Queensland Skilled Migration Program 2021

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Queensland Skilled Migration Program

The Queensland Skilled Migration Program 2021 is now open from 01 February – 07 February 2021. The next Queensland Skilled Migration Program opening after this week will be in April 2021.

Please submit a BRAND new EOI if you meet the criteria and occupation/sector requirements below.

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa (from 65 points and above)

Only onshore applicants working in Queensland will be considered.

The Subclass 491 visa is open to COVID critical skill or sectors as outlined by the Department of Home Affairs in:

  • Air Ambulance, Critical Medical, Medical Technology,
  • Engineering, Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain
  • Telecommunications, Film & Television Production,
  • Maritime Industry, Agricultural Technology Food Technology,
  • Mining, Emerging Technology, Financial Technology, and
  • Large Scale Manufacturing.

Please see guidelines here: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/critical-skills-and-sectors#toc-1.

Please note: there is no specific skills list, however applicants must meet one of the critical skills or sectors as listed above and email migration@qld.gov.au detailing how you meet this, including details of employer and role, and how this position is assisting in the COVID response or recovery.

You must also have been working for a minimum of 3 months in a regional location in Queensland and have a job offer for an additional 12 Months from your employer in your nominated occupation.

The Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Subclass 190 visa (from 80 points and above as a priority)

Only onshore applicants working in Queensland will be considered.

The Subclass 190 visa is open to the Department of Home Affairs Priority Skills Migration Occupation List (17 occupations in total for 190). Applicants with 80 points and above will be considered as a priority, with applicants below 80 points being subject to quota places being available.

Please see the Department of Home Affairs Priority Skills Migration Occupation list here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/employing-and-sponsoring-someone/sponsoring-workers/pmsol

Priority Skills Migration Occupation List – for 190 applicants 

The 17 occupations (ANZSCO code) are:

  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911) – 491 only

You must also have been working for 6 months and have a job offer for an additional 12 months from your employer in a nominated occupation.

Please note: Alumni (Queensland Masters and PHD graduates) must meet the working in Queensland criteria as detailed above.

Prioritising applications based on the above COVID criteria and occupations and will not prioritise visas expiring.

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