Workforce Skills Pathway in Victoria for Hospitality and Early Childhood Educator
Updated: Sep 14
The Workforce Skills Pathway (WSP) is a way to address:
Skills gaps that are created by the introduction of a new Victorian Government policy or strategy where alternative pathways are not readily available or effective and other workforce development solutions are not effective or do not exist; or
Skills gaps that exist in specific industries where alternative migration pathways and other workforce development solutions are not effective or do not exist.
These skill gaps in Victoria are addressed through local training and recruitment. In this case, migration is a good way for industries to quickly supplement the number of skilled professionals available.
Therefore, the WSP must support state or industry-wide development and be in the public interest. A Workforce Skills Pathway may have the unique selection criteria because it intends to address the state-wide or region-wide skill gap, where targeted occupations will be highly skilled.
You do not need to be working in a target sector to be selected to apply for visa nomination If you are eligible to apply under a Workforce Skills Pathway,
Current Workforce Skills Pathways:
In order to assist the industry address labour shortages which are caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Victorian Government introduced the Hospitality pathway for highly skilled cooks and chefs.
Early Childhood Teachers
The Victorian Government is investing almost $5 billion over the decade to deliver Three-Year-Old Kindergarten which will create an additional 6,000 teaching positions across Victoria.
In partnership with the Department of Education and Training, the Victorian Government is accepting applications from eligible early childhood teachers for Victorian nominated skilled visas.
Applicants must be eligible under either the subclass 190 or subclass 491 Victorian visa nomination criteria, and be living and working in Victoria as Early Childhood Teachers. In addition, you must have a valid relevant skills assessment as an Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
How to apply under a Workforce Skills Pathway?
First, you need to ensure that you are eligible under the Workforce Skills Pathway.
When submitting your Registration of Interest, respond yes to ‘Are you applying under a Workforce Skills Pathway?’
Select the appropriate pathway.
Complete the rest of your Registration of Interest and submit.
If selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination, complete the relevant nomination application.