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The Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) was updated recently, with a number of positions removed.

The WASMOL applies to candidates who may be eligible for state sponsorship through the Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa or the Skilled – Nominated Provisional (subclass 489) visa.

Some of the occupations that are no longer on the list include Project Administrator, Hairdresser, Architectural Draftsperson and Restaurant Manager.

Furthermore, all occupations on Schedule 2 of the list now require a job offer. The job offer must be in the nominated (or closely related) occupation, be based in Western Australia (outside of Melbourne for 489 visas), be full time and for a minimum of 12 months.

But don’t panic if you’ve been pinning your hopes on getting state sponsorship through one of these occupations that have been removed from WASMOL – there are other routes you can take.

Options include being sponsored by another state or securing a 457, 186 or 187 visa.

For a free visa eligibility assessment, contact the team at True Blue Migration today.

We’ll be happy to talk you through the options that are open to you.