Victoria Adds Occupations to its Workforce Skills Pathways Program

Victoria has added the 3 new occupations of Cook, Chef & Early Childhood Teacher its subclass 190/ 491 visa state sponsorship lists. The addition of these occupation is through a program called the Workforce Skills Pathway (WSP). The WSP aims to address skills gaps in the local workforce.


Cook or Chef (Hospitality)

  • You must be a highly skilled cook or chef
  • live and work in Victoria.
  • Meet the subclass 190 or 491visa Victorian nomination criteria,

There is no definition on what is deemed to be highly skilled as yet. This is likely to be a subjective criteria assessed by a case officer when you expression your interest in the program.

Early Childhood Teacher

  • Have a skill assessment as an Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.
  • live and work in Victoria.
  • Meet the subclass 190 or  491visa Victorian nomination criteria


We anticipate places in the Workforce Skills Pathway will be limited and recommend that you prepare your application for state sponsorship as soon as possible. Our lawyers are experienced with state sponsorship requirements and are here to provide assistance if you require it.


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