NSW Skilled Occupation Lists

NSW Skilled nominated (190) program 2019–20

The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List for the 2019–20 financial year is published below and includes a list of occupations across a broad range of industry sectors.

This year we have introduced a system to show the availability of occupations for nomination by NSW. We will update this regularly to reflect any changes, including the filling of an occupation’s quota. Although an occupation may be available, this does not guarantee an invitation to apply for NSW nomination.

Demand for nomination by NSW is extremely high. The NSW Government will continue to select and invite top ranking candidates who meet the NSW nomination criteria in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List).

Some occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Occupation List (NSW 190 List) are now subject to an additional requirement for nomination by NSW.

The additional requirement for these occupations is to be living in NSW, and to have been employed in NSW for at least one year, in the nominated occupation.

These occupations are indicated on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List.

For further information on this requirement, please see our frequently asked questions

We will select and invite candidates on an ongoing basis throughout the financial year. There are no key dates for this process.

Skilled nominated migration (190)

The NSW Government will invite candidates for a skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) for those occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List).

The NSW Government uses Commonwealth and state employment data, as well as evidence-supported feedback from NSW industry and regions, to select occupations for the priority list.

We select the occupations on these lists to meet the skills needs of the NSW economy across a range of industry sectors. We will regularly update our lists 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 the state. We will update our lists once all places for an occupation have been filled.

We will invite the highest ranking candidates who meet the NSW nomination criteria in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) to apply in each invitation round.

For an overview of the 190 application process, download our how to apply fact sheet.

Skilled regional nominated migration (489)

We have also based the NSW Skilled Regional Occupation list (NSW 489 List) on Commonwealth and state employment data, as well as evidence-supported feedback from NSW industry and regions. The NSW 489 List considers a broader range of occupations than those available to the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List)

If you are interested in seeking NSW nomination for skilled regional migration (489), please contact the NSW region in which you are interested.

Regions have limited available positions for nomination and may close their program at any time throughout the year.

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

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