Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22

The State of Victoria has published their Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22 on 1 July 2021.  They will be opened to new Registrations of Interest (ROIs) on 7 July 2021.

The Department of Home Affairs has provided Victoria with 3,500 places for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), and 500 places for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

This year, they will be selecting candidates who are currently living and working in Victoria, using their STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) skills in a target sector.

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 have submitted a ROI for the 2020-21 program and were not selected, you must submit a new ROI in 2021-22 program.   Further information about the selection process and how to apply is available on their Registration of Interest page.


Target Sectors

To be selected to apply for skilled visa nomination, you must be currently working in one of their target sectors using your STEMM skills; namely

  • Health,
  • Medical Research,
  • Life Sciences,
  • Digital,
  • Agri-Food,
  • Advance Manufacturing, and
  • New energy, emissions reduction and circular economy.

If you are seeking subclass 190 nomination and working in the digital sector, please note that they are currently only selecting candidates working in cyber security.  However, if you are using digital skills in a different target sector (e.g. software developer working in health), you may also be selected.

Applicants using their STEMM skills in a business precinct will be highly regarded.  Examples of some business precincts are:

  • Parkville – Australia’s world renowned biomedical research hub. It is home to the University of Melbourne and an impressive group of industry leaders.
  • Footscray – Has a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant creative community. It is the cultural heart of Melbourne’s west.
  • Docklands – Is a unique urban waterfront and as a natural extension to Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), it is home to many international and domestic corporations from various sectors.


Grab this opportunity NOW to understand more of this new opening of Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22 by contacting us for a FREE and PRIVATE CONSULTATION at 03-2300 2380 or email to:


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