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New South Wales Skilled Migration Program 2022-23 Update

The New South Wales skills lists for the 2022-2023 migration year have just been released! 

Details regarding both the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) have just been made available on the Investment NSW website.

NSW invites and nominates Skillselect expression of interest (EOI) applicants at the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) unit group level. To be eligible for NSW nomination you must be skilled in an occupation that both:

  • Appears within an ANZSCO unit group identified on the skills list for the visa (see below) you are considering, and
  • Is eligible for that visa.

It is important to note that not all occupations within ANZSCO unit groups identified on the NSW skills lists are eligible for the respective visa. Your eligibility will be determined by the Department of Home Affairs. It is your responsibility to ensure your occupation is eligible for the visa you are considering before obtaining a skills assessment.

Your Skillselect expression of interest (EOI)

For the 2022-23 financial year, NSW have introduced a new requirement regarding your Skillselect EOI. To be eligible for NSW nomination, your Skillselect EOI must be for one visa and for NSW only.

This means that if your Skillselect EOI has multiple visas and/or multiple states selected (this includes selecting ‘ANY’), your Skillselect EOI will not be considered.

The NSW skills lists

The skills lists for 2022-23 are available on the Investment NSW website. Additional ANZSCO unit groups will not be added this financial year, however, the skills lists are reviewed annually.

New minimum point scores and skilled work experience requirement

New requirements for minimum point scores and years of work experience have been introduced for 2022-23. 

To be eligible for NSW nomination you must meet the minimum point score and minimum years of work experience in your occupation’s ANZSCO unit group. 

For a further explanation of how our skills list works, see the Common questions about skilled visas page on the NSW Government website.

Alternatively, you can consult a Registered Migration Agent if you have any questions about your specific situation.

Applications for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) allows skilled migrants to live, study and work in designated regional areas for 5 years. Applications for the subclass 491 visa in NSW are currently closed. We will update this page as information is announced.

Read more: What is General Skilled Migration and State Nomination?