The Queensland Government has announced that it will sponsor international students who have completed at least a Masters Degree in Queensland.  A successful sponsorship will allow the graduates to apply for a subclass 190 visa through the SkillSelect system.

Applications for Queensland state nomination are assessed on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Completed 100% of a Masters Degree or qualification higher than a Masters Degree at a Queensland institution in Queensland and have graduated within the last 18 months;
  • Have an occupation on the special Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL)* for International Post Graduate Alumni and meet the national assessment requirements for that occupation;
  • Have an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance; the employment opportunity must be for a period of at least 12 months duration; and
  • Provide evidence you have sufficient funds available to settle in Queensland.

*PhD graduates who wish to apply for Queensland state sponsorship must adhere to all of the above requirements, however can nominate an occupation from DIAC’s Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL).

Minimum English requirements apply.

Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL) for International Student Graduates
Biotechnology & Science
  • 224112 Mathematician
  • 224113 Statistician
  • 233912 Agricultural Engineer
  • 233913 Biomedical Engineer
  • 233914 Engineering Technologist
  • 234112 Agricultural Scientist
  • 234211 Chemist (Industrial or Analytical)
  • 234412 Geophysicist
  • 234512 Anatomist or Physiologist
  • 234513 Biochemist
  • 234514 Biotechnologist
  • 234515 Botanist
  • 234516 Marine Biologist
  • 234517 Microbiologist
  • 234518 Zoologist
  • 234912 Metallurgist
  • 234913 Meteorologist
  • 234914 Physicist
Health & Medical
  • 251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • 251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
  • 251214 Sonographer
  • 251411 Optometrist
  • 251412 Orthoptist
  • 252411 Occupational Therapist
  • 252611 Podiatrist
  • 252712 Speech Pathologist
  • 252711 Audiologist
  • 253411 Psychiatrist
  • 272311 Clinical Psychologist
Current from 8 April, 2013.
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Karol Nowak
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Queensland announces state sponsorship for international student graduates
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