below.

Graduate stream — Higher education graduates  Graduate stream — Vocational education and training (VET) graduates 
Currently residing in Western Australia Currently residing in Western Australia
Currently residing offshore or in another Australian state or territory Currently residing offshore or in another Australian state or territory
Occupations in priority WA Industry sectors (in no particular order):

  • building and construction;
  • healthcare and social assistance;
  • hospitality and tourism;
  • education and training.
Occupations in priority WA Industry sectors (in no particular order):

  • building and construction;
  • healthcare and social assistance;
  • hospitality and tourism;
  • education and training.
Occupations in all other WA industry sectors Occupations in all other WA industry sectors
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 III or IV level in Western Australia
Highest EOI points score Highest EOI points score
Oldest EOI submission date Oldest EOI submission date

Please note:

  • up to 75% of SNMP graduate stream nominations will be made for higher education graduates; and
  • up to 25% of SNMP graduate stream nominations will be made for VET graduates.

If you are eligible for an invitation through multiple streams, you will receive an invitation for each stream you are eligible for. However, you will only be able to lodge one application for State nomination through your chosen stream. If multiple EOIs are ranked at the same level, invitations will be issued based on the EOI submission date.

If your EOI indicates you are seeking State nomination for both the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visa, you will generally be invited for the subclass 491 visa in the first instance. This is because you will generally have a higher EOI points score for this visa.

Eligibility and future invitations 

Having an eligible EOI does not guarantee you will receive an invitation for State nomination. To receive an invitation in a future round, please ensure that your EOI meets all requirements as outlined above, plus any additional State nomination criteria.

Intending visa subclass General stream
WASMOL schedule 1
General stream
WASMOL schedule 2 
Graduate stream
Higher education
Graduate stream
Vocational education and training
​Visa subclass 190
Visa subclass 491

Profiles of the last invited expression of interest (EOI)

Please note that this information does not take into account any occupation or visa subclass caps applied.

State of residence  Qualification level    EOI points   Submission date   
General stream 
WASMOL schedule 1
WASMOL schedule 2
Graduate stream
Higher education
Vocational education and training

2023—24 program year — Invitations issued

Visa type July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total to date
General stream WASMOL schedule 1
190
491
General stream WASMOL schedule 2
190
491
Graduate stream — Higher education
190
491
Graduate stream – Vocational education and training
190
491
Total to date

2022—23 program year — Invitations issued

Visa type July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total to date
General stream WASMOL schedule 1
190 159 373 531 510 194 261 300 300 2,628
491 41 127 822 458 194 250 1,892
General stream WASMOL schedule 2
190 83 195 563 463 1,053 1,500 1600 100 5,557
491 117 263 938 1,037 1,915 700 1000 5,970
Graduate stream — Higher education
190 97 241 959 1,069 814 185 554 3,919
491 53 129 313 327 269 100 240 1,431
Graduate stream – Vocational education and training
190 12 63 241 376 304 54 46 50 1,146
491 38 62 159 260 263 10 792
Total to date 600 1,453 4,526 4,500 5,006 2,000 2,500 1,150 1,600 23,335

Yes. If you receive an invitation to apply for State nomination and you are affected by a Section 48 bar, you can proceed with an application.

If your expression of interest (EOI) is amended during the application process, resulting in a reduction of your points score and/or ranking, evidence must be provided to substantiate the points claimed in your EOI.

If, due to COVID-19, you were required to complete some of your studies online, you will need to show evidence that you were still enrolled as an onshore Western Australian student during this period.

You may be eligible for the graduate stream if you gained a Certificate III level or above VET qualification in Western Australia and have completed two years study in Western Australia at an accredited Western Australian educational institution.

  • award certificate/s;
    a record of your results, such as transcript/s or a statement of attainment showing two years full time study in Western Australia; and
    a letter from your education provider confirming your study duration, study load, and your start and completion date. If you studied at multiple education providers to fulfil the two year study requirement, a letter must be provided from each education provider.

If you were studying under an Australian student visa, you will also need to provide:

  • confirmation of enrolment/s (COEs) and/or student visa grant notice for the duration of your two years of Western Australian study; and
  • if any study from your full-time course was completed at a reduced study load, evidence demonstrating this was approved by your awarding education provider. Study completed at a reduced study load due to credits for study completed outside of Western Australia is not eligible.

The education provider determines whether a course is full time or part time. The onus is on the applicant to provide evidence to show two years of living and studying in Western Australia.

We can provide you with information about the State nomination application process and criteria, but we cannot help you with your application or provide migration advice.

The processing time is for a ‘decision ready’ application. Decision ready means that you have provided all the documentation required for WA Migration Services to complete an assessment.

If WA Migration Services asks for more information, then your application is not decision ready until all information is provided. This may delay the processing of your application.

Once your application is decision ready, it will be assessed and a final outcome will be issued within the advertised processing time.

You will need to provide a scanned copy of your employment contract when you lodge your State nomination application. It must be for full time employment in your nominated (or closely related) occupation for the required duration. If applicable through the General stream, the contract must be for at least six (6) months.

Full time employment is an average of at least 35 hours per week and you can provide two contracts to meet this requirement.

The contract must include:

  1. full names of ​both the employer and the employee;
  2. job title and related ANZSCO code;
  3. contract start date and end date (if permanent, only start date is required). It must state either ‘full time permanency’ or ‘full time fixed term contract’ with an end date. The start date must be within three months of your application date, if you have not yet started working;
  4. job description of the work to be performed by the employee;
  5. the terms and conditions of employment (include the position’s salary, hours of work, leave entitlements, superannuation, among other things) that are no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident doing equivalent work;
  6. location of employment;
  7. a statement that the work specified in the employment contract must be perform​ed by the employee and not contracted out to a third party;
  8. a signed and dated employment contract by the employer and employee and provided as one document; and
  9. must be drafted by the employer and not by the employee.

You will need a contract of full time employment in Western Australia with a minimum of six months remaining on your contract at the time you apply for State nomination. This contract must be in your nominated (or closely related) occupation.

For example, if you apply for State nomination through the General stream (and require a six month contract) on 1 January 2023, your employment contract end date must not be before 1 July 2023

The employment contract must show an agreement between the employer and employee and set out the terms and conditions of employment. Factors taken into consideration may include: 

  • a minimum salary is being paid;
  • the business employing you is genuine and operational in the location specified;
  • the job will be completed by you and not contracted out to a third party; and
  • as the employee you will bear no financial risk and be provided with the relevant tools and equipment to successfully undertake the tasks required.

Employment contracts submitted by an Independent contractor or those which demonstrate self employment do not meet the above requirements and are not suitable to be submitted when applying for WA State nomination.

Employment contracts submitted by a sole trader will be considered in the following circumstances only:

  • the sole trader is not the stated applicant of the State nomination application; and
  • the employment contract meets all the State’s employment contract requirements.

WA Migration Services will consider evidence that demonstrates the stated salary was determined in accordance with:

  • a relevant industrial award; or
  • relevant enterprise agreement.

The evidence provided must clearly specify the relevant salary level, occupation and entitlements that apply to your employment contract.

To be considered an accredited university or higher education provider, it must have met the below requirements at the time of your studies:

  • registered as an Australian higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)(opens in a new tab);
  • registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS); and
  • have a campus in Western Australia, where students study bachelor or post graduate courses full time, on campus, through face to face delivery.

Current approved universities with a Western Australian campus are:

  • Central Queensland University;
  • Curtin University;
  • Edith Cowan University;
  • Murdoch University;
  • Southern Cross University;
  • University of Notre Dame Australia; and
  • University of Western Australia.

To be considered an accredited VET provider it must have met the below requirements at the time of your studies:

  • registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). You can check if your institution is registered on the training.gov.au website;
  • registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS); and
  • have a campus in Western Australia, where students study full time, through face to face delivery.

To be considered an accredited provider of English language programs, it must have met the below requirements at the time of your studies:

  • registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS); and
  • have a campus in Western Australia, where students study full time, through face to face delivery.

Your expression of interest must include the suburb and post code of your Western Australian educational institution campus where you completed your study.

For a list of all currently accredited educational institutions please view the information about SNMP eligibility requirements here

You must have:

  • at least one year of Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years; or
  • at least one year of overseas work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years.

Closely related means that the occupation shares the first four digits of the ANZSCO code.
You can only count work experience gained post qualification, in paid employment, where you have worked at least 20 hours per week.

A professional year or work placement will not be considered for the purposes of State nomination, unless it meets the above requirements.
Further evidence of work experience may be requested during the application process, such as a skills assessment, employment contract or payslips may be requested during the State nomination application process.

Select a state below to see it’s 190 visa requirements:

Australia Placeholder
Australia

State and territory requirements

Each state and territory has its own list of occupations, requirements and processes you must follow.

More information about the requirements and processes on how Australian states or territories nominate applicants is available.

Recent News

35 Years or Under Age Limit for 485 Visa

Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL)

Bridging Visa R

Genuine Student (GS)

Mobility Arrangement for Talented Early-professionals Scheme (MATES)