What skilled visa you can apply for?
How to apply for skilld visa to Australia?
To start the process your non-Australian qualifications have to be recognised by one of Australian organisation. Each occupation has its own recognising body, as listed below. Recognising organisation have theirs own, very specific requirements. At this stage English test may be required. It deepens on recognising body.
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.
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.
Skills recognizing bodies:
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State nominations for skilled visa.
Each state in Australia has its own approach to migration and skilled visa requirements. As much as some of guidelines come from federal government, state decide on actual level of requirements and creates own list of critical occupations.
List of occupations suitable for GSM program usually are updated every 3 months to ensure they build economic strength and respond to labour market shortages.
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.
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.
For Graduates ONLY:
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).
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
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
The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for points tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. NSW Treasury nominates eligible highly skilled workers to drive economic growth in NSW.
To effectively manage the ongoing high demand for NSW nomination, and to ensure that NSW nominees are aligned to the skills needs of the state’s economy, NSW uses a selection-based invitation process.
Candidates cannot directly apply for NSW nomination and should consider being invited to apply for NSW nomination as a limited possibility. Candidates are strongly encouraged to actively consider all migration pathways and visa options.
The ACT Critical Skills List is used to determine the eligibility for ACT nomination of the following programs:
• Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.
• Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa.
The ACT Critical Skills List will be reviewed every four months and updated as required to ensure that the ACT Migration Program adapts and responds to the evolving critical skills needs of the ACT economy
Cap on Occupations
The number of ACT nomination places may be capped for each occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List. Invitations may not be issued when the monthly cap for an occupation is reached.
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