Perth gets its own Graduate Skilled Migration List
In an attempt to attract more international students to Perth, the State Government has announced a new Graduate Skilled Migration List for the best and brightest international post-graduate students, which will let them work and stay in WA – after they graduate.
Perth is safe, multicultural and has world-class education so we’re thrilled about this new pathway which will open our gates to international students, their friends and family – and we welcome them to make WA their new home.
The introduction of the Graduate Skilled Migration List is a positive move in the right direction.
An additional Graduate Skilled Migration List will be introduced to attract the best global talent with the advanced qualifications, skills and experience and help grow Western Australia's share of the international education market.
The McGowan Government will give high achieving education graduates - PhD, Masters, Honours and other higher degree graduates - a pathway to skilled migration.
It is expected the changes will attract an increased number of high-quality international students to the State and help grow our share of the international education market.
The State Government's existing Skilled Migration Occupation List will not be affected, with the policy of not including occupations such as bricklayers, electricians and mechanics remaining in place.
Priority consideration for skilled migration under the State Nominated Migration Program will be granted to the best and brightest international students graduating from WA universities.
These students are essential to maintaining the competitiveness of Western Australia's universities in creating knowledge and building capacity for scientific and technological development, and strengthening the future workforce.
Information about eligibility and how to apply will be available on the Department of Training and Workforce Development's migration portal in coming months at http://www.migration.wa.gov.au
The McGowan Government has also committed $2 million to develop a detailed and comprehensive International Education Strategy, which is expected to be announced later this year.