To gain sufficient points to pass the points test, an applicant is assessed against the following criteria:
- Level of English/language ability;
- Number of years of work experience
- Australian qualifications;
- Australian work experience
- Proficiency in an Australian community language
- Points awarded to their spouse for occupation, age, English language ability and work experience; and
- Points awarded for either family or state sponsorship.
Skilled Independent Visas :
Skilled independent visas include the subclass 175 (offshore) and subclass 885 (onshore). The current pass mark for independent skilled migration is 120. The subclass 175 and 885 visas are permanent residence visas that do not require sponsorship from an or .
Skilled sponsored visas:
The skilled sponsored visas can be permanent or temporary. The sponsored skilled migration visas have a pass mark of 100 points. The permanent residence stream includes subclass 176 (offshore) and subclass 886 (onshore). You can be sponsored by a body or an . The temporary residence stream includes subclass 475 (offshore) and subclass 487 (onshore). You can be sponsored by a body or an .
Other skilled visas :
Subclass 887: the skilled regional residence visa. This is a permanent residence visa for applicants who hold certain provisional visa subclasses, and who have lived in a specific regional area of Australia for at least two years and worked full time for a total of 12 months in that specific regional area.
Subclass 485 visa: the skilled Graduate visa. This visa is for overseas students who have completed studies in Australia. This visa is valid for 18 months and allows recent graduates to live and work in Australia.
Subclass 476: recognized graduate visa: This visa is for graduates of with skills needed in Australia. It is an 18 month visa and allows the recognized graduate to live an work in for the duration of that visa.
Contact us for an assessment of your eligibility for a skilled migration visa.