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The NSW Government has today released a new expanded NSW Skilled Occupation List for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).  The target sectors for NSW have expanded and the new list includes occupations from a wide variety of industries with skills shortages including health, hospitality, ICT, construction, engineering and education.

In particular, the following hospitality occupations have now been added:

  • 1411 – Cafe and Restaurant Managers
  • 1413 – Hotel and Motel Managers
  • 3511 – Bakers and Pastrycooks
  • 3513 – Chefs
  • 3514 – Cooks

Also now added are the below ICT roles:

  • 2324 – Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators
  • 3131 – ICT Support Technicians (such as ICT Customer Support Officer, Web Administrator and ICT Support Technicians nec)

Please note the above are some examples only. For a complete list of the NSW Skills Occupation List for the 190 visa, please see here.

This is great news for the hospitality and ICT sectors as they may now have a pathway to Australian permanent residency in NSW which was not possible previously without relocation to a regional area.

The 190 is a permanent visa that allows for skilled workers to live and work in NSW, including metropolitan Sydney.  This is an independent application without requiring a business sponsor.

To apply for the 190 visa, an individual must submit an Expression of Interest and receive an invitation from the NSW State Government.  Some of the requirements for the 190 primary applicant include:

  • Meet minimum English requirements
  • Be under 45 at the time of invitation from the Government;
  • Have a valid Skills Assessment in an occupation in the NSW target sector and listed on the NSW website
  • Be either:
    • currently employed in NSW in the nominated occupation, OR
    • have lived in NSW for a minimum period of 3 months.

Each application must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your Ajuria Lawyers advisor for more assistance – book an appointment here.

DISCLAIMER This information is current as of date of publication and subject to change. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It should not be used as legal advice. To the extent permissible by law, Ajuria Lawyers and its associated entities shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, defects or misrepresentations in the information or for any loss or damage suffered by persons who use or rely on such information. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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