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) visa2789
Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa10
Total2799

 

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 CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
233211Civil Engineer7.0 in each bandFive years
312211Civil Engineering Draftsperson7.0 in each bandFive years
233311Electrical Engineer7.0 in each bandFive years
312311Electrical Engineering Draftsperson7.0 in each bandFive years
233512Mechanical Engineer7.0 in each bandFive years
233914Engineering Technologist7.0 in each bandFive years in civil or mechanical engineeringOnly work experience in the civil or mechanical engineering disciplines is eligible

 

Biotechnology and science

ANZSCO CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
224112Mathematician6.0 in each bandTwo years
234111Agricultural Consultant6.0 in each bandTwo years
234112Agricultural Scientist6.0 in each bandTwo years
234711Veterinarian7.0 in each bandThree yearsMust be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.

Human resources management

ANZSCO CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
132311Human Resource Manager6.0 in each bandFive years

 

Information and communications technology

ANZSCO CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
135112ICT Project Manager7.0 in each bandThree years
261111ICT Business Analyst7.0 in each bandFive years
261112Systems Analyst7.0 in each bandThree years
261311Analyst Programmer7.0 in each bandThree years
261312Developer Programmer7.0 in each bandThree years
261313Software Engineer7.0 in each bandThree years
261314Software Tester7.0 in each bandThree years
262111Database Administrator7.0 in each bandThree years
262112ICT Security Specialist7.0 in each bandThree years
263111Computer Network and Systems Engineer7.0 in each bandThree years
Applications in the following specialisations are not currently accepted:
 Web Designer
– Help Desk Operator
– Help Desk Manager.

Tourism and hospitality

ANZSCO CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
351311Chef6.0 in each bandFive years
141311Hotel or Motel Manager6.0 in each bandFive yearsMust have experience in a large, international firm and managerial experience.
See the Trades section for information on Hospitality Trades.

 

Health

ANZSCO CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
224213Health Information Manager7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Higher education transcripts and certificates required.

254111Midwife7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254411Nurse Practitioner7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.

254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254416Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254499Registered Nurses nec7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
272311Clinical Psychologist7.0 in each band (Academic IELTS only)Two yearsMust have general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
251111Dietitian6.0 in each bandTwo years
252411Occupational Therapist7.0 in each bandTen yearsMust have experience in mental health care.
252511Physiotherapist7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
252611Podiatrist7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.
272511Social Worker7.0 in each bandTwo yearsPreferred 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).
251214Sonographer7.0 in each bandTwo years
252712Speech Pathologist6.0 in each bandTwo years
234914Physicist (Medical only)7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have experience in diagnostic imaging or radiation oncology.
251213Nuclear Medicine Technologist7.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Education

ANZSCO CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
241111Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) TeacherOverall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two yearsMust have ACECQA certification.
134111Child Care Centre ManagerOverall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two yearsMust have ACECQA certification (note that certification focuses on education qualifications not management qualifications).
241213Primary School TeacherOverall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two yearsMust 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.
241411Secondary School TeacherOverall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Two yearsMust 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.
272412Interpreter6.0 in each bandTwo yearsMust have NAATI “professional” accreditation.

Trades

ANZSCO CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTMINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCESPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
CONSTRUCTION TRADES
334112Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber6.0 in each bandFive years
394111Cabinetmaker6.0 in each bandFive years
334113Drainer6.0 in each bandFive years
334114Gasfitter6.0 in each bandFive years
334115Roof Plumber6.0 in each bandFive years
ENGINEERING TRADES
322311Metal Fabricator6.0 in each bandFive years
322211Sheetmetal Trades Worker6.0 in each bandFive years
322313Welder (First Class)6.0 in each bandFive years
323214Metal Machinist (First Class)6.0 in each bandFive years
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC/COMMUNICATIONS TRADES
342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic6.0 in each bandFive years
342313Electronic Equipment Trades Worker6.0 in each bandFive years
342413Telecommunications Linesworker6.0 in each bandFive years
HOSPITALITY TRADES
351111Baker6.0 in each bandFive years
351411Cook6.0 in each bandFive years
351112Pastrycook6.0 in each bandFive 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 CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTSPECIALISATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
224112Mathematician6.0 in each band
233914Engineering Technologist6.0 in each bandMust have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234111Agricultural Consultant6.0 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.
234112Agricultural Scientist6.0 in each bandMust have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234711Veterinarian7.0 in each bandMust 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 CODEOCCUPATIONMINIMUM IELTS (OR EQUIVALENT) REQUIREMENTSPECIALISATIONS 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.  

254111Midwife7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254411Nurse Practitioner7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.

254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254416Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254499Registered Nurses nec7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
252411Occupational Therapist7.0 in each band
252511Physiotherapist7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
252611Podiatrist7.0 in each bandMust have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.
251214Sonographer7.0 in each band
252712Speech Pathologist6.0 in each band

 

 

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