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NSW Skilled Occupation List

 

18 July 2019

NSW Skilled nominated (190) program 2019–20

The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List for the 2019–20 financial year has been published and includes a list of occupations across a broad range of industry sectors. New occupations added to the list are:

  • Marketing specialist
  • Graphic designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Software tester


A new system has been introduced this year to show the availability of occupations for nomination by NSW. This list will be updated frequently to reflect any changes, this includes the filling of an occupation's quota. It's important to note that although an occupation may be available, this doesn't guarantee nomination.

Demand for nomination by NSW is extremely sought after. The NSW Government will continue to select and invite top ranking candidates who meet the NSW nomination criteria in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List). This is done on an ongoing basis throughout the financial year. There are no key dates for this process.

Key details

  • Some occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Occupation List (NSW 190 List) are now subject to an additional requirement for nomination by NSW.
  • The additional requirement for these occupations is to be living in NSW, and to have been employed in NSW for at least one year, in the nominated occupation.
  • These occupations are indicated on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List.
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Skilled nominated migration (190)

The NSW Government will invite candidates for a skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) for those occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List).

NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 list) 2019–20

The NSW Government uses data and information from various sources to select occupations for the priority list. Sources include Commonwealth and state employment data, as well as evidence-supported feedback from NSW industry and regions.

Occupations on these lists meet the skill needs of the NSW economy across a range of industry sectors. It's regularly updated according to the skill needs in NSW. Invitation numbers are controlled to certain occupations to ensure that places allocated under the 190 program are in line with the skill needs of the state. The list is updated once all places for an occupation have been filled.

The NSW Government will invite the highest ranking candidates who meet the NSW nomination criteria in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) to apply in each invitation round.

For an overview of the 190 application process, download the fact sheet to understand how to apply.

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Skilled regional nominated migration (489)

NSW 489 Regional Skilled Occupation list (NSW 489 list)

The NSW 489 List takes into account a broader range of occupations than those available to the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List)

 If you are interested in seeking NSW nomination for skilled regional migration (489), please contact the NSW region in which you are interested.

 Regions have limited available positions for nomination and may close their program at any time throughout the year.

 Connect now for Skilled regional nominated migration (489) contact details.

Learn more

Skilled nominated migration (190)

Skilled regional nominated migration (489)


Get the full details about eligibility requirements on the NSW Department of Industry website.

Contact us today if you have any questions and need assistance with the visa application process.

Source: NSW Department of Industry 

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