WA State Nomination update – July 2021

WA State Nomination – Highlights of the 2021-22 Migration Program Update

WA has recently made major changes on their website regarding the 2021-22 Skilled Migration Program. Highlights include:

  • Introduction to WA Skilled Migration Occupation List [Schedule 1 and Schedule 2].
  • Many occupations now added to WASMOL (including Schedule 1 and Schedule 2)
  • There are separate experience requirements for Schedule 1 and Schedule 2.


Requirements for WASMOL (Schedule 1)

  • be currently residing in Australia
  • have an occupation listed as available and eligible for the intended visa subclass on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List  (Schedule 1
  • be able to claim and give evidence of work experience in the Expression of Interest, which can be met through:
    • at least one year of Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years; OR
    • at least three years of overseas work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years
  • Meet the following minimum English language requirements
  • have a contract of employment for full time employment for at least 12 months in the nominated or closely related occupation in Western Australia.

Read more: https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/general-stream-wasmol-schedule-1-requirements

 

 Requirements for WASMOL (Schedule 2)

  • be currently residing in Australia
  • have an occupation listed as available and eligible for the intended visa subclass on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (Schedule 2)
  • meet the minimum English language requirements
  • have a contract of employment for full time employment for at least 12 months in the nominated or closely related occupation in Western Australia.

Read more: https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/general-stream-wasmol-schedule-2-requirements

 

Graduate Stream Requirements

  • be currently residing in Australia
  • have an occupation listed as available and eligible for the intended visa subclass on the Graduate Occupation List (GOL)
  • have gained a Certificate III or higher qualification in Western Australia, including a requirement to have completed at least two years of full-time study in Western Australia at a Western Australian university, higher education provider, TAFE, registered training provider or English language provider
  • Demonstrate:
    • at least six months of paid Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the past five years. Applicants must enter work experience evidence in their SkillSelect Expression of Interest, OR
    • a contract of employment for full time employment in Western Australia for at least six months in the nominated (or closely related) occupation.

Read more: https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/graduate-stream-requirements

 

Minimum English Language Requirements

Meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Proficient English level must be obtained by candidates nominating an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation; or
  • Competent English must be obtained for all other eligible occupations.
  • English language ability must be demonstrated by achieving the minimum English test scores in all four components in a single test as set out under English language test minimum required scores in Tables 3a and 3b below.
  • Candidates who hold a passport from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, Canada and New Zealand are considered to have met the minimum English language requirements and are exempt from undertaking an English proficiency test.

Table 3a: English language required test scores – ANZSCO major occupation groups 1 and 2

 

Bands

Listening Reading Writing Speaking

Test

Minimum score

International English Language Testing System

7 7 7

7

Occupational English test

B B B B

Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test

24 24 27

23

Pearson Test of English Academic 65 65 65

65

Cambridge C1 Advanced 185 185 185

185

 

 

Table 3b: English language required test scores – ANZSCO major occupation groups 3  8

 

Bands

Listening Reading Writing

Speaking

Test

Minimum score

International English Language Testing System

6 6 6

6

Occupational English test

B B B B
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test 12 13 21

18

Pearson Test of English Academic

50 50 50

50

Cambridge C1 Advanced 169 169 169

169

 

If an invitation is issued, the applicant has 28 calendar days in which to lodge an application for State nomination. Applications will be assessed against the above minimum requirements and the additional requirements listed in

 

Occupation Lists: https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/occupation%20lists

 

Source: https://migration.wa.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/Current%20documents/State%20nomination%20migration%20program%20process%20and%20requirements%20-%20July%202021.pdf

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Jag Khairra
Author: Jag Khairra
I am a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) based in Melbourne, Australia. I advise and assist clients who are looking to call Australia their home to live, work, study or do business. I have been doing so since 2006. I also assist international students with their admissions to Australian universities and colleges, and counsel them to achieve career goals. I try to read at least 10 books a year, enjoy photography, love watching movies and listening to music. Sometimes, I binge watch Netflix (and other streaming services). MARN 0634839

Disclaimer
The above article constitutes only generic information on migration issues, and does not constitute specific migration advice to any entity or individual.

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