190 visa is points based and allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. Below is a summary of the state requirements for the 190 visa.
Update: See state migration programs closing in response to COVID-19 that are affecting 190 visa.
190 visa is points based and allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
Below is a summary of the state requirements for the 190 visa.
To receive a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), you will need to meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the following:
You will also need to provide evidence of a genuine Victorian job offer if:
The employment offer must be in the nominated occupation for permanent work, for at least 20 hours per week and for at least six continuous months.
To see the occupation list for Victoria, please see here.
You must meet the following criteria before you are eligible to submit a Canberra Matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa:
To see the occupation list for ACT, please see here.
The table below provides an overview of WA 190 criteria:
|Meet Department of Home Affairs requirements for the intended visa subclass||Y||Y|
|A nominated occupation available on the Western Australian skilled occupation list||Y||N|
|A nominated occupation available on the Graduate occupation list||N||Y|
|Meet minimum English requirements||Y||Y|
|Demonstrated the minimum required work experience in nominated occupation||Y||Bachelor and other higher degree** graduates||Masters and PhD** graduates|
|Provide a contract of employment||Y|| Y|
|Demonstrate the minimum requirements for Western Australian study||N||Y|
|Demonstrated sufficient settlement funds||Only required if you are not currently living in Western Australia||Only required if you are not currently living in Western Australia|
The work experience requirement can be met through:
You must work at least 20 hours per week in the nominated occupation.
You can access the occupation list here.
In addition to the meeting the Department of Home Affairs requirements, NT 190 criteria include:
You can find the NT occupation list here.
To be eligible for the QLD state nomination, you must meet the following:
To apply under the postgraduate stream, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
|Graduates of a Queensland Masters degree||Graduates of a Queensland PhD|
|Skilled Occupation List||Have an occupation on the QSOL Masters Graduate List||Have an occupation on the HA relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.|
|Work/study experience, specialisations and registrations||Have completed 100% of your Masters degree at a Queensland-based institution and graduated in the last two years. This qualification must be related to your nominated occupation.
Provide evidence of current full-time employment (minimum of 35 hours per week) with a Queensland employer registered in Australia in your nominated occupation (or a closely related occupation).
|Have completed 100% of your PhD at a Queensland-based institution and graduated in the last two years. This qualification must be related to your nominated occupation.|
|Job offer||Provide evidence of ongoing employment from a Queensland employer registered in Australia in your skilled occupation (or a closely related occupation). This job offer must be for a minimum of 12 months (minimum of 35 hours per week).||A job offer is not required
unless otherwise stated. The occupation of University Lecturer ANZSCO 2421111 must meet the ‘Working in Queensland’ requirements.
To see the occupation list for QLD, please click here.
NSW will no longer invite candidates who reside in another Australian state or territory. The requirements for NSW 190 are:
If additional criteria apply, the applicant must:
You can access the NSW occupation list here.
To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria:
** For applicants who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution prior to 31 July 2017, to be considered for this category, you must meet the following criteria:
completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania. The course undertaken:
If you are looking for employment opportunities in Tasmania, please refer to the comprehensive resources on the Make It Tasmania website.
To be considered for this category, you must meet all of the following criteria:
Please note that internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for the purpose of this category.
* There are areas of non-skill shortage in Tasmania that are not supported for visa state nomination under the ‘Working in Tasmania’ category. This includes employment relating to:
**A limited service restaurant includes the following:
To see the occupation list, please click here.
State nomination requirements include:
SA has two occupation lists; State Nominated Occupation List and the Supplementary Skilled List. If your occupation is on the Supplementary Skilled List, you are required to meet additional requirements.
Applicant who can access this list include:
To see the occupation lists, click here.
Each state and territory has its own list of occupations, requirements and processes you must follow.
More information about the requirements and processes on how Australian states or territories nominate applicants is available.
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