WA Graduate Stream Occupation list


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In October, WA state government announced that the requirements for WA Graduate Stream (The State Nomination Migration Program (SNMP) Graduate stream) would be eased, so it would soon be more accessible for international students who study in Western Australia.

Thereafter, we have received numerous queries regarding which occupations will be newly included. This Monday, finally, 2019/20 WA Graduate occupation list was updated.

As previously announced, WA Graduate Stream will be available to vocational education and training (VET) graduates, so new trade occupations have been added as below.

ANZSCO code Skilled occupation Eligible visas ​ ***Regional WA only Status
    *190 visa **491 visa    
311111 Agricultural Technician   Y   Available
311211 Anaesthetic Technician Y Y   Available
351111 Baker Y Y   Available
312113 Building Inspector Y Y   Available
351311 Chef Y Y   Available
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson Y Y   Available
312212 Civil Engineering Technician Y Y   Available
411711 Community Worker Y Y   Available
411712 Disabilities Service Officer Y Y   Available
334113 Drainer Y Y   Available
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Y Y   Available
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician Y Y   Available
342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) Y Y   Available
441211 Emergency Service Worker   Y   Available
322113 Farrier Y Y   Available
451399 Funeral Workers (NEC)   Y   Available
361112 Horse Trainer Y Y   Available
312911 Maintenance Planner   Y   Available
311312 Meat Inspector Y Y   Available
311299 Medical Technicians (NEC) Y Y   Available
312913 Mine Deputy Y Y   Available
311214 Operating Theatre Technician   Y   Available
311215 Pharmacy Technician Y Y   Available
411715 Residential Care Officer Y Y   Available
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker Y Y   Available
361311 Veterinary Nurse  Y Y   Available
411716 Youth Worker Y Y   Available


As many people anticipated, hospitality related occupations such as Chef and Baker are included, but construction related occupations such as Tiler, Carpenter and Bricklayer are not listed. This occupation list, however, can always be updated according to the WA job market and labour demand.


The existing professional occupations will remain as the same, and therefore, the number of eligible occupations for WA state sponsorship has been increased overall. The WA graduates who can meet the state nomination requirements and whose occupations are on the 2019/20 WA Graduate occupation list are able to apply for the state sponsorship.


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