Australia's Skilled Migration Program now open for applicants

Australia's Skilled Migration Program now open for applicants

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 20 Aug, 2022 | 04:37 AM]
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Australia is currently entirely open to immigration, particularly from abroad. A select few states offered sponsorship to applicants who met particular requirements, such as working in an occupation on the list of key skills and residing in-state. Now that the time has come for the states to accept applications from both onshore and offshore candidates for the FY 2022–2023 talent mobility program. However, a few states still need to make updates regarding the criteria for accepting applications.

States open for offshore applications:


Victoria is accepting applications for subclass visas like Australia Subclass 190 and 491 from both onshore and offshore candidates for the current academic year. The applicant does not need to have STEMM skills or work experience in the destination sector in order to be qualified for any of the professions on the applicable DHA occupation list. This phase gives you the chance to send the candidates whose professions are on the DHA list to Australia. (Profiles in Accounting, Engineering, IT, and Trades). Only onshore (working or residing in Victoria) candidates could previously submit nominations, according to Victoria state.

The applicant must meet the following prerequisites:

  • age restriction of 45 years or less
  • must work in a position listed on the DHA list of positions
  • Make sure to continue residing in Victoria.
  • at least 65 points must be earned.
  • must have high English test scores.


The provincial budget for FY 2022–2023 was given to the state of Tasmania. 3350 quotas are obtained altogether. In the upcoming weeks, Tasmania will begin accepting applications from both offshore and onshore applicants.

2000 allocations have been made for Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa and 1350 allocations have been made for Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa. Victoria State, New South Wales (NSW), Western Australia (WA), and Queensland each receive the largest share (QLD) share of allocations as per recent updates.

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3.Australia Capital Territory

The nominations for the FY 2022–23 have been accepted by ACT. 2720 allocations for the same year, which is more than the 2000-place granted quota for FY 2021–22. The ACT recently amended its list of jobs, adding numerous new ones while removing others.

3 years of post-graduate experience in the profession nominated is required for Subclass 491 eligibility. To qualify for Subclass 190, a 2-year work offer is required.


With effect from August 16, 2022, Queensland has opened its migration programme for the years 2022–2023 for both offshore and onshore (Subclass 491 & Subclass 190).

This state once accepted onshore candidates' nominations but not those from offshore candidates. A list of vocations just released by Queensland includes opportunities for IT, Engineering, and Trades profiles. For subclass 190, the candidate must receive 80 or more points, and for subclass 491, 65 or more points.

Must have a job profile that is on the list of Queensland occupations and have at least one mandate. The candidate also needs to have a minimum of three years of post-study employment experience.

The allocation for each state for the fiscal year 2022–2023 is shown in the table below.

Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa
Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) Visa

Australia now has a great need for skilled immigrants, therefore now is the ideal time to apply for Australia PR Visa PR from India as per the above allocation numbers. According to the revisions, the applicants are urged to immediately finish the competence assessment and attain the required levels of English proficiency to be eligible for sponsorship. The applicants should also refer to Australia Skilled Occupation List. 


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