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How can I migrate to Australia as a skilled worker?

by Y-Axis Dubai isa and Immigration Consultants | Y-Axis Dubai

If you have specific skills and wish to migrate to Australia, then you can make use of Australia’s Skilled Migration program. There are various visa categories under skilled migration. Eligibility for these visas is based on a points-based system. Points are given based on age, educational qualification, English language skills. You must score a minimum of 65 points to be eligible for this visa. If your occupation is in demand and appears in the Skilled Occupation List, then you will have more visa options. 


To be eligible for the Skilled Migration program, you must score 65 points out of 100 in the Australia points calculator. Your score is calculated under these categories: 

Category  

Maximum Points 

Age (25-33 years) 

30 points 

English proficiency (8 bands) 

20 points 

Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years) 

Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years) 

15 points 

20 points 

Education (outside Australia)  

Doctorate degree 

20 points 

Niche skills such as Doctorate or master's degree in Australia 

5 points 

Study in a regional area 

Accredited in community language 

Professional year in a skilled program in Australia 

State sponsorship (190 visa) 

5 points 

5 points 

5 points 

5 points 

 

Check your eligibility  

Skilled Migration Program 

There are various visas under which you apply to migrate to Australia as a skilled worker and get a job. The basic eligibility requirements under the Australia Skilled Migration program are: 

  • Your age must be under 45 years. 

  • Your skill must feature in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List of the government. 

  • Your skills must be assessed by a designated assessing authority related to your nominated occupation. 

  • You must have good health which will be assessed by designated authorities 

  • You must have good character which again will be assessed by relevant authorities 


Skilled occupation list 

Australia regularly publishes a list of over 300 occupations in its occupation lists-  

  • Skilled Occupation List (SOL) 

  • Consolidated Skill Occupation List (CSOL) 

These lists give details of occupations where the country faces a skill shortage which prospective migrants can check and then apply for a visa. 

If you have the required skills for these occupations or are already working in an occupation in any of these lists, then you can apply under any one of the visas under the Skilled Migration program. 


Skill assessment 

Every occupation in the list has its own skill assessing authority. Here is a list of skill assessing authorities that conduct the required skills assessment for visas under the Australia Skilled Migration program. 


Assessing Authority 

Full Name 

AACA 

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia 

AASW 

Australian Association of Social Workers Limited 

ACECQA 

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality 

ACPSEM 

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 

ACS 

Australian Computer Society Incorporated 

ACWA 

Australian Community Workers Association Inc. 

ADC 

Australian Dental Council Limited 

AIM 

Australian Institute of Management 

AIMS 

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists 

AIQS 

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors 

AITSL 

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited 

AMSA 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

ANMAC 

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited 

ANZPAC 

Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Limited 

ANZSNM 

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine 

AOAC 

Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Limited 

AOPA 

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Limited 

APC 

Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited 

APharmC 

Australian Pharmacy Council Limited 

APS 

Australian Psychological Society Limited 

ASMIRT 

Australian Society of Medical Imagery and Radiation Therapy 

AVBC 

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Incorporated 

CAANZ 

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 

CASA 

Civil Aviation Safety Authority 

CCEA 

Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited 

CMBA 

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia 

CPAA 

CPA Australia Ltd 

DAA 

Dietitians Association of Australia 

Engineers Australia 

The Institution of Engineers Australia 

IPA 

Institute of Public Accountants Ltd 

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory 

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory 

MedBA 

Medical Board of Australia 

NAATI 

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd 

OCANZ 

Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Limited 

OTC 

Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Limited 

PodBA 

Podiatry Board of Australia 

SPA 

The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited 

SSSI 

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Limited 

TRA 

Trades Recognition Australia 

TRA (trades) 

Trades Recognition Australia 

VETASSESS 

Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services 

VETASSESS (non-trades) 

Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services 

 

Do keep in mind that a copy of the skills assessment is required at the time of submitting your application. 

Visa categories under the Australia Skilled Migration program Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189):  


The applications for this visa are by invitation only, for this you should:  


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