Australian Skills Based Permanent Visas
There was 160,000 skilled migrant place allocated for 2019/20, down from 190,000 the previous year. Australia offers an incredible standard of living, making it the world's most popular destinations for skilled workers.
The 189, 190, 491 streams offer people the opportunity to emigrate, but you may need to be flexible on where you live to maximise your opportunity of success.
In 2019 Australia reached 25 million in population, a figure they were not expecting to achieve until the year 2042. As a result, the government imposed severe restrictions on the number of migrants accept each year.
Current visa classes now place stringent conditions on where migrants can live, limiting their ability to purchase land or property, removing access to free education and creating a 4-year probationary period before they can apply for permanent residency.
We work with our clients to maximise their chance of success and to minimise the impact these new immigration policies may have on their plans.
If you do not fit into the mould of a skilled worker, an ideal alternative starts from only $595K. With no upper age limit, no points test or English test required, it is now one of the most popular forms of emigration to Australia. Find out more about our investor options.
Complete our enquiry form, to discover ALL your options and to receive our free guide.
Changes on Points test for General Skilled Migration
To be eligible, you must be under 45 years on the date you receive an invitation to emigrate.
- 15 points for nomination by a State or Territory government agency or sponsorship by a family member residing in regional Australia, to live and work in regional Australia;
- 10 points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;
- 10 points for a skilled spouse or de facto partner; Partner need a skills assessment or
- 10 points for applicants without a spouse or de facto partner or partner is Australia citizen or PR or eligible NZ citizen or
- 5 points for a spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English’
These new changes are going to be complicated so contact us for further advice
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Our clients benefit from exceptional relocation support. From finding their perfect home to enrolling their children in the very best schools.
We have relocation experts in every major state and city on hand to meet our clients on arrival. Our aim is to arrange everything our clients may require to relocate and settle into their perfect new home quickly.
The Australia Points-Based Skilled Migration System
Overview of Australian Immigration controls
The purpose of the points test mechanism is to help Australia select those skilled migrants who offer the best in terms of economic benefit to Australia. The system is designed wholly for the benefit of the Australian economy.
The most popular skilled options
The key sub-classes under the points-based skilled migration category are available to independent (un-sponsored) applicants, applicants. These include the 189, 190 and 491 streams. The 190 and 491 are nominated by a state or territory.
Section 93 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) provides the Minister with the power to prescribe points for a range of factors through regulations. Points are awarded for the following factors:
- English language ability;
- Number of years of skilled employment in the past ten years within or outside Australia;
- Level of educational qualifications;
- Qualifications obtained from Australian educational institutions;
- Other factors, such as community language qualifications, study in regional Australia or a low-population-growth metropolitan area, partner skill qualifications, and Professional Year in Australia; and
- Nomination by a state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member (relevant visas only).
To be eligible, you must have a skill in demand and listed on a skilled occupation list.
The current pass mark
To be eligible to apply for a visa, the current pass mark is sixty-five points.
Apart from passing the points test and nominating a skilled occupation from the MLTSSL, there are basic eligibility requirements that must be met: you must be under forty-five years of age, have at least competent English, and meet the health and character requirements.
These visas can include your family members.
Only file a winning caseSubmitting an expression of interest does not guarantee a visa. The EOI is just saying to the Australian Government you are interested in emigrating as a skilled migrant. After an EOI has been submitted Australian immigration authorities do not provide feedback on whether the application will be successful or rejected. Unsuccessful cases will be held in the EOI pool for two years before being removed from the pool. The majority of those who submit an EOI never receive an invitation to emigrate and after 2 years their EOI is closed. It important a case is presented correctly from the beginning as first impressions count.
Being invited to applyYou can only apply for a permanent skilled visa if you're invited by the DIBP.
After submitting an EOI, your case will be ranked against other intending applicants and you might be invited to apply for a permanent visa if you are deemed to the best candidate available.
If you are successful, Invitations are issued regularly through an automated system. If you are not successful, your application will be removed from the EOI pool after two years.The DIBP do not provide feedback to applicants on the merits of their case nor do they provide immigration advice.
Just like applying for a job
Just like an employer Australia only invites the best candidates to join them. Unlike most employers, Australia receives over 30,000 applications globally per day.
The skills assessment is used by the Australian Govt. to determine which applicants are of the highest calibre.
Securing your invitation could depend on the outcome of your assessment and needs to include those elements an Australian Immigration Official will want to see.
The skills assessment is an important part of any case, but not the only factor to consider when applying.
Your points can change
The most frequent issue we see is where people have miss-calculated their points or trusted an online calculator and submitted an EOI believing they have fewer points than they do. In other cases, points need to be deducted as they were overestimated.
The Immigration Officer must be persuaded by the case and supporting documentary evidence to award points to an applicant.
Every case is unique, only after reviewing all the documents in a case can we evaluate its merits accurately, to do this correctly we rely on experts with over 20 years experience in Australian immigration law.
Points are awarded based on the evidence, not on what is initially entered into an online calculator. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts or simple answers as this is a legal case in a foreign jurisdiction, designed to select only those candidates Australia wants to invite.
18 to 25 is a little young to secure maximum points for age, but by the time you reach 33 you are starting to lose points for being too old.
There is no better time to apply than right now - unless you are under 25 years old!
By the time you reach 45 years you are too old and would need to look at investor visa options or other visa classes to follow your dreams.
Ever took a driving test?
The English test is similar as it requires a prescribed methodology which is not required in day to day use of language.
Some people re-sit their test twice or even 3 times.
In our experience, however, most people do eventually pass their English test.
The fact you decided to read this website in English is a strong indicator that you will be fine!
Even if that means a re-sit is required.
Protecting the public purse
There is nothing more important to Australia than protecting the public purse.
Australia screen all potential migrants to ensure they do not have a medical condition that will exceed the personal budget set by social services for health care.
If you or a family member have a medical condition that would be an excessive burden to the Australian public purse it could ruin your chances of emigrating.
Australia has received a great deal of criticism over their hard-line approach on this matter, however, there are no plans to amend the policy.
There are new powers to refuse those with previous convictions for domestic abuse and violence against women.
While other offences are also red flags to the Australian Immigration department.
If you have a criminal conviction it is important to address this in the correct way to mitigate the impact on your plans.
A minor criminal record, if managed correctly is not a barrier to emigrating.
Only submit a winning case
Historical attempts at securing a visa can result in the refusal of future visas.
Australia can impose a ban on applying for another visa for a period of time, this can range from six months to life.
Never rush into filing a case unless you are confident of success.
Australian immigration law has teeth and rejection can have serious unforeseen consequences.
Skills In Demand in Australia
You can also download a copy on the link below on our page - We hope you find your profession.
|Accommodation and Hospitality Managers|
|Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber|
|Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)|
|Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians|
|Arts Administrator or Manager|
|Boat Builder and Repairer|
|Business Machine Mechanic|
|Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)|
|Cafe or Restaurant Manager|
|Carpenter and Joiner|
|Chemical Plant Operator|
|Chief Executive or Managing Director|
|Chief Information Officer|
|Child Care Centre Manager|
|Civil Engineering Draftsperson|
|Complementary Health Therapists|
|Computer Network and Systems Engineer|
|Construction Project Manager|
|Corporate General Manager|
|Corporate Services Manager|
|Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist|
|Diesel Motor Mechanic|
|Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)|
|Drug and Alcohol Counsellor|
|Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher|
|Electrical Engineering Draftsperson|
|Electrical Engineering Technician|
|Electrician (Special Class)|
|Electronic Equipment Trades Worker|
|Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)|
|Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)|
|Emergency Medicine Specialist|
|Environmental Research Scientist|
|Equipment Hire Manager|
|Family and Marriage Counsellor|
|Family Support Worker|
|Fitter and Turner|
|Hair or Beauty Salon Manager|
|Health and Welfare Services Managers|
|Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals|
|Health Information Manager|
|Health Promotion Officer|
|Hotel or Motel Manager|
|ICT Account Manager|
|ICT Business Analyst|
|ICT Business Development Manager|
|ICT Customer Support Officer|
|ICT Project Manager|
|ICT Quality Assurance Engineer|
|ICT Sales Representative|
|ICT Security Specialist|
|ICT Support Engineer|
|ICT Systems Test Engineer|
|Intensive Care Specialist|
|Journalists and Other Writers|
|Judicial and Other Legal Professionals|
|Life Science Technician|
|Mechanical Engineering Technician|
|Medical Diagnostic Radiographer|
|Medical Laboratory Scientist|
|Medical Laboratory Technician|
|Medical Radiation Therapist|
|Metal Fitters and Machinists|
|Metal Machinist (First Class)|
|Metallurgical or Materials Technician|
|Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacher|
|Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)|
|Minister of Religion|
|Motor Mechanic (General)|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologist|
|Nursing Clinical Director|
|Obstetrician and Gynaecologist|
|Occupational Health and Safety Adviser|
|Organisation and Methods Analyst|
|Orthotist or Prosthetist|
|Other Spatial Scientist|
|Other Sports Coach or Instructor|
|Painting trades workers|
|Physicist (Medical Physicist only)|
|Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon|
|Power Generation Plant Operator|
|Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer|
|Primary Health Organisation Manager|
|Primary School Teacher|
|Production Manager (Forestry)|
|Program or Project Administrator|
|Public Relations Professional|
|Quality Assurance Manager|
|Radio Communications Technician|
|Registered Nurse (Aged Care)|
|Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)|
|Registered Nurse (Community Health)|
|Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)|
|Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)|
|Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)|
|Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)|
|Registered Nurse (Medical)|
|Registered Nurse (Mental Health)|
|Registered Nurse (Paediatric)|
|Registered Nurse (Perioperative)|
|Registered Nurse (Surgical)|
|Renal Medicine Specialist|
|Resident Medical Officer|
|Residential Care Officer|
|Secondary School Teacher|
|Sheetmetal Trades Worker|
|Small Engine Mechanic|
|Software and Applications Programmers|
|Special Needs Teacher|
|Specialist Physician (General Medicine)|
|Supply and Distribution Manager|
|Teacher of the Hearing Impaired|
|Teacher of the Sight Impaired|
|Technical Cable Jointer|
|Technical Sales Representatives|
|Telecommunications Field Engineer|
|Telecommunications Network Engineer|
|Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist|
|Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic|
|Thoracic Medicine Specialist|
|Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner|
|Transport Company Manager|
|Urban and Regional Planner|
|Vehicle Body Builder|
|Wall and Floor Tiler|
|Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer|
|Welder (First Class)|
|Welfare Centre Manager|
|Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers|
Pro & Cons of each Sub-class
Each state has an allocation of skills they will nominate and make matters even more complex, within each state, there are various designated areas who are also able to sponsor skilled migrants. Each with their own qualifying criteria, benefits and restrictions.
Selecting the right option and knowing which documents are required on submission for your situation is critical to successfully emigrating.
It is equally important on arrival so you can pursue your employment goals without being hindered by your choice during the emigration process.
Your Skilled Migration Options
If you are not yet ready to complete our assessment, we hope you can find what you are looking for in our more detailed pages dealing with specific skilled visa streams.
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