Through its General Skilled Migration Program, Australian government invites skilled migrants with experience in those areas which are facing workforce shortages.
The main aim behind this program is to increase the productivity in the economy of Australia.
Under the skilled migration program, there are variety of sub-classes:
Visa 189 is an Independent Visa i.e., it does not require any sponsorship/nomination from a state
or territory of Australia.
This visa can be applied to if your current skills are in demand and are listed in STSOL (Short Term Skilled Occupation List) of the country.
Visa 190 is an Australian state nomination visa. Without getting nominated from a state/territory, you
cannot migrate through this subclass.
This visa can be applied to if your current skills are in demand locally and are listed in MLTSSL (Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List) of the country.
Visa 489 is a 4-year long provisional visa to Australia. This visa gives you admission to live in a
particular area/region of the country.
This visa can be applied to if you get nomination from either:
People with a desire to migrate to Australia under the Australia Skilled Immigration program, must qualify certain criteria which are determined
by the Australia Immigration Point Calculator.
As stated by Australia Immigration Point System, one must score minimum scale of 60 points out of 100 to be eligible for skilled migration.
The points are allotted on the following criteria:
Age of the candidate more than 49 years leads to ineligibility for Australia skilled immigration.
The point distribution on the age factor is-
Language Proficiency :
Another mandatory requisite is English language proficiency. To attest your English ability, an English language test-IELTS- results must be
presented by the candidate.
The point distribution on IELTS score is:
|Superior (IELTS 8 or more)||20 Points|
|Proficient (IELTS 7 or more)||10 Points|
|Competent (IELTS 6 or more)||0 Points|
Work Experience :
Your Experience in the occupation which is in demand in the country is valid to gain certain points. On Australian work experience, additional
points can also be claimed.
Get Australia Skill Assessment The point distribution on years’ of work experience is:
|1 year||5 Points|
|3 years||10 Points|
|5 years||15 Points|
|8 years||20 Points|
|Skilled employment points distribution for within Australia|
|3 years||5 Points|
|5 years||10 Points|
|8 years||15 Points|
Immigration points are awarded on your qualification as well. Note that your qualification must be from an Australian recognised university.
Further, your qualification must be comparable to Australian level of qualification.
The point distribution on your level of education is:
|Bachelor’s or Master’s||15 Points|
|Australian Diploma or Trade qualification||10 Points|
|Award or qualification recognized by assessing authority||10 Points|
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