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    MIDWIFE

      Alternative Titles:
        Certified Midwife
        Registered Midwife

      Provides care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units. Registration or licensing is required.

      Skill Level: 1

      Specialisations:

        Community Midwife
        Midwife Practitioner

    Midwife
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Midwife is $ 154,545 per year.
    Average Age: Males: 0.0 Females: 36.9 Persons: 40.7
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2541 Midwives - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    The draft CSOL is released for consultation purposes only.

    Australian visa options for Certified Midwife (Midwife)

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    491 Visa
    Permanent
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    186 Visa TRT
    494 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Midwife
    254111
    ANMAC
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    9
    9
    -
    10
    8
    17
    Business Visas
    Assessment
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    12
    12
    -
    15
    9
    19
      Inapplicability conditions (for a TSS visa):
    407 visa
    485 visa - Graduate Work stream
    187 visa - TRT stream
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    South Australian DAMA
    Far North Queensland DAMA
    WA DAMA

    2022-08-22 Round Results:

    Lowest Points Score Invited subclass 189 (Points-tested stream)
    Lowest Points Score Invitedsubclass 491 (Family Sponsored Regional)
    Offshore: 65
    Onshore: 65
    Offshore: Not invited
    Onshore: 70

    2022-10-06 Round Results:

    Lowest Points Score Invited subclass 189 (Points-tested stream)
    Lowest Points Score Invitedsubclass 491 (Family Sponsored Regional)
    Offshore: 75
    Onshore: 70
    Offshore: N/A*
    Onshore: N/A*

    2022-12-08 Round Results:

    Lowest Points Score Invited subclass 189 (Points-tested stream)
    Lowest Points Score Invitedsubclass 491 (Family Sponsored Regional)
    Offshore: 65
    Onshore: 65
    Offshore: N/A*
    Onshore: N/A*

    2023-05-25 Round Results:

    Lowest Points Score Invited subclass 189 (Points-tested stream)
    Lowest Points Score Invitedsubclass 491 (Family Sponsored Regional)
    Offshore: 65
    Onshore: 65
    Offshore: 70
    Onshore: N/A*

    2023-12-18 Round Results:

    Lowest Points Score Invited subclass 189 (Points-tested stream)
    Lowest Points Score Invitedsubclass 491 (Family Sponsored Regional)
    65
    70

    2024-06-13 Round Results:

    Lowest Points Score Invited subclass 189 (Points-tested stream)
    Lowest Points Score Invitedsubclass 491 (Family Sponsored Regional)
    85


    Information for Employers

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    Sponsorship options for (A) (Midwife)
    190 Visa Sponsorship
    491 Visa Sponsorship
    New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
    NSWNSW’s Subclass 190 Visa Allocation for 2023-24:
    2,650 places

    NSWNSW’s Subclass 491 Visa Allocation for 2023-24:
    1,500 places
    NSWNew South Wales 190 Visa

    Available to candidates who are currently residing in NSW, or offshore, and have continuously done so for a minimum period of six months;
    The selection process is competitive. Invitation rounds occur ongoing throughout the financial year. There are no set dates, and rounds are not announced beforehand.

    NSW will give preference to Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in occupations that belong to their key industry sectors, which include health, education, ICT, and infrastructure.
    NSW Regional areas 491 Visa
    Pathway 1 (Stream A)
    Available to applicants who have been living and working in their nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation, in a designated regional area of NSW, for at least the previous 6 months with the same regional NSW-based employer;
    Minimum of the TSMIT salary level (prorated if under 38 hours per week): $73,150
    Pathway 2 (Stream B)
    Available to applicants who currently residing in NSW, or offshore, and have continuously done so for a minimum period of three months

    NSW Target Sectors: health, education, ICT, infrastructure and agriculture

    High-ranking EOIs in occupations outside of the NSW target sectors may be taken into consideration during invitation rounds;

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    Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
    VICVictoria Subclass 190 Visa Allocation
    2023-24: 2,700 places
    2024-25: 3,000 places

    VICVictoria Subclass 491 Visa Allocation
    2023-24: 600 places
    2024-25: 2000 places
    VICVictoria 190 Visa

    • Midwife is eligible for fast track nomination)
    • Any occupation on the Department of Home Affairs skilled occupation lists is eligible to submit a Registration of Interest;
    • There are no employment or work requirements for Victorian nomination for a subclass 190 visa. If you made annual earnings claims in your Registration of Interest, if selected you will be required to provide evidence of your annual earnings in the nomination application.
    • If the applicant is living in Australia, they must be currently living in Victoria at the time of nomination to be eligible for Victorian Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination.
    • Offshore applicants are also eligible to apply for Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination.

    VICVictoria 491 Visa

    • Midwife is eligible for fast track nomination)
    • Any occupation on the Department of Home Affairs skilled occupation lists is eligible to submit a Registration of Interest;
    • If the applicant is onshore, they must be living and working in regional Victoria in skilled employment at the time of nomination. If the applicant is offshore, this requirement does not apply,
    • The Department of Home Affairs has classified some outer suburbs of Melbourne as part of the regional Victoria
    • Eligible Postcodes in Victoria: 3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340 and 3342,3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971 and 3978 to 3996
    VICVictoria Graduates 190 Visa

    VICVictoria Graduates 491 Visa

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    Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
    QLDQueensland’s Quota for Subclass 190 Visa in 2023-24:
    900 places

    QLDQueensland’s Quota for Subclass 491 Visa in 2023-24:
    650 places
    QLDQueensland 190 Visa - Offshore



    QLDQueensland 491 Visa - Offshore

      Applicants must
    • have a points-test result of 65 or higher for the 491;
    • Minimum work experience requirement: Three years
    • The applicant needs to be working in their designated occupation at the time they receive an invitation.
    QLDWorking in Queensland Pathway:

    • have a points-test result of 75 or higher
    • Applicants must demonstrate a three-month history of living in Queensland and engaging in full-time post-qualification employment (at least 30 hours per week) in their nominated or closely related occupation prior to submitting their Expression of Interest (EOI). Furthermore, they must maintain this employment status during the EOI assessment; and
    • Applicants need to show proof of ongoing full-time employment (a minimum of 30 hours per week) in their nominated occupation for an additional twelve months at the time of submitting their Expression of Interest (EOI).
    QLDWorking in Regional Queensland Pathway:

    • have a points-test result of 65 or higher (inclusive of state nomination points);
    • Applicants are required to show proof of residing and working full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in regional Queensland in their nominated or closely related occupation when submitting their Expression of Interest (EOI) and must maintain this employment status throughout the EOI assessment; and
    • Applicants must provide evidence of ongoing full-time employment (minimum 30 hours per week) in regional Queensland for an additional six months at the time of submitting their Expression of Interest (EOI) in their nominated occupation.
    • Eligible Postcodes: 4019–4022, 4025, 4037, 4074, 4076–4078, 4124–4125, 4133, 4183–4184, 4207–4275, 4280–4287, 4300–4301, 4303–4498, 4500–4512, 4514–4519, 4521, 4550–4575, 4580–4895
    QLDQLD Graduates Pathway - 190 visa

    This pathway is for high performing graduates who have successfully completed their studies at a university in Queensland and are presently residing within the state.

    To be eligible for this pathway, the applicants need a points test result of 75 or more (including state nomination points), live in Queensland, completed 100% of their studies in Queensland, and graduated within the last two years.

    Additional Requiremnts:

    • PhD or Doctorate Graduates are not required to have a job or job offer, but they must receive a favorable decision on their thesis.
    • Masters Graduates in STEM or Agriculture fields are required to work full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in their nominated occupation (or an occupation classified as ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
    • For Masters Graduates who are not in STEM or Agriculture fields, the eligibility criteria include maintaining a GPA of 6.0 or higher for the 190 visa pathway and securing full-time employment, totaling a minimum of 30 hours per week, in their nominated occupation or an occupation falling under ANZSCO Skill Level 1.
    • Bachelor Graduates are expected to achieve a GPA of 6.0 or higher for the 190 visa pathway and should be employed full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in their nominated occupation (or an occupation categorized as ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
    QLDQLD Graduates Pathway - 491 visa

    This pathway is for high performing graduates who have successfully completed their studies at a university in Queensland and are presently residing within the state.

    To be eligible for this pathway, the applicants need a points test result of 70 or more (including state nomination points), live in regional Queensland, completed 100% of their studies in Queensland, and graduated within the last two years.

    Additional Requiremnts:

    • PhD or Doctorate Graduates are not required to have a job or job offer, but they must receive a favorable decision on their thesis.
    • Masters Graduates in STEM or Agriculture fields are required to work full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in their nominated occupation (or an occupation classified as ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
    • For Masters Graduates who are not in STEM or Agriculture fields, the eligibility criteria include maintaining a GPA of 5.0 or higher for the 491 visa pathway and securing full-time employment, totaling a minimum of 30 hours per week, in their nominated occupation or an occupation falling under ANZSCO Skill Level 1
    • Bachelor Graduates are expected to achieve a GPA of 5.0 or higher for the 491 visa pathway and should be employed full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in their nominated occupation (or an occupation categorized as ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
    QLD QLDQueensland 491 Visa Small Business Owner Pathway

    pathway is designed for migrants presently residing in regional Queensland who own and operate a small business. Eligibility criteria include having an occupation listed on the Home Affairs Legislative Instrument LIN 19/051, a positive skills assessment in one of those occupations, full-time work rights, and no current enrollment in studies. The applicant must provide proof of sole ownership of the business; partnerships or joint ventures are not considered eligible.The applicant needs to work full-time for the business, which means a minimum of 30 hours per week.

    The Small Business Owner (SBO) stream offers two distinct pathways:

    Pathway 1 - (Purchase of business) requires purchasing an existing registered business for at least $100,000, employing an Australian resident, and having the business operational for a minimum of six months before lodging an Expression of Interest (EOI). The business being bought must have been in operation at its current location for a minimum of two years just before the purchase.

    Pathway 2 - (Start-ups) necessitates starting and continuously running a business for at least two years, with the business generating a profit and having a turnover of $200,000 in the twelve months before application.

    Important notes for SBO 491 nomination applications:

    - Share transfers are not allowed; a contract of business sale is required.

    - Vendor financing is not permitted.

    - Buying a business from a family member or relative is not accepted.

    - Purchasing a business previously owned by a 491 SBO applicant is not allowed.

    - Home-based or virtual offices do not qualify for the 491 SBO pathway.

    - Commission agents or leasing agents of franchises (e.g., petrol stations) will not be considered.
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    Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
    SASubclass 190 Visa Nomination Allocation for South Australia in the 2023-24 Program:
    1,100 places

    SASubclass 491 Visa Nomination Allocation for South Australia in the 2023-24 Program:
    1,200 places
    SASouth Australia 190 Visa
    Applicant's Location: South Australia
    • Stream: South Australian Graduates
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1
    • South Australian Graduate

      The applicant must hold a Bachelor's degree from South Australia that meets the state's study requirements.



      Eligible SA Graduates working full-time in South Australia, and in employment closely related to their nominated occupation, are able to register their interest for SA nomination.




    Applicant's Location: South Australia
    • Stream: Working in South Australia
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1


    • Eligible temporary visa holders working full-time in South Australia in a closely related occupation can express their interest in SA nomination.

    SASouth Australia 491 Visa
    Applicant's Location: South Australia
    • Stream: South Australian Graduates
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1
    • South Australian Graduate

      The applicant must hold a Bachelor's degree from South Australia that meets the state's study requirements.



      Eligible SA Graduates working full-time in South Australia, and in employment closely related to their nominated occupation, are able to register their interest for SA nomination.




    Applicant's Location: South Australia
    • Stream: Working in South Australia
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1


    • Eligible temporary visa holders working full-time in South Australia in a closely related occupation can express their interest in SA nomination.

    SA
    Applicant's Location: Any Location
    • Stream: Highly Skilled and Talented
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1


    • Applicants with highly specialised niche skills, or experience working in the Defence sector, may be eligible under this category.



    Applicant's Location: Offshore
    • Stream: Offshore
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1

    • Top ranking offshore candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest in the Department of Home Affairs' SkillSelect may be invited to apply for South Australian nomination.



    SA
    Applicant's Location: Any Location
    • Stream: Highly Skilled and Talented
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1


    • Applicants with highly specialised niche skills, or experience working in the Defence sector, may be eligible under this category.



    Applicant's Location: Offshore
    • Stream: Offshore
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 1

    • Top ranking offshore candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest in the Department of Home Affairs' SkillSelect may be invited to apply for South Australian nomination.



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    Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
    WAWestern Australia's Nomination Quota Availability for the 2023-24 Subclass 190 Visa Program:
    1,500 places

    WA INVITATION ROUND - 190 Visa
    Minimum EOI score
    WA residents
    Outside WA applicants
    Nov 2023
    65
    75
    WAWestern Australia's Nomination Quota Availability for the 2023-24 Subclass 491 Visa Program:
    850 places

    WA INVITATION ROUND - 491 Visa
    Minimum EOI score
    WA residents
    Outside WA applicants
    Nov 2023
    65
    75
    WAWestern Australia 190 Visa

    Priority Occupation
    Stream: General - WASMOL Schedule 1;
    Status: Available
    Industry Sector: Healthcare and Social Assistance: Hospitals, Medical and Other Health Care Services
    • The applicants needs a minimum of one year of Australian post-qualification work experience OR one year of overseas work experience, in paid employment, with a weekly commitment of at least 20 hours. This experience should be within the last 10 years and in the nominated occupation or a closely related one.
    • IELTS score of at least 6 in all bands or equivalent in other accepted language tests.

      IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

    Have an employment contract for full-time employment for at least 6 months in Western Australia in the nominated (or closely related) occupation.

    WAWestern Australia 491 Visa

    Priority Occupation
    Stream: General - WASMOL Schedule 1;
    Status: Available
    Industry Sector: Healthcare and Social Assistance: Hospitals, Medical and Other Health Care Services
    • The applicants needs a minimum of one year of Australian post-qualification work experience OR one year of overseas work experience, in paid employment, with a weekly commitment of at least 20 hours. This experience should be within the last 10 years and in the nominated occupation or a closely related one.
    • IELTS score of at least 6 in all bands or equivalent in other accepted language tests.

      IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.



    Expressions of Interest will be prioritised as follows:
    • Currently residing in Western Australia
    • Currently residing offshore or in another Australian state or territory
    • Occupations in priority WA Industry sectors (in no particular order):
      • building and construction;
      • healthcare and social assistance;
      • hospitality and tourism; and
      • education and training.
    • Occupations in all other WA industry sectors
    • highest EOI points score
    • oldest EOI submission date
    WAWestern Australia Graduates 190 Visa

    Priority Occupation

    Stream: Graduate;
    Status: Available

    Avaliable to applicants who have completed the following qualifications or a combination of studies from accredited educational institutions in Western Australia for at least two years (full-time and face-to-face).

    - a university or higher education qualification (registered by TEQSA). This includes a PhD, Masters, Bachelor or higher degree (Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); and/or

    - a vocational education and training (VET) qualification at a Certificate III level or above (registered by ASQA).
    • IELTS score of at least 6 in all bands or OET score of at least B in all bands or TOEFL-iBT (L12/R13/W21/S18) or PTE Academic (50 in all bands) or Cambridge English Advanced (CEA) (169 in all skills)

      IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

    WAWestern Australia Graduates 491 Visa

    Priority Occupation

    Stream: Graduate;
    Status: Available


    Avaliable to applicants who have completed the following qualifications or a combination of studies from accredited educational institutions in Western Australia for at least two years (full-time and face-to-face).

    - a university or higher education qualification (registered by TEQSA). This includes a PhD, Masters, Bachelor or higher degree (Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); and/or

    - a vocational education and training (VET) qualification at a Certificate III level or above (registered by ASQA).
    • IELTS score of at least 6 in all bands or OET score of at least B in all bands or TOEFL-iBT (L12/R13/W21/S18) or PTE Academic (50 in all bands) or Cambridge English Advanced (CEA) (169 in all skills)


      IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

      Expressions of Interest will be prioritised as follows:
    • Currently residing in Western Australia
    • Currently residing offshore or in another Australian state or territory
    • Occupations in priority WA Industry sectors (in no particular order):
      • building and construction;
      • healthcare and social assistance;
      • hospitality and tourism;
      • education and training.
    • Completed a PhD or Masters qualification in Western Australia for Higher education graduates Stream / Completed a VET qualification at Advanced Diploma level in Western Australia for VET graduates Stream
    • Completed a Honours degree or other higher degree in Western Australia for Higher education graduates Stream / Completed a VET qualification at Diploma level in Western Australia for VET graduates Stream for VET graduates Stream
    • Completed a Bachelor degree in Western Australia for Higher education graduates Stream/ Completed a VET qualification at Certificate III or IV level in Western Australia for VET graduates Stream
    • Completed a VET qualification at Certificate III level in Western Australia for VET graduates Stream
    • Highest EOI points score
    • Oldest EOI submission date
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    Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
    NTNT’s allocation for subclass 190 visa in 2023-24:
    250 places

    MigrationNT has suspended the acceptance of new nomination applications for a 190 visa due to insufficient nomination allocations in 2023-24 program.

    NTNT’s allocation for subclass 491 visa in 2023-24:
    400 places

    MigrationNT has stopped the acceptance of new nomination applications for a 491 visa due to insufficient nomination allocations in 2023-24 program.
    NTNorthern Territory 190 Visa
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    Priority Occupation Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    • Financial capacity
    • One year of skilled work experience in the past 10 years
    Must provide evidence of Australian licence/registration or a statement outlining eligibility to obtain registration or licence to work in Australia
    - Processing times
    Offshore applicants: six to eight months
    - Cost of application: AUD 300

    NTNorthern Territory 491 Visa
    _______________________________________
    Priority Occupation Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    • Financial capacity
    • One year of skilled work experience in the past 10 years
    Must provide evidence of Australian licence/registration or a statement outlining eligibility to obtain registration or licence to work in Australia
    - Processing times
    Offshore applicants: six to eight months
    - Cost of application: AUD 300

    Postcodes: Entire territory (including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy)

    NTJob Offer Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, offshore applicants must have a job offer from an NT business or organization that has been operating in the NT for at least 12 months. The job offer must be for a position in the applicant's nominated occupation and must be based in the NT.
    NTJob Offer Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, offshore applicants must have a job offer from an NT business or organization that has been operating in the NT for at least 12 months. The job offer must be for a position in the applicant's nominated occupation and must be based in the NT.
    NTNT Family Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, applicants or their partner must have an eligible relative in the NT who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or holds one of the eligible visas(eg 491 494 489 visas or a bridging visa granted in association with an application for a Skilled Regional Visa subclass 887 or Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) subclass 191 visa);
    NTNT Family Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, applicants or their partner must have an eligible relative in the NT who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or holds one of the eligible visas(eg 491 494 489 visas or a bridging visa granted in association with an application for a Skilled Regional Visa subclass 887 or Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) subclass 191 visa)
    NTNT Residents
    For applicants who have been residing and working in the NT for at least two consecutive years and are able to show that the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.

    Generally, the applicant need to work in their nominated occupation or an occupation that is related to the nominated occupation.
    NTNT Residents
    For applicants who have been residing in the NT for at least 12 consecutive months; demonstrate full-time employment in the NT in an eligible occupation for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to applying for NT nomination and demonstrate that the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.

    If the applicant began residing in the Northern Territory before 1st July 2020, the required 12-month living period in the NT will be reduced to 6 months.

    Generally, the applicant need to work in their nominated occupation or an occupation that is related to the nominated occupation. - An exception may be considered.

    Northern Territory residents may be eligible for nomination if they have worked in a critical sector (health, aged and disabled care, education and childcare, hospitality) in the NT for a minimum of 6 months, even if they haven't been employed in their nominated or related occupation for that duration.
    NTNT Graduates in the NT
    Applicants who have completed one or more qualifications following a two-year study at an NT-based institution, either within a single tertiary course or a set of nested tertiary courses, may be eligible to apply.

    NT Graduates may apply for a 190 visa if they have lived in the NT for at least six months immediately after the date of completion of their last qualification, while holding a visa that allows full-time work;

    Applicants are also requird to show genuine efforts to obtain employment from an NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.
    NTNT Graduates in the NT
    Applicants who have completed one or more qualifications following a two-year study at an NT-based institution, either within a single tertiary course or a set of nested tertiary courses, may be eligible to apply.

    International student graduates who cannot reside in the NT for six months after completing their two years of study in the NT will solely be eligible for a subclass 491 nomination consideration.

    Please Note: Northern Territory graduates who either hold a Temporary Graduate subclass 485 visa valid until at least July 1, 2024, or are eligible for such a visa, will not be eligible for nomination in this program year.
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    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
    ACTACT’s allocation for subclass 190 visa:
    2023-24: 600 places
    2024-25: 1000 places

    ACT INVITATION ROUND - 190 Visa
    Minimum Matrix score
    Canberra residents
    Overseas applicants
    May 2024
    80
    90
    April 2024
    80
    90


    ACTACT’s allocation for subclass 491 visa:
    2023-24: 600 places
    2024-25: 800 places

    ACT INVITATION ROUND - 491 Visa
    Minimum Matrix score
    Canberra residents
    Overseas applicants
    May 2024
    70
    80
    April 2024
    70
    80
    ACTCanberra 190 Visa

    Canberra Matrix: Applicants should express an interest in applying for ACT 190 or 491 nomination by completing a score-based Canberra Matrix where they are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community.

    Canberra residents

    You must meet the following minimum criteria before you are eligible to express an interest in ACT 190 nomination:
    • you need to have resided in Canberra for a minimum of six months at the time of submitting the Canberra Matrix, and this residency must be maintained until the invitation date.
      You are allowed to live within a 30-minute commuting distance in New South Wales, such as in places like Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, and Googong.
    • You must meet one of the following three criteria:
      • 1 - Emplyee and/or Self-employed Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; (Midwife has been in ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST - April 2023)

      • 2 - Emplyee on a TSS visa (457/482): You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer; For the past three months, you have been employed in your nominated occupation by an ACT employer who is sponsoring you. It is not mandatory for your nominated occupation to be listed on the ACT Critical Skills List.

      • 3 - Small Business Owner You are the majority owner of a eligible registered business located in the ACT (ineligible businesses: Sub tenancy, ride-share, taxi, delivery, courier services or an on-sold business previously used to qualify for ACT nomination.)
    • It is required that you have worked for a minimum of 30 hours per week in at least 26 out of the 30 weeks preceding the submission
    • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
    • Your income must not be less than the relevant award or market salary rate.
    • If you are employed by an interstate employer while working in Canberra, it is necessary to have a valid and legitimate reason for being physically based in Canberra. Working remotely or from a home office is not permissible.
    • If you are self-employed on an ABN:
      • During at least 26 out of the 30 weeks preceding the submission of the Canberra Matrix, your total taxable income needs to amount to a minimum of $1000 per week
      • you must evidence at least 12 months ACT business activity on your ABN at date of Matrix submission.
    • If you have a Spouse/Partner, they must either be a resident in Canberra or residing overseas.
    • Applicants must demonstrate at least a ‘Proficient’ level of English as defined by Home Affairs (ie IELTS result with a minimum score of 7 (L, R, W, S) or or PTE Academic with a minimum score of 65 (L, R, W, S) unless the nominated occupation is Chef or has an ANZSCO skill level 3 to 5.

    Overseas applicants

    • The nominated occupation must be on the latest ACT Critical Skills List.

      (Midwife has been in ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST - April 2023)

    • The applicant should possess a minimum of three years of full-time, post-graduate work experience in their nominated occupation within the last five years.
    • The applicant must hold the relevant Australian registration or licencing if it is required for their nominated occupation.
    • The applicant and any migrating dependents (except children enrolled at school in the ACT) must not have lived in Australia for the last year; and do not hold a current Australian visa (or bridging visa), except an Australian visitor visa.
    • The applicant must have access to sufficient money to fund their migration and settlement
    • In the case that the applicant has a Spouse/Partner, the Spouse/Partner must either reside in Canberra or live overseas.
    • Application Fee: $300

      • Applicants must demonstrate at least a ‘Proficient’ level of English as defined by Home Affairs (ie IELTS result with a minimum score of 7 (L, R, W, S) or or PTE Academic with a minimum score of 65 (L, R, W, S) unless the nominated occupation is Chef or has an ANZSCO skill level 3 to 5.


    ACTCanberra 491 Visa

    Canberra Matrix: Applicants should express an interest in applying for ACT 190 or 491 nomination by completing a score-based Canberra Matrix where they are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community.

    Canberra residents

    You must meet the following minimum criteria before you are eligible to express an interest in ACT 491 nomination:
    • You must be living and working in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continue until the date of invitation.
      You also have the option to reside within a 30-minute commuting distance in NSW, for example, in places like Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, and Googong.
    • You must meet one of the following three criterion:
      • Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; (Midwife has been in ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST - April 2023)
        OR
      • You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer; For the past three months, it is required that you have been employed in your nominated occupation by an ACT employer who is sponsoring you.
        OR
      • You are the majority owner of a eligible registered business located in the ACT (ineligible businesses: Sub tenancy, ride-share, taxi, delivery, courier services or an on-sold business previously used to qualify for ACT nomination.)
    • Before submitting the Canberra Matrix, you must have worked a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 13 out of the 15 weeks prior.
    • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
    • If you are employed by an employer from another state while working in Canberra, there must be a legitimate reason for your presence in Canberra. Remote work or working from a home office is not allowed in this situation.
    • You may also work for more than one ACT employer or be self-employed on an ABN.
      If you are self-employed on an ABN:
      • Your total (taxable) income must be at least $520 pw in at least 13 out of the 15 weeks before Canberra Matrix submission.
      • You need to have at least 12 months ACT business activity on your ABN.
    • If you have a Spouse/Partner, they must either be a resident in Canberra or residing abroad.
    • You need to satisfy the Department of Home Affairs' requirement for 'competent' English, unless your assessing authority demands a higher level.

    Overseas applicants

    • The nominated occupation must be on the latest ACT Critical Skills List.

      (Midwife has been in ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST - April 2023)

    • The applicant must possess a minimum of one year of full-time, post-graduate work experience in their nominated occupation within the last five years.
    • The applicant must hold the relevant Australian registration or licencing if it is required for theie nominated occupation.
    • The applicant must have conducted research on the ACT labor market and be content that they possess employable skills in Canberra, and their background aligns with the needs of the ACT economy.
    • The applicant and any migrating dependents (excluding children enrolled at school in the ACT) must not have resided in Australia for the past year and should not hold any current Australian visa (or bridging visa), with the exception of an Australian visitor visa.
    • The applicant must have access to sufficient money to fund theie migration and settlement
    • In the case that the applicant has a Spouse/Partner, the Spouse/Partner must either reside in Canberra or live overseas.
    • Application Fee: $300

      • You need to satisfy the Department of Home Affairs' requirement for 'competent' English, unless your assessing authority demands a higher level.


    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 190 Visa



    Canberra residents- You are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you have:
    • Lived in Canberra for at least 12 months at time of invitation.
    • Completed a PhD at an ACT university.
    Interstate resident- If you are living in another state or territory, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.

    Overseas applicant- If you are living overseas, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.
    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 491 Visa



    Canberra residents- You are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you have:
    • Lived in Canberra for at least 12 months at time of invitation.
    • Completed a PhD at an ACT university.
    Interstate resident- If you are living in another state or territory, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.

    Overseas applicant- If you are living overseas, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.
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    Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
    TASAllocation of Nomination Quotas for Subclass 190 Visa in Tasmania's 2023-24 Program:
    600 places

    TASAllocation of Nomination Quotas for Subclass 491 Visa in Tasmania's 2023-24 Program:
    600 places
    TASTasmania 190 Visa

    Nomination Criteria:
    • Tasmanian Skilled Employment Pathway (TOSOL option):
      "This occupation has been categorised under Gold List (Highest Priority)."
      The applicant must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application for state nomination in an occupation closely related with the applicant's skills assessment (for a minimum of 20 hours per week); The applicant must currently be living in Tasmania; The applicant's dependants must not be living in another Australian state or territory; The employer must be a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months; A genuine need for the position should be satisfied (including a minimum 12-month contract with at least 3 months remaining at the time you apply for nomination).

      The employment must be in an occupation listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL)

      Subcontractors may be eligible for this pathway if they have a related skills assessment and at least 12 months business activity in Tasmania.

    • Tasmanian Skilled Graduate Pathway: Available to Tasmanian international graduates who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution, have been living in the state for at least two calendar years and have completed a course of study be listed on CRICOS with a duration of at least 92 weeks. The course undertaken must be full time and on-site in Tasmania.

      The applicant must be living in Tasmania at time of application and intends to continue living in Tasmania. The study must be:
      • a degree (bachelor, masters or any higher degree), or a diploma or higher (standard, advanced, associate or graduate); or
      • at least Certificate III related to an ANZSCO Major Group 3 or Group 4 occupation, and be listed on CRICOS with a duration of at least 92 weeks.
    • Tasmanian PhD candidates Pathway: Tasmanian PhD candidates who have not completed an undergraduate degree in Tasmania are eligible in this pathway after living in Tasmania and completing at least 2 years of their PhD discipline in Tasmania.
    • Tasmanian Established Resident Pathway: The applicant must have been living in Tasmania for at least 3 years and meets one of the following:
      - Currently be employed in Tasmania in an ANZSCO Skill Levels 1-3, including a cumulative 12 out of the last 24 months.
      - Currently be employed in Tasmania, including a cumulative 18 months in the last 3 years, in an ANZSCO Skill Level 4 or 5.
      - Have operated a business for at least the last 2 years with taxable earnings equivalent to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (currently $70,000).
    • Overseas Applicant (Health Sector Job Offer) Pathway:
      - The applicant must have received a formal job offer for a position located in Tasmania that closely matches their nominated occupation.
      - Neither the applicant nor any of their dependents should have resided in any other Australian state or territory in the past 12 months.
      - The applicant needs to have a health or allied health skills assessment for an occupation falling within one of the specified 4-digit ANZSCO groups.


    Processing Time: 4-6 weeks

    Sponsorship Fee: $220


    TASTasmania 491 Visa

    Nomination Criteria:
    • Tasmanian Skilled Employment Pathway:
      "This occupation has been categorised under Gold List (Highest Priority)."
      The applicant must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application average a minimum of 20 hours per week;

      The employment does not need to be related to the skills assessment subject to having relevant qualifications or experience consistent with the ANZSCO definition for that role.

      If the applicant has a skills assessment and related employment in an occupation listed on the Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL), they may be eligible for nomination after 3 months of employment - Midwife occupation meets this exemption

      If the applicant is working in a role classified at ANZSCO Skill Level 4 or 5, they are required to have a minimum of twelve months of work experience in Tasmania immediately before submitting their application;
      The applicant's employment must be ongoing, lasting at least six months beyond the application date. The applicant must have relevant qualifications or experience consistent with the ANZSCO definition for that role. Furthermore, there must be a genuine and demonstrated severe labor recruitment difficulty for the position.

      The applicant must currently be living in Tasmania; The applicant's dependants must not be living in another Australian state or territory;

      The employer must be a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months; A genuine need for the position should be satisfied (including a minimum 12-month contract with at least 3 months remaining at the time you apply for nomination).

      Subcontractors may be eligible for this pathway if they have a related skills assessment and at least 12 months business activity in Tasmania.

    • Tasmanian Skilled Graduate Pathway: Available to Tasmanian international graduates who have been living in the state for at least 12 months and have studied for a minimum of one academic year (40 weeks) in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time, on-site in Tasmania and be either a bachelor or any higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a minimum Cert III related to an ANZSCO Major Group 3 or Group 4 occupation, and be listed on CRICOS with a duration of at least 40 weeks.

    • Tasmanian Established Resident Pathway: The applicant must have been living in Tasmania for at least 2 years (with no more than 50 per cent of total Australian residence period spent in another Australian state or territory) and currently be employed in Tasmania in either:
      - a role equivalent to ANZSCO Skill Level 1-3, including a cumulative 6 months experience at the same level in the last 12 months (a minimum 20 hours per week), or
      - a role equivalent to ANZSCO Skill Level 4 or 5, with a cumulative 12 months experience at the same level or higher in the last 18 months (a minimum 20 hours per week).

    • Tasmanian Business Operator Pathway: The applicant must demonstrate that they have established and operated a business (solely owned or co-owned with spouse) in Tasmania for at least 12 months
      The applicant's business must have provided a personal taxable income to them of at least 85 percent of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (i.e. currently $59,500)
      Massage therapy business owners are required to possess a relevant skills assessment and a verifiable health fund provider number.
      Subcontracting business owners are not eligible for consideration under this pathway.

    • Overseas Applicant (Job Offer) Pathway: The applicant must have been offered a formal employment opportunity in Tasmania that closely aligns with their nominated occupation.
      The applicant or any of their dependents should not have resided in any other Australian state or territory within the past 12 months.
      The applicant's employer must have a well-established business that has been actively running in Tasmania for a minimum of 12 months.
      The applicant's salary and working conditions must be equal to or better than what would be offered to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, with the salary at least matching the local market salary rate.
      Massage therapist roles should be situated in either a hospital, aged or disability care environment, or an allied healthcare setting, such as a physiotherapy clinic.

      Processing Time: 4-6 weeks

      Sponsorship Fee: $220

      Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Hobart, Launceston, Devonpor, Burnie, Kingston, Ulverstone, Wynyard, George Town and Sorell)
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    491 Relative Sponsorship / 491 State Sponsorship
    StateDesignated regional area postcodes
    ACTAnywhere
    NTAnywhere
    Norfolk IslandAnywhere
    SAAnywhere
    TASAnywhere
    WAAnywhere
    VICPostcode areas 3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340 and 3342, 3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971 and 3978 to 3996
    NSWPostcode areas 2259, 2264 to 2308, 2500 to 2526, 2528 to 2535 and 2574, 2250 to 2258, 2260 to 2263, 2311 to 2490, 2527, 2536 to 2551, 2575 to 2739, 2753 to 2754, 2756 to 2758 and 2773 to 2898
    QLDPostcode areas 4207 to 4275, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569 and 4571 to 4575,4124 to 4125, 4133, 4183 to 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570 and 4580 to 4895

    Source: DHA, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

    Midwife job description, duties and education requirements

    UNIT GROUP 2541 MIDWIVES

      MIDWIVES provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.


      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Registration or licensing is required.


      Tasks Include:

      • providing advice and support during pre-conception, intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal periods in partnership with women
      • providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
      • assessing progress and recognising warning signs of abnormal and potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to an Obstetrician
      • monitoring the condition of women and foetuses during pregnancy and throughout labour
      • conducting health education classes and seminars to promote the health of mothers and babies such as reproductive health, antenatal education, preparation for parenthood and breastfeeding
      • providing advice on nutrition, childcare and family planning

      Occupations:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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