Updated on 13 September 2022
To be considered in a NSW invitation round, you must meet the basic criteria outlined below:
You must meet all requirements set by Home Affairs for this visa subclass.
Be skilled in an occupation that is:
- within an ANZSCO unit group identified on the NSW Skilled Nominated Skills List; AND
- is eligible for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
You must be either currently residing in NSW or offshore and have continuously done so for a minimum period of six months.
Work experience and point score
You must meet the minimum skilled work experience and point score for your unit group. These are identified on the NSW Skilled Nominated Skills List next to the name of your unit group.
Important information about nomination criteria
Meeting the minimum nomination outlined above in no way guarantees you will be invited to apply for NSW nomination.
Over-claimed points for employment
If your skills assessment displays a date, you have been deemed skilled in your occupation, you cannot claim points for skilled employment before this date. This particularly applies to ACS and most VETASSESS assessments. If your assessment does not display this date, you cannot claim points for skilled employment before you completed your qualification. To ensure you are eligible to accept your NSW invitation, we strongly recommend you confirm you are eligible to claim all the points in your SkillSelect EOI, and that you have only claimed eligible skilled employment. If you have claimed points in error, you are not eligible to accept your NSW invitation if invited. There are no exceptions for any reason.