The Victorian government recently announced a new Workforce Skills pathway for Visa subclass 190 & 491 under their nomination program. This opens up opportunities to candidates with occupations that are in high demand but would normally not meet Victoria’s requirements.
Why would I do this?
Due to COVID-19, certain industries in Australia have a higher need for skilled professionals. The Victorian Government is offering a pathway to Visa Subclass 190 or 491 holders who are working as a chef, cook or early childcare professional, the opportunity for a PR pathway.
If you are eligible to apply or have been asked to apply under a Workforce Skills Pathway, you do not need to be working in a target sector to be selected to apply for visa nomination.
Who can apply?
Cooks or Chefs
A Hospitality pathway is available for highly skilled cooks and chefs.
You must be eligible under either the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination criteria, and be living and working in Victoria as a cook or chef.
Early Childhood Teachers
Applications are available to eligible early childhood teachers for Victorian nominated skilled visas.
You must be eligible under either the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination criteria, and be living and working in Victoria as an Early Childhood Teacher. You must also have a relevant skills assessment as an Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSLexternal link).
So, how do I apply?
- Ensure you are eligible under the Workforce Skills Pathway.
- When submitting your Registration of Interest, respond yes to ‘Are you applying under a Workforce Skills Pathway?’
- Select the appropriate pathway.
- Complete the rest of your Registration of Interest and submit.
- If selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination, complete the relevant nomination application.