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State Nomination Occupation List for Graduates in Victoria

This list was updated on 1 December 2016. 

Victoria’s skilled migration program seeks to attract highly skilled and employable graduates in selected occupations that are difficult to source from the local labour market. 

Extensive research and industry consultation on Victoria’s current and forthcoming labour market needs is undertaken to identify graduate occupations suitable for state nomination. 

This ensures that Victoria’s industries have the skills required to remain highly productive, and that international graduates who live and work in Victoria after completing their studies are well placed for employment in their nominated occupation. 

Experienced skilled professionals and tradespeople should also refer to the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria.

Streamlined pathway to state nomination

The Victorian Government offers fast-tracked state nomination for international PhD graduates and current or recent 457 visa holders. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements to apply.  

Assessment  criteria

Applications for Victorian state nomination are assessed individually with a focus on these criteria:

  • your ability to meet the minimum nomination requirements
  • the suitability and transferability of your qualifications, skills and experience - including any specialist capabilities - to the needs of Victoria’s labour market 
  • the demand for your particular skills and expertise, and your ability to find work in Victoria
  • the demand for your occupation in relation to the annual nomination places allocated for that industry.
There is strong competition for Victorian nomination. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will not guarantee you an offer of nomination. For detailed application guidelines and eligibility criteria, see Skilled Visas.

 

Graduate occupations eligible to apply for Victorian state visa nomination

Biotechnology and Science 

ANZSCO code Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement Specialisations and other requirements
224112 Mathematician 6.0 in each band Must have specialisations/skills within the Science industry.
224113 Statistician 6.0 in each band Must have specialisations/skills within the Science industry.
233914 Engineering Technologist 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234111 Agricultural Consultant 6.0 in each band.

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234112 Agricultural Scientist 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234211 Chemist 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234599 Life Scientists nec 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234914 Physicist 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec 6.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
234711 Veterinarian 7.0 in each band

Must have either:

  • a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation; and/or
  • an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
Must be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.

Health

ANZSCO code Occupation Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement Specialisations and other requirements
224213  Health Information Manager  7.0 in each band 

Must have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Higher education transcripts and certificates required.  

254111 Midwife 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254411 Nurse Practitioner 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
254499 Registered Nurses nec 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
252411 Occupational Therapist 7.0 in each band
252511 Physiotherapist 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
252611 Podiatrist 7.0 in each band Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.
251214 Sonographer 7.0 in each band
252712 Speech Pathologist 6.0 in each band