Western Australia has announced changes to the State’s Skilled Migration Program 2021-22 on 05 July 2021 to update the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL). It expands the occupation lists available for Western Australia State nomination through the General stream to include a Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 list and adding those occupations that are considered a priority for the State.
The WASMOL is available to applicants who intend to use the General Stream WASMOL Schedule 1 or the General Stream WASMOL Schedule 2. 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 (i.e. the Skilled Nominated subclass 190 visa or the Skilled Work Regional subclass 491 visa) as defined by the Department of Home Affairs,
- 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.
For the applicants with an occupation on the WASMOL Schedule 1, the existing requirements for the General stream will apply.
To access the full occupations list, click here.