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Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program is open

Let your network know they can register their interest for the 2022–23 program, which will run until May 2023.

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Registrations for the 2022–23 Victorian Skilled Migration Program, which provides skilled migrants with pathways to permanent residency in Victoria, are open.

Early childhood education teaching has been added to the program’s priority list. Early childhood education services and providers can promote the opportunity to their networks, and we encourage all interested and qualified early childhood teachers to apply.

With the Best Start, Best Life reforms underway, it is an exciting time to be an early childhood teacher in Victoria.

How to apply

Qualified early childhood teachers living in Victoria or overseas can register for the program by submitting a Registration of Interest.

If selected, applicants will then have 2 weeks to lodge an application with the Department of Home Affairs. Applicants should ensure their SkillSelect information is up to date, to support the selection process.

Applicants must hold an approved early childhood teaching qualification listed on the Australia Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website or apply to ACECQA for an individual skills assessment.

Unsuccessful applicants in 2021–22 will need to submit a new or updated application.

Find out more

For more information, refer to Live in Melbourne.

For specific assistance with visa applications, visit the Department of Home Affairs.

For further enquiries, contact the department by email: