Australia has a colourful history of world-changing innovations, scientific discovery, ingenious engineering and positive trade relations, and for a young country, Australia has achieved a lot. Many of the people who have contributed to Australia’s success as a modern country have been immigrants and skilled workers worldwide.

Since 2003, the team here at Visa to Australia has helped international skilled workers navigate the Australian immigration and visa application process, giving them a chance to become a part of the Australian story. Read on to learn more about our services.

Skilled independent visa options:

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)- Points tested stream
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)- New Zealand stream
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)- Hong Kong stream

Our team, at Pacific Center, will:

  • Find what is your best visa option
  • Apply for skills recognition
  • Assist you with documentation
  • Apply for EOI.
  • Apply for the state, business etc nomination
  • Guide you through all stages of visa application.
  • Assist family sponsor and applicant with all documentation
  • Watch your deadlines and eligibility for the next stage of your visa.
  • Guide you through to Permanent residence and citizenship.


Don’t hesitate to contact one of our migration agents today. You’re one click away from expert answers to your visa questions! Call 1300 10 50 50


FAQ: How, what and why -Australian Skilled GSM visa!

Pacific Center will help and guide you with all stages of Skilled Visa application as: Expressions of Interest, Skill Assessment applications, State or Family sponsorship, points test applications (subclass 189 and 190 visa) and subclass 485 Skilled Graduate visas.

Key points:

  • For highly skilled applicants only
  • Point tested
  • Occupation from suitable list only

General Skilled Migration works the best to skilled applicants who are willing to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. In GSM you will see various vias types suitable for independent migrants who already have skills and qualifications desired by Australian federal or state government. There are also options for uniquely skilled people with world recognized qualifications they can share and further develop for Australian benefits.

Graduate visa is also in skilled visa category allowing people studding in Australia to stay and build career more.

One thing common for all skilled visa types if fact that it is limited for applicants who have already desired skills and qualifications. Spouse and dependent children can be also included in GSM program and in some situation, you may get points for your partner skills.

Best way to start preparation to apply for skilled visa is to do point test. You can do it here. It is also recommended to check your language skills as points are granted for specific score in English test.

Elements which are point tested:

  • Formal education
  • Years of experience in your occupation
  • Your age
  • Language skills proven in one of English tests
  • Overview
  • Specialist education qualification
  • Australian study requirement
  • Professional Year in Australia
  • Credentialled community language
  • Study in regional Australia
  • Your Partner skills

This visa is also applicable to those  who can get sponsorship of an Australian employer.

Skilled visa is designed to attract highly employable people for migration to Australia. It is the most common form of migration to Australia, and it is one of the core areas of our experience.

Each of skilled visa subclasses has its  requirements.

Skilled independent visa streams

Each visa category has a number of subclasses. Those subclasses respond to your different situation.


Contact our team here, at Visa To Australia, and book visa consultation with our migration agents.


Skilled Visa Australia

Between 2017-18, over 100,000 visas were granted to skilled international peoples who possessed the skills and certifications required to benefit the Australian economy. 

Skilled visas and General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas are for people with exceptional skills in their area of qualification or expertise; this could also include individuals with unique talents recognised internationally in fields like the arts or professional sporting and athleticism.

Examples of popular occupations that may qualify for a skilled worker visa include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental professionals
  • Accounts, economy and finance specialists
  • Skilled trades
  • Engineers and engineering specialists
  • Business analytics
  • Medical professionals
  • Culinary and beverage experts
  • Outstanding sports and athletic talents
  • Exceptional artists and more
The range of visas offered for international skilled workers or those willing to study and fill sought after occupations in Australia is varied. It is also an ever-changing list that fluctuates with the Australian economy and employment landscape.

Some examples of the visas available to international peoples who meet the eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:

These visa subclasses have a wide range of unique eligibility criteria. To learn more about these visas and their relative eligibility specifications, head to, or contact one of our consultants.

The Australian preferred skills occupation lists are also often subject to change, and occupations are often altered or removed altogether, so it is important to seek current information.

For information about up-to-date skill sets currently being sought after by Australian governing bodies, contact our knowledgeable consultants or head to

Australian skills visas are based around a points testing system, and eligible people who wish to enter the country with this scheme will have to meet the visa subclass’s points requirements unique to their situation.

Elements that will influence the outcome of this points-based assessment could include:

  • Applicants formal education
  • The amount of experience the applicant has accumulated
  • Age
  • Specialist education credentials
  • English language skills
  • Specialist qualifications
  • The applicant’s partners skills
  • Willingness to relocate to assigned region
  • Employer sponsorship and more

Each Australian State and Territory also has a unique list of skilled visa requirements to live and work within its borders. You may not get an option of where your initial placement is while you serve your preliminary time on your visa subclass.

It is vital that you selected the right visa for your individual skilled visa application to receive a successful outcome and negate avoidable rejections and stressful appeals.

It is best to seek advice and support from a registered immigration and visa agency, like the one here at Visa to Australia and Pacific Centre, to help you navigate the complicated Australian skilled visa system.

Skilled independent visa streams