Occupations included in Victoria’s state nomination program have been identified as:
Information and evidence of ongoing skills shortages and demand for skilled migrants is obtained from a range of sources.
Victoria’s State Migration Agreement outlines the agreement between the Commonwealth Government and the Victorian Government for occupations suitable for Victorian state visa nomination.
This evidence base includes:
This labour market evidence can include information about upcoming projects and infrastructure investments, information about skills retention and training investment levels, forecast education and retirement flows, and survey responses from industry outlining recruitment difficulties and skill shortages.
The Victorian Government welcomes submissions from industry or employer groups who consider that occupations should be included or removed from the Victorian State Migration Agreement.
Submissions should outline a strong evidence base that demonstrates that skilled migration within the proposed occupation is critical in addressing long term growth and industry objectives, and cannot be addressed through education and training strategies.
Evidence provided should be up-to-date to ensure this reflects current and future labour market needs. Whilst anecdotal feedback will be considered, more weight will be given to submissions that include evidence-based data.
A guide is available for industry groups who wish to provide a submission for the inclusion or removal of occupations from Victoria’s Skilled Migration Agreement.
For further information about the State Migration Agreement and the types of evidence to provide, contact a Victorian Government Skilled Migration Industry Advisor:
Telephone: +61 3 9651 9756