Emigrate To Australia Through The Skilled Visa Program

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Australia’s General Skilled
Migration Program

The general skilled migration (GSM) program accounts for most of Australia’s permanent/provisional visas issued each year and is the main pathway for people looking to migrate to Australia.

With an intake size of 120,000 – 160,000 people each year, the basis of this program is to allow individuals with genuine skills in certain occupations to apply for residency directly without needing to be sponsored by an employer.

A points-tested program, applicants will need to meet minimum criteria to be allowed to apply as well as have an occupation that is in demand in Australia.

With over 400 occupations, it’s not easy figuring out which option suits you best, get in contact with us and one of our consultants will assess your profile and tell you exactly which occupation to apply under.

Note: Our services are for those intending to emigrate to Australia. We do not provide job placement services.

Do I Qualify For Skilled Migration To Australia?


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Benefits of This Visa Pathway

Only one of the family members need to qualify for the whole family to qualify

Residency status for you
and your dependants

Gives you full work
and stay rights in Australia

Highest minimum wage in the world at AUD$20.33/hr

Give It a Fair Go:
Equal Rights for all employees

Plus rights for healthcare, education, business creation and property ownership!

Skilled Migration

Visa Requirements

To qualify for this visa class, you need to fulfil certain minimum requirements including:


Over 18 and under 45 years old.


at least certificate level or above (depends on your occupation)


on one of Australia’s skilled occupation lists:

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

Regional Occupation List (ROL)


65 points or more on the GSM points test

It can be complex to figure out the above requirements on your own, get a professional to do it for you below…

Choose Us

Why Austral Migration?

We provide a world-class professional service to our clients from around the world.

Over 2,000 visas granted

One of the
Premier Immigration
Law Firms in Asia

Our offices are made up of team members who are diverse in their skill sets, each selected to focus specifically around Australia’s migration laws and regulations.

Why Austral Migration?

  • 2 Australian Immigration Lawyers is complemented with 3 Registered Migration Agents and a supporting team of consultants and operations personal.
  • Combined experience of over 20 Years in migration law
  • Multiple stages of payment (Pay As You Go + Payment Plans)
  • Online Client Portal for digital collection of documents from anywhere in the world



Impressive in-depth subject knowledge with a customer centric service


Very professionally done and the whole process was so smooth. Highly recommend Austral if you are looking for migration services.


We were so impressed with Austral Migration’s integrity and professionalism and the efficiency they showed at every stage of the… Visa process


I can’t thank Austral enough for their assistance with my visa. They have a great team… went above and beyond to guide me through the application process and answer all my questions

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The Main Visa Subclasses

From websites, to forums to social media – there is an overwhelming amount of information about the visa types available for skilled migration. Some of these are correct, most are wrong.

We have summarised the most important (and correct)
information on the 3 main visa subclasses

Skilled Independent Visa
(subclass 189): Points-tested stream

Suitable for those who are not sponsored by:

  • An employer
  • A state or territory
  • A family member

Your occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). You can legally work, live and study anywhere in Australia

Visa Duration: Permanent

Skilled – Nominated
(Subclass 190)

For those who are nominated by a state or territory

Your occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

You can legally work, live and study anywhere in Australia but have an obligation to your sponsoring state

Visa Duration: Permanent

Skilled Work Regional
(Provisional) Visa
(subclass 491)

Suitable for those who are not sponsored by:

For those who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia.

Your occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL)

You must live, work and study in a specified regional/ designated area in Australia.

Visa duration: 5 years provisional. May apply for permanent visa after 3 years of residence and full time work in a specific regional/ designated area