Skilled Occupation Lists

MLTSSL/STSOL/RSMS Skilled Occupation List

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) publishes a list of occupations which are suitable for temporary or permanent skilled visa applications for Australia. Your occupation needs to be on the correct Skilled Occupation List to be eligible for the visa.

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State Sponsorship

State sponsorship or state nomination is part of the visa application process for the following visas:

  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) – State nominated
  • Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)
  • Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) visa (subclass 888)
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
  • Investor Retirement (subclass 405)
  • Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
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Fair work and work rights

If your visa allows you to work in Australia, it is important that you are aware of and understand your work rights and obligations. The Australian government Fair Work Ombudsman is the regulatory body responsible for protecting the welfare of employees and upholding workplace health and safety. Fair Work has a range of information which will help temporary and permanent visa holders understand ... Continue reading article

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English Requirements

Most Australian temporary and permanent residence visa applications require applicants to meet English language requirements. Currently there are FIVE different English exams that are accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP):

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Health Requirements

Most Australian visa applicants are required to meet the health requirements as part of the visa application process. The health requirement serves to maintain the health standards of Australia and also prevent the spread of contagious diseases in Australia.

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Character Requirements

Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 requires people who enter Australia to be of good character. You can satisfy the character requirements by obtaining a police clearance certificate or criminal background check result.

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Skills Assessment

For most temporary and permanent Australian visas, you must have a successful skills assessment for the occupation you are nominating for your application. A skills assessment authority

Each occupation or profession has a specific skills assessing authority. The assessing authority may consider qualifications, work experience, English language ability and others when assessing your migration skills assessment application.

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Australia is a choice destination for international students due to its world-class education standards and facilities. You can discover more about studying in Australia through the Australian government website:

Australia offers quality education for all levels including:

  • primary and secondary school
  • universities and colleges
  • vocational training schools
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Settlement Information

When your visa is granted you will need to plan for the move to Australia, if you applied from overseas. If you applied for a visa while you are in Australia, the change in your visa status may enable you to apply for Medicare.

Here are some information which may be of interest to applicants who were recently granted an Australian visa:

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