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Hello all,

I am currently preparing for an EOI application for 189 skilled migration visa.

As I'm aiming to get at least 70 points for my occupation, I was just wondering if anyone knew more about the 'Study in Regional Australia or a Low Population Growth Area' category.

On the online skills checks the description lacks meaning or mention of the currently considered regional / metropolitan areas.

Having done a bit of research, I know that Perth was considered to be regional for certain visas from 2011 and has recently been changed to metropolitan (I believe it was done last year, but I may be wrong).

I've completed my Bachelor degree at UWA which is close to Perth CBD in 2016 and have just finished my Graduate Diploma of Education (also at UWA).
Since I've commenced my studies and finished my Bachelor degree before the changes to Perth's status, does it mean I am eligible for those extra 5 points?

It is a bit of a grey area..
Please let me know what are your thoughts on the matter or if there is somewhere I can look this up in more detail.

Many thanks :)
 

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At the time of invitation to apply for the visa ...

each of the following applied:
(a) the applicant met the Australian study requirement;
(b) the location of the campus or campuses at which that
study was undertaken is specified by the Minister in
an instrument in writing for this item;
(c) while the applicant undertook the course of study the
applicant lived in a part of Australia the postcode of which
is specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for
this item;
(d) none of the study undertaken constituted distance
education.
 
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