NSW invites and nominates SkillSelect EOIs at the ANZSCO unit group level. To be eligible for NSW nomination you must be skilled in an occupation that BOTH:
- appears within an ANZSCO unit group identified below, AND
- is eligible for the respective visa
It is important to note that not all occupations within ANZSCO unit groups are eligible for the respective visa. It is the responsibility of the prospective migrant to ensure their occupation is eligible for the visa before obtaining a skills assessment.
Publishing minimum point scores and skilled work experience requirement
For the 2022-23 program year we have published the minimum point scores and years of skilled work experience requirements for prospective applicants to improve transparency. These requirements have been used to inform NSW’s nominations for previous program years.
These are not new requirements for applicants seeking NSW based nomination. As the program is highly competitive, they are based on industry needs, the demand for NSW nomination and the allocation NSW receives from the Australian Government under the State Migration Plan.
These requirements should be used by prospective applicants as a guide for invitation to nomination by NSW and are reviewed periodically to ensure the program continues to meet the skill needs of NSW.
Any changes (if made) are effective immediately and apply to all EOIs regardless of when they were submitted (or amended) in SkillSelect.
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491)
Last updated 07 September 2022.
See our Common questions about skilled visas page for answers to our most commonly received questions about skilled visas.