WA Adding to their Skilled Migration Occupation List

New Occupation List for Western Australia

In what appears to be an effort to build the international student market in Western Australia (WA), the WA Government recently announced it will release an additional occupation list for skilled graduates of WA universities.

This is good news for high achieving education graduates such as PhD, Masters, Honours and other higher degree graduate students in WA as this opens an additional pathway to skilled migration, currently reserved for the following medical-related professions (not to be affected):

ANZSCO Code Skilled Occupation Visa
251214 Sonographer 190 and 489
251412 Orthoptist 190 and 489
252711 Audiologist 489 only
253111 General Practitioner 489 only
253316 Gastroenterologist 190 and 489
253323 Rheumatologist 190 and 489
253411 Psychiatrist 190 and 489
253513 Neurosurgeon 190 and 489
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist 190 and 489
253521 Vascular Surgeon 190 and 489
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 190 and 489
253918 Vascular Surgeon 190 and 489
254111 Midwife 489 only
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 489 only
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 489 only
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 489 only
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 489 only
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 489 only

It is not yet clear as to when the new list will come into effect however, if you would like to know about how these changes might impact you please book a consultation with one of our advisors.