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This list was updated on 30 June 2017.

The aim of Victoria’s skilled migration program is to attract the best global talent with advanced qualifications, skills and experience that are critical for Victoria's industries to be globally competitive. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we could make migrating here much easier with visa nomination.

Extensive research and industry consultation on Victoria’s medium-to-long term labour market needs is done to identify occupations that are eligible for visa nomination. This thorough approach ensures that the right people migrate to Melbourne for the right jobs, and our industries have the skills required to be globally competitive.

If you are an experienced skilled professional or tradesperson, please refer to the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Victoria.

Streamlined pathway to visa nomination

The Victorian Government offers fast-tracked visa nomination for international PhD graduates and current or recent Temporary Worked (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) holders. Applicants must meet all visa nomination eligibility requirements to apply.

Assessment criteria

Applications for Victorian visa nomination are assessed with a focus on:

  • your ability to meet the minimum eligibility criteria
  • the demand for individual skills and expertise (and prospects of finding a job in Victoria)
  • the suitability and transferability of qualifications, skills and experience – including any specialist capabilities – to the needs of Victoria’s labour market, and
  • your commitment to settle in Victoria permanently.  

There is strong competition for Victorian visa nomination and meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee nomination. For detailed application guidelines and eligibility criteria, see Skilled migration visas.

Graduate occupations eligible to apply for Victorian visa nomination

Biotechnology and Science 

ANZSCO code Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement Specialisations and other requirements
224112 Mathematician 6.0 in each band Must have specialisations/skills within the Science industry.
233914 Engineering Technologist 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234111 Agricultural Consultant 6.0 in each band.

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234112 Agricultural Scientist 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234711 Veterinarian 7.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
Must be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.

Health

ANZSCO code Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement Specialisations and other requirements
224213  Health Information Manager  7.0 in each band 

Must have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Higher education transcripts and certificates required.  

254111 Midwife 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254411 Nurse Practitioner 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254499 Registered Nurses nec 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
252411 Occupational Therapist 7.0 in each band
252511 Physiotherapist 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
252611 Podiatrist 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.
251214 Sonographer 7.0 in each band
252712 Speech Pathologist 6.0 in each band