11
Oct
2018

WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates

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  • eligible university graduates who have gained a higher qualification
  • studied for at least 2 years in Western Australia at a Western Australian university;
  • have an available occupation on the Graduate occupation list
  • valid work experience
  • a 12-month job offer
  • English language skills

Western Australia offers State nomination for the permanent Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and the temporary Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) which allows migrants to live in regional Western Australia.

To obtain WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates, you must meet all the following criteria.

  • Score at least 65 in the Department of Home Affairs points test.
  • Valid skills assessment
  • Occupation on Graduate occupation list (GOL)

Your nominated occupation must be listed as available for the intended visa subclass on the Graduate occupation list and be eligible for your intended qualification type; being either:

• Ph.D. and Masters graduates; or
• Bachelor and higher degree graduates.

  • Western Australian study

    To obtain WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates, you will be required to show proof of at least two academic years of full-time study in Western Australia at a Western Australian university. You will need to provide your award certificate, along with transcripts clearly showing two years full-time study in Western Australia. This will be requested as part of your State nomination application.
  • English Language Skills

Have demonstrated at least the minimum English language requirements applicable to your occupation. If you have a passport from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or Ireland, you are not required to sit an English exam to be eligible for Western Australian State nomination.

English Language Test Results for Graduate Stream

Bands Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Test Minimum score
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7 7 7 7
Occupational English Test (OET) B B B B
Test of English as a foreign language internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT) 24 24 24 24
Pearson Test of English Academic
(PTE Academic)
65 65 65 65
Cambridge English Advanced (CEA) 185 185 185 185

 

  • Under 45 years of age
  • Demonstrated the minimum required work experience in nominated occupation (not required for Phd Graduates and Masters Graduates)

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.

Work experience must be gained post-qualification and via paid employment. You must have worked at least 20 hours per week in the specified occupation.WA Migration Services does not conduct work experience assessments and defers to the relevant assessing authority as to the suitability of work experience for points.

  • Provide a contract of Employment

All applicants must have a contract of employment for full-time employment for at least 12 months in Western Australia in the nominated (or closely related) occupation. If you are intending to apply for a Subclass 489 visa, the contract must be for employment located in a regional area of Western Australia.  Full-time employment is defined as “on average at least 35 hours of work per week. You may provide two employment contracts which equal at least 35 hours of work per week.

  • A  $200 non-refundable application fee applies.

If your application is successful, WA Migration Services nominates you in SkillSelect and you automatically rece ive an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs to lodge your visa application.

Selection process for WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates

On a monthly basis, a set number of EOIs are selected from SkillSelect to receive an invitation to apply for State nomination. WA Migration Services will contact you via email with a link to the State nomination application form if you are invited. EOIs are selected based on the following ranking system.

Applicants eligible for the graduate stream by;

a. if you have completed a PhD or Masters qualification in Western Australia at
b. Western Australian university, that includes 2 years of full-time study:
c. if you have completed an Honours degree or other higher degree in Western
Australia at a Western Australian university, that includes 2 years full time
study:

d. if you have completed a Bachelor degree in Western Australia at a Western Australian university, that includes 2 years full-time study:

e. the highest amount of Australian work experience in their nominated or closely related occupation:
f. the highest level of English language proficiency; and
g. the highest total SkillSelect points score.

If multiple EOIs are ranked at the same level, invitations will be issued based on the EOI submission date.

Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the second Thursday of each month.

2018 WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates – Graduate occupation list

ANZSCO code Occupation List
Eligible Visas
PhD and Masters graduates  Bachelor and higher degree graduates    Status

190 visa** 489 visa** ​ ​
221111 Accountant (General)
 Y
Y Y Y Available
233911 Aeronautical Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
231111 Aeroplane Pilot Y Y Y Available
234111 Agricultural Consultant Y Y Y Y Available
234112 Agricultural Scientist Y Y Y Y Available
411111 Ambulance Officer Y Y Y Y Available
253211 Anaesthetist Y Y Y Y Available
232111 Architect Y Y Y Y Available
252711 Audiologist Y Y Y Y Available
271111 Barrister Y Y Y Y Available
253312 Cardiologist Y Y Y Y Available
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon Y Y Y Y Available
272111 Careers Counsellor Y Y Y Y Available
233111 Chemical Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
233211 Civil Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
253313 Clinical Haematologist Y Y Y Y Available
272311 Clinical Psychologist Y Y Y Y Available
252311 Dental Specialist Y Y Y Y Available
252312 Dentist Y Y Y Y Available
253911 Dermatologist Y Y Y Y Available
261312 Developer Programmer Y Y Y Y Available
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist Y Y Y Y Available
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher Y Y Y Y Available
233311 Electrical Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
233411 Electronics Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist Y Y Y Y Available
253315 Endocrinologist Y Y Y Y Available
233915 Environmental Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
251311 Environmental Health Officer Y Y Y Available
132211 Finance Manager Y Y Y Y Available
222311 Financial Investment Adviser Y Y Y Y Available
222312 Financial Investment Manager Y Y Y Y Available
253316 Gastroenterologist Y Y Y Y Available
253111 General Practitioner Y Y Y Y Available
234411 Geologist Y Y Y Y Available
233212 Geotechnical Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
251511 Hospital Pharmacist Y Y Y Y Available
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager Y Y Y Y Available
262112 ICT Security Specialist Y Y Y Y Available
233511 Industrial Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
251512 Industrial Pharmacist Y Y Y Y Available
411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic Y Y Y Y Available
253317 Intensive Care Specialist Y Y Y Y Available
233112 Materials Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
233512 Mechanical Engineer Y Y Y Y Availabl e
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Y Y Y Y Available
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist Y Y Y Y Available
253314 Medical Oncologist Y Y Y Y Available
253999 Medical Practitioners nec Y Y Y Y Available
241311 Middle School Teacher Y  Y Y Y Available
254111 Midwife Y Y Y Y Available
233916 Naval Architect Y Y Y Y Available
253318 Neurologist Y Y Y Y Available
253513 Neurosurgeon Y Y Y Y Available
254211 Nurse Educator Y Y Y Y Available
254411 Nurse Practitioner Y Y Y Y Available
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Y Y Y Y Available
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser Y Y Y Y Available
252411 Occupational Therapist Y Y Y Y Available
253914 Ophthalmologist Y Y Y Y Available
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon Y Y Y Y Available
252112 Osteopath Y Y Y Y Available
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist  Y Y Y Y Available
253321 Paediatrician Y Y Y Y Available
253915 Pathologist Y Y Y Y Available
252511 Physiotherapist Y Y Y Y Available
253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Y Y Y Y Available
252611 Podiatrist Y Y Y Y Available
241213 Primary School Teacher Y Y Y Y Available
233513 Production or Plant Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
253411 Psychiatrist Y Y Y Y Available
272399 Psychologists nec Y Y Y Y Available
233213 Quantity Surveyor Y Y Y Y Available
253918 Radiation Oncologist Y Y Y Y Available
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Y Y Y Y Available
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) Y Y Y Y Available
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) Y Y Y Y Available
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) Y Y Y Y Available
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) Y Y Y Y Available
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) Y Y Y Y Available
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) Y Y Y Y Available
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) Y Y Y Y Available
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Y Y Y Y Available
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Y Y Y Y Available
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) Y Y Y Y Available
254499 Registered Nurses nec Y Y Y Y Available
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor Y Y Y Y Available
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist Y Y Y Y Available
132511 Research and Development Manager Y Y Y Y Available
253112 Resident Medical Officer Y Y Y Y Available
253323 Rheumatologist Y Y Y Y Available
241411 Secondary School Teacher Y Y Y Y Available
272511 Social Worker Y Y Y Y Available
261313 Software Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
271311 Solicitor Y Y Y Y Available
241511 Special Needs Teacher Y Y Y Y Available
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine) Y Y Y Y Available
253399 Specialist Physicians nec Y Y Y Y Available
252712 Speech Pathologist Y Y Y Y Available
233214 Structural Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
253511 Surgeon (General) Y Y Y Y Available
232212 Surveyor Y Y Y Y Available
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired Y Y Y Y Available
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired Y Y Y Y Available
263311 Telecommunications Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist Y Y Y Y Available
233215 Transport Engineer Y Y Y Y Available
232611 Urban and Regional Planner Y Y Y Y Available
253518 Urologist Y Y Y Y Available
253521 Vascular Surgeon Y Y Y Y Available
234711 Veterinarian Y Y Y Y Available
 
141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec Y Y Y Available
224111 Actuary Y Y Y Available
252211 Acupuncturist Y Y Y Available
225111 Advertising Specialist Y Y Y Available
261311 Analyst Programmer Y Y Y Available
249211 Art Teacher (Private Tuition) Y Y Y Available
212111 Artistic Director Y Y Y Available
212212 Book or Script Editor Y Y Y Available
141211 Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager Y Y Available
232213 Cartographer Y Y Y Available
252111 Chiropractor Y Y Y Available
222111 Commodities Trader Y Y Y Available
221211 Company Secretary Y Y Y Available
252299 Complementary Health Therapists nec Y Y Y Available
234311 Conservation Officer Y Y Available
212411 Copywriter Y Y Y Available
132111 Corporate Services Manager Y Y Y Available
272199 Counsellors nec Y Y Y Available
249212 Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Y Y Y Available
211112 Dancer or Choreographer Y Y Y Available
262111 Database Administrator Y Y Y Available
251111 Dietitian Y Y Y Available
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) Y Y Y Available
249111 Education Adviser Y Y Y Available
272312 Educational Psychologist Y Y Y Available
233914 Engineering Technologist Y Y Y Available
221213 External Auditor Y Y Y Available
272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor Y Y Y Available
212314 Film and Video Editor Y Y Y Available
222112 Finance Broker Y Y Y Available
222199 Financial Brokers nec Y Y Y Available
222299 Financial Dealers nec Y Y Y Available
222211 Financial Market Dealer Y Y Y Available
224212 Gallery or Museum Curator Y Y Y Available
232411 Graphic Designer Y Y Y Available
224213 Health Information Manager Y Y Y Available
251911 Health Promotion Officer Y Y Y Available
223111 Human Resource Adviser Y Y Available
225211 ICT Account Manager Y Y Y Available
261111 ICT Business Analyst Y Y Y Available
225212 ICT Business Development Manager Y Y Y Available
263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer Y Y Y Available
225213 ICT Sales Representative Y Y Y Available
263212 ICT Support Engineer Y Y Y Available
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer Y Y Y Available
224999 Information and Organisation Professionals nec Y Y Y Available
232511 Interior Designer Y Y Y Available
221214 Internal Auditor Y Y Y Available
212499 Journalists and Other Writers nec Y Y Y Available
271299 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec Y Y Y Available
139913 Laboratory Manager Y Y Y Available
224511 Land Economist Y Y Y Available
232112 Landscape Architect Y Y Y Available
224912 Liaison Officer Y Y Available
224611 Librarian Y Y Y Available
221112 Management Accountant Y Y Y Available
224711 Management Consultant Y Y Y Available
225112 Market Research Analyst Y Y Available
225113 Marketing Specialist Y Y Y Available
224112 Mathematician Y Y Y Available
211212 Music Director Y Y Y Available
211299 Music Professionals nec Y Y Y Available
249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Y Y Y Available
252213 Naturopath Y Y Y Available
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor Y Y Y Available
272313 Organisational Psychologist Y Y Y Available
224914 Patents Examiner Y Y Y Available
234914 Physicist ^ Y Y Y Available
224412 Policy Analyst Y Y Available
132411 Policy and Planning Manager Y Y Available
212413 Print Journalist Y Y Y Available
249299 Private Tutors and Teachers nec Y Y Y Available
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio) Y Y Y Available
272314 Psychotherapist Y Y Y Available
131114 Public Relations Manager Y Y Available
224214 Records Manager Y Y Y Available
223112 Recruitment Consultant Y Y Y Available
251513 Retail Pharmacist Y Y Y Available
272499 Social Professionals nec Y Y Y Available
261314 Software Tester Y Y Y Available
241599 Special Education Teachers nec Y Y Y Available
212316 Stage Manager Y Y Y Available
222213 Stockbroking Dealer Y Y Y Available
272115 Student Counsellor Y Y Y Available
262113 Systems Administrator Y Y Y Available
261112 Sys tems Analyst Y Y Y Available
221113 Taxation Accountant Y Y Y Available
249311 Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages Y Y Y Available
212317 Technical Director Y Y Y Available
225499 Technical Sales Representatives nec Y Y Y Available
212415 Technical Writer Y Y Y Available
212416 Television Journalist Y Y Y Available
252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Y Y Y Available
224512 Valuer Y Y Y Available
212318 Video Producer Y Y Y Available
261212 Web Developer Y Y Y Available
234213 Wine Maker Y Y Available