Employer-Sponsored Visa enables Australian employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to live and work temporarily or permanently in Australia.
The purpose of the Employer sponsored visa is to address the labour shortage in Australia. In the past, nearly anybody could be sponsored for a work visa. Today, as a result, many low-skilled people migrated to Australia and many of those were very valuable for Australian employers, especially in regional areas.

Thus, do not get confused when you are finding different information on the net. Some information is simply not updated.
Pacific Center offers professional services to employers with all Sponsorship, Nomination, and Visa applications including regional certifying bodies to help you get the best outcome for yourself.

At Pacific Center, we will help and guide you with Expressions of Interest, Skill Assessment applications, State or Family sponsorship, points test applications (subclass 189 and 190 visa) and subclass 485 Skilled Graduate visas. Skilled visas are point tested and can be permanent or temporary. Our consultants and migration agents have specialised in skilled visas for over 20 years.

Who can apply for a work or employer-sponsored visa??

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If this sounds like something that interests you, contact us today at 1300 1050 50 or chat on this page.

Check also our FAQ below to find what you are looking for. All information provided here are prepared and checked regularly. Pacific Center visa layers and agents to make sure information we give you are accurate and up to date.

Examples of occupations you may apply for work short stream  482 visa. 

• Engineering Managers
• Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
• ICT Managers
• School Principals
• Librarians
•  Interior Designers
• Culinary and beverage experts
• Civil Engineering Professionals
• Veterinarians

• Social Workers
• Carpenters and Joiners
• Motor Mechanics
• Roof Tilers
• Plumbers
• Electricians
• Gardeners
• Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses
• Cooks & Chefs

Examples of occupations you may apply for work long stream  494 visa. 

  • Skilled Independent visa
  • New Zealand stream
  • Hong Kong stream
  • Skilled nominated visa
  • Distinguish Talent Visa
  • Global Talent Visa
  • Graduate Visa
  • Regional skilled visa

Skilled independent visa options:


Pacific Center consultants can help you with all aspects of Skilled migration in and outside Australia. Our highly experienced, expert staff are well versed in every aspect of the Australian skilled visa application process.

To be eligible to apply for a most Skilled Independent or Nominated Visa, you must:

• have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
• complete a successful skill assessment for the relevant occupation
• have at least competent English
• score at least 65 points. Calculate your points
• be at least 18 years of age and younger than 45 years of age;

For more comprehensive information regarding Australian Skilled Visas, contact one of our expert agents at 1300 10 50 50 or email us here.

This site will guide you through all aspects so that when it comes time to apply, you know what type is best suited– no matter where your home country may be.

We are one of Australia’s leading immigration and visa agencies. As a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766), we specialising in all aspects of the visa application process. For 20 years we help people like you apply for a visa to live, work, travel, and study in Australia.



  • Find what is the best visa option for you
  • Advice on how to apply for various skilled visa streams
  • Apply for skills assesment
  • Apply for EOI.
  • Apply for a state, business or family nomination.
  • Assist you with work permission and Medicare
  • Guide you through all stages of GSM application
  • Assist you with all documentation and declarations
  • Fill all the forms
  • Stay in contact with immigration department and your case officer
  • Watch your deadlines and eligibility for the next stage of your visa.
  • Assist with the medical examination process.
  • Guide you through to Permanent residence and citizenship.

I wanted to say thank you for helping to resolve my skilled visa case. Thank you for your continuous assistance and prompt action. The result was great and I appreciate your efforts and communication skills. I am pleased with the outcome and handling of the case. I will gladly recommend your services to others. Thank you again for your help. You are such a brilliant lawyer.

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A skilled visa is for invited, skilled applicants and New Zealand citizens. Point tested, permanent visa to Australia. You can apply for 189 skilled visa with dependent family members. […]


A permanent visa for suitable, skilled workers. Allowing you and your dependent family to live anywhere in Australia. 190 visa is also point tested. […]


Skilled visa for people who have lived and worked in specified areas of regional Australia on a previous, eligible visa. It is a temporary visa leading to a permanent stay visa. […]


Global Talent – Independent program offers a streamlined, priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to work and live permanently in Australia. […]


A graduate skilled visa is for people who studied in Australia for a minimum of 2 years and completed higher education. It is not point-tested. It is a temporary visa leading to a permanent stay. […]


This is a permanent visa for people with an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement […] No wall interested applicants can go through the Global Talent Visa option.


Skilled migrants have very high participation rates in the workforce, helping to stimulate economic growth, which results in more jobs. Therefore they are very needed for the Australian economy, primarily in regional areas.

The Australian population is fast growing, and in many areas, we can see a significant shortage in the labour market. Thus many local government bodies, states or territories or even organisations can nominate occupations they are looking to fill. This way skilled migration program in Australia is highly flexible, delivering excellent results. At the same time, it can be frustrating for applicants as rules and regulations are changing nonstop.

The Australian Government significantly increased the number of skilled visas per year.  In 2023 there will be 150 000 visa spots.

The JRP is an employment-based skills assessment program. It is for international student graduates with an Australian qualification. The program gives you:

  • the opportunity to develop your skills
  • employment experience in an Australian workplace
  • a skills assessment outcome to apply to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) for a skilled migration visa.

A skills assessment shows if you have the skills and experience needed to work in Australia in your occupation.

The TSS program is for applicants who need a skills assessment as part of their temporary skills shortage (subclass 482) visa application to the Department of Home Affairs.

The TSS outcome shows if you have the skills and experience needed at the required level to work in Australia in your nominated occupation.

The OSAP is for applicants who need a skills assessment as part of their skilled migration visa application to the Department of Home Affairs.

The OSAP outcome shows if you have the skills and experience needed at the required level to work in Australia in your nominated occupation.

The Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants Pilot is for migrants living in Australia on eligible family, partner, humanitarian, or refugee visas who have never undergone a skills assessment and have skills, qualifications and/or experience in a priority occupation.

This pilot provides free, fast-tracked skills assessments to eligible migrants and successful outcomes can be used to improve employment options in your nominated occupation. This gives future employers confidence that the applicant has the skills necessary for working in an Australian workplace.

You cannot use a Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants skills assessment outcome for licensing or qualification-recognition purposes.

The Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) is for applicants who need a skills assessment as part of their skilled migration visa application to the Department of Home Affairs. The MSA outcome recognises if you have the skills and experience needed at the required level to work in Australia in your nominated occupation.

You can only use a successful MSA outcome for your visa application to Home Affairs for migration purposes. We do not issue anything further. You cannot use an MSA outcome for employment, licensing or qualification-recognition purposes.

The MPA program is for applicants with a successful Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skills assessment outcome who want to apply to the Department of Home Affairs for a points-tested, independent skilled migration visa.

MPA is used to tell the Department of Home Affairs about the comparability of your qualifications and/or employment experience against Australian standards. The information on an MPA letter can assist with assessing your points-tested visa application.

We assess the standards of your qualifications and employment against:

  • AQF qualifications relevant to the occupation from an Australian industry-endorsed training package
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

We do not provide specific information on migration or visa requirements and we do not issue points. You can ask about migration points test enquiries at the Department of Home Affairs.


Visa to Australia is an arm of the Pacific Center group based in Australia.
Pacific Center Group prides itself on being a friendly and professional immigration and visa firm that achieves our clients’ objectives. We work hard towards knowing our clients and tailoring our work to their specific needs and goals. We strive to offer the best advice, realize the best outcomes for our clients and their circumstances, and do it always in a timely and efficient manner.
We are a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766) specializing in all governmental, legal and personal aspects of the family visa application. Our team has over two decades of experience.
Our expert visa and immigration consultants have a proven track record for getting positive results with visa applications, including an 87%-success rate for family visas. We work with people around the globe every day. We have unparalleled experience in all family visa aspects.
We tailor our unique services to your case. Our consultants will be by your side throughout the visa process and beyond. We provide a world-class visa and immigration service that upholds our values of transparency, reliability, and professionalism.
To learn more about how we could help you or your family with the Australian visa process or would like to know how to get a permanent residency visa in Australia, contact our friendly helpdesk via phone or email.


  • Initial consultation to choose the best option.

  • We sign a legal contract as required by the Immigration Department.

  • You will complete our questionnaire so we can learn about your situation.

  • We will prepare a list of documents, individualized for you and your family sponsor.

  • We will talk about the timeline.

  • We will start gathering your documents.

  • We will assist with any problems, missing documents,etc

  • We will check the quality of the documents and will advise you on how strong is your application.

  • We will draft all applications and forms.

  • Once application is checked and approved by you, we will lodge it.

  • We will monitor the status of your application. Check for legislation changes and deadlines.

  • We will stay in contact with Immigration Department and your case officer.

  • Once the visa is decided, we will advice you on what you can do now and how to plan the next stage.

  • We will stay in contact to make sure you know your rights and obligations. you can always call us with questions.


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Australian skills visas are based around a points testing system, and eligible people who wish to enter the country with this scheme must 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.

You must select the right visa for your 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.

It is an especially important matter with skilled visas. A bridging visa can be granted at the time of application lodgement. Regardless it is an on or offshore application, a bridging visa will not be granted earlier. It means you must have another substantive visa for the whole time until you can lodge your application.

Processing time for a skilled visa can differ from case to case.  Applicants with the most needed or demanded occupations will be processed very fast. For example, a few of our pharmacist applicants were granted within less than a month. You may check the details here.