Skilled Visa (GSM) General Skilled Migration

The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is an Australian work visa program for skilled migrants. If you want to work and live in Australia, you may be eligible for a visa through this program.

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About General Skilled Migration (GSM) and skilled visas.

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.

General Skilled Migration works the best to those skilled workers who are willing to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. This visa is also applicable to those individuals 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.

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Student Visa

Visit Australia to participate in a course of study. You can stay anywhere in Australia, you can stay short or long, you  may study whatever you want.

Graduate visa

A temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after you have finished your studies.

Skills

To start the process your non-Australian qualifications have to be recognised by one of Australian organisation. Each occupation has its own recognising body. Recognising organisation have theirs own, very specific requirements.

At this stage English test may be required. It deepens on recognising body.

EOI

Expression of Interest (EOI) it is second step in Skilled visa process. Once your qualifications are recognised, we can lodge your interest to SkillSelect database.

What is SkillSelect

SkillSelcet its a database where all EOI are kept for period of 2 years. Employers, Government organisation and States has access to it and they can choose candidates based on number of points you collected, occupation or any other factor like unique skills or qualifications.

Application

Once your EOI is accepted and you have been selected, you will receive invitation to apply for a visa. This is a moment when your all documents have to be prepared, your family can be attached to application and you will receive bridging visa is applying in Australia.

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) is the state nominating body for the Queensland Government and a business unit of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). In partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, BSMQ nominates successful skilled and business applicants wanting to establish themselves in Queensland.

Benefits of seeking state nomination

Nomination by the State of Queensland will provide:

  • priority processing of your visa with the Department of Home Affairs
  • an additional 5 points for a Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) towards the Department of Home Affairs points test
  • an additional 10 points for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) towards the Department of Home Affairs points test
  • the same work rights as an Australian citizen. You’ll be an independent migrant not tied to a single employer.

Queensland offers a high standard of living and good working conditions including:

  • safe working conditions
  • high minimum wages
  • entitlements including public holidays and leave.

QUEENSLAND SKILLED OCCUPATION LISTS (QSOL)

Only some occupations are eligible for Victorian visa nomination. With each occupation list you’ll find information about the unique requirements that apply to each job.

https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/migrate/visa-nomination-occupation-lists/visa-nomination-occupation-list-for-victoria

For Graduates ONLY:

https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/migrate/visa-nomination-occupation-lists/visa-nomination-occupation-list-for-graduates

Applicants who have a nominated occupation identified on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) or Graduate occupation list (GOL) may be eligible for Western Australian State nomination using one of the following visa subclasses:

  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190); or
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).​

https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/occupation%20lists

https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/occupation%20lists

Tasmania’s skilled migration program is for people wanting to move to the state who have a skill that we need. Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state’s enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, and reputable schools and a globally recognised university.

The Tasmanian Government actively pursues skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and cultural diversity.

State nomination gives successful applicants extra points to help meet the Department of Home Affairs’ 65 points threshold including:

  • extra five points for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) visa

https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/147267/Tasmanian_Skilled_Occupations_List_TSOL_Jan_2019_update.pdf

Some occupations on this list require a specific language skill level.

For occupations marked with * on the list, where there is a mandatory licensing or registration requirement (marked with an asterisks and shaded rows in the table), the applicant will be required to demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band or equivalent, whichever is higher.

For occupations marked with !!, you need to have high level communication skills.

Where there are no indicators, the required level of English is at least IELTS 6 in each band or equivalent in one of the other English testing systems accepted by the Department of Home Affairs

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https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/nt-migration-occupation-list/northern-territory-migration-occupation-list-a-f

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https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/nt-migration-occupation-list/northern-territory-migration-occupation-list-p-z

November 2019

As of November 2019, RSMS program will be replaced with Temporary visa subclass 494. It will be visa with similar requirements however, it wont be a permanent visa.

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