Victoria

What is state nomination?

Some visas require you to have nomination from a state or territory government, or sponsorship from an eligible relative. The Victorian Government offers state nomination to selected overseas skilled workers and business people with skill-sets and business acumen required in Victoria.

State nomination provides support for your application for some General Skilled Migration or Business visas. There is no charge for Victorian state nomination.

Victorian Government nomination is NOT a visa application; it can only assist you in meeting the requirements for Australian visas. To apply for a visa you must contact the Depatment of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) which manages the Australian visa application and approval process. State nomination does not guarantee you will be granted a visa.

Skilled visa nomination

The Victorian Government can nominate highly skilled and employable professionals and tradespeople with occupations, skills and experience that are hard to come by in Victoria’s labour market. Victoria participates in the following visa nomination programs:

Skilled Nominated (190) visa

Skilled Regional (489) visa

Victoria’s Occupation Lists identify eligible occupations and minimum requirements to apply for state nomination including English language and work experience requirements, and specialisations.

View the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria

View the State Nomination Occupation List for Graduates.

Limited nomination places are available and Victorian visa nomination is only offered to the most highly skilled and employable applicants. Refer to Victoria’s Assessment Criteria for detailed information about how nomination applications are assessed for Victoria.

Business visa nomination

The Victorian Government can nominate business visa applicants to encourage a particular business or business person to Australia.

All Business, Innovation and Investment visas require state government nomination.

See the list of Business, Innovation and Investment visa types on the Business visas page.

Other sponsorship

You can also be sponsored by an employer or a family member. For more information on these visas visit the DIBP website.

The DIBP visa wizard can also help you to identify the most appropriate visa for your circumstances.

Is there an application fee for state nomination?

There is NO charge for Victorian Government nomination.

How do I know if I qualify for Victorian state nomination?

To be eligible for Victorian Government state nomination, you must:

If you are eligible to apply for nomination, you can lodge an application on-line at Apply for visa nomination.

More information

Skilled visas

Business visas

Victoria Skill Migration Occupation List

Biotechnology and Science

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
132511 Research and Development 7.0 in each band Two years

Must have experience in the Science industry. Must have experience in the complete product life cycle.

224112 Mathematician 7.0 in each band Two years Must have two year's experience in the Science industry. 
234111 Agricultural Consultant 7.0 in each band Two years  
234212 Agricultural Scientist 7.0 in each band Two years  
234211 Chemist 7.0 in each band Two years Higher education transcripts required. 
233914 Engineering Technologist 7.0 in each band Two years  
234411 Geologist 6.0 in each band Two years  
234412 Geophysicist 6.0 in each band Two years  
234599 Life Scientists nec 6.0 in each band Five years  
234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec 6.0 in each band Five years  
234914 Physicist 6.0 in each band Five years  
224113 Statistician 6.0 in each band Two years  
234711 Veterinarian 7.0 in each band Three years Class One and Class Two engineers required.

Education

 

ANZSCO Code Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
 
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Speaking: 8.0
  • Listening: 8.0
  • Reading: 7.0
  • Writing: 7.0
Two years Must have ACECQA certification.
 
134111 Child Care Centre Manager
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Speaking: 8.0
  • Listening: 8.0
  • Reading: 7.0
  • Writing: 7.0
Two years Must have ACECQA certification (note that certification focuses on education qualifications not management qualifications).
 
241213 Primary School Teacher
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Speaking: 8.0
  • Listening: 8.0
  • Reading: 7.0
  • Writing: 7.0
Two years

Must have registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Must have experience teaching at least one of the following languages:

  • Chinese 
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Arabic
  • Vietnamese
 
241411 Secondary School Teacher
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Speaking: 8.0
  • Listening: 8.0
  • Reading: 7.0
  • Writing: 7.0
Two years

Must have registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Must specialise in at least one of the following fields:

  • Mathematics or Physics 
  • Technology (Food Metal, Wood o r Auto)
  • Languages
  • General Science
  • Special Education
  • Information Technology
 
242211 Vocational Educational Teacher 7.0 overall, with at least 6.5 in each band Two years (in vocational teaching)

Must have a teaching qualification and a vocational qualification. Must specialise in at least one of the following fields:

  • Horticulture
  • Arboriculture
  • Building and design
  • Dogger and Rigger (Crane Licenses)
  • Electrical Instrumentation
  • Electrical Supply Industry Transmission, Distribution and Cable Joining
  • Gas Distribution
  • Aged Car
 
272412 Interpreter 6.0 in each band Two years Must have NAATI "professional accreditation".

Engineering and Building

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
312112 Building Associate 7.0 in each band Two years  
233211 Civil Engineer 7.0 in each band Two years  
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 7.0 in each band Two years  
233311 Electric Engineer 7.0 in each band Two years  
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 7.0 in each band Two years  
133311 Engineering Manager 7.0 in each band Two years  
233512 Mechanical Engineer 7.0 in each band Two years  
312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson 7.0 in each band Two years  
233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 7.0 in each band Two years  
133513 Production manager (Mining) 7.0 in each band Two years  
233513 Production or Plant Engineer 7.0 in each band Two years  
231212 Ship's Engineer 7.0 in each band Two years Class One and Class Two engineers required.

Financial Services and Human Resources Management

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
132311 Human Resource Manager 6.0 in each band Five years  

Health

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
 
224213 Health Information Manager 7.0 in each band Two years

Must have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia. Higher education transcripts and certificates required. 

 
254111 Midwife 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254411 Nurse Practitioner 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 7.0 in each band Two years  Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
 
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.  
 
254416 Registered Nurse (Development Disability) 7.0 in each band Two years  Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.  
 
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.   
 
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 7.0 in each band Two years  Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
 
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
254499 Registered Nurse nec 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
272311 Clinical Psychologist 7.0 in each band(Academic IELTS only) Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
251111 Dietitian 6.0 in each band Two years  
 
252411 Occupational Therapist 7.0 in each band Ten years Must have experience in mental health care. 
 
252511 Physiotherapist 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
252611 Podiatrist 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
 
252511 Social Worker 7.0 in each band Two years

 Preferred specialisations:

  • Mental Health Workers
  • Skilled Children and Family Workers
  • Child Protection (must havea a minimum of two years statutory child protection practice and Australian Association of Social Workers accreditation.
 
251214 Sonographer 7.0 in each band Two years  
 
252712 Speech Pathologist 6.0 in each band Two years  
 
234914 Physicist (Medical Only) 7.0 in each band Two years Must have experience in diagnostic imaging or radiation technology. 
 
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist 7.0 in each band Two years Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 

Information and Communications Technology

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
135112 ICT Project Manager 7.0 in each band Three years
261111 ICT Business Analyst 7.0 in each band Five years Applications under these occupations are currently closed. Please check this page regularly for further updates. 
261112 System Analyst 7.0 in each band Three years
261311 Analyst Programmer 7.0 in each band Three years
261312 Developer Programmer 7.0 in each band Three years
261313 Software Engineer 7.0 in each band Three years
261314 Software Tester 7.0 in each band Three years
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec 7.0 in each band Three years
262111 Database Administrator 7.0 in each band Three years
262112 ICT Security Specialist 7.0 in each band Three years
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer 7.0 in each band Three years

PhD Graduates

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS ( or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience
  PhD Graduates 6.0 in each band PhD has been completed within the past five years and is from an Australian or international educational institution in a specialist field relating to an occupation on the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria. Applicants with a PhD are not required to meet any work requirements.

Tourism and Hospitality

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
351311 Chef 6.0 in each band Five years  
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager 6.0 in each band Five years Must have experience in a large, international firm and managerial experience. 

Trades

ANZSCO Code

Skilled Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent requirement) Minimum work experience  Special requirements
Automotive Trades
321111 Automotive Electrician 6.0 in each band Five years Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required.
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) 6.0 in each band Five years Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required.
324111 Panelbeater 6.0 in each band Five years Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required. 
324311 Vechicle Painter 6.0 in each band Five years  Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required.
Construction Trades
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 6.0 in each band Five years  
394111 Cabinetmaker 6.0 in each band Five years  
334113 Drainer 6.0 in each band Five years  
334114 Gasfitter 6.0 in each band Five years    
334115 Roof Plumber 6.0 in each band Five years  
Engineering Trades
322311 Metal Fabricator 6.0 in each band Five years  
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker 6.0 in each band Five years  
322313 Welder (First Class) 6.0 in each band Five years  
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) 6.0 in each band Five years  
Electrical/Electronic/ Communications Trades
342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 6.0 in each band Five years  
342211 Electrical Linesworker 6.0 in each band Five years  
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 6.0 in each band Five years  
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker 6.0 in each band Five years

 

342414 Telecommunications Technician 6.0 in each band Five years  
Hospitality Trades
351111 Baker 6.0 in each band Five years  
351411 Cook 6.0 in each band Five years  
351412 Pastrycook 6.0 in each band Five years  

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