Victoria’s skilled migration program for 2021-22 will open to new registrations of interest (ROIs) on 7 July 2021. The department of Home Affairs has provided Victoria with 35,500 subclass 190 places, and 500 subclass 491 places.
This year Victoria will be selecting candidates who are currently living and working in Victoria, using their STEMM skills in a target sector.
The major changes to the 2021-22 program are:
- The removal of the minimum experience and hours worked requirement.
- An increase in the number of target sectors.
- Applicants must have STEMM skills and have a skill level 1 or 2 occupation. Applicants for subclass 491 nomination may also have a skill level 3 occupation using their STEMM skills.
- If you submitted a ROI for the 2020-21 program and were not selected, you must submit a new ROI in 2021-22.
- To be selected to apply for skilled visa nomination, you must be currently working in one of Victoria’s target sectors using your STEMM skills.
If you are seeking subclass 190 nomination and working in the digital sector, please note that Victoria is currently only selecting candidates working in cyber security. However, if you are using digital skills in a different target sector (eg. Software developer working in health). You may also be selected.
Applicants using their STEMM skills in a business precinct will be highly regarded. Examples of business precincts are:
- Medical research
- Life sciences
- Advanced manufacturing
- New energy, emissions reduction, and circular economy