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Australian Skilled Visas

Looking to live and work in Australia? As a qualified professional or tradesperson with relevant work experience, you may be eligible to apply for an Australian Skilled Visa.

The General Skilled Australian Migration program is for people who are not sponsored by an employer (have a job offer from an Australian company). Applicants must be over 18 and under 45 years of age, with good English language ability, recent relevant skilled work experience and qualifications that are equivalent to Australian standard.

Basic Requirements for an Australian Skilled Visa

You must;

  • be under 45 years of age
  • nominate an occupation on the appropriate skills list
  • meet the relevant English language criteria
  • meet Australia’s health requirement
  • meet the legislated points score

Skilled Migrant Visa Categories

Migrate 2 Oz focuses primarily on Australian skilled visas which provide immediate permanent residence or a secure pathway to obtain permanent residence and they are the;

*The 491 visa replaced the 489 visa on 16 November 2019.

Lists of eligible skilled occupations are continually updated by the Australian Government. The two skilled lists relevant to subclass 189, subclass 190 and subclass 491 are the;

This single alphabetical list of the eligible skilled occupations to determine which visa program may be available to you can be found on the Department’s website.

Other Australian Skilled Visa Categories

The following Australian skilled visas are also available to individuals who are qualified to work or train in an eligible skilled occupation in Australia and can meet all other requirements:

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)*
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Training visa (subclass 407)
  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) 491 Visa*

In order to determine which visa program may be available to you depending on your occupation, we recommend that you take our free online visa assessment. This is a critical and fundamental component of applying successfully for the best possible visa.

Free Online Visa Assessment

Are you ready to take the next step?

Complete our free online skilled visa assessment and we will provide free advice on your visa eligibility, visa options, and the next key steps.