Skilled Migration Visas

The GSM (General skilled migration) program in Australia takes in highly skilled, experienced, English speaking applicants in the prime of their life from a list of professions and trades, that qualify under a points test, either independently or with family and/or state sponsorship.

To gain sufficient points to pass the points test, an applicant is assessed against the following criteria:

  • Age.
  • Level of English/language ability.
  • Having a nominated occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
  • 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.
  • Points awarded for either family or state sponsorship.

A new Skilled Migration Program was introduced as 1 July 2017, please refer to link