Occupations and Qualifications Lists

SPOL – State Priority Occupation List

The State Priority Occupation List (SPOL) is an annually produced list of jobs that are high in demand or considered industry-critical in Western Australia.

The SPOL informs Western Australian workforce development planning. It will also link to the Skilled Migration Occupation List (SMOL) and the development of the State Training Plan, which guides the funding of training programs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development produces the list in consultation with key stakeholders including the State’s ten Training Councils.

For further information, go to the Department of Training and Workforce Development website.

WASMOL – Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List

The WASMOL lists those occupations eligible for skilled migration through nomination by the Western Australian Government. Western Australia offers State nomination for the permanent Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and the temporary Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) which allows migrants to live in regional Western Australia.

The WASMOL is reviewed regularly to ensure it remains current. Visit the http://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/occupations-in-demand website.


PIQL – Priority Industry Qualification List Methodology

The Priority industry qualification list (PIQL) has been developed in the context of ensuring that the key government objective of meeting the demands for skills in the Western Australian labour market is managed effectively and efficiently.

Visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development website.