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» Off-List State Nomination
Each Australian state and territory has a list of occupations that they can nominate for an Australian Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) or a Nominated (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489).
However, in addition to this, the Australian Government releases 4,000 off-list nominations nationwide on an annual basis.
These are divided equally between the six states and two territories in Australia, with each state and territory given 500 places to fill specific gaps in the skilled workforce.
States and territories have the freedom to nominate off-list skilled workers per year from any occupation on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL). The 60 point pass-mark on the Australian visa points test still has to be reached for the permanent visa, but it is now possible to be nominated in an occupation that is not listed as in demand. Applications for the 500 off-list nominations are assessed on an individual basis, and each state and territory is free to set their own criteria.
Each state and territory approaches the off-list state nomination for sponsorship differently, and have different requirements for applicants.
To be considered for an off-list nomination you may need to show you have links to the state or territory, such as having lived or studied previously in the state, family ties to the region, or you already have a job offer.
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