Western Australia – State Nomination Program Clarification

The MIA has received the following information from WA Immigration:

It appears to us that emphasis has been put on Australian work experience and qualifications.

No changes have been made to the criteria, however, Migration WA has made an amendment to the invitation process applicable to the State nomination Graduate stream.

The priority for work experience during the invitation ranking process is :

  • the highest amount of Australian work experience in their nominated or closely related occupation.

They have made it clear that priorities will be given to those who can show Australian work experience over applicants with overseas work experience only.

Therefore, applicants who demonstrate overseas work experience only will be considered after applicants who were able to demonstrate Australian work experience have been ranked.

Given there is no work experience requirement for Masters and PhD graduates, and Masters and PhD graduates with no work experience are being invited to apply for State nomination, no candidates have been disadvantaged.

Work experience will be ranked based on the number of Home Affairs points a candidate scores in their EOI for skilled employment in their nominated or closely related occupation with priority given to candidates with Australian work experience.

At Infinite migration Australia, we have helped many skilled migrants with complex cases. We can help you identify the best pathway from eligibility assessment stage throughout to application lodgement and finalisation.


Reference: https://www.mia.org.au/communications/id/3435/idString/fpahd20025 (‘MIA Notice No 12 | 18 January 2019‘)

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