Opening of Victoria's Skilled Migration Program

On 7 July 2021 Victoria opened its Skilled Migration Program for 2021-21. The Department of Home Affairs has provided Victoria with 3,500 subclass 190 places, and 500 subclass 491 places.


Victoria has announced that they will be selecting candidates who are currently living and working in Victoria in the following target sectors:

· Health

· Medical research

· Life sciences

· Digital

· Agri-food

· Advanced Manufacturing

· New energy, emissions reduction and circular economy


Further details of these target sectors can be found at Target sectors - Live in Melbourne. If you are considering applying you must examine this information carefully as there are additional restrictions on certain sectors. For example, Victoria is generally only selecting candidates working in cyber security under the digital sector.


There have been some significant changes to the program including:

· The removal of the minimum experience and hours worked requirement.

· An increase in the number of target sectors.

· Applicants must have STEMM skills and have a Skill Level 1 or 2 occupation. Applicants for subclass 491 nomination may also have a Skill Level 3 occupation using their STEMM skills.


To discuss your specific situation and seek advice please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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