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State Priority Occupation List (SPOL)

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.

SPOL informs Western Australian workforce development planning and is used to determine funding priorities for training in WA. It also links to the Skilled Migration Occupation List (SMOL) and supports the development of the State Training Plan which guides the funding of training programs.


FAPSTC works collaboratively with industry to profile critical occupations experiencing supply-demand issues and the impact of these on industry sectors.


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

Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL)

Our state priority occupation work also supports Western Australia’s State Migration Plan which is informed by the WASMOL. The list identifies occupations eligible for skilled migration through nomination by the Western Australian Government. The listed occupations target critical skilled jobs which require overseas workers where local workers cannot be sourced.


If a potential migrant’s occupation is identified on the WASMOL, the person may be eligible for nomination under a Skilled nominated visa (Subclass 190) or Skilled regional (provisional) visa (Subclass 489), subject to a number of other criteria also being satisfied.


The latest WASMOL can be viewed on the Government of Western Australia’s migration website.