Updates on Queensland State Nominated Occupation Lists -

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland nominates skilled migrants in occupations that have been identified in shortage in Queensland.  This stream is for migrants that are living and working outside of Queensland or overseas, including in another state or territory of Australia.  Migrants that are in Queensland but not currently working in their skilled occupation are also eligible to apply under this stream.

Nominations are offered under the following visa subclasses:

  • The Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa is a provisional visa that allows nominated skilled workers to work and live in regional Queensland for four years, and is a pathway to permanent residency.
  • The Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa is for skilled workers and postgraduate alumni who wish to live and work in Queensland permanently.


If you are seeking Queensland state nomination under this visa stream, you must meet the following criteria:

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Points test result of 60 or higher, inclusive of state nomination.
Have a positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation from the relevant Australian assessing authority that is three months or greater from its expiry date and eligible for migration purposes.
Meet the minimum English language requirement, unless a higher level of English language ability if required by your assessing authority.
Business and Skilled Migration Queensland

Have an occupation on the Outside of Queensland or Overseas and meet any specialisations, skill sets or years of experience requirements outlined on the QSOL.
Hold valid Queensland and Australian licenses, registrations or memberships for your nominated occupation that allows you to immediately work in Queensland in your nominated occupation.
Have sufficient funds to support you and your dependents to live in Queensland long term.
Demonstrate your commitment to long-term settlement in Queensland, including living and working in Queensland for at least two years post your visa grant.



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