STEMM Skills priority for Victoria's State Nominations

State of Victoria will target STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) skills in its State Nomination policy.

STEMM Skills Priority for Victoria State Nomination

Australia's State of Victoria will target STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) skills in its State Nomination policy.

Victorian State Nominations to target STEMM Skills

Victorian skilled visa nomination will allow those already living and working in Victoria to continue supporting Victoria's economic recovery by applying for Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa or Skilled Regional Subclass 491 Visa. For applicants currently working in Victoria in a target sector, casual employment and employment in a role that is closely related to your nominated occupation, will be accepted, and applicants using their STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Manufacturing) skills in a business precinct (Parkville, Footscray and Docklands) will be highly regarded.

To be selected to apply for skilled visa nomination, you must be currently working in one of the following target sectors using your STEMM skills:

Health: The health sector in Victoria consists of professionals providing medical services to Victorians as well as those involved in related education and research and development. However Nurses with only specific specialisations are being invited, and Nurses employed directly by a health provider (e.g. nursing home or hospital) will be prioritised over those working for an agency.

- Midwife - 254111
- Registered Nurse (Aged Care) - 254412
- Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) - 254415
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health) - 254422
- Registered Nurse (Perioperative) – 254423
- Registered Nurse (Pediatrics) - 254425

Medical research: Medical research conducted in universities and research institutes, and activities such as drug development, clinical trials, health product manufacturing, medical devices and digital health.

Life sciences: Industries such as the medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food processing, pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals.

Digital: In the digital sector only candidates working in cyber security are being selected for Subclass 190, and all digital skills for subclass 491.

Agri-food: Food growth and production as well as the modernization of Victoria’s agri-food sector.

Advanced manufacturing: Industries such as defense and aerospace, activities such as research and development, design, supply chain management increasing global competitiveness through the use of technology.

New energy, emissions reduction and circular economy: Industries such as clean energy, renewables, bio-energy, carbon capture and energy storage.

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