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2022-23 program changes -Western Australia news

2022-23 program changes – new applications being accepted from people residing overseas – and an expansion of occupations available under the Graduate stream.


​Commencing in the 2022-23 program year people residing overseas are now eligible to be considered for Western Australia (WA) State nomination. Invitations to apply for WA State nomination will be via the ranking system, giving preference to applicants currently residing in WA, followed by those residing in Australia, and then those residing overseas.

The 2022-23 updated Western Australian State nomination criteria are now available.

The 2022-23 program year will also provide candidates the opportunity to access an expanded, more extensive, Graduate occupation list under the Graduate stream. With over 300 occupations becoming available.

The expanded Graduate occupation list will become available in 2022-23 and is outlined in the new 2022-23 WA State nomination – combined occupation list. An easy-to-follow table of the occupations available under the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list – schedules 1 and 2 and the Graduate occupation list.

Invitations to apply for WA State nomination under the new Graduate Occupation List will not commence until the 2022-23 program year.

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