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2020-2021 NSW State Nomination Updates

NSW will be currently working from reduced skilled occupation lists at Home Affairs direction. The lists are subject to change without notice.



Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190)

  • 133211 Engineering Manager

  • 134211 Medical Administrator

  • 134212 Nursing Clinical Director

  • 134214 Welfare Centre Manager

  • 233911 Aeronautical Engineer

  • 233913 Biomedical Engineer

  • 233916 Naval Architect

  • 233999 Engineering Professionals nec

  • 254411 Nurse Practitioner

  • 254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

  • 254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

  • 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)

  • 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

  • 254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

  • 254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)

  • 254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

  • 254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

  • 254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

  • 254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)

  • 254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatric)

  • 254499 Registered Nurses nec

  • 261111 ICT business Analyst

  • 261112 Systems Analyst

  • 261311 Analyst Programmer

  • 261312 Developer Programmer

  • 261313 Software Engineer

  • 262112 ICT Security Specialist

  • 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer

  • 312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

  • 312312 Electrical Engineering Technician

  • 312999 Building and Engineering Technicians

To effectively manage the ongoing high demand for NSW nomination, a selection-based invitation process is being used. Candidates cannot directly apply for NSW nomination and must be invited to apply for NSW nomination.


Invitation rounds occur ongoing throughout the Australian financial year and there are no set dates.


During an invitation round, EOIs in are ranked within an occupation code in order of:

  1. Point score

  2. English proficiency

  3. Years of skilled work experience in your nominated occupation

The highest-ranking EOIs up to the number of places available for a given occupation are generally issued an invitation to apply.


Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)


The updated occupation list for Skilled Regional visa has been published as well and can be found on the following link: https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/_data/assets/pdffile/0010/339382/491OccupationList_dot.pdf


Regional Development Australia (RDA) offices across regional NSW will begin manage the subclass 491 visa in early February 2021.


The candidates must meet all the criteria in one of the following three streams to be eligible for NSW nomination:

  1. living and working in regional NSW (for at least 12 moths);

  2. recently completed study in regional NSW; or

  3. living and working outside of regional NSW and either have: a. job offer in regional NSW in your nominated occupation b. at least 5 years of skilled work experience (offshore applicants) c. family ties in regional NSW

For more details and to discuss how these updates affect your situation, contact us today to arrange discussion with our Registered Migration Agent.


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