WA Invitation Round for Year 2022-23 : Important Update!

WA Invitation Round for the Year 2022-23 : Important Update!

The WA invitation round are sent out each month. The number of applications received by WA Migration Services will determine how many invites are sent each month. Let’s take a closer look at Western Australia’s invitation round issued on 16 December 2022.

 

The Selection Process for the WA Invitation Round

Several expressions of interest (or “EOIs”) are chosen from SkillSelect each month and invited to apply for State nomination.

If you are selected or nominated, you will be informed through an email by the WA Migration Services. In this email, you will also find a link to the application form for the State nomination. But if you want to apply, the first step is your state or territory government nomination. Applicants for skilled visas must be nominated by a state or territory government.

The applicants must satisfy all the conditions the Department of Home Affairs set forth for the nominated visa and WA requirements for state nomination to qualify for WA nomination.

 

Ranking System

EOIs are selected based on the following ranking system.

  1. Applicants eligible for the General stream will be ranked by the table below:

 

​General stream
​​Currently living in Western Australia
​​Currently living in another Australian state or territory​
Living offshore
Maximum EOI points score
Oldest EOI submission date

 

  1. Applicants eligible for the Graduate stream will be ranked following the table below:

 

Graduate stream – Higher education graduates Graduate stream – Vocational Education and Training (VET) Graduates
​​Currently residing in Western Australia ​Currently living in Western Australia
Currently living in another Australian state or territory ​Currently living in another Australian state or territory
​Currently living offshore; Currently living offshore
Completed a Ph.D. or Masters’s qualification in Western Australia Completed a VET qualification at the Advanced Diploma level in Western Australia
Completed an Honors degree or other higher degree in Western Australia Completed a VET qualification at the Diploma level in Western Australia
Completed a Bachelor’s degree in Western Australia Completed a VET qualification at Certificate IV level in Western Australia
Highest EOI points score Completed a VET qualification at Certificate III level in Western Australia
Oldest EOI submission date Highest EOI points score
Oldest EOI submission date

 

If you are qualified for an invitation through more than one stream, you will be sent an invitation for each. However, through your chosen stream, you are only permitted to submit one application for State nomination.

 

WA Invitation Round

The Department of Home Affairs allows the Western Australia (WA) Government to nominate applicants.

In the WA invitation round for the year, the nominations were provided for the following visas.

 

Please be aware that the WA Government’s nomination does not ensure that the Department of Home Affairs will grant your visa.

Upon being nominated or upon receiving approval for your visa, you will be required to do the following:

  • If you are moving to Western Australia, please comply with the border rules that are in effect at the time;
  • Contact WA Migration Services to register your arrival;
  • Settlement costs and living expenses must be covered by a good source of funding (for at least three months);
  • As soon as you arrive in WA, you must live and work there for two years; and
  • During these two years, you should conduct settlement surveys every six months.

 

Current WA Invitation Round

The State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) WA invitation round was issued on 16 December 2022.

 

​Intending visa subclass SNMP General stream –WASMOL schedule 1 ​SNMP General stream –WASMOL schedule 2

 

SNMP Graduate stream – higher education graduates

 

​SNMP Graduate stream – vocational education and training graduates
subclass 190 194 1053 814 304
subclass 491 194 1915 269 263

 

Profiles of the Last Invited EOI During the WA Invitation Round

As you can see, this does not consider any occupation or visa subclass caps that may have been applied. The Migration Services Department does not provide feedback on individual Expressions of Interest.

 

​State of residence Qualification level EOI points Submission date
​SNMP ​General stream – WASMOL schedule 1
Overseas Not applicable  65 12/12/2022
​​SNMP General stream – WASMOL schedule 2​
​Western Australia ​Not applicable  75 16/4/2022
​SNMP ​Graduate stream – higher education graduates
Overseas Bachelor Degree 70

 

20/9/2022
​​SNMP Graduate stream – vocational education and training graduates
Overseas AQF Certificate IV

 

 70 3/10/2022

 

WA Invitation Round During the 2022-23 Program Year

The WA invitation round during the 2022-23 program year was as follows:

​Visa subclass July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar​ Apr​ May June​ Total​
SNMP General stream – WASMOL schedule 1
​190 159 373 531 510 194 1767
​491 41 127 822 458 194 ​1642
SNMP General stream – WASMOL schedule 2​
​190 83 195 563 463 1053 2357
491 117 263 938 1037 1915 4270
SNMP Graduate Stream – higher education graduates ​ ​
​190 97 241 959 1069 814 3180
491 53 129 313 327 269 1091
SNMP Graduate stream – vocational education and training graduates​
​190 12 63 241 376 304 994
​491 38 62 159 260 263 778
Total
600 1453 4526 4500 5006 16085

 

 

Final Remarks

The Western Australian government has issued its annual WA invitation round, and many nominations are available for all skilled candidates. If you want to be nominated by the WA government, you must send an expression of interest to be considered for the Western Australia state nomination.

If you have any queries or questions related to Australian immigration or want to apply for a skilled visa, then we can help!

 

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I’m Nasir Nawaz. I’m a registered migration consultant in Australia. I am based in Sydney. I’ve studied Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales. I’m providing immigration services for several years.

Consult with me for legal advice on Australian visas to permanently live, study, and work in Australia.