NSW Skilled Occupation Lists

Announcement - changes to Australia's Skilled Migration program

On Tuesday 18 April 2017 the Australian Government announced changes to Australia’s Skilled Migration program. For information visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

The changes include the removal of certain occupations from the skilled occupations lists, effective 19 April 2017.

As a result of these changes, we have updated the NSW Skilled Occupation Lists for the Skilled Nominated (190) and Skilled regional nominated (489) visas. The revised lists are effective from 19 April 2017.

Skilled nominated migration (190)

The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) contains the priority occupations that NSW will invite candidates under for nomination for a skilled nominated visa (subclass 190).

In determining the occupations on our priority list, NSW uses Commonwealth and State employment data as well as evidence-supported feedback from NSW industry.

The occupations on these lists are selected to meet the skill needs of the NSW economy. Our lists will be amended from time to time according to the skills needs in NSW.  We also limit the number of invitations to certain occupations to ensure that places allocated under the 190 program are in line with the skills needs of NSW.

The highest ranking candidates in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) will be invited first. For an overview of the 190 application process, download our how to apply factsheet.

Skilled regional nominated migration (489)

Candidates seeking NSW nomination for skilled regional migration (489) should contact the NSW region that they are interested in.

Visit Skilled regional nominated migration (489) for contact details.

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