6 June 2013
From 1 July 2013 the process for State sponsorship will be changing and the Department of Training and Workforce Development will no longer accept direct applications.
The new process will be as follows:
1 Submit an expression of interest to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship via the SkillSelect database.
2 The Department selects applicants from SkillSelect and offers an invitation to apply for State sponsorship.
3 If invited to apply, you will be given a unique identifier to submit an application to the Department of Training and Workforce Development.
To be considered for State sponsorship you must meet the current 2012-13 criteria for State sponsorship which is available on the How to apply for State sponsorship page.
It is anticipated that a new criteria will be implemented on 1 October 2013.