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General Skilled Migration

The following visas are for people who are not sponsored by an employer and who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia. Applicants must be over 18 and under 50 years of age, with good English language ability, and recent skilled work experience or a recently completed eligible Australian qualification.

Applicants must also have skills and qualifications for an occupation listed on Australia’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL)


Skilled – Independent visa (189)

This visa allows you to migrate to Australia if you have good English language skills and qualifications in an occupation in need in Australia.

This visa is a point-based visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. The visa holder will be able to live and work anywhere in Australia, permanently and certain family members can be included in the application.

Points Test pass mark = 65 points

Skilled – Sponsored visa (190)

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory.

Skilled – Recognised Graduate Student Migration Visa (Subclass 485)

This visa allows overseas students who do not meet the criteria for a permanent General Skilled Migration visa to remain in Australia for 18 months to gain skilled experience or improve their English language skills. You are eligible to apply for this visa if you have passed or graduated from a course in Australia in the last six (6) months.