Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program – 2021-22 opening

Update: 1 July 2021

Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22 will open to new Registrations of Interest (ROIs) on 7 July 2021. The Department of Home Affairs has provided Victoria with 3,500 places for Skilled Nominated visas (subclass 190), and 500 places for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 491). 

To be eligible, candidates must be currently living and working in Victoria, and using their STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) skills in a target sector, which include health, medical research, life sciences, digital, agri-food, advanced manufacturing, and new energy, emissions reduction and circular economy. 

Applicants who are currently using their STEMM skills in a business precinct, such as Parkville, Footscray, and Docklands, will be highly regarded.

Some of the major changes to the 2021-22 program are:

  • The removal of the minimum experience and hours worked requirement.
  • An increase in the number of target sectors.
  • Applicants must have STEMM skills and have a Skill Level 1 or 2 occupation.  Applicants for subclass 491 nomination may also have a Skill Level 3 occupation using their STEMM skills.

Candidates who submitted a ROI (registration of interest) for the 2020-21 program and were not selected, are required to submit a new ROI for the 2021-22 program. 

If you would like to learn more about Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program 2021-22, check your eligibility, or require assistance with lodging your registration of interest, please call us on 1300 98 70 71 and speak to one of our experienced Registered Migration Agents.

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