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New changes introduced to NSW skilled visa nomination program

New South Wales has introduced changes to their Skilled nominated (190) program for 2019-20. ‘Good news for Chefs, cooks and motor mechanics’ but closes the door to candidates of certain occupations who don't live in the state, says migration expert.

The new migration program year kicked in from July 1, 2019, and one of the most sought after Australian state for migration purpose, New South Wales has introduced new changes to their skilled nominated (190) program for 2019-20.

Subclass 190 visa is a permanent residency visa for which one must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.

For New South Wales, applicants for certain occupations will now have to fulfil additional requirements like living and being employed in NSW.

NSW has also introduced a system to show the availability of occupations which will be regularly updated to reflect changes.

‘Demand for nomination by NSW is extremely high. The NSW Government will continue to select and invite top ranking candidates who meet the NSW nomination criteria in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List),’ the official state government website said.

‘Some occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Occupation List (NSW 190 List) are now subject to an additional requirement for nomination by NSW.

‘The additional requirement for these occupations is to be living in NSW and to have been employed in NSW for at least one year, in the nominated occupation.

‘These occupations are indicated on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List.’

Migration expert Rohit Mohan says these changes mean New South Wales has closed doors for applicants from certain occupations who do not live and work in the state.

“These changes especially affect accountants, engineers, nurse and Information Technology occupations,” Mr Mohan, who is a registered MARA agent told SBS Hindi.

“Previously, many students, especially from Victoria moved to New South Wales because the state’s occupation list is bigger than Victoria. These new additional requirements will shut the doors for many accountants and IT graduates from Victoria and other states to apply for NSW’s state nomination.

“On the other hand, those who have chosen to live and work in NSW will get this opportunity now. So competition for them has reduced,” Mr Mohan says.

‘Good news for Chefs, cooks and motor mechanics’

The new NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List is good news for chefs, cooks and motor mechanics, Mr Mohan says.

“These occupations have high availability and no additional requirement of having lived and worked in NSW

Mr Mohan says the state government’s decision to introduce the availability of occupation is significant too.

“It gives a clear idea that an applicant will require high points to receive an invitation for those occupations which have low and limited availability,” he says.

Check the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List

ANZSCO CodeOccupationAvailabilityAdditional criteria
132111Corporate Services ManagerLowNo
132211Finance ManagerMediumNo
132311Human Resource ManagerLowNo
132511Research and Development ManagerLowNo
133111Construction Project ManagerLowNo
133211Engineering ManagerLowNo
133512Production Manager (Manufacturing)MediumNo
134111Child Care Centre ManagerLimitedNo
134212Nursing Clinical DirectorLimitedNo
134214Welfare Centre ManagerLimitedNo
134299Health and Welfare Services Managers necLowNo
135112ICT Project ManagerMediumNo
139911Arts Administrator or ManagerLimitedNo
139912Environmental ManagerLimitedNo
139914Quality Assurance ManagerLowNo
141111Cafe or Restaurant ManagerMediumNo
141311Hotel or Motel ManagerLowNo
211112Dancer or ChoreographerLimitedNo
211213Musician (Instrumental)LimitedNo
212312Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)LimitedNo
221111Accountant (General)MediumYes
221112Management AccountantLimitedYes
221113Taxation AccountantLimitedYes
221213External AuditorMediumYes
221214Internal AuditorLowYes
224111ActuaryLowNo
224112MathematicianLowNo
224113StatisticianLowNo
224311EconomistLimitedNo
224711Management ConsultantLowNo
225113Marketing SpecialistMediumNo
225311Public Relations ProfessionalLowNo
232111ArchitectMediumNo
232112Landscape ArchitectLimitedNo
232411Graphic DesignerMediumNo
232412IllustratorLowNo
232511Interior DesignerLimitedNo
233111Chemical EngineerLimitedYes
233112Materials EngineerLimitedNo
233211Civil EngineerHighYes
233212Geotechnical EngineerLimitedNo
233213Quantity SurveyorLimitedNo
233214Structural EngineerLowNo
233215Transport EngineerLimitedNo
233311Electrical EngineerLimitedYes
233411Electronics EngineerLimitedYes
233511Industrial EngineerLimitedYes
233512Mechanical EngineerLowYes
233513Production or Plant EngineerLimitedYes
233611Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)LimitedNo
233612Petroleum EngineerLimitedNo
233911Aeronautical EngineerLowNo
233913Biomedical EngineerLowNo
233915Environmental EngineerLimitedNo
233916Naval ArchitectLimitedNo
233999Engineering Professionals necLimitedNo
234111Agricultural ConsultantLimitedNo
234112Agricultural ScientistLimitedNo
234211ChemistLimitedNo
234212Food TechnologistLimitedNo
234312Environmental ConsultantLimitedNo
234313Environmental Research ScientistLimitedNo
234399Environmental Scientists necLimitedNo
234511Life Scientist (General)LimitedNo
234514BiotechnologistLimitedNo
234515BotanistLimitedNo
234516Marine BiologistLimitedNo
234517MicrobiologistLimitedNo
234518ZoologistLimitedNo
234599Life Scientists necLimitedNo
234611Medical Laboratory ScientistLowNo
234711VeterinarianLimitedNo
234914PhysicistLimitedNo
234999Natural and Physical Science Professionals necLimitedNo
241111Early Childhood TeacherMediumNo
241411Secondary School TeacherLowYes
241511Special Needs TeacherLimitedNo
251211Medical Diagnostic RadiographerLimitedNo
251212Medical Radiation TherapistLimitedNo
251213Nuclear Medicine TechnologistLimitedNo
251214SonographerLimitedNo
251312Occupational Health and Safety AdviserMediumNo
251411OptometristLimitedNo
251513Retail PharmacistLimitedNo
252111ChiropractorLimitedNo
252411Occupational TherapistLowNo
252511PhysiotherapistLowNo
252611PodiatristLimitedNo
253912Emergency Medicine SpecialistLimitedNo
253913Obstetrician and GynaecologistLimitedNo
253914OphthalmologistLimitedNo
253915PathologistLimitedNo
253917Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologistLimitedNo
253999Medical Practitioners necLimitedNo
254111MidwifeLimitedNo
254311Nurse ManagerLimitedNo
254411Nurse PractitionerLimitedNo
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)LowNo
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)LimitedNo
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)LimitedNo
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)LimitedYes
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)LimitedNo
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)LimitedNo
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)LowNo
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)LimitedNo
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)LimitedNo
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)LimitedNo
254425Registered Nurse (Paediatric)LimitedNo
254499Registered Nurses necLimitedYes
261111ICT business AnalystHighYes
261112Systems AnalystHighYes
261211Multimedia SpecialistLimitedNo
261212Web DeveloperMediumNo
261311Analyst ProgrammerMediumYes
261312Developer ProgrammerHighYes
261313Software EngineerHighYes
261314Software TesterHighNo
262111Database AdministratorLimitedNo
262112ICT Security SpecialistLowYes
262113Systems AdministratorMediumNo
263111Computer Network and Systems EngineerMediumYes
263112Network AdministratorLimitedNo
263212ICT Support EngineerMediumNo
263213ICT Systems Test EngineerLowNo
263311Telecommunications EngineerLimitedYes
263312Telecommunications Network EngineerLimitedYes
271111BarristerLimitedNo
271311SolicitorLowNo
272311Clinical PsychologistLimitedNo
272313Organisational PsychologistLimitedNo
272399Psychologists necLimitedNo
272511Social WorkerMediumNo
272613Welfare WorkerHighNo
311213Medical Laboratory TechnicianLowNo
312111Architectural DraftspersonLowNo
312211Civil Engineering DraftspersonLimitedNo
312212Civil Engineering TechnicianLimitedNo
312311Electrical Engineering DraftspersonLimitedNo
312312Electrical Engineering TechnicianLimitedNo
313213Telecommunications Network PlannerLimitedNo
321111Automotive ElectricianLimitedNo
321211Motor Mechanic (General)HighNo
321212Diesel Motor MechanicLimitedNo
321213Motorcycle MechanicLimitedNo
321214Small Engine MechanicLimitedNo
322211Sheetmetal Trades WorkerLimitedNo
322311Metal FabricatorLowNo
322313Welder (First Class)LimitedNo
323211Fitter (General)LowNo
323212Fitter and TurnerLimitedNo
323213Fitter-WelderLimitedNo
323214Metal Machinist (First Class)LimitedNo
323313LocksmithLimitedNo
324111PanelbeaterLimitedNo
331111BricklayerLimitedNo
331112StonemasonLimitedNo
331211Carpenter and JoinerLimitedNo
331212CarpenterMediumNo
331213JoinerLimitedNo
333111GlazierLimitedNo
333211Fibrous PlastererLimitedNo
333411Wall and Floor TilerLimitedNo
334111Plumber (General)LowNo
334113DrainerLimitedNo
334114GasfitterLimitedNo
334115Roof plumberLimitedNo
341111Electrician (General)HighNo
341113Lift MechanicLimitedNo
342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration MechanicLowNo
342212Technical Cable JointerLimitedNo
342313Electronic Equipment Trades WorkerLimitedNo
342314Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)LimitedNo
351111BakerLimitedNo
351112PastrycookLimitedNo
351211Butcher or Smallgoods MakerLimitedNo
351311ChefHighNo
351411CookHighNo
361112Horse TrainerLimitedNo
362111FloristLimitedNo
391111HairdresserLowNo
394111CabinetmakerLimitedNo
411411Enrolled NurseLimitedNo
411711Community WorkerLowNo
452316Tennis CoachLimitedNo
452411FootballerLimitedNo
511112Program or Project AdministratorHighNo

Disclaimer: We’d like to point out that the information contained in this segment is general and is not specific advice. If you would like accurate information relevant to your situation, you should ask your migration agent. 

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