The Department of Home Affairs has made major changes to the Skilled Migration Program (2021-2022) of Victoria and has provided Victoria with 3,500 places for Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa and 500 places for Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (provisional) Visa. The program is open to new Registrations of Interest (ROI) from 07 July 2021.
Major modifications to the Skilled Migration Program this year:
- No minimum experience and hours worked requirement.
- Expansion in the list of target sectors to include health, medical research, life sciences, digital, agri-food, advanced manufacturing and new energy, emissions reductions and circular economy.
- An applicant for skilled 190 visa nomination must have STEMM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills and a Skill Level 1 or 2 occupation. An applicant for skilled work regional 491 visa nomination must have STEMM skills and may also have a Skill Level 3 occupation.
For applicants who have submitted an interest in previous year’s program and were not selected, must submit a new ROI in the current program year.