Skilled Immigration

In order to attract young skilled workforce, the Commonwealth of Australia provides a skilled migration approach using the scoring system. The authorities deliberately compiled two lists for this purpose: the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). People who engaged in related occupations are the target of skilled migration scheme.

 

According to the applicant’s scores and requirement, the applicant can choose one of the three types of skilled immigration channels, which are 189 (Skilled Independent visa - subclass 189), 190 (Skilled Nominated visa - subclass 190) and 491 (Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa). Visas 189 and 190 are permanent residency visas, while Visas 491 are five-year visas for working in remote areas. Holders can apply for permanent resident visas if they meet the visa requirement.

 

The scoring system is graded according to the applicant’s age, academic qualifications, work experience and English proficiency. The minimum application threshold is 65 points. Each applicant must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). The Australian Government will issue an "Invitation To Apply" in accordance with scores and occupations. The invited applicant will need to submit a completed application for approval by the authorities within 60 days.

 

 

Programme Advantages/ Features:

  1. All immediate members can be included in the same application. 
  2. The lowest cost among various migration programs.
  3. No need to start a business or invest in Australia.
  4. Children can enjoy free education after permanent residency is granted.

 

 

Applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

 

A. Technical Immigration 189 (Not provincial nomination required)

  1. Below 45 years old
  2. English proficiency: IELTS scores 6 points for reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  3. Engaged in the job on the Australian Mid- and Long-term Strategic Technology Profession List (MLTSSL)
  4. Underwent technical assessment

 

B. Skilled immigrants 190 categories (needs provincial nomination)

  1. Below 45 years old
  2. English: IELTS scores 6 points for reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  3. Engaged in the job on the Australian Mid- and Long-term Strategic Technology Profession List (MLTSSL) or Short-term technology occupation list (STSOL)
  4. Engaged in the job on the "Technical Specialist Shortage List" of the applied provinces
  5. Get a provincial government nomination
  6. Underwent technical assessment

 

C. Technical Immigration 491 (Nominated in Remote Areas Provinces)

  1. Below 45 years old
  2. English: IELTS scores 6 points for reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  3. Engaged in the job on the Australian Mid- and Long-term Strategic Technology Profession List (MLTSSL), Short-term technology occupation list (STSOL) or Regional Occupation List (ROL) 
  4. Engaged in the job on the "Technical Specialist Shortage List" of the applied provinces
  5. Nominated by the provincial government; or obtaining guarantee by local residents and friends
  1. Applicants and all members of the family unit who are also holders of the visa, must commit to live, work and study in a designated regional area(DRA) of Australia
  2. Underwent technical assessment

 

Note: Applicants must hold a valid 491 visa and have lived in the DRA for 3 years while meeting the specified income requirements before they can apply for the "191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa".

 

Friendly reminder from Goldmax Consultants:

  • Even though the minimum English level required 6 points for IELTS reading, writing, listening and speaking, applicants with higher English proficiency (IELTS 7 points or over) can obtain higher scores, and the chances of being selected are much higher!