This visa is for professionals and skilled applicants to migrate to Australia independently. The General Skilled Migration Program is based on meeting a points test, currently set at 65, and does not require sponsorship from an employer.
permanent visa for you to work and live in Australia
You meet the required points for the visa you intend to lodge (65 points is the minimum).
Points are comprised of a number of factors such as age, qualifications, English fluency, work experience in Australia and overseas, qualifications obtained in Australia, state sponsorship.
Your age must be between 18 and 45 inclusive. Different points are awarded to different age groups.
Able to pass a skills assessment (valid for three years) of your qualifications.
Undertake an IELTS (English language) test (valid for three years), with a result of minimum of 6/9 in each of the four bands.
You need to apply under Expression of Interest (EOI) to receive an invitation to lodge a subclass 189/190/489