Victoria 190 and 489 visa invitation statistics (source: Department of Home Affairs Skillselect) from 1 July 2017 to the end of May 2018:

 

Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa 2789
Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa 10
Total 2799

 

If you are in Australia but living outside of Victoria

 

You must provide a evidence of a job offer for a role that is located in Victoria. You can provide either an employment contract or a offer letter from the employer/business.

 

This role must be:

 

  • In the nominated occupation for your skill assessment and visa applications; and
  • Permanent role (not casual)
  • For at least a continuous period of 6 months
  • At least 20 hours per week

 

190 visa – Victoria state sponsorship

Source: State Government of Victoria

 

Summary of visa and state nomination requirements – mandatory for all primary visa applicants:

 

Age:

Primary applicant must be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation.

 

English requirement
Please note that additional English language requirements apply for some occupations. Please see the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List for state nomination in relation to relevant English requirement. If there is no additional requirement regarding English language ability, then the applicant must have at least Competent English ability.

Applicants who are currently working in his or her nominated occupation in Victoria and have been for at least six months, may be exempt from meeting higher English language requirements set in the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List, if any is applicable to his or her nominated occupation.

 

Skilled occupation assessment
The applicant must nominate a skilled occupation befitting their skills and qualifications which is identified on the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List for state nomination (unless you are applying as a PhD graduate and you have access to a wider list of eligible occupations – see below information). Potential applicants must have a current skills assessment completed by one of the Australian Authorised Assessment bodies.

 

Work experience

Some occupations have additional work experience and specialisation requirements that are noted on the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List.

 

SkillSelect Points Test 
The applicant must score a minimum of 65 points on the SkillSelect Points Test (190 visa state nomination automatically achieves 5 points).

 

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PhD graduates from Victorian universities

 

PhD graduates from Victorian universities have access to a wider list of eligible occupations for Victorian state nomination for the 190 visa – you may use any occupation on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List or Short Term Skilled Occupation List.

 

International PhD graduates

 

Streamlined processing for International PhD graduates can reduce your processing time for state nomination from the average of 12 weeks to just 2 weeks.

 

In order to apply under this streamlined processing pathway, you must have completed PhD of a recognised standard (as determined by the relevant skill assessing authority) from an overseas university or an Australian university outside of Victoria in the last 5 years, and the studies for your PhD must relate to an occupation on the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List.

 

ICT, nursing, engineering & building occupations

 

The state government body’s website warns that it has received a high number of applications under these occupations. Their website advises that all you can do is complete and submit your EOI, and wait and see if you are selected to receive an invitation. Unfortunately, their website confirms that there are no guarantees that you will receive an invitation, and there is no set timeframe for being selected and receiving an invitation.

 

The state government body’s selection process would be competitive – your likelihood of receiving being selected would depend on factors such as the points that you can claim and how this compares with other candidates.

 

489 regional visa – Victoria state sponsorship

 

Summary of visa and state nomination requirements – mandatory for all primary visa applicants:

 

Job offer in eligible regional area:

You must have a current job offer in an eligible regional area as defined by the following eligible postcode areas:

Victoria 
except Melbourne metropolitan area
3211 to 3334 
3340 to 3424 
3430 to 3649 
3658 to 3749 
3753, 
3756 
3758 
3762 
3764 
3778 to 3781 
3783 
3797 
3799 
3810 to 3909 
3921 to 3925 
3945 to 3974 
3979 
3981 to 3996

 

Age:

Primary applicant must be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation.

 

English requirement:
Please note that additional English language requirements apply for some occupations. Please see the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List for state nomination in relation to relevant English requirement. If there is no additional requirement regarding English language ability, then the applicant must have at least Competent English ability

Applicants who are currently working in his or her nominated occupation in Victoria and have been for at least six months, may be exempt from meeting higher English language requirements set in the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List, if any is applicable to his or her nominated occupation.

 

Skilled occupation assessment:
The applicant must nominate a skilled occupation befitting their skills and qualifications which is identified on the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List for state nomination (unless you are applying as a PhD graduate and you have access to a wider list of eligible occupations – see below information). Potential applicants must have a current skills assessment completed by one of the Australian Authorised Assessment bodies.

 

Work experience

Some occupations have additional work experience and specialisation requirements that are noted on the Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation List.

 

SkillSelect Points Test 
The applicant must score a minimum of 65 points on the SkillSelect Points Test (190 visa state nomination automatically achieves 5 points).

 

 

Victoria Visa Nomination Occupation Lists

Source: State Government of Victoria

 

Engineering and building

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
233211 Civil Engineer 7.0 in each band Five years
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 7.0 in each band Five years
233311 Electrical Engineer 7.0 in each band Five years
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 7.0 in each band Five years
233512 Mechanical Engineer 7.0 in each band Five years
233914 Engineering Technologist 7.0 in each band Five years in civil or mechanical engineering Only work experience in the civil or mechanical engineering disciplines is eligible

 

Biotechnology and science

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
224112 Mathematician 6.0 in each band Two years
234111 Agricultural Consultant 6.0 in each band Two years
234112 Agricultural Scientist 6.0 in each band Two years
234711 Veterinarian 7.0 in each band Three years Must be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.

Human resources management

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
132311 Human Resource Manager 6.0 in each band Five years

 

Information and communications technology

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
135112 ICT Project Manager 7.0 in each band Three years
261111 ICT Business Analyst 7.0 in each band Five years
261112 Systems Analyst 7.0 in each band Three years
261311 Analyst Programmer 7.0 in each band Three years
261312 Developer Programmer 7.0 in each band Three years
261313 Software Engineer 7.0 in each band Three years
261314 Software Tester 7.0 in each band Three years
262111 Database Administrator 7.0 in each band Three years
262112 ICT Security Specialist 7.0 in each band Three years
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer 7.0 in each band Three years
Applications in the following specialisations are not currently accepted:
 Web Designer
– Help Desk Operator
– Help Desk Manager.

Tourism and hospitality

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
351311 Chef 6.0 in each band Five years
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager 6.0 in each band Five years Must have experience in a large, international firm and managerial experience.
See the Trades section for information on Hospitality Trades.

 

Health

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
224213 Health Information Manager 7.0 in each band Two years Must have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Higher education transcripts and certificates required.

254111 Midwife 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254411 Nurse Practitioner 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.

254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254499 Registered Nurses nec 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
272311 Clinical Psychologist 7.0 in each band (Academic IELTS only) Two years Must have general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
251111 Dietitian 6.0 in each band Two years
252411 Occupational Therapist 7.0 in each band Ten years Must have experience in mental health care.
252511 Physiotherapist 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
252611 Podiatrist 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.
272511 Social Worker 7.0 in each band Two years Preferred specialisations:

  • Mental Health Workers
  • Skilled Children and Family Workers
  • Child Protection (must have a minimum of two years statutory child protection practice and Australian Association of Social Workers accreditation).
251214 Sonographer 7.0 in each band Two years
252712 Speech Pathologist 6.0 in each band Two years
234914 Physicist (Medical only) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have experience in diagnostic imaging or radiation oncology.
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Education

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two years Must have ACECQA certification.
134111 Child Care Centre Manager Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two years Must have ACECQA certification (note that certification focuses on education qualifications not management qualifications).
241213 Primary School Teacher Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two years Must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Must have two years’ experience teaching at least one of the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Arabic
  • Vietnamese.
241411 Secondary School Teacher Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two years Must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Must specialise in at least one of the following fields:

  • Mathematics or Physics
  • Technology (Food, Metal, Wood or Auto)
  • Languages
  • General science
  • Special education
  • Information technology.
272412 Interpreter 6.0 in each band Two years Must have NAATI “professional” accreditation.

Trades

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
CONSTRUCTION TRADES
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 6.0 in each band Five years
394111 Cabinetmaker 6.0 in each band Five years
334113 Drainer 6.0 in each band Five years
334114 Gasfitter 6.0 in each band Five years
334115 Roof Plumber 6.0 in each band Five years
ENGINEERING TRADES
322311 Metal Fabricator 6.0 in each band Five years
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker 6.0 in each band Five years
322313 Welder (First Class) 6.0 in each band Five years
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) 6.0 in each band Five years
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC/COMMUNICATIONS TRADES
342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 6.0 in each band Five years
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 6.0 in each band Five years
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker 6.0 in each band Five years
HOSPITALITY TRADES
351111 Baker 6.0 in each band Five years
351411 Cook 6.0 in each band Five years
351112 Pastrycook 6.0 in each band Five years

 

Recent Graduate occupations list

Source: State Government of Victoria

 

A recent graduate is defined as a tertiary student who has completed a two-year qualification in the last 2 years, in Victoria or anywhere else in Australia. Recent graduates are limited to occupations on the following list:

 

Biotechnology and science 

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
224112 Mathematician 6.0 in each band
233914 Engineering Technologist 6.0 in each band Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234111 Agricultural Consultant 6.0 in each band. Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234112 Agricultural Scientist 6.0 in each band Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234711 Veterinarian 7.0 in each band Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.

Must be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.

Health

ANZSCO CODE OCCUPATION MINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENT SPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
224213  Health Information Manager  7.0 in each band  Must have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Higher education transcripts and certificates required.  

254111 Midwife 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254411 Nurse Practitioner 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.

254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254499 Registered Nurses nec 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
252411 Occupational Therapist 7.0 in each band
252511 Physiotherapist 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
252611 Podiatrist 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.
251214 Sonographer 7.0 in each band
252712 Speech Pathologist 6.0 in each band

 

 

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