Skilled Migration is a point tested migration program, and the aim is to attract skilled professionals to migrate to Australia permanently.
To apply for this visa, the applicants can claim points for their age, experience, qualification, partner skills, English proficiency, and so on.
Depending upon the points, each state/territory will send an invitation around the second week of every month. There are three different core general skilled migration program such as subclass 189, subclass 190 and subclass 491.
The subclass 189 is an independent permanent visa stream, where the applicants do not need the nomination from the state/ territory.
The subclass 190 is a permanent visa stream for which the state/territory nomination is required.
The subclass 491 is a temporary, regional provisional five-year visa introduced only from Nov 2019. To apply for this visa subclass, the applicant needs to be nominated/sponsored by the regional area or by the eligible relative. This visa leads to permanent residency provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
For each of these skilled migration programs, the skilled and experienced occupation must be listed on the skilled combined occupation list. Each visa has their own requirements.
Each state has its combined occupation list. The occupation lists are revised every year to ensure the Australian skilled labour shortage are met.
Currently, there are many demand occupations such as speech pathologist, welfare/social/youth worker, health promotion officer, registered nurse or a nurse practitioner, and so on.
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