In order to receive a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), 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).
Meet the English language requirements as specified on the Visa Nomination Occupation Lists.
All applicants must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least six in each band score. Certain occupations require a higher standard of English for the purpose of state nomination - these occupations are specified on the Visa Nomination Occupation Lists. Applicants who are currently working in their nominated occupation in Victoria and have been for at least six months, may be exempt from meeting higher English language requirements and should apply for nomination.
Alternative English language tests are accepted. Applicants 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 results as part of the online 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 an English language test.
To apply for Victorian nomination under the Skilled Nominated (190) visa, your occupation must be listed on the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Victoria or the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Graduates.
Some occupations have additional work experience, English language and specialisation requirements that are noted on the Visa Nomination Occupation Lists.
If you have a PhD from a Victorian university, you may nominate any occupation that is eligible for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa on the Department of Home Affairs' Migration (IMMI 18/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities) Instrument 2018.
Important: Not all occupations that appear on this list are eligible for the subclass 190 visa. Occupations that have a "Y" in column 4 are not eligible for the subclass 190 visa. We are unable to provide specific advice around this occupation list. Please contact the Department of Home Affairs for further information.
International PhD graduates
The Victorian Government offers a streamlined pathway for visa nomination for international PhD graduates. Applications will be priority processed within two weeks and applicants must meet all eligibility requirements to apply. Learn more about the streamlined pathway for international PhD graduates.
When you migrate to Melbourne you need to ensure that you have enough financial resources available for you and any family members who are dependent on you. Financial resource requirements are in place to ensure you can support yourself and your family before you find work.
See the table below for minimum required financial resources for visa nomination.