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Victoria’s Workforce Skill Pathway now includes Early Childhood Educators, Chefs, and Cooks.

To be considered for a skilled visa nomination in Victoria, you must first fill out a Registration of Interest form (ROI). You must have a good skill evaluation to be considered for submission.

Victoria’s skill shortfalls are filled via regional training and recruitment. In some cases, companies require migration to swiftly supplement the available pool of competent workers.

The Workforce Skills Pathway (WSP) is a method of addressing the following issues:

  • Skills gaps established by a new Victorian Government policy issue where alternate pathways are not easily accessible or effective, and other workforce development alternatives are ineffective or non-existent; or
  • Alternative migration channels or other workforce development alternatives are ineffective or non-existent in specific industries with skills deficits.

The WSP must have public support and respect for state or industry-wide development.
A Workforce Skills Pathway tackles a skill need across a state or area and may have its own set of selection criteria. Any targeted vocation will require a high level of expertise.
You do not need to be employed in a target industry to be chosen to apply for visa sponsorship if you are qualified or have been asked to apply through a Workforce Skills Pathway.

Pathways for Current Workforce Skills

The Victorian Government has set up the Hospitality pathway for highly qualified cooks and chefs to aid the industry in addressing the unemployment problem caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Eligible to apply
You must meet the requirements either for the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination, and you must be a cook or chef living and working in Victoria. 

Early Childhood Teacher
The Victorian government plans to spend about $5 billion over the next ten years to establish Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. This investment will result in the creation of 6,000 new teaching positions across Victoria.

We are taking applications for Victorian nominated skilled visas from eligible early childhood teachers in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training.

Eligible to apply
You must meet the requirements for either the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination, and you must live and work as an Early Childhood Educator in Victoria. You must also have an Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership related skills assessment as an Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher.

Specified Market
you should first file a Registration of Interest to be considered for a Victorian skilled visa nomination (ROI). You must have a positive skill evaluation to be qualified for submission.

There is no minimum duration of service required, and informal work is acceptable.

Any vocations associated with this industry are eligible to apply:

  • Health
  • Medical Investigations
  • Sciences of Life
  • Digital
  • Agri-Food
  • Manufacturing Technology Advances
  • New energy, fewer emissions, and a circular economy

When should you apply?

New Registrations of Interest for Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22 are currently being accepted (ROIs).
Victoria has received the following allocations from the Department of Home Affairs:

  • There are 3,500 subcategories in 190 locations, and
  • There are 491 sites in 500 subcategories.

This year, we’ll be looking for people who are currently residing in Victoria and working in a Target Sector with STEMM abilities.

More on the Specified Markets


Professionals offering medical services to Victorians, as well as those active in associated education and research and development, make up Victoria’s health sector.

To be considered employed in the health sector, you do not have to be employed in a health-related profession (e.g., nurse). A software developer specializing in hospital software, for example, is regarded to be in the medical sector.

Nursing applicants: Please be aware that we only propose people with specialized specialities in nursing.

Nurses’ Information

The contribution that nurses continue to provide to Victoria is greatly appreciated. We chose approximately 1,000 nurses to submit for Victorian visa candidacy as part of the 2020-21 program.

This year, we shall continue to define nurses who will be nominated for a Victorian visa. Our focus will be on the specializations listed below, based on discussions with industry and the Department of Health:

254111 is the number for a midwife.

254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

Registered Nurse – 254415 (Critical Care and Emergency)

254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

On the guidance of the Department of Health, we also choose nurses.

Nurses who work for a health provider directly (such as a nursing home or hospital) will be given priority over those who work for an agency.


Medical Research

Victoria’s medical research covers activities such as medication research, clinical studies, health manufacturing services, medical equipment, and digital health, in addition to medical research undertaken in universities and research institutes.

You are equipped to perform in the medical research industry if you use your STEMM talents to help medical research in Victoria.

Life Sciences

Medical technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors are among the industries that make up Victoria’s life sciences industry. Food processing, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals companies may all be included as the life sciences sector.

You are incorporated in the study in the life sciences sector if you use your STEMM power to guide Victoria’s life sciences sector. A lecturer in biotechnology at a university, for example, is equipped to perform in the biological sciences.


In Victoria, the digital sector uses technological innovation to boost economic growth, productivity, and competitiveness.

To submit for a subclass 190 visa nomination, we are currently only considering individuals with cyber security capabilities. If they are applying their digital abilities in another target industry, candidates without cyber security experts who are considering subclass 190 visa sponsorship could still be selected. A software engineer involved in health research, for example.

Applicants from any sector of the digital economy will be considered for a subclass 491 visa nomination.

Working in the life sciences is something I’ve always wanted to do.


Highly skilled employees operate in Victoria’s agri-food sector to enhance food growth and production as well as modernize the state’s agri-food sector. Applicants must have used their STEMM talents to develop within the industry, which include research and innovation or advanced manufacturing, in order to be considered for nomination. 


Defence and aerospace are two of Victoria’s advanced industrial industries. You should just use your STEMM talents to increase innovation to be deemed to be engaged in advanced manufacturing. This could encompass operations like research and development, design, and supply chain management, all of which help to boost global competitiveness by leveraging technology.

New energy, fewer emissions, and a circular economy

Clean energy, renewables, bioenergy, carbon capture, and energy storage are all part of this sector. Applicants’ STEMM abilities could be put to good use in initiatives to decrease waste, reduce pollution, and safeguard the environment.

You must be currently employed in one of our target industries using your STEMM talents in order to be considered for a skilled visa nomination.

Statistics on Victoria’s latest invitations

Graduates with a PhD.

International students and PhD candidates who match the requirements are also welcome to apply. During this Financial Year, 90 Ph.D. graduates were asked for Victoria State Sponsorship, 65 of whom had Australian qualifications and 25 of whom had international qualifications.


Who was the recipient of the invitation?

There were 2500 seats available for Skilled Nominated Visas (Subclass 190) and 1043 spots available for Skilled Work Regional Visas (Subclass 491).
So far, 1099 people have applied for category 190, and 197 for subclass 491.

The majority of the Registrations of Interest that have been chosen to apply were for health-related vocations. This is because the applicant’s work must contribute to Victoria’s strategy to the coronavirus epidemic.

Occupations invited for Victoria State and Regional Sponsor

 Fig. Occupations invited for Victoria State and Regional Sponsor

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