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    NSW declares Skilled Occupation List, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Criteria as directed by DOHA.

    Dec 18,2020

    NSW Declares Skilled Occupation List



    The occupations NSW is currently nominating for the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas can be found below.


    • 133211 Engineering Manager
    • 34212 Nursing Clinical Director
    • 233911 Aeronautical Engineer
    • 233916 Naval Architect
    • 254411 Nurse Practitioner
    • 254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
    • 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
    • 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
    • 254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
    • 254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
    • 254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
    • 254499 Registered Nurses NEC
    • 261111 ICT business Analyst
    • 261112 Systems Analyst
    • 261311 Analyst Programmer
    • 261312 Developer Programmer
    • 261313 Software Engineer
    • 262112 ICT Security Specialist
    • 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    • 312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
    • 312312 Electrical Engineering Technician


    • 133211 Engineering Manager
    • 233211 Civil Engineer
    • 233212 Geotechnical Engineer
    • 233214 Structural Engineer
    • 233215 Transport Engineer
    • 233511 Industrial Engineer
    • 233512 Mechanical Engineer
    • 233513 Production or Plant Engineer
    • 233911 Aeronautical Engineer
    • 233912 Agricultural Engineer
    • 233913 Biomedical Engineer
    • 233916 Naval Architect
    • 233999 Engineering Professionals NEC
    • 254411 Nurse Practitioner
    • 254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
    • 254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
    • 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
    • 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
    • 254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
    • 254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
    • 254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
    • 254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
    • 254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
    • 254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
    • 254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
    • 254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatric)
    • 254499 Registered Nurses NEC
    • 261311 Analyst Programmer
    • 261312 Developer Programmer
    • 261313 Software Engineer
    • 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    • 312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson
    • 312212 Civil Engineering Technician
    • 312999 Building and Engineering Technicians NEC

    NSW is currently working from reduced skilled occupation lists at Home Affairs direction. These lists are subject to change without notice. NSW does not release information about the overall quota of nomination places, or allocation of places to each occupation.


    • When skilled workers get nomination from the state or territory government agency, that considered as the Skill Nominated Visa Under the Subclass 190.
    • NSW Treasury is looking for the candidates who can drive the economy of the state and as a result their first
      preference is highly skilled workers. Selection-based invitation process has been defined by the NSW to ensure
      that state’s skill needs should be fulfilled and manage the ongoing demand of the labour market.
    • Candidates need to wait to get an invitation to apply by the NSW because they cannot directly apply for the NSW
    • It is strongly recommended by state that candidates should consider all the immigration pathways and visa


    Wait until Invited to Apply

    • Candidate cannot apply directly as they need to wait until get an invitation to apply.
    • Usually, NSW does not invite the candidates in the invitation round who are working in outside of their
      normal functioning areas.


    • Only below 45 years of age candidates are considered for the subclass 190

    Points claim

    • 65 points is required to obtain in the Skill Select EOI.

    English language

    • Competent English score is one of the basic requirements at the time of invitation.
    • Citizens from the countries like the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland and New Zealand are not
      required to complete an English language test.


    • The valid occupation-based skill assessment occupation must be exactly matching with occupation which is
      been entered in the Skill Select EOI.

    Invitation Rounds

    • As per the rule of subclass 190 in the first two years candidate must stay, live, and work at least 2
      years in NSW.

    Your commitment to NSW

    • Generally, in the round of invitations EOIs are based on the occupation codes in order of
      • Point score
      • English proficiency Score
      • Total years of Skilled work experience in the nominated occupation.

    NSW’s visa priority is not based on the expiring of visas, losing of points or eligibility, or living and working in the


    • Submit an Expression of Interest
    • Get Invitation to apply
    • Collect the documents to submit
    • Be Ready to Apply



    • Central Coast, Central West, Far South Coast, Far West, Hunter, Illawarra, Mid North Coast, Northern Inland, Northern Rivers, Orana, Riverina, Southern Inland (Murray region also includes), Sydney


    You must meet the all criteria in one of the following three streams to be eligible for NSW nomination:

    Living and working in regional areas of NSW – these conditions must be followed to be eligible for the stream.

    • A valid skill assessment should be as per the regional occupational list.
    • 12 months stay should be there in the regional area of NSW
    • Previous 12 months working in nominated or closely related occupation in NSW’s designated regional area.

    Recently completed study in regional NSW; these conditions must be followed to be eligible for the stream.

    • Skill Assessment must as be as per the region’s nominated occupation list.
    • Criteria of study if you have done from Australia.
      • Study must be completed within 24 months..
      • The university/college/institute must be in the designates regional areas of NSW.
      • Study must as per Australian study requirement
      • Study should be in the closed relation of your nominated occupant and assessed from the relevant assessing authorities.
      • Candidates must have to lived in the designated regional areas of NSW during the studies.

    If candidate is living and working outside of NSW’s regional areas: these conditions must be followed to be eligible for the stream. However, out of 3 criteria minimum 1 must be followed along with its conditions

    Job offers from regional NSW area

    • Candidates must have a valid skilled assessment as per the nominated occupation list of the region.
    • Ongoing employment offer.
      • A close related occupation or nominated occupation for the term at least of 12 months 35 hours per week
    • Ongoing employment offer letter
      • Employment must be located in the designated regional area in NSW and registered in Australia.

    Offshore applicants must have at least 5 years of skilled employment experience.

    • If you reside outside of Australia, you must:
    • Candidates who are residing outside of Australia they must hold a valid skills assessment as per regional’s nominated occupation list.
    • As per mentioned above 5 years of experience in skilled employment experience in nominated occupations or in close related occupations.

    Family relation or ties within NSW regional areas.

    • Along with the valid skill assessment a candidate must have an immediate family member in the designated regional areas of NSW state which must fall as per given below criteria.
      • Close relatives mean grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, brother or sister (it also includes a step brother, sister, father or mother or adoptive child as well);
      • Relative has at least age of 18 years or above.
      • Close relative must be Australian permanent residency holder or citizen or provincial nominated visa holder under subclass 489.
      • The person must be living in the state designated regional area for at least last 24 months.
      • And family member or close relative must have completed statutory declaration which satisfy the chain migration requirements.


    Information about minimum eligibility criteria, and how invitation rounds work, can be found on our Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) website. Information about how to apply for regional NSW nomination can be found on Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass491) website. The above mentioned 491 Occupation list are applicable to certain regions only, each occupation is only available for the regions declared by the NSW.

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