The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), through the Skilled and Business Migration Program, is responsible for providing visa nomination to highly skilled and employable migrants to live and work in Victoria permanently (for the Skilled Nominated subclass 190 visa) or on a provisional basis (for the Skilled Regional subclass 489 (Provisional) visa).

Not every occupation in Victoria is eligible for Victorian visa nomination. Victoria develops a comprehensive visa nomination occupation list that specifies which Victorian occupations and skill levels are eligible for visa nomination. The content of the list is underpinned by labour market data and analysis and stakeholder consultation.

The Visa Nomination Occupation List for Victoria (Victorian Occupation List) is reviewed regularly to ensure the occupations and skill requirements for each occupation target highly specialised skill shortages and meet Victoria’s current and future labour market needs. This means that for some occupations, only very experienced and talented candidates are eligible for nomination.

We are seeking your ideas and input into the Victorian Occupation List, including your:

    • insights into current and future skills shortages
    • experience with recruitment and hiring difficulties
    • knowledge of highly specialised skills or experiences and
    • variations in skill shortages in regional Victoria

Your feedback will be taken into consideration when developing the final Victorian Occupation List, which will also detail the skill level and specialisation requirements for each occupation.

Please ensure you have reviewed the Draft Victorian Visa Nomination Occupation List and the Submission Guide (which are listed as PDFs below) before submitting your response.

Please note: Eligible occupations on the Victorian Occupation List cannot include occupations that are not currently listed on the Commonwealth Government’s Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Regional Occupation List (ROL)*.

For more information on the Commonwealth lists of eligible skilled occupations and on the skill levels of jobs, qualifications and/or experience needed to work in occupations, please see the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

* Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) only.

How can I participate?

There are two ways to input into this consultation process:

1. Complete the online survey below if you are only providing feedback on one occupation.

2. Provide a written submission if you would like to provide feedback on more than one occupation, using the form below the online survey.

One submission per organisation is encouraged.

Tips for making a good submission are listed in the Submission Guide.

1. Provide a response via survey

The following questions relate to the Draft Victorian Visa Nomination Occupation List. Please ensure you have downloaded and reviewed the draft occupation list (above) before submitting your feedback.

This submission is designed to be completed by organisations, peak bodies, employers and other stakeholders.

Please enter 'individual' if you are a member of the public.

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How many employees do you employ?
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Which region(s) of Victoria does your submission relate to? Required

Select all that apply.

Select one option.

Which occupation would you like to provide feedback on?

Please enter the ANZSCO occupation name and the relevant 6-digit ANZSCO code below.

(i.e. Engineering Technologist)

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(i.e. 233914)

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Should candidates have a minimum number of years experience to be eligible for nomination in this occupation?
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One year
Two years
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Four years
+5 years
Years of experience required
Should candidates hold a minimum qualification to be eligible for nomination in this occupation?
No qualification
Certificates III-IV
Diplomas, Associate Degree
Bachelor Degree (inc. Honours)
Masters Degree
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Minimum qualification
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This could include evidence of recruitment efforts, labour market figures and/or regional variances.

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2. Provide a written submission

If you are providing feedback on more than one occupation please upload your submission here. Please ensure you have downloaded and reviewed the draft occupation list and the submission guide before submitting your feedback.

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Privacy Statement

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

Your personal contact information will not be circulated outside of DJPR. Your contact details may be used by DJPR to update you on the results of the consultation process. We might also need to seek clarification from you on your submission.

Information collected through the form will be used for research purposes to inform current and future program policy.

For more information read DJPR's Information Privacy Policy at https://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/privacy.

Confidentiality of your submission

Submissions will not be published. Participants may request a copy of their submission or request the submission to be retracted at any time throughout the duration of the project, by contacting sbmp.policy@ecodev.vic.gov.au.