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Western Australia Reduced its Skilled Occupation List to just 18 Occupations

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 29, Jul 2017

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Western Australia (WA) state of Australia has updated its Skilled Occupation list, i.e. Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) for state nomination. The recently released WA Occupation list comprised 178 occupations, however, after this reduction, new WA Occupation List only include 18 occupations. The revised list contains Health Sector occupations mostly, indicating the great demand of this occupation in the Western Australia.

Also Read- Get PR in Western Australia- New Skilled Occupation List of the State released

Migration to Western Australia

Western Australia every year releases a fresh occupation list including the high demand occupations in the state. The list is released annually to invite nomination applications from the foreign skilled workers.

The applicants who are able to find their occupation in the new Skilled Occupation List can apply for the any of the below two state nominated visa categories:
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)- Permanent Residence Visa
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)?- Temporary visa for up to four years

However, the applicants need to first check the latest status of any particular listed occupation, as the same can be removed without prior notice from the state.

New Occupation List indicates Great Demand of Healthcare Sector Occupations

The new list indicates the huge demand for registered nurses and midwives; however, the Australian visa aspirant with several other occupations may get disappointed with this sudden change in the Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List. Find below the latest WASMOL.

S.NO. ANZSCO?? code*????? ?Skilled? ?o?ccu?pation Eligi?ble visas ? ? Status
? ? ?190 visa ?489 visa ?
1 ?251214 Sonographer?? ? ? Available
2 ?251412 ?Orthoptist ? ? ?Available
3 ?252711 ?Audiologist ? ? ?Available
4 ?253111 ?General Practitioner ? ? ?Available
5 ??253316 ?Gastroenterologist ? ? ??Available
6 253323 ?Rheumatologist? ? ? ?Available
7 ??253411 Psychiatrist ? ? Available?
8 253513 Neurosurgeon ? ? Available
9 253515 Otorhinolaryngologist ? ? Available
10 253521 Vascular Surgeon ? ? Available
11 ?253913? Obstetrician and Gynaecologist ? ? Available
12 2539?18 Radiation Oncologist ? ? Available
13 ?254111 ?Midwife ? ? ?Available
14 ?254413 ?Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) ? ? ?Available
15 ?254414 ?Registered Nurse (Community Health) ? ? Available?
16 ?254415 ?Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) ? ? ?Available
17 ?254422 ?Registered Nurse (Mental Heal?th) ? ? ?Available
18 ?254423 ?Registered Nurse (Perioperative) ? ? ?Available

However, the applicants choosing an occupation from WASMOL to apply for Western Australia Nomination must have enough work experience in their nominated occupation.

How to Proceed for WA Migration

To migrate to WA, you first need to nominate an occupation and subsequently apply for WA Nomination. Once you receive the nomination from Western Australia (WA), you can submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) in the online SkillSelect System and obtain minimum 67 points (based on work experience, age, language skills, qualification, etc. criteria) to qualify as a GSM (General Skilled Migration) applicant.

Also Read- Western-Australia-to-reduce-the-skilled-occupations-available-for-foreign-workers

If you are selected, you will get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for desired visa in Australia. Apply for the visa within 60 days of receiving the ITA.

Need professional Assistance to apply Australian visa?

If you seek professional advice and assistance to apply for Skilled Visa in Australia, you may send your queries and details to The Visas Avenue is the MARA accredited Australian Visa Consultancy firm in India.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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