Workforce Skills Pathways – alternative pathways to obtain 190 or 491 visa Victoria

Skill gaps in Victoria are addressed through local training and recruitment. In certain instances, industries may require migration to quickly supplement the number of skilled professionals available. Therefore, the Victorian Government has introduced the Workforce Skills Pathways for those people working in certain occupations to apply for Victorian nomination.

You do not need to work in the target sector nor have STEMM skills to apply under the Workforce Skills Pathways.

Current Workforce Skills Pathways (WSP)

Hospitality

To assist industry address labour shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Victorian Government has established the Hospitality pathway for highly skilled cooks and chefs.

You must be eligible under either the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination criteria and be living and working in Victoria as a cook or chef.

Early Childhood Educators

The Victorian Government is investing almost $5 billion over the decade to deliver Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. This investment will create an additional 6,000 teaching jobs across Victoria.

You must be eligible under either the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination criteria, and be living and working in Victoria as an Early Childhood Educator.  You must also have a relevant skills assessment as an Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Victoria visa 190 nomination eligibility

To apply for 190 nomination under the Workforce Skills Pathway, you need to meet the requirement set out by the Victorian Government.

To be eligible to apply for Victorian Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination, you must:

  • have had your Registration of Interest (ROI) selected
  • live and work in Victoria
  • be under 45 years of age
  • have at least Competent English
  • have a valid Skills Assessment
  • have achieved at least 65 points.

Victoria 491 visa nomination eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) visa nomination, you must:

  • have had your Registration of Interest (ROI) selected
  • live and work in regional Victoria
  • be under 45 years of age
  • have Competent English
  • have a valid Skills Assessment
  • have achieved at least 65 points
How to apply

You can only apply under this pathway if you are working in the occupations listed above.

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