It is ideal for professionals and tradespeople who have relevant qualifications and working experience to migrate to Australia through skilled migration.
The intended migrants are scored in various aspects such as their ages, education qualifications, relevant working experience, spouse skills and English ability, etc. The pass mark is set at 65 points with those who score higher marks are ranked higher. Under the system the highest ranked intended migrants can be invited to apply for the relevant visa.

Basic requirements

  • English reaches IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in all bands
  • Age (Must be under 45 years old at the time of invitation)
  • Meet the points test pass mark of 65
  • Occupation is on relevant occupation list
  • Favourable skills assessment results
  • Good health and character
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Range of visa options available

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-tested) stream

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

  • Your nominated occupation should be included in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • Your skills are assessed by the assessing authority stipulated in MLTSSL.
  • You have to submit your EOI and get invitation before you can apply for the visa

Benefits

  • No state or family members or employer sponsored is required
  • Free to reside or work in any states or territories in Australia indefinitely as you wish
  • You and your dependent applicant(s) will become a permanent residence straight away
  • Your children can enjoy free education provided by the public schools
  • Enrol to Australia’s public healthcare system – Medicare
  • Eligible to various social welfare (subject to certain conditions)
  • Opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship
  • Sponsor relatives for permanent residence
  • Travel in and out of Australia (subject to validity period of the visa, in most cases 5 years)


Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190)

This visa allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.” expanded=”true”]

  • Your nominated occupation should be included in the State/Territory Nomination Occupation List
  • You should meet both the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and nominated state/territory criteria
  • Your skills are assessed by the assessing authority stipulated
  • You have to submit your EOI and get invitation from the state/territory before you can apply for the visa
  • Commit to living and working in the nominated state for two years from visa grant
  • Provide evidence of ongoing employment with an employer registered in Australia for a further 12 months commit to living and working in the nominated state for two years from visa grant

Benefits

  • Priority processing of your visa with the DHA
  • Obtain an extra 5 points towards the SkillSelect Points test
  • You and your dependent applicant(s) will become a permanent residence straight away
  • Your children can enjoy free education provided by the public schools
  • Enrol to Australia’s public healthcare system – Medicare
  • Eligible to various social welfare (subject to certain conditions)
  • Opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship
  • Sponsor relatives for permanent residence
  • Travel to and from Australia for five years


Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan areas of Australia for up to five years.”

  • Your have to either: nominated by either the state/territory government or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area of Australia.
  • Your skills are assessed by the assessing authority stipulated.
  • You have to submit your EOI and get invitation before you can apply for the visa

Benefits

  • stay in Australia for up to five years
  • live, work and study in a specified region of Australia
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
  • apply for permanent residency, if eligible, through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which opens for application in November 2022.