International students for higher education in Western Australia has been provided with a skilled migration pathway which is one of the many initiative introduced by the state government to promote WA as the preferred study destination in Australia.
The WA State Nominated Visa Program Graduate Stream and the Graduate occupation list was introduced to offer a skilled migration pathway for eligible international Western Australian university graduates. The Graduate Stream has been introduced to attract the best global talent with the advanced qualifications, skills and experience to support growth and diversification of the Western Australian economy.
The Graduate Stream and Graduate occupation list are available to eligible higher education graduates who have gained a Bachelor or postgraduate qualification in Western Australia and completed at least two years of full time study at a Western Australian institution.
To be considered for WA State nomination through the Graduate Stream candidates must:
- meet the Department of Home Affairs minimum requirements for intended visa;
- have an occupation listed as available and eligible for the intended visa subclass on the Graduate occupation list;
- have gained a higher education qualification in Western Australia, including the requirement to have completed at least two years of full time study in Western Australia;
- where required, be able to claim and give evidence of work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation;
- have a minimum English language level of ‘proficient’ (as determined by an English test approved by the Department of Home Affairs); and
- have a contract of employment for full time employment for at least 12 months in the nominated or closely related occupation.
You can find further information on the Graduate Occupation List and the 2018 WA Skilled Occupation List here or if you would like to learn more about your eligibility, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 04 3486 0997 to book an appointment to speak to our registered migration agent. You can visit us at www.ausstudyvisa.com.au for more information.