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The Australia Skilled Worker Visa: How to Apply and Qualify

The Australia Skilled Worker Visa: How to Apply and Qualify

The Australia Skilled Worker Visa: How to Apply and Qualify: Are you thinking about getting a job in Australia? If that’s the case, you’ll need a skilled worker visa. In this piece, we’ll look at the steps you need to take to apply for an Australia skilled worker visa and see if you meet the requirements.

What is a Visa for Skilled Workers?

Skilled workers can live and work in Australia if they get a skilled worker visa. For this type of visa, you must have the skills and qualifications that Australia needs to improve its economy.

There are several types of skilled visas:

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

Australia’s lack of skilled workers led to the creation of the Australian Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189). It is a Permanent Visa and is part of the points-based system for immigration to Australia. Those who want to get on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) must show that they have the qualifications or skills for one of the jobs on the list.

Applicants don’t need support from family or a recommendation from an Australian State or Territory Government. Applicants for a Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) must get at least 65 points on a point exam.

Standards: To get a Skilled Visa, the applicant (or their partner) must meet the basic visa standards for Age, English language ability, specific work experience, skills, qualifications, health, and character. Based on these qualifications, the applicant must get at least 65 points to apply.

This Program has the following:

  • This category lets the person stay in Australia for as long as they want.
  • Under the Australian Skilled Immigration Program, people who become permanent residents have full access to health care benefits and some types of social security payouts.
  • Permanent residents in this group can ask for Australian citizenship after 4 years of living there.
  • Once the applicant has moved to Australia, they can help their family get legal residency there.
  • The applicant’s dependents can come with them as long as they follow the Australian Migration Law.

Who can Apply for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program?

To get a skilled sponsored visa, applicants must meet the basic standards and get 65 points.

  • Age: Less than 45 at the time of the offer.
  • English: Before sending an application, the applicant must show that he or she has a competent level of English by showing the test results. He or she should also get at least 6 bands on all parts of the IELTS test for the English language.
  • Nominated Occupations: The applicant should choose an occupation from the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) that fits his or her skills, qualifications, and work experience.
  • Skill Assessment: Before a visa application can be sent, the applicant must get a good skill assessment for a nominated occupation.

Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa

This is a Permanent Resident Visa. It is an option for people who don’t meet the standards for Skilled Independent or whose job isn’t on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

The most important thing you need to get this visa is support from a State or Territory in Australia. Applicants must also get a score of 65 on the points test. The Australian government made this visa to help fill skill gaps in Australia.

The Skilled Sponsored Visa is only a Permanent Resident Visa, and people who apply for it must live for two years in the state that selected them.

This Program has the following:

  • The State or Territory Government must back the application.
  • Under the Australian Skilled Immigration Program, people who become permanent residents have full access to health care benefits and some types of social security payouts.
  • Permanent residents in this group can ask for Australian citizenship after 4 years of living there.
  • Once the applicant has moved to Australia, they can help their family get legal residency there.
  • The applicant’s dependents can come with them as long as they follow the Australian Migration Law.
  • Applicants can get 5 points if they are chosen by the government of an Australian state or territory.

Eligibility: To get a skilled sponsored visa, applicants must meet the basic standards and get 65 points.

  • Age: Less than 45 at the time of the offer.
  • English: Before sending an application, the applicant must show that he or she has a competent level of English by showing the test results. He or she should also have a certain level of English (IELTS 6 bands in all parts). If the applicant needs 10 or 20 points for Proficiency in English (IELTS 7 or more bands/8 or more bands in all of the parts, respectively), English Language test scores are needed.
  • Nominated Occupations: The applicant should choose a job from the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) that matches their skills, qualifications, and recent work experience. The job should also be available in the state that will sponsor the state nomination.
  • Skill Assessment: Before submitting an application, a person must get a good skill assessment for a nominated occupation.
  • Funds for living expenses: Applicants should show that they have enough money for living expenses to get a sponsorship from a state or region.
  • Standards for health and character: The applicant has to meet the standards for health and character.

SKILLED WORK REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) SUBCLASS 491 VISA

This is a visa that is only good for 5 years. It is intended for professionals who desire to reside and work in regional Australia.

This visa is for a family member of someone who has a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

From November 16, 2019, the Skilled Regional (Provisional) subclass 489 visa was no longer valid. Instead, the subclass 491 visa was used.

Applicants for this visa, like those for the 489 visas, need to be nominated by a government agency in an Australian state or territory, or sponsored by a member of the applicant’s immediate family who resides in a rural area. They must also be asked to apply for the visa after submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect.

Regional areas are everywhere other than the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Perth, which are called urban areas.

More people will be able to get the subclass 491 visa because it is now open to over 500 new jobs. Also, 491 visa applicants will get priority handling in order to meet demand in regional Australia.

 Basic Eligibility

You must:

  • Be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or 
  • A qualified relative must sponsor you. 
  • Have a position on a list of related skilled occupations. 
  • Have a suitable skills assessment for the job. 
  • Be asked to apply. 
  • Meet the points test.

The number of points for the 491 visa

The points method for the 491 visas has been changed, so there are now new ways for people to earn points. Applicants will get 15 points instead of 10 points under the subclass 489 visa if a family member or a part of a state or area nominates them.

10 points for an Australian master’s or doctoral degree in certain science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, instead of 5 points under the subclass 489 visa.

Partner points

  • 10 points: Applicant has a skilled partner, which means the partner is under 45, gets a good skill assessment in a job on the same shortage list as the main applicant, and speaks competent English; or
  • The applicant is not married or living with someone else (single); or
  • 5 points if the applicant has a partner who can show they have Competent English but are not qualified for a positive skill assessment.

As with the 489 visa and other skilled visas, applicants will still get points based on their age, qualifications, years of abroad and/or Australian skilled work experience, Australian study, and English skills.

Summary:

  1. Skilled worker visas include Subclass 189, 190, and 491 visas.
  2. Age, English fluency, specific work experience, abilities, qualifications, health, and character are needed. 
  3. Point exams require 65 points.
  4. Skilled workers can stay in Australia indefinitely, get healthcare and social security, and apply for citizenship after four years.
  5. Basic standards and 65 points are needed for skilled worker visas. 
  6. choose an occupation from the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or STSOL.
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