NSW Trade and Investment announced on Saturday that it is introducing a selection-based invitation process in 2015 with implementation from February 2015.
Under the selection and invitation process for the 190 program, prospective candidates can only apply for NSW nomination if they have been selected from SkillSelect and invited by NSW Trade & Investment.
NSW will be sourcing and selecting candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect and indicated that they wish to be considered for NSW nomination for a 190 visa.
The selection process will be competitive. NSW will rank candidates based on core criteria which is:
1. Their points score
2. English language capability
3. Skilled Employment
4. Date and time of EoI submission
The NSW Occupation list for 2015 is yet to be published.