GENERAL SKILLED VISA

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.
Short-Term Stream

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

Medium-Term Stream

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

Labour Agreement Stream

This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.

ENS

Subclass 186

This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

Basic Eligibility

  • You must have the necessary skills for the job
  • You must be nominated by an Australian employer
  • You must meet our health and character requirements

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

Subclass 494

This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker

Basic Eligibility

  • be nominated by an approved work sponsor
  • have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • be under 45 years of age
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency

Skilled Nominated

Subclass 190

This visa lets nominated skilled workers live and work in Australia as permanent residents.
With this visa, you can
  • work and study anywhere in Australia
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • if eligible, become an Australian citizen

You Must

  • have an occupation on the relevant skilled list
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • be invited to apply for this visa
  • satisfy the points test

Check

Check: your occupation is on the skilled occupation list, you have 65 points, you are eligible

Apply

Apply for visa within 60 days of invitation

Gather

Gather your documents

Wait

Wait for invitation to apply for this visa

Submit

Submit an expression of interest in skillset

Other Skilled visas are available to individuals who are qualified to work or train in an eligible skilled occupation in Australia and can meet all other requirements:
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – Points-tested stream
  • Training visa (subclass 407)
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)