Yesterday afternoon, Western Australia released their revised occupation list. The previous WASMOL included 178 jobs, now, the list is down to 18.
What does it mean for you:
If your occupation is still on the list, you can:
apply for WA state-sponsorship and get an extra 5 points towards your skilled migration points test
apply for the 190 visa with WA state sponsorship
If your occupation is no longer on the list, you:
can no longer get state sponsorship from WA
may still apply for the 489/190 visa, but must obtain state sponsorship from another state (generally, you'll need to live and work in that state, meaning you may need to relocate)
may still apply for the following permanent visa: 189 Skilled Independent visa (if your occupation is on the Medium-Long Term List and score enough points on the skilled migration points test)
"I'm in WA, my occupation has been removed and I still need another 5 points to get skilled migration!"
Does this sound like you? If so, you should look at other states that might still have your job on their occupation list and see if you are eligible for their nomination. Otherwise, you should consider other pathways to PR, such as employer sponsorship.
If this impacts you and you are worried about your next steps, at Skylark, we can help you plan your migration step-by-step from here all the way to PR. Click here to book in your free consultation.
The NEW WA occupation list:
251214 Sonographer 251412 Orthoptist 252711 Audiologist 253111 General Practitioner 253316 Gastroenterologist 253323 Rheumatologist 253411 Psychiatrist 253513 Neurosurgeon 253515 Otorhinolaryngologist 253521 Vascular Surgeon 253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253918 Radiation Oncologist 254111 Midwife 254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
Examples of jobs removed include:
132311 Human resource manager
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager
135112 ICT Project Manager
233111 Chemical Engineer
233111 Electrical Engineer
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
For more information, please visit: http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/occupations-in-demand