General Skilled Migration

General Skilled Migration has played a vital part of the Australian visa program. It is one of the primary focuses under the migration program for many years.

Australia as with many other nations in the world strives in searching for the talented individuals to fulfil its labour market needs.

Age, skills and English language ability are the key criteria.

Applicants may apply directly for migration if they are eligible, or they may choose to apply for one of the associated temporary visa to study or work in Australia then apply for migration.

Key Eligibility for Subclass 489, 189 and 190 Migration Visas

  • Under 50 of age.
  • Have ‘Competent English’ (6.0 or more in each of the 4 components in IELTS or equivalent or hold an eligible passport, high score often required to meet the point tests).
  • Achieve the minimum points score of at least 60, (certain occupations such as accountant or IT professional may be higher).
  • Obtained positive skills assessment for an occupation in the Skilled Occupations List.
  • Received an invitation to apply under the SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI) System.
  • Meeting other such as health and character criteria.

Key Eligibility for Subclass 485 and 476 Graduate Work Visas

  • Recent Graduates of an Australian Institution with minimum of 2 years studies in Australia or an eligible Engineering qualification from a Recognised overseas Institution.
  • Having achieves a minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 and 5.0 in each band, or overall score of at least 50 with a minimum score of 36 in each of the four components in a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) or other equivalent English test.
  • Meeting other such as health and character criteria.

Please do refer to the links above or below for details on each of the visas.