VIC 490&191 Introductory Guide 2024

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VIC Subclass 190

Eligibility

Once you are selected to apply for visa nomination for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa you can submit your visa nomination application through the Live in Melbourne website. https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/migrate/skilled-migration-visas/skilled-nominated-visa-subclass-190

To receive a nomination for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa, you will need to meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

Age

You must be below age 45 to lodge an application for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa.

English language

You must have a Competent level of English (or equivalent).

Competent level is equivalent to a score of at least six (6) in each band score of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent results in accepted alternative tests. You can obtain the IELTS equivalent in any of the following Department of Home Affairs’ accepted language tests: OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

You must upload a scanned copy of your English language test result as part of the online nomination application. Please ensure that your English test result is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.

Please note: If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand you are not required to submit English language test results. You must submit a copy of your passport biography page。

Residency

You must have lived and worked in Victoria for at least the past 6 months.  You will be required to provide evidence of your residency with your application form. For example, you may wish to provide:

  1. a current real estate lease or bond agreement
  2. a bill or documentation evidencing your ongoing residence in Victoria over the past 6 months.

Employment and occupation

You must be currently employed in Victoria and working in a highly-skilled occupation in health or medical research which supports Victoria’s economic recovery or health response for at least the past 6 months. Applicants with a track record of commercialising innovative ideas and bringing them to market will also be highly regarded.

In the last 6 months, you must have been continuously employed in your nominated occupation or closely related occupation. Your employment in an occupation that is within the same ANZSCO Unit Group will be considered as your occupation. At least 20 hours per week will be accepted as being ’employed’ for the purposes of applicants evidencing they are currently employed and have been employed in Victoria for 6 months prior to their Registration of Interest application.

International student graduates and PhD applicants who meet the criteria are also encouraged to apply.

If you are a nurse, please note only applicants in the following nursing occupations: will be nominated:

  1. Midwife – 254111
  2. Registered Nurse (Aged Care) -254412
  3. Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) – 254415
  4. Registered Nurse (Mental Health) – 254422
  5. Registered Nurse (Perioperative) – 254423

Your occupation must also be on one of the Department of Home Affairs’ eligible lists for nomination applications

You will need to provide evidence of this work experience by providing:

  1. a signed copy of your current employment contract
  2. the past 6 months of payslips
  3. evidence of superannuation contributions from your employer for the past 6 months
  4. your current position description
  5. your current employer’s details (including telephone number).

Skills assessment

A skills assessment must match the occupation you have nominated on your visa nomination application and EOI. Please ensure that your skills assessment is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.

To find out where you can have your skills assessed, go to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List on our website.

Finances

There are no financial requirements as all applicants must already be living and working in Victoria.

Your commitment to Victoria

You must commit to continuing living and working in Victoria for at least 2 years.

Declaration

You and your migration agent (if applicable) must read, understand and sign the Victorian nomination declaration in order to be considered for Victorian visa nomination. See the Skilled declaration form for more information. This completed and signed declaration must be provided with your application at the time of lodgement.

Detailed resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

Your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is a critical document used to assess your suitability for Victorian visa nomination. It must provide evidence of skills and work experience and a detailed, chronological list of all relevant employment.

You should take the time to ensure your CV is professionally presented, descriptive and provides our assessors and industry advisors with a comprehensive reflection of your skills, work readiness, employment history and work experience. You should explain any gaps in employment.

Your CV should be no more than four pages long and must include:

  1. detailed descriptions of relevant tasks and responsibilities performed within all employment
  2. dates of employment (including month and year)
  3. dates of education and training.

A relevant job offer from a Victorian employer can provide evidence of your work readiness and employability.

Your application will be refused if your CV is too brief or does not include these details.

See the sample CV for a guide on preparing your CV.

Department of Home Affairs requirements

Successfully gaining a Victorian visa nomination does not guarantee that you will be granted an Australian visa. You must also meet the Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).

If your application is refused, you must wait for six months before you are eligible to reapply.

How to apply

Step 1

Check you meet the Department of Home Affairs Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa requirements.

Step 2

Make or update an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa via SkillSelect and indicate your interest for Victorian nomination, ensuring that you only select ‘VIC’ as the nominating state. You do not need to notify the Victorian Government that you have made an EOI.

Step 3

Submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian Visa Nomination on the Live in Melbourne website during a submission window.

Step 4

Check your email regularly (including your junk mail folder) to see if you have been selected by Victoria.  Only those candidates meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered for selection. If selected, an email invitation to apply for Victorian visa nomination will be sent to your email address used for your Registration of Interest.

Step 5

Submit an online application for Victorian visa nomination as soon as possible. Note that you must be able to demonstrate that you still meet the claims that were in your EOI and Registration of Interest when you were selected. It is recommended that you have all your supporting documents ready before you make your EOI in SkillSelect as this date cannot be extended.

  1. If you are nominated by the Victorian Government, you will receive a SkillSelect invitation to apply for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). (190 英文介绍)
  2. Submit a visa application to the Department of Home Affairs within 60 days of being nominated by Victoria.

VIC Subclass 491

Eligibility

Once you are selected to apply for a visa nomination for a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 491), you can submit your visa nomination application through the Live in Melbourne website.

To receive a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa nomination from Victoria, you will need to meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

Age

Be below age 45 to submit a nomination application for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa.

English language

You must have a Competent level of English (or equivalent).

Competent level is equivalent to a score of at least six (6) in each band score of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent results in accepted alternative tests. You can obtain the IELTS equivalent in any of the following Department of Home Affairs’ accepted language tests: OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

You must upload a scanned copy of your English language test result as part of the online nomination application. Please ensure that your English test result is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.

Please note: If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand you are not required to submit English language test results. You must submit a copy of your passport bio page.

Residency

You must have lived and worked in regional Victoria for at least the past 3 months.

You will be required to provide evidence of your residency with your application form. For example, you may wish to provide:

  1. a current real estate lease or bond agreement
  2. a bill or documentation evidencing your ongoing residence in regional Victoria over the past 3 months.

To check if your postcode is considered as regional for migration purposes, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Employment and occupation

You must be currently employed in regional Victoria in a highly-skilled occupation in one of these sectors:

  1. health
  2. medical research
  3. life sciences
  4. agri-food
  5. digital.

Your role must either have been supporting Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response for at least the past 3 months. Your occupation must also be on one of the Department of Home Affairs’ eligible lists for nomination applications.

In the last 3 months, you must have been continuously employed in your nominated occupation or closely related occupation. Your employment in an occupation that is within the same ANZSCO Unit Group will be considered as your occupation. At least 20 hours per week will be accepted as being ’employed’ for the purposes of applicants evidencing they are currently employed and have been employed in Victoria for 3 months prior to their Registration of Interest application.

International student graduates and PhD applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with a track record of commercialising innovative ideas and bringing them to market will also be highly regarded.

You will need to provide evidence of this work experience by providing:

  1. a signed copy of your current employment contract
  2. the past 3 months payslips
  3. evidence of superannuation contributions from your employer for the past 3 months
  4. your current position description
  5. your current employer’s details (including telephone number).

Please note, the business where you are working must be:

  1. active and operating in regional Victoria for at least two years
  2. located in a designated regional area of Victoria.

Skills assessment

You must provide a skills assessment that matches the occupation you have nominated on your visa nomination application and EOI. Please ensure that your skills assessment is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.

To find out where you can have your skills assessed, go to Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List on our website.

Finances

There are no financial requirements as all applicants must already be living and working in regional Victoria.

Genuine intention to Live, Work and study in a designated regional area in Victoria

You and your dependents must demonstrate that you are committed to living, working and/or studying in a designated regional area for the length of the visa period.

Declaration

You and your Migration Agent (if applicable) must both read, understand and sign the Victorian Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa nomination declaration form in order to be considered for Victorian visa nomination.  This completed and signed declaration must be provided with your application at the time of lodgement.

Detailed resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

Your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is a critical document used to assess your suitability for Victorian visa nomination. It must provide evidence of skills and work experience and a detailed, chronological list of all relevant employment.

You should take the time to ensure your CV is professionally presented and details your skills, work readiness and work experience. You should explain any gaps in employment.

Your CV should be no more than four pages long and must include:

  1. detailed description of relevant tasks and responsibilities performed within all employment
  2. dates of employment (including month and year)
  3. dates of education and training.

See the sample CV for a guide on preparing your CV.

Department of Home Affairs requirements

Successfully gaining a Victorian visa nomination does not guarantee you will be granted an Australian visa. You must also meet the Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491). Please see the Department of Home Affairs website for more information.

How to Apply

Step 1

Check you meet the Department of Home Affairs Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) requirements

Step 2

Make or update an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) on SkillSelect and indicate your interest for Victorian nomination ensuring that you only select ‘VIC’ as the nominating state. You do not need to notify the Victorian Government that you have made an EOI.

Step 3

Submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian Visa Nomination on the Live in Melbourne during a submission window.

Step 4

Check your email regularly (including your junk mail folder) to see if you have been selected by the Victorian Government.  Only those applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered for selection. If selected, an email invitation to apply for Victorian visa nomination will be sent to your email address used for your Registration of Interest.

Step 5

Submit an online application as soon as possible. Note that you must be able to demonstrate that you still meet the claims that were in your EOI and Registration of Interest when you were selected. It is recommended that you have all your supporting documents ready before you make your EOI in SkillSelect as this date cannot be extended.

  1. If you are nominated by the Victorian Government, you will receive a SkillSelect invitation to apply for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).
  2. Submit a visa application to the Department of Home Affairs within 60 days of being nominated by Victoria.

Related

Skilled Nominated 190 Visa 

New Regional Visas Guide 

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Skilled Points Calculator 

Online Assessment


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