WA State Sponsorship for Medical Professionals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a medical professional working in Western Australia or with a job offer from a West Australian employer, you may qualify for a Skilled Sponsored (subclass 190) visa or the temporary Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489).  A new training levy applies to all permanent employer sponsored nominations including the 190 ENS and 187 RSMS.  Your employer may now be unwilling to offer permanent employer sponsorship.  In which case, you should look at your other visa options and lodge an Expression of Interest for a 190/489 visa with WA State Sponsorship for medical professionals.

Criteria for WA State Sponsorship for Medical Professionals

  1. You must score at least 65 in​ the Department of Home Affairs points test. This includes the 5 points for 190 nomination and 10 points for 489 nomination.
  2. Have evidence of a skills assessment suitable for permanent migration in your nominated occupation.
  3. Have an available nominated occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration oc​cupation list​ 
  4. Have demonstrated at least the minimum English language requirements applicable to your occupation through an approved English test.* If you have a passport from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or Ireland, you are not required to sit an English exam to be eligible for Western Australian State nomination. Some assessing authorities require an English test result as part of the skills assessment process.
  5. Be younger than 45 years of age.
  6. You must have ​​at least one year of Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation** over the last 10 years; or at least three years of overseas work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation** over the last 10 years.
  7. Have selected ‘Western Australia’ or ‘any State or territory’ as your preferred s​tate for WA State Sponsorship .
  8.  Have a contract of employment for full time employment (​Full time employment is defined as “on average at least 35 hours of work per week” for at least 12 months in Western Australia in the nominated (or closely related ) occupation. A contract of employment must include at least the following:
    • ​full names of ​both the employer and the employee;
    • contract start date and end date (if permanent, only start date is required);
    • job description of the work to be performed by the employee;
    • the terms and conditions of employment (include the position’s salary, hours of work, leave entitlements, superannuation, among other things) that are no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident doing equivalent work;
    • location of employment; and
    • a statement that the work specified in the employment contract must be perform​ed by the employee and not contracted out to a third party.​
  9. If you live outside of Western Australia, one of the conditions of State nomination is that you bring sufficient funds into the State to cover your settlement costs. The minimum amount of funds required is:
    • for a single person – $20 000 (AUD);
    • for a couple – $30 000 (AUD); and​
    • for every additional dependant –​ $5 000 (AUD).

    ​You will be asked during the WA State Sponsorship application process to show evidence of the above funds through bank statements or asset valuations.

Western Australian skilled migration oc​cupation list​  for WA State Sponsorship

ANZSCO​​ code*​​​​​ ​Skilled​ ​o​ccu​pation Eligi​ble visas ​ ​ ​Assessing authority Status
​190 visa ​489 visa
​251214 Sonographer​​ Y Y ASMIRT​ Available
​251412 ​Orthoptist Y Y VETASSESS ​Available
​252711 ​Audiologist Y VETASSESS​​ ​Available
​253111 ​General Practitioner Y Medical Board of Australia​ ​Available
​​253316 ​Gastroenterologist Y ​Y Medical Board of Australia​ ​​Available
253323 ​Rheumatologist​ ​Y ​Y ​​​Medical Board of Australia​ ​Available
​​253411 Psychiatrist ​Y ​Y Medical Board of Australia​​​ Available​
253513 Neurosurgeon ​Y Y ​​​Medical Board of Australia​ Available
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist Y Y ​​Medical Board of Australia​ Available
253521 Vascular Surgeon ​Y Y ​​Medical Board of Australia​ Available
​253913​ Obstetrician and Gynaecologist ​Y Y ​​​Medical Board of Australia​ Available
2539​18 Radiation Oncologist Y Y ​​​​​​Medical Board of Australia​​​ Available
​254111 ​Midwife Y ​ANMAC ​Available
​254413 ​Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) Y ​​ANMAC​ ​Available
​254414 ​Registered Nurse (Community Health) Y ​​ANMAC​ Available​
​254415 ​Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) Y ​​ANMAC​ ​Available
​254422 ​Registered Nurse (Mental Heal​th) ​Y ​​ANMAC​ ​Available
​254423 ​Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Y ANMAC​ ​Available

​*Approved English language tests and minimum required scores

 For candidates nominating an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation

​Bands ​Listening ​Reading ​Writing ​Speaking
​Test Minimum score
​International English Language Testing System (IELTS) ​7 ​7 ​7 ​7
​Occupational English Test (OET) ​B ​B ​B ​B
​Test of English as a foreign language internet based test (TO​​EFL-iBT) ​24 ​24 ​27 ​23
​Pearson Test of English Academic
(PTE Academic)
​65 ​65 ​65 ​65
​Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA) ​185 ​185 ​185 ​185

All other occupations

​Bands ​Listening ​Reading ​Writing ​Speaking
​Test Minimum score
​International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6 6 6 6
​Occupational English Test (OET) ​B ​B ​B ​B
​Test of English as a foreign language internet based test (TOEFL iBT) 12 13 21 18
​Pearson Test of English Academic
(PTE Academic)
50 50 ​50 50
​Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA) ​169 ​169 ​169 ​169

Where to start?

Speak to our visa specialist and  Migration Agent in PerthSydneyMelbourne or Brisbane to discuss your application.  If you are interested in exploring your eligibility for WA State Sponsorship please contact our Migration Agent Perth.   Book online for an initial 45 min phone consultation or phone:  +61 (0)8 9203 5194.

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