200 plus occupations added in skilled migration program, English and Funds requirements reduced by Western Australia

They have also waived the $200 application fee and have made other changes to the requirements.

Western Australia’s Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).

They have also waived the $200 application fee and have made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:

  • Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.
  • Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the “competent” level of English.

    Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for, as explained below.
190 Visa requirementsWASMOL Schedule 1WASMOL Schedule 2Graduate stream
Work ExperienceAt least one year of work experience onshore or overseas in the nominated (or closely related) occupationNN
ContractFull Time employment contract in WA for a minimum of 6 months in the nominated (or closely related) occupationFull Time employment contract in WA for a minimum of 6 months in the nominated (or closely related) occupationN
Evidence of two years Western Australian studyNNY
491 Visa requirementsWASMOL Schedule 1WASMOL Schedule 2Graduate stream
Work ExperienceAt least one year of work experience onshore or overseas in the nominated (or closely related) occupationNN
Evidence of two years Western Australian studyNNY

Applicants who have a nominated occupation identified on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) or Graduate occupation list (GOL) may be eligible for Western Australian State nomination using one of the following visa subclasses:

The WASMOL is available to applicants who intend to use the General stream WASMOL schedule 1 or the General stream WASMOL schedule 2.
The GOL is available for applicants who intend to use the Graduate stream.

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To determine your eligibility to apply, review the criteria for State nomination.

The occupations identified on the occupation lists do not relate to any specific job vacancies, nor represent any guarantee of a job, but rather identify occupations that are considered a priority for the State. It is recommended that you research employment opportunities in Western Australia (in your occupation) before making the decision to migrate. State nomination applicants will have to compete with all potential employees in the Western Australian labour market to secure any available or advertised position.   

For occupations that require licensing or registration before being permitted to work in Western Australia, a positive skills assessment and State nomination do not guarantee you will meet the licensing or registration requirements of the relevant licensing or registration authority.

Those considering applying for Western Australian nomination are advised to check with the appropriate licensing or registration authority to verify their suitability for licensing or registration.

Occupations available across all WA State Nomination streams (WASMOL schedule 1 and 2, and GOL) are now listed together for easy reference in the WA State nominated combined occupation list.

Using the new WA State Nomination – Combined occupation lists

Occupations may have the following status.

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Occupation is under review and invitations to apply for State nomination will be limited pending the outcome of the review.
Occupation is closed for invitations.

2022-23 WA State Nomination – Combined occupation list (WASMOL schedule 1 and 2, and GOL)

The GOL has been expanded to include 331 occupations.

The WASMOL – Schedule 1 has been expanded to include 90 occupations.

The WASMOL – Schedule 2 has been expanded to include 189 occupations.

ANZSCO codeSkilled occupation Eligible visas WASMOL Schedule 1 

WASMOL Schedule 2 

  *190 visa**491 visa   
​141999​Accommodation and Hospitality Managers, nec NEW
221111Accountant (General)
233911Aeronautical Engineer NEW
231111Aeroplane Pilot
234111Agricultural Consultant NEW
233912Agricultural Engineer NEW
234112Agricultural Scientist
311111Agricultural Technician
334112Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
​342111​Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 
​323111​Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) NEW
​323112​Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) NEW
​323113​Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) NEW
411111Ambulance Officer NEW
311211Anaesthetic Technician NEW
253211Anaesthetist  NEW
261311Analyst Programmer
121111Aquaculture Farmer
232111Architect NEW
312111Architectural Draftsperson
312199Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians, nec
139911Arts Administrator or Manager
321111Automotive Electrician
121312Beef Cattle Farmer
233913Biomedical Engineer NEW
234514Biotechnologist NEW
312999Building and Engineering Technicians, nec 
312113Building Inspector 
​351211​Butcher or Smallgoods Maker NEW
342411Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) NEW
141111Cafe or Restaurant Manager
141211Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager
311212Cardiac Technician NEW
253312Cardiologist NEW
253512Cardiothoracic Surgeon NEW
272111Careers Counsellor
331211Carpenter and Joiner
233111Chemical Engineer NEW
134111Child Care Centre Manager
14991Cinema or Theatre Manager
233211Civil Engineer
312211Civil Engineering Draftsperson
312212Civil Engineering Technician NEW
​599915Clinical Coder​ NEW
253313Clinical Haematologist NEW
272311Clinical Psychologist
222111Commodities Trader
272611Community Arts Worker
411711Community Worker NEW
221211Company Secretary
252299Complementary Health Therapists, nec
263111Computer Network and Systems Engineer NEW
149311Conference and Event Organiser NEW
312114Construction Estimator
133111Construction Project Manager
121211Cotton Grower
272199Counsellors, nec
121299Crop Farmers, nec
149212Customer Service Manager NEW
121313Dairy Cattle Farmer
211112Dancer or Choreographer
262111Database Administrator
121314Deer Farmer
411211Dental Hygienist
252311Dental Specialist
411213Dental Technician NEW
411214Dental Therapist
253911Dermatologist NEW
261312Developer Programmer
253917Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist NEW
321212Diesel Motor Mechanic
212312Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
411712Disabilities Services Officer**** (mental health only)
451211Driving Instructor NEW
272112Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
​241111​Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
272312Educational Psychologist NEW
233311Electrical Engineer
312311Electrical Engineering Draftsperson NEW
312312Electrical Engineering Technician
342211Electrical Linesworker 
341111Electrician (General)
341112Electrician (Special Class)
342313Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
​342314Electroni Instrument Trades Worker (general)​ NEW
342315Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
233411Electronics Engineer NEW
253912Emergency Medicine Specialist NEW 
441211Emergency Service Worker
253315Endocrinologist NEW 
133211Engineering Manager
233999Engineering Professionals, nec 
233914Engineering Technologist 
411411Enrolled Nurse NEW 
233915Environmental Engineer NEW
251311Environmental Health Officer NEW
139912Environmental Manager NEW
234313Environmental Research Scientist 
234915Exercise Physiologist 
221213External Auditor 
149913Facilities Manager 
272113Family and Marriage Counsellor 
411713Family Support Worker NEW 
333211Fibrous Plasterer 
212314Film and Video Editor 
222112Finance Broker
132211Finance Manager
222199Financial Brokers, nec
222299Financial Dealers, nec
149914Financial Institution Branch Manager
222311Financial Investment Adviser
222312Financial Investment Manager
222211Financial Market Dealer
323211Fitter (General)
323212Fitter and Turner
​323213​Fitter-Welder NEW
332111Floor Finisher
121212Flower Grower
231113Flying Instructor
234212Food Technologist 
121213Fruit or Nut Grower 
451399Funeral Workers, nec
362211Gardener (General) 
399212Gas or Petroleum Operator
253111General Medical Practitioner 
233212Geotechnical Engineer
121315Goat Farmer
121214Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower
121215Grape Grower 
391111Hairdresser NEW
313111Hardware Technician
134299Health and Welfare Services Managers, nec NEW
251999Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals, nec
251911Health Promotion Officer
231114Helicopter Pilot
121316Horse Breeder
361112Horse Trainer
​251511​Hospital Pharmacist
141311Hotel or Motel Manager
223111Human Resource Adviser
132311Human Resource Manager NEW
261111ICT Business Analyst NEW 
135199ICT Managers, nec
135112ICT Project Manager
262112ICT Security Specialist
263212ICT Support Engineer NEW 
​313199​ICT Support Technicians, nec NEW
263213ICT Systems Test Engineer 
233511Industrial Engineer NEW
251512Industrial Pharmacist
222113Insurance Broker
411112Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic NEW
253317Intensive Care Specialist NEW 
221214Internal Auditor 
139913Laboratory Manager
232112Landscape Architect 
362213Landscape Gardener 
311413Life Science Technician
234511Life Scientist (General) 
234599Life Scientists, nec 
341113Lift Mechanic 
121399Livestock Farmers, nec 
312911Maintenance Planner
221112Management Accountant NEW
224711Management Consultant 
234516Marine Biologist 
233112Materials Engineer NEW
311312Meat Inspector NEW
233512Mechanical Engineer
312511Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
312512Mechanical Engineering Technician
134211Medical Administrator NEW
251211Medical Diagnostic Radiographer NEW
234611Medical Laboratory Scientist NEW
311213Medical Laboratory Technician NEW 
253314Medical Oncologist NEW 
253999Medical Practitioners, nec NEW 
251212Medical Radiation Therapist NEW
311299Medical Technicians, nec NEW
322311Metal Fabricator
​323299Metal Fitters and Machinists, nec​ NEW
323214Metal Machinist (First Class)
312912Metallurgical or Materials Technician NEW 
241311Middle School Teacher 
312913Mine Deputy NEW
233611Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
121411Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
121216Mixed Crop Farmer
121317Mixed Livestock Farmer
321211Motor Mechanic (General)
321213Motorcycle Mechanic
234999Natural and Physical Science Professionals, nec
233916Naval Architect
263112Network Administrator NEW
263113Network Analyst NEW
251213Nuclear Medicine Technologist
​254211​Nurse Educator NEW
​254311​Nurse Manager NEW
254411Nurse Practitioner
254212Nurse Researcher
134212Nursing Clinical Director NEW 
253913Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
251312Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
252411Occupational Therapist 
311214Operating Theatre Technician NEW
253914Ophthalmologist NEW 
251411Optometrist NEW
224712Organisation and Methods Analyst
272313Organisational Psychologist
253514Orthopaedic Surgeon NEW
251912Orthotist or Prosthetist NEW
252112Osteopath NEW
232214Other Spatial Scientist NEW 
253516Paediatric Surgeon NEW 
253321Paediatrician NEW
332211Painting Trades Worker
​32411​Panelbeater NEW
311216Pathology Collector NEW 
233612Petroleum Engineer
311215Pharmacy Technician NEW
234914Physicist*** (Medical Physicist only) 
121318Pig Farmer 
253517Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon NEW
334111Plumber (General)
132411Policy and Planning Manager
142115Post Office Manager
121321Poultry Farmer 
322312Pressure Welder
134213Primary Health Organisation Manager
311399Primary Products Inspectors, nec 
241213Primary School Teacher
133612Procurement Manager NEW 
133511Production Manager (Forestry) 
133512Production Manager (Manufacturing) 
133513Production Manager (Mining) 
233513Production or Plant Engineer
212315Program Director (Television or Radio) 
133112Project Builder 
​612112Property Manager​ NEW
272399Psychologists, nec
139914Quality Assurance Manager 
233213Quantity Surveyor NEW
253918Radiation Oncologist 
272612Recreation Officer 
223112Recruitment Consultant 
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254416Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 
254418Registered Nurse (Medical) 
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 
254425Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254499Registered Nurses, nec
272114Rehabilitation Counsellor NEW NEW
253322Renal Medicine Specialist NEW
132511Research and Development Manager
253112Resident Medical Officer
411715Residential Care Officer NEW NEW
251513Retail Pharmacist
334115Roof Plumber
​333311​Roof Tiler 
​312611​Safety Inspector NEW
131112Sales and Marketing Manager
134311School Principal
241411Secondary School Teacher
121322Sheep Farmer
322211Sheetmetal Trades Worker
231213Ship’s Master
321214Small Engine Mechanic
272499Social Professionals, nec
​272511​Social Worker
261399Software and Applications Programmers, nec
261313Software Engineer
261314Software Tester
333212Solid Plasterer
241599Special Education Teachers, nec
241511Special Needs Teacher
139999Specialist Managers, nec*****  (Harbour Master only)
253311Specialist Physician (General Medicine) NEW
253399Specialist Physicians, nec NEW
252712Speech Pathologist
139915Sports Administrator
222213Stockbroking Dealer
233214Structural Engineer
272115Student Counsellor
121217Sugar Cane Grower
133611Supply and Distribution Manager NEW
253511Surgeon (General) NEW
312116Surveying or Spatial Science Technician
262113Systems Administrator
261112Systems Analyst NEW
221113Taxation Accountant NEW
249311Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
241512Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241513Teacher of the Sight Impaired
263311Telecommunications Engineer
342413Telecommunications Linesworker NEW
263312Telecommunications Network Engineer
253324Thoracic Medicine Specialist NEW
252214Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
149413Transport Company Manager NEW
233215Transport Engineer
242111University Lecturer
232611Urban and Regional Planner NEW
253518Urologist NEW
253521Vascular Surgeon
121221Vegetable Grower
​324311​Vehicle Painter NEW
361311Veterinary Nurse
242211Vocational Education Teacher
333411Wall and Floor Tiler
313113Web Administrator
261212Web Developer
322313Welder (First Class)
134214Welfare Centre Manager
272613Welfare Worker NEW
234213Wine Maker
394213Wood Machinist
223113Workplace Relations Adviser
411716Youth Worker NEW

The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  


*     190 – Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

**    491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

***  For the purposes of Western Australian State nomination General stream schedule 1, only applicants with the specialisation of Medical Physicist are eligible. Any evidence required as part of your application must relate to this specialisation. Closely related occupations will not be considered. Visit the General stream WASMOL schedule 1 requirements page for more information on the requirements.

****  For the purposes of WA State nomination General stream schedule 2, only applicants with a specialisation in Mental Health are eligible. Any evidence required as part of your application must relate to this specialisation. Closely related occupations will not be considered. Visit the General stream – WASMOL schedule 2 requirements page for more information on the requirements.

***** For the purposes of WA State nomination General stream schedule 2, only applicants with the specialisation of Harbour Master are eligible. Any evidence required as part of your application must relate to this specialisation. Closely related occupations will not be considered. Visit the General stream – WASMOL schedule 2 requirements page for more information on the requirements.