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To be selected to apply for skilled visa nomination, you must be currently working in one of our target sectors using your STEMM skills.

Applicants using their STEMM skills in a business precinct will be highly regarded. Examples of business precincts are:

The health sector in Victoria consists of professionals providing medical services to Victorians as well as those involved in related education and research and development.

You do not necessarily need to be working in a health occupation (e.g. Nurse) to be considered working in the health sector. For example, a software developer working on software for hospitals is considered to be working in the health sector.

Nursing applicants: please note that we only nominate applicants with specific specialisations. For further information, see Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) - supporting information or Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) - supporting information.

In addition to medical research conducted in universities and research institutes, Victoria’s medical research includes activities such as drug development, clinical trials, health product manufacturing, medical devices and digital health.

If you are using your STEMM skills to support medical research in Victoria, you are considered to be working in the medical research sector.

Victoria’s life sciences sector is composed of many industries such as the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Companies involved in food processing, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals may also be considered to form part of the life sciences sector.

If you are using your STEMM skills to support Victoria’s life sciences sector, you are considered to be working in the life sciences sector. For example, a lecturer in biotechnology working in a university is considered to be working in life sciences.

The digital sector makes use of technology and innovation to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness in Victoria.

Subclass 190

To be selected to apply for subclass 190 nomination in the digital sector, you must be working in one of the focus segments below:

  • AgriTech
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cyber security
  • Digital games
  • EduTech
  • Energy and resources tech
  • FinTech
  • GPS imaging and geospatial
  • Health and medtech
  • Robotics and automation
  • Smart cities and infrastructure tech
  • Transport tech

Applicants who aren’t working in one of the segments above may still be selected if they are using their digital skills in another target sector. For example, a software engineer working in medical research.

Subclass 491

Applicants working in any segment of the digital sector will be considered for selection for subclass 491 visa nomination.

The agri-food sector in Victoria includes highly skilled people working to develop food growth and production as well as the modernisation of Victoria’s agri-food sector. To be considered for selection to apply for nomination, applicants must be using their STEMM skills to innovate within the sector, which could include research and development or advanced manufacturing.

Victoria’s advanced manufacturing sector includes industries such as defence and aerospace. To be considered to be working in advanced manufacturing, you must be using your STEMM skills to enhance innovation. This could include activities such as research and development, design, supply chain management increasing global competitiveness through the use of technology.

This sector includes industries such as clean energy, renewables, bioenergy, carbon capture and energy storage. Applicants could be using their STEMM skills to support efforts to reduce waste, cut pollution and protect the environment.

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