Updated on 1 Jul 2021
The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residency skilled migration visa aimed at professionals already living and working in Victoria with skills that support Victoria's health response and economic recovery. The visa is administered by the Department of Home Affairs.
To be selected to apply for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination, you will need to make or update an EOI via SkillSelect and then submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian Visa Nomination on the Live in Melbourne website. Only those applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered for selection.
Once you are selected to apply for visa nomination for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa you can submit your visa nomination application through the Live in Melbourne website.
To receive nomination for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa, you will need to meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
You must be below age 45 to lodge an application for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).
You must have a Competent level of English (or equivalent).
Competent level is equivalent to a score of at least six (6) in each band score of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent results in accepted alternative tests. You can obtain the IELTS equivalent in any of the following Department of Home Affairs’ accepted language tests: OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).
You must upload a scanned copy of your English language test result as part of the online nomination application. Please ensure that your English test result is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.
Please note: If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand you are not required to submit English language test results. You must submit a copy of your passport biography page.
You must be currently living and worked in your nominated occupation in Victoria . You will be required to provide evidence of your residency with your application form. For example, you may wish to provide:
- a current real estate lease or bond agreement
- a bill or documentation evidencing your ongoing residence in Victoria over the past 6 months.
- You must be currently working in Victoria in a target sector.
- We will accept casual employment.
- We will accept employment in a role that is closely related to your nominated occupation.
- We will NOT accept employment that is NOT related to your nominated occupation.
- For example, we will not accept situations where you are working as a Personal Care Assistant and your nominated occupation is Software Developer.
- You must support all your claims of employment with documents in your application.
- You will be required to provide a current contract, most recent payslip and an extract from your superannuation account showing the most recent payments from your employer.
- In some instances, we may also require additional payslips or reference letter from your employer. If so, we will ask for this during assessment.
Victorian target sectors
You must be working in one of the following target sectors:
- Medical research
- Life sciences
- Advanced manufacturing
- New energy, emissions reduction and circular economy
- Cyber Security skills only (subclass 190)
- All digital skills (subclass 491)
Our Target sectors page provides more information about these sectors.
A skills assessment must match the occupation you have nominated on your visa nomination application and EOI. Please ensure that your skills assessment is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.
Any occupation on the Department of Home Affairs skilled occupation lists is eligible to submit a Registration of Interest, provided you are using your STEMM skills in one of the target sectors listed above.
We are currently selecting the following occupations with advanced skills:
- ANZSCO skill levels 1 and 2, and
- STEMM skills or qualifications.
Your commitment to Victoria
You must commit to continue living and working in Victoria for at least 2 years.
You and your migration agent (if applicable) must read, understand and sign the Victorian nomination declaration in order to be considered for Victorian visa nomination. See the Skilled declaration form for more information. This completed and signed declaration must be provided with your application at the time of lodgement.
Detailed resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
Your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is a critical document used to assess your suitability for Victorian visa nomination. It must provide evidence of skills and work experience and a detailed, chronological list of all relevant employment.
You should take the time to ensure your CV is professionally presented, descriptive and provides our assessors and industry advisors with a comprehensive reflection of your skills, work readiness, employment history and work experience. You should explain any gaps in employment.
Your CV should be no more than four pages long and must include:
- detailed descriptions of relevant tasks and responsibilities performed within all employment
- dates of employment (including month and year)
- dates of education and training.
A relevant job offer from a Victorian employer can provide evidence of your work readiness and employability.
Department of Home Affairs requirements
Successfully gaining Victorian visa nomination does not guarantee that you will be granted an Australian visa.
Fees and charges
There is no application fee for Victorian visa nomination.
Skilled, industry and employer enquiries
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Telephone: + 61 3 9651 9756
Business and investor migration enquiries
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Telephone: + 61 3 9651 9756
Overseas Qualifications Unit
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Telephone: 1300 492 606
Skilled and Business Migration Program
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
State Government of Victoria
GPO Box 4509