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22 Jul 2015

4 Things To Know About Skilled Work Visas For Australia

As you’re reading this, you’ve probably been in a position where you need to hire a skilled professional to strengthen your team? Finding the right person and making sure they have the specific skills that Australia needs to grant them a visa is the challenge, as you can only come to Australia as a skilled migrant if you tick the right boxes. Here are 4 things you need to know about skilled work visas for Australia…

If you have specific skills that Australia needs, you could come to Australia as a skilled migrant. However, there are many different visas for skilled migrants and a set of requirements, allowances and obligations for each. Here are 4 things you need to know about skilled work visas for Australia, to help you on the track to finding the right one for you.

1) You can work in Australia as a skilled worker if you are sponsored or nominated by an approved Australian employer or a state/territory government, or if you have been invited by the Australian government to apply for a visa.

2) Skilled work visas can be temporary or permanent, lasting from one day to eternity. As a result, what your visa lets you do while in Australia may differ depending on which one you apply for.

3) If you have skills and are interested in working in Australia, you can tell Australian employers and state/territory governments about you by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) on SkillSelect. This tells Australian employers and state/territory governments about your skills and indicates to them that you would like to apply for a skilled visa. This is done before lodging a visa application and can shorten the time it takes to process the visa application. Not all skilled visas require a SkillSelect Expression of Interest, but it is mandatory for the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190).

4) If you’re applying for an independent or family-sponsored tested visa, you need to nominate an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). If you’re applying for an Employer Nomination Scheme Visa, a Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457), or have been nominated by a state or territory government for a points tested visa, you need to nominate an occupation listed on the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL). Your skills may be assessed for the occupation during a skills assessment, for which you a required to provide evidence of relevant skills to an assigned assessing authority, and then provide the proof of assessment when lodging the application for your visa.

To get help with your visa contact an Immigracious agent at hello@immigracious.com.au


Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).


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