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By: Shamsher Kainth
18 July 2018
Queensland has followed suit in the introduction of additional requirements for state nomination – banning interstate applicants.
According to the updated policy, interstate applicants seeking state nomination from Queensland will have to move to Queensland and meet the work experience requirements in the state before submitting an expression of interest to Business and Migration Queensland.
Additional changes include:
- Evidence of post-qualification full-time employment in their nominated occupation in the past six months in Queensland
- Applicants must commit to live and work in Queensland for two years after the grant of their visa
- Students who have completed a master’s degree in Queensland in the last two years are required to nominate an occupation from the QSOL Masters Graduate List. Master’s degree graduates are required to have completed their course at a Queensland-based institution and the qualification must be related to the nominated occupation.
- PhD graduates can nominate from the Department of Home Affair’s relevant lists
- PhD graduates are exempted from the requirement of a job offer.