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WA Announces New Graduate Stream Criteria For State Nomination

The state nomination migration program Graduate stream will be more accessible for international students very sooner who study in Western Australia with new Graduate Occupation List to be available before December 2019 invitation round.

Premier Mark McGowan recently announced that the Graduate Stream of the SNMP will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above, excluding trade occupations (unless approved for delivery to international students).

The first invitation rounds to include VET graduates will be issued in December 2019.

Other changes to the SNMP Graduate stream are:

  • Studies in Higher Education, VET and/or English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) will all count towards the requirement to study for two years in Western Australia.
  • Work experience and job offer requirements will also be reduced. Graduates will need to either demonstrate six months of work experience or a six month employment contract, but not both. Currently, international students need to have 12 months of work experience plus a job offer for 12 months.

Source: https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/latest-news

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