WASMOL

Western Australia to double state nominated visas for 2024 to 2025

WA  doubles it’s State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) for new financial year  

WA State/Territory nominated visas

WA have announced that they will have 5,000 places in the 2024 to 2025 financial year for their  state nominated visa program. These visas are the Subclass 190 & Subclass 491 visas.

This is a significant increase from the 2,350 they had last year – 2023 to 2024.

The SNMP program that year was closed early, in February 2024, as the places had been exhausted. At the time WA made it clear that they needed more visa numbers.

“The State Government continues to advocate for nomination allocation numbers that meet the needs of the State.”

The doubling of numbers reflects the critical skills shortages in construction and healthcare.

2024 to 2025 – WA occupation lists to be finalised

The WA Skilled migration occupation lists (WASMOL) for 2024 to 2025 are yet to finalised. We will publish them when they are.

DAMA Agreements

There has also been an increase in the number of places, and occupations, made available under a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).

Applicants for a visa under a DAMA need to be sponsored by an employer operating in a designated region, and for an occupation that is specified in the DAMA agreement.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options for 2024 to 25 please Contact Us.

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Skilled Migration - 2024 to 2024

Australian skilled visa invitations – June 2024

GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa invitations issued – June 2024

The DHA issued their final EOI invitations for the 2023 to 2024 financial year.

They  issued 5,292 invites for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189).

Invited occupations & points

There was a range of occupations invited.There were also a range of points required for an invite as well. From trades with 65 to professionals.

An overview of the occupations invited and the points required are detailed below.

Trades 

The following trades were invited at 65 points.

  • Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • Bricklayer
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
  • Drainer
  • Electrician (General)
  • Fibrous Plasterers
  • Gasfitter
  • Glazier
  • Joiner
  • Lift Mechanic
  • Painting Trades Worker
  • Plumber (General)
  • Roof Plumber
  • Solid Plasterer
  • Stonemason
  • Wall & Floor Tiler
Other invited trades included the following:
  • Electrician (Special class)
  • Chef
  • Forester
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Shipwright
  • Welder (First Class)

Additional occupations 

A range of other occupations were invited. These included.

  • Business professionals – accountants, consultants
  • Scientists
  • Healthcare
  • Engineers
  • Construction
  • Education

Western Australia have today – 1st July, 2024 –  announced a doubling of their skilled nomination program . It is expected that other states, such as South Australia.  will follow.

Given the focus on trades in this invitation round, as well as both the WA and SA governments public position on the need for Construction trades and professions there will be opportunities.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options for 2024-25 please Contact Us.

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South Australia skilled occupation priority list

South Australia priority occupations for 2024-2025

What occupations are South Australia looking to nominate? 

The South Australian government were recently in the UK.

Representatives from the SA government held a ‘Move to South Australia’ information and networking session on 3 June 2024 in London.

They also met with us in person in Edinburgh.

The aim of the information session, and our meeting, was to reinforce the UK market as a priority for their sponsored skilled migration program for the 2024 to 2025 financial year.

They also shared the virtues of the state. It’s vibrant economy, enviable lifestyle and as a great work place for applicants with the right expertise, experience and skills.

As detailed on the attached invite, the in-demand occupations & trades are in the following:

  • Construction
  • Medical
  • Education
  • ICT and
  • Engineering

In particular candidates with construction or trades experience were of critical need!

They shared some projects that were of particular focus for SA, and the need for the above skilled migrants. These projects were the:

  • Osborne Naval Shipyard
  • Major Projects in Whyalla
    • Hydrogen Jobs plan
    • GFG Alliance (“Green steel”)
    • Northern Water Supply (desalination plant)
    • Alligator Energy
  • New Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Whilst the 2024-25 South Australia skills list hasn’t been published as of yet, it will in the new financial year. In addition to the above occupations, we were advised there should be some other occupations too.

If you would like to discuss what opportunities there may be in South Australia for you and your family, or to register your interest for us to get in touch when these details are released, then please Contact Us.