NSW 491 will start mid-Jan 2020, centrally managed, onshore applicant require 1 year work and residence or 2 year studies in Regional NSW

2019-12-09

NSW Government had released its 491 sponsorship criteria and will start mid January 2020. NSW Central Statement Government will be responsible for all applications. All nine Regional Development Authorities (RDA) in NSW will not be participating in the process.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • have a relevant occupation on a skilled occupation list;
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation;
  • satisfy the points test;
  • be under 45 years of age at the time of nomination;
  • have Competent English;
  • submit an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect;
  • be nominated by a state or territory government agency, and
  • meet public interest criteria including health and character requirements

NSW nomination requirements

Before submitting an EOI, please review the NSW nomination criteria relevant to your circumstances to confirm your eligibility:

Your situation Requirements
I’m living and working in regional NSW 1.  Your nominated occupation is on the NSW Stream 1 Regional Skilled Occupation List

and;

2.  You have been working in your nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation*, for at least the last 12 months

and;

3.  You have been living in a designated regional area in NSW, for at least the last 12 months.

I’m offshore (outside of Australia) 1.  Your nominated occupation is on the NSW Stream 2 Regional Skilled Occupation List

and;

2.  You are residing outside Australia, and;

a)  You have an offer for ongoing employment in a designated regional area in NSW, from an employer who is registered in Australia, and;

·                the offer of employment is in your nominated, or a closely related occupation*, and;

·                the offer of employment is for a minimum of 12 months and for 35 hours per week.

or;

b)  You have at least five years of skilled employment in your nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation*

or;

c)  You have an immediate family member living in a designated regional area in NSW.

I’ve recently completed study in regional NSW 1.  Your nominated occupation is on the NSW Stream 2 Regional Skilled Occupation List

and;

2.  You have completed study at an education provider, or education providers, located in a designated regional area in NSW, and;

·                the study was continuous and meets the Australian study requirement, and;

·                you have lived in a designated regional area in NSW while completing this study, and;

·                the study was completed within the last 12 months, and;

·                the qualification from your study has been assessed as closely related to your nominated occupation* by the relevant assessing authority.

*an occupation within the same Australian Bureau of Statistics ANZSCO Unit Group.