NSW Announces 2018 - 2019 Skills List

Immigration Alert: NSW Announces 2018 – 2019 Skills List

Did you know that a successful state nomination can add five additional points to the overall points score of an applicant for a permanent visa?

As with all other state and territory governments throughout Australia, the New South Wales Government, in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs, operates its own skilled migration program, supporting skilled visa applications which meet the needs of the state’s economy and skill shortages. Sheer volume forced premature closure prior to the end of last financial year, but NSW has now reopened its government immigration program for the new financial year 2018 – 2019.

It kicks off with a new Skilled Occupation List for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). The 190 visa, like the 189 Skilled Independent visa, is a points-tested visa so the additional five points from a state nomination are valuable indeed and can make all the difference for some borderline trades.

Have any significant changes been made to the list?

Some occupations have been removed for 2018 – 2019. These include hotel and motel managers, cooks and special needs teachers. However, management consultant has been added and much-favoured enrolled nurse remains.

Current NSW lists as follows:

To pursue this opportunity

The NSW Government confirms that under this program it hopes to attract top-ranking candidates from the listed occupations and to extend invitations to them throughout the year. All candidates must obviously meet the eligibility requirements of both the state and the federal government.

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