Are you a skilled worker planning to move to Western Australia? Well, you’re in luck! The state government has recently announced changes to its skilled migration program, which means that there are more opportunities than ever for skilled workers to settle in WA. 

The Skilled Visa Nomination Program has opened the door to permanent residency for skilled migrants who want to live and work in Western Australia. For the 2022-23 financial year, the WA government has increased the number of eligible occupations by around 60%.  

Here’s all the information you need to know about the Western Australia Skilled Migration Program 2022-23. 

Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List – New occupations added in June 2022

To meet the state’s demand for skilled migration, Western Australia has raised the number of occupations eligible for migration by almost 60% for 2022–2023. Both Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2) of the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) have been updated.

Below is a full list of the new occupations added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List in June 2022. 

  • Accommodation and Hospitality Managers, NEC  
  • Aeronautical Engineer  
  • Agricultural Consultant  
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)  
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)  
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)  
  • Ambulance Officer  
  • Anaesthetic Technician  
  • Anaesthetist   
  • Architect  
  • Biotechnologist  
  • Butcher or Smallgoods Maker  
  • Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) 
  • Cardiac Technician  
  • Cardiologist  
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon  
  • Chemical Engineer  
  • Civil Engineering Technician  
  • Clinical Coder  
  • Clinical Haematologist  
  • Community Worker  
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer  
  • Conference and Event Organiser  
  • Customer Service Manager  
  • Dental Technician  
  • Dermatologist  
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists  
  • Driving Instructor  
  • Educational Psychologist  
  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson  
  • Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (general)   
  • Electronics Engineer  
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist  
  • Endocrinologist  
  • Enrolled Nurse  
  • Environmental Engineer  
  • Environmental Health Officer  
  • Environmental Manager  
  • Family Support Worker 
  • Fitter-Welder  
  • Hairdresser  
  • Health and Welfare Services Managers, NEC  
  • Human Resource Manager  
  • ICT Business Analyst  
  • ICT Support Engineer  
  • ICT Support Technicians, NEC  
  • Industrial Engineer  
  • Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic  
  • Management Accountant  
  • Materials Engineer  
  • Meat Inspector  
  • Medical Administrator  
  • Medical Diagnostic Radiographer  
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist  
  • Medical Laboratory Technician  
  • Medical Oncologist  
  • Medical Practitioners, NEC  
  • Medical Radiation Therapist  
  • Medical Technicians, NEC  
  • Metal Fitters and Machinists, NEC  
  • Metallurgical or Materials Technician  
  • Mine Deputy 
  • Network Administrator  
  • Network Analyst  
  • Nurse Educator  
  • Nurse Manager  
  • Nursing Clinical Director  
  • Operating Theatre Technician  
  • Ophthalmologist  
  • Optometrist  
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon  
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist  
  • Osteopath  
  • Other Spatial Scientist  
  • Paediatric Surgeon  
  • Paediatrician  
  • Panelbeater  
  • Pathology Collector  
  • Pharmacy Technician  
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon  
  • Procurement Manager  
  • Property Manager   
  • Quantity Surveyor  
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor  
  • Renal Medicine Specialist  
  • Residential Care Officer  
  • Safety Inspector  
  • Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 
  • Specialist Physicians, NEC  
  • Supply and Distribution Manager  
  • Surgeon (General)  
  • Systems Analyst  
  • Taxation Accountant  
  • Telecommunications Linesworker  
  • Thoracic Medicine Specialist  
  • Transport Company Manager  
  • Urban and Regional Planner  
  • Urologist  
  • Vehicle Painter  
  • Welfare Worker  
  • Youth Worker  

To learn more, please refer to the New occupation list for 2022-23.

Key changes to WA Migration Program 2022-23

As of July 1st, 2022, the Western Australia Government has implemented several changes to the requirements for new applicants.

Some of the key changes for the WA Migration Program 2022-23 include:

  • A waiver of the $200 application fee
  • The removal of the requirement to show enough funds for the WA State nomination
  • Reduced English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the “competent” level of English
  • New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 and 2.

Immigration legislation is constantly changing. Check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for any updates. If you’re interested in migrating to WA, make sure you check the Australian Department of Home Affairs for the recent update.

Australian Immigration is confusing, and to ensure the application goes smoothly, contact the best Australian educational consultant Indeedvisa. As a reliable and leading educational consultant in Australia, we can help you with the right advice and guidance. We can offer tips about institutes, streams, languages, and semesters and explain the eligibility criteria and patterns. We can also help you with the speedy paperwork and other document-related work. Over the years, we have helped many clients migrate to different destinations with the help of our efficient and experienced Australian migration agents.

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