State & Territory Nominations Latest updates for 190 and 491 visas – VIC


Victoria opened its Skilled visa nomination program for Subclass 491 and Subclass 190 visas.

To be considered for selection for Subclass 491 you must:

  • already be living in Victoria
  • already be working in Victoria – Minimum 3 months employment 
  • Be working in highly skilled occupation in health, medical research, life sciences, agri-food or digital sectors

To be considered for selection for Subclass 190 you must:

  • already be living in Victoria
  • already be working in Victoria – Minimum 6 months employment 
  • Be working in highly skilled occupation in health, medical research or life sciences

2021-22 Skilled Round – Live in Melbourne

At present Victoria has opened State nominations for onshore applicants only. 


Victoria Skilled migration update – ROI selections

The first 170  invitations to apply for subclass 190 visa nomination for the 2021-22 program were sent to successful candidates last week.

These invitations were sent to the best candidates working in six different sectors. Whilst the Health sector did feature strongly, 62 percent of invitations were sent to candidates working in other sectors.

Advanced Manufacturing 95
  1. Mechanical Engineer
  2. Engineering Technologist
  3. Electrical Engineer
Agri-food 90
  1. Food Technologist
  2. Mechanical Engineer
  3. Engineering Technologist
Health 90
  1. Medical Practitioners NEC
  2. Resident Medical Officer / Physiotherapist
  3. Occupational Therapist
Life Sciences 95
  1. Secondary School Teacher
  2. Food Technologist
  3. Chemical Engineer
Medical Research 90
  1. Software Engineer
  2. Biomedical Engineer / Industrial Engineer / Life Scientist NEC
New Energy, Emissions Reduction and Circular Economy 95
  1. Electrical Engineer
  2. Mechanical Engineer
  3. Developer Programmer / Engineering Technologist


* Please note that candidates considered to be Outstanding Talent may have less than the lowest points stated


If you were not selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination, you do not need to submit another Registration of Interest (ROI). Victoria will continue selecting the best ROIs submitted for each sector from July 2021 onwards over the remaining program year.

Subclass 491 ROIs are currently being assessed with the first group of invitations expected in the coming weeks.

From 07 July 2021, Victoria had opened its skilled migration program for the financial year 2021 – 2022 and started allowing applications for nominations. In this financial year, Victoria was allocated 3,500 places for 190 nominations, and 500 for 491 nominations. We can see from these numbers that the Victoria government will mainly focus on 190 nominations, and competitiveness remains high in this state.

Along with the new allocation, Victoria has announced some important changes in their skilled migration program in 2021-2022. However, the program will focus on helping the state to respond to Covid19 situation and recover from the post-pandemic.

There are several changes in their requirement, however, it is generally still limited to those who are working in the target sectors.

The major changes to the 2021-22 program are:

  • The removal of the minimum experience and hours worked requirement.
  • An increase in the number of target sectors.
  • Applicants must have STEMM skills and have a Skill Level 1 or 2 occupation.  Applicants for subclass 491 nomination may also have a Skill Level 3 occupation using their STEMM skills.

If you are not working in the above sectors, your chance of getting an invitation from Victoria is slim.

Common Criteria to be selected by Victoria

To be considered for selection to apply for Victorian skilled visa nomination you must be:

  • living in Victoria (subclass 491 applicants must live and work in regional Victoria)
  • working in Victoria using STEMM skills (which will be explained later in this article, and
  • working in a target sector.

To learn more about Victoria 2021-22 Skilled Visa Nomination Program so stay tuned with Rapid Education & Visa Consultant.

Contact us

If you would like to obtain migration advice about your visa options from mara registered migration agent Melbourne, you can call us on : +61 03 96630944, 0120-6618011, 61 405-903-744. 

Drop us an email at: info@rapidmigration.com.au



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