Recently Western Australia has announced changes to the State’s Skilled Migration Program 2021-22 to expand the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) available for State nomination through the General stream to include a Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 list. The lists contains occupations that are considered a priority for the State and on 27 August 2021, the occupation of Arborist (ANZSCO: 362212) has been added to Schedule 2 list.
The WASMOL is available to applicants who intend to use the General Stream WASMOL Schedule 1 or the General Stream WASMOL Schedule 2 for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) or Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) nominations. According to the updated requirements, an applicant who intends to use the General Stream WASMOL Schedule 2 must:
- Meet the visa criteria for the intended visa subclass,
- Have a full time employment contract for at least 12 months in Western Australia in the nominated occupation or in closely related occupation, and
- Meet the minimum English requirements for the chosen occupation.
To access the full occupations list, click here.