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Category: STEP 1- SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

Category: STEP 2- MAXIMISE YOUR POINTS

Category: STEP 3- SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

Category: STEP 5- MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

Category: Visa Eligibility

Category: Expression Of Interest (EOI)

Category: Skills Assessment

Category: English Level Requirements

Category: Health Requirements

Category: Character Requirements

Category: Invitation To Apply

Category: Your Documents

Category: Adding Family

Category: Visa Outcome

DISCLAIMER

The information supplied as answers to immigration queries are general in nature.

Scope of answers provided are in relation to Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 only.

It is not possible to give definitive answers to general questions.

You can book a personal consultation with one of our registered migration agents/lawyers for tailored advice.

It is important that you use a registered agent as they are bound by a code of conduct which safeguards you as a consumer.

Lawyers are also bound by a code of ethics and must act in your best interests.

Live Event's Questions & Answers

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Cameron

Is the Career Wise English 'IELTS Express Course' free for Australian Immigration Bulletin members? Or do I have to pay for the IELTS Express course? Thanks

English Level Requirements

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The IELTS Express course is free for ACTIVE Australian Immigration Bulletin Members only. You must be a current Australian Immigration Bulletin Member to be eligible to receive and maintain FREE access. Please note, IELTS Express is a comprehensive IELTS training platform that includes new monthly Mock Tests, quizzes and tips to prepare you for the IELTS exam. You will learn about how the exam works, how to achieve a band 7+, and get plenty of practice with examples, quizzes and unlimited IELTS General Mock tests.

English Level Requirements

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Susy

Hi, I am interested in migrating to Australia. What is the average full-time salary in Australia?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The latest earnings report (August 2022) from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that the average full-time worker makes AUD $92,029.60 a year (pre-tax).

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Jac

There is a lot of information in Step 4 of the Member's Area, where do I start? Many thanks!

Expression Of Interest

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Step 4 of the Member's Area provides you with an Application Guide in order to apply for your Skilled Visa (Subclass 189). Simply click on the blue LINKS at each step in order to access the required immigration forms to fill out + all the information you need. You may start your official "Expression of Interest" (EOI) by simply clicking on the blue link located on "Page 8" of the "Application Guide." Please note, there is NO fee to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Expression Of Interest

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Milka

What is the Skilled Migration Program?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The general skilled migration (GSM) program accounts for most of Australia’s permanent visas issued each year and is the main pathway for people looking to migrate to Australia. With an intake size of 190,000 people each year, the basis of this program is to allow individuals with genuine skills in certain occupations to apply for residency directly without needing to be sponsored by an employer. Although the skilled migration program has been around for decades, the subclass 189 has only been around for less than 10 years, replacing a previous skilled independent visa subclass.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Julius

What is an Expression Of Interest?

Expression Of Interest

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. If you are considering applying for a general skilled migration visa, you will first be required to lodge an Expression Of Interest (EOI) with the Department of Home Affairs through SkillSelect. The EOI is not a visa application, but rather, it is the process by which you can express your interest in applying for the relevant skilled visa. You may start your official ‘Expression of Interest (EOI)’ via simply clicking on the blue link located on ‘page 8’ of the ‘APPLICATION GUIDE’ (located in Step 4). It’s important to note, that there is NO fee to submit an EOI.

Expression Of Interest

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Mercy

How can I receive an invitation to apply for a Skilled Visa?

Invitation To Apply

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. If your Expression of Interest (EOI) is successful, you will receive an invitation to apply for the visa. This then enables you to proceed with the lodgement of your visa application, provided you meet all other visa lodgement and visa grant requirements.

Invitation To Apply

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Sharon

What is the English language requirement?

English Level Requirements

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. At the time of invitation, you must have at least competent English. To prove you have at minimum 'competent English', you must provide evidence that either: • you are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by either the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, with your application, OR • you have obtained the minimum required score in one of the recognised English tests, such as IELTS. For more information and help, you can refer to 'Additional Resources' in the member's area.

English Level Requirements

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Gabriel

What is the ImmiConnect program?

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. ImmiConnect is an Employer Sponsored Program that allows overseas workers to receive job interview invitations from Australian employers, when job opportunities come available. The ImmiConnect program aims to bring globally mobile, highly-skilled and specialised individuals to Australia who can fill critical areas of need. ImmiConnect is exclusive to active Australian Immigration Bulletin Members only. Please note, there is NO fee to register for ImmiConnect and if you would like to register you may do so via the Member’s Area.

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Lila

Why does Australia want more skilled professionals?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The Australian Government’s migration program is focused on ensuring that Australian employers can access workers to fill critical skills shortages in Australia. The Australian Government aims to provide support for cities that are in need of more people and those economies that simply cannot fill jobs with local workers. The migration program also continues to focus on growing the Australian economy by filling skill gaps.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Omar

How long can I stay in Australia with the Subclass 189 Skilled Visa?

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. You become a permanent resident on the day your visa is granted.

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Cynthia

Hi, I would like to know if I can add my family to my ‘Expression of Interest’ after I have lodged my 189 application?

Adding Family

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. You can include members of your family unit when you lodge your visa application or add them after you lodge your application, but it must be before the Department decides on your visa.

Adding Family

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Peter

Is Australia a multicultural country?

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The Results of the August 2021 census were made public on 12th July 2022, and revealed that Australia has become a majority migrant nation, as the census data shows for the first time that more than 50 per cent of residents were born overseas or have an immigrant parent. Last year’s census counted nearly 25.5 million people, including 1 million new residents.

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Lucy

Hi, how soon do you have to travel to Australia after receiving the 189 visa grant?

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. If you are outside Australia when the visa is granted, you must enter Australia before the date that the Department specifies on your visa grant letter. Be sure to Check your travel documents before you leave, including: • a valid visa to enter Australia, and • a valid passport or other travel document

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Anna

Hi, I would like to book a consultation with a migration agent. Can you please help?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. If you have hit a roadblock and require tailored advice, you may book a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers, who will take into account your particular objectives, financial situation and individual needs. You may do so by visiting the Additional Resource page in the Member's Area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Eva

What is the character requirement report?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. You must be of good character to visit or live in Australia. This means you must pass the character test, and remain of good character. More information can be found on page 12 of the APPLICATION GUIDE.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Samuel

Can an applicant apply without having received a Covid-19 vaccination?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. As of 9th September 2022, people entering Australia do NOT need to provide evidence of vaccination status. Additionally, people leaving Australia will NOT be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status. Unvaccinated visa holders do NOT​ need a travel exemption to travel to Australia. Please view the PMSOL section of the Monthly Bulletin for further up-to-date information. It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.​

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Patience

Do I need to have a job offer before applying for the 189 visa?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 does not require pre-employment or a job offer. After you have submitted your Expression Of Interest (EOI), you then simply wait for an invitation to apply for this visa. Note, there is NO fee to apply for an Expression Of Interest (EOI). For more information, please refer to page 3 of the Application Guide.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Francis Kaku

Hi, I scored 80 points in the assessment, how can I start the application process?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The minimum total point score to apply for a Subclass 189 Skilled Visa is 65 points, however, the more points you have the better. The key steps in how to best apply for the 189 visa is to proceed to move through the 5 Steps as outlined in the Member’s Area. Within these steps you will find the tools and information you require to progress toward submission of your Skilled Visa application. Steps 1-3 provide valuable information which contributes to maximising your EOI score. You can find instructions and the link to successfully submit your EOI located at the top of page 8 of the Application Guide, which is found in 'Step 4' of the Member's Area. Please note, there is NO fee for submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). You may also find further supplementary information in the ‘Additional Resources’ tab.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Richard

How much does it cost to submit an 'Expression of Interest' and how do I begin? Thanks!

Expression Of Interest

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. There is NO fee for submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). You may start your official ‘Expression of Interest (EOI)’ via simply clicking on the blue link located on ‘page 8’ of the ‘APPLICATION GUIDE’. You can find further information on 'what is an Expression Of Interest (EOI)’ via the 'Additional Resources' tab in the Member's Area.

Expression Of Interest

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Linda Nyakutse

Can I apply for the 189 visa without IELTS?

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. At the time of invitation, you must have at least competent English. To prove you have at minimum 'competent English', you must provide evidence that either: -you are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by either the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, with your application, or -you have obtained the minimum required score in one of the recognised English tests, such as IELTS. For more information and help, you can refer to 'Additional Resources' in the member's area.

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Jefferson

Can I apply for the 189 skilled visa if I'm already in Australia?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. You can be ‘in’ or ‘outside’ Australia when you apply for the visa and when the Department decides on your application, but not in immigration clearance. If you are applying from within Australia for a Skilled Independent Visa, you must hold a substantive or a subclass 010 Bridging A visa, a subclass 020 Bridging B visa or a subclass 030 Bridging C visa, otherwise your application will not be processed. For more information, please refer to 'Step 4' of the Member's Area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Cyuzuzo isami

I want to ask, how to get an invitation to apply for the 189 visa?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. You must submit an 'Expression of Interest' in order to express the reasons why you meet the criteria to be eligible to apply for the skilled migration visa. In order to best help you submit a successful 'Expression of Interest', Steps 1-3 of the Member's Area provides you with valuable information which contributes to maximising your EOI score. You can also find instructions and the link to successfully submit your EOI located at the top of 'page 8' of the Application Guide, which is found in 'Step 4' of the Member's Area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Mohammed Ibrahim

Am a Paediatric Nurse and it has always been my dream to live and work in Australia. What are the key steps that I can follow to make it possible? Thanks

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The occupation of 'Paediatric Nurse' is currently on the Skilled Occupation List and as such is eligible to receive Federal Government sponsorship via the subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa. The key steps in how to best apply for the 189 visa is to proceed to move through the 5 Steps as outlined in the Member’s Area. Within these steps you will find the tools and information you require to progress toward submission of your Skilled Visa application. Please note, that you may also find further supplementary information in the ‘Additional Resources’ tab. Thank you

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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YAO ELIKPLIM

Hi Team, How to achieve IELTS band 7+ ?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Please feel free to watch this month's upcoming live event where you can find 7 top tips to receive an IELTS writing band 7+. For more information, you can also refer to 'Additional Resources' in the member's area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Livinia Kapiang

How will I get a Medical Practitioner License from Australia's Medical Board? I am a Medical Laboratory Technologists from Papua New Guinea

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The occupation of 'Medical Laboratory Scientist' is currently on the Skilled Occupation List. For information on how to qualify for medical registration in Australia, please refer to 'Occupational Pathways' located in Step 3 of the Member's Area.

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Eniola

Please, what is an 'Expression of interest'?

Expression Of Interest

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. An 'Expression of Interest' or 'EOI' is how you show your interest in applying for a skilled migrant visa that will allow you to migrate to Australia. All EOIs must be completed online using SkillSelect. An EOI is not a visa application and there is no fee to create or submit an EOI in SkillSelect. Once you have completed your EOI, it is stored in SkillSelect and is valid for 2 years. Incomplete EOIs will also be stored for 2 years, but will not be eligible to receive an invitation. You can access your EOI and update your information at any time. It is your responsibility to access your EOI and update your details if your circumstances change. It will be too late to update your EOI if you receive an invitation to lodge a visa application. You may want to update your EOI if: -you have gained new work experience -you have gained a higher qualification -you have improved your English language ability, or -your family make-up has changed. These changes may also affect your points score, and may improve your ranking. It is your responsibility to ensure you don't provide any incorrect, false or misleading information on your EOI. If you provide incorrect, false or misleading information on your EOI, your application might be refused. If you are invited to apply for a visa you will receive an invitation from SkillSelect. You will then have 60 days from the date of invitation to make a valid visa application online before the invitation expires.

Expression Of Interest

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Sajid

What documents do I need for my application?

Your Documents

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. You can find the full list of Documents required in ‘Additional Resources’ of the Member’s Area under ‘Visa Checklist’. Make sure that all the documents required are in English or their translations are attached with them. The documents that you submit should be certified copies of the original documents.

Your Documents

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Flomo

Do I have to complete the five steps before submitting my Expression Of Interest?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Steps 1-3 provide valuable information which contributes to maximising your EOI score. You can find instructions and the link to successfully submit your EOI located at the top of page 8 of the Application Guide, which is found in 'Step 4' of the Member's Area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Maindu Victor Okoko

What's the next step after the eligibility assessment?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The next stage after the eligibility assessment is to proceed to move through the 5 Steps as outlined in the Member’s Area. Within these steps you will find the tools and information you require to progress toward submission of your Skilled Visa application. Please note, that you may also find further supplementary information in the ‘Additional Resources’ tab.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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muhammad anees

I scored 65 points in the assessment. I am a veterinarian and have 6 years of experience and an institution certificate. Can I apply for a skilled visa?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. 65 points is the minimum required in order to apply for the Subclass 189 Skilled Visa. 'Veterinarian' currently remains on the Skilled Occupation List and also on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List, and thus this occupation continues to receive priority processing. You can find the Skilled Occupation List in 'Step 1' of the Member's Area and the updated PMSOL within each monthly bulletin. Your next step is to progress to ‘STEP 2’ as outlined in the Member’s Area. After completing 'Step 2', 'Step 3' then provides valuable information for 'Veterinarians'. Once you have read through and understand 'Step 3 - Veterinarian's Pathway to Australia', you can then proceed to 'Step 4' being your application.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Burphy

How can I maximise my points?

STEP 2: MAXIMISE YOUR POINTS

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The minimum total point score to apply for a Subclass 189 Skilled Visa is 65 points, however, the more points you have the better. Please refer to 'Step 2' of the Member's Area which includes a strategy video on how you can improve your point score. After you have watched the video, you can then use the Member's Calculator to evaluate where you could gain extra points for your Skilled Visa application.

STEP 2: MAXIMISE YOUR POINTS

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Linto varghese

Hi, how can I find an employer for the 189 visa?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 does not require pre-employment or a job offer. After you have submitted your expression of interest, you simply wait for an invitation to apply for this visa. For further information about finding employment, please refer to Step 5 in the Member's Area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Dave

I am a medical doctor in a surgical residency/MD programme in Nigeria hoping to come to Australia soon, but I'm not sure exactly where to start. I also had an IELTS score of 7.5 five years ago. Would that suffice or would I have to write the English exam again?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Please refer to the main Step by Step program as shown in the Member's Area. This is a great place to start and from here you can work through each step. In regard to your IELTS score, unfortunately, all English Tests including IELTS can't be undertaken MORE than 3 years before the date of invitation. For more information please refer to 'Additional Resources' in the member's area under 'English Level Requirement'.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Tabraiz

Can I consider PTE instead of IELTS, and does this meet the English language assessment criteria for Australian immigration?

English Level Requirements

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Yes PTE Academic is an acceptable English language test. Please note that you will require a score of at least 50 for each of the 4 components. For more information please refer to 'Additional Resources' in the member's area under 'English Level Requirement'.

English Level Requirements

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Jacob

Do I have to be offered a job in Australia to warrant me a visa?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 does not require pre-employment or a job offer. After you have lodged your expression of interest, you then simply wait for an invitation to apply for this visa. For more information and for a general overview, please refer to page 3 of the Application Guide.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Babafemi

Hi, I am a medical doctor. Is the Occupational English Test (OET) recognised in Australia?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Yes OET is an English test recognised in Australia. Please note, in order to prove that you have at minimum 'Competent' English, you must score at least B for each of the 4 components. For more information please refer to 'English Level Requirement' in the 'Additional Resources' of the Member's Area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Pauline

Are public health occupations needed in Australia??

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Yes 'public health' occupations are both on the Skilled Occupation List and The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 44 occupations which fill critical skills needed to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The list is based on expert advice from the National Skills Commission and in consultation with Commonwealth departments. Visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be given priority processing. All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority. The Government and the National Skills Commission will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market and assess Australia’s skills needs as they evolve and new sources of data emerge. The Australian Immigration Bulletin provides a monthly updated list. As of 1st September 2022, 44 occupations remain on the PMSOL. For more information, please refer to the 'Australian Skilled Occupation List' section of the monthly bulletin.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Aditya

Is professional chef on the skilled occupation list? If yes, then how much experience is required?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Chef is currently on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List. As part of the application process, you need to provide evidence of your employment, skills and knowledge. Your evidence must show you meet the minimum employment experience requirements for your nominated occupation. Years of experience range from 3 to 6 years depending on if you are ‘licensed or not’, and whether you have or have not ‘received formal training’. Your evidence must also show that you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years. For more information regarding the employment experience requirements for a Chef please refer to 'STEP 3' in the member's area under ‘Chef’s Pathway To Australia’.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Sneha

Hi team, I have worked as a nurse in Ireland for the last five years. So do I need IELTS to apply? Thanks.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. At the time of invitation, you must have at least competent English. To prove you have competent English, you must provide evidence that you are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by either the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland. If you are not a citizen of one of these countries then you will have to obtain an English language test result.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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YAO ELIKPLIM

Hello, 1 – The steps to follow to obtain my permanent residence 189 visa? 2 – What documents do I need in order to get my permanent residence 189 visa?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. If your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation List, then your next step would be to progress through the 'STEPS' with the next being 'STEP 2' as outlined in the Member's Area. In regards to documents, you can find a summary version of the document checklist within the 'Additional Resources' under 'Visa Checklist' of the Member's Area.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Lorraine Gatsi

I am asking if I am still legible to come and work in Australia.I am 43 years old and I am currently working in Ireland.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. To be eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) you must be aged under 45 when the Department invites you to apply for the visa. You can still apply for the visa if you turn 45 after the Department invites you to apply. Please note, if you turn 45 after you submit your EOI but before the Department invites you to apply, you will not be invited to apply.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Medina

Hi, can you please provide info regarding Health assessment and biometric steps?

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Further information regarding health assessments and biometric steps can be found in 'STEP 4 - APPLICATION GUIDE' on pages 16 and 34.

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Samuel

Hi Plz I'm a Nigerian registered nurse with a Bachelor's degree my point is above 65 and I have my ielts and I'm qualified. Plz how do I get my skill assessed?

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. 'Step 3' in the member's area provides valuable information for 'nurses' under 'Registered Nurse Pathway to PR', including the relevant skill assessment authority.

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Julio

Hi, I already filled and submitted my EOI, how long does this process take before getting an answer?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. For information regarding visa processing time frames, please view 'Step 4 - Applying For Your Skilled Visa > page 6 (Processing Times).

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Eva

I am a qualified nurse from Kenya,I would love to come to work in Australia.which is the best way to relocate? Are there sponsorship for skilled workers like me?

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The occupation of 'nurse' is currently on the Skilled Occupation List and on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), and as such is eligible to receive Federal Government sponsorship via the subclass 189 visa. Please view Step 1 in the member's area and move through the steps in order to submit your Subclass 189 application. Thank you

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Vivian

What are some of the occupations that are really in demand in Australia?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. The Australian National Skills Commission has developed a temporary 'Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)'. This list identifies 44 occupations that are highly in demand and that fill critical skills needed to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. All other skilled occupation lists will continue to remain active. For further information, please refer to 'Step 1' in the Member's Area and also the updated ‘Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List’ which can be found in each Monthly Bulletin.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Ahmad Baseer

Hi dear, I am a MD, Ph.D medical doctor. May I apply for a skilled migration program and does it needs English proficiency certificate?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Please view 'Step 1' in the Member's Area for the Skilled Occupation List. In addition, you may view the updated 'Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List' which can be found in each Monthly Bulletin. This list continues to receive priority processing. Please also note, at the time of invitation, you must have at least competent English. For further information please refer to 'Additional Resources' in the Member’s Area > 'English Language Requirement'.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Nkeiruka

I am a General Practitioner working towards migration to Australia; will I have to get fully registered by way of writing the Licensing board exam before I can proceed to do my expression of interest? Thank you.

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. You may begin your Expression of Interest (EOI) at any time. In addition, there is no fee to submit an Expression of Interest. Please note, however, that before you submit your final EOI, you will need to have completed your skill assessment which includes applying for registration in Australia. For further information please refer to ‘Step 3 (Occupational Pathways)’ > 'Medical Practitioner’s Pathway To Australia'.

STEP 3 : SKILLED OCCUPATIONAL PATHWAYS

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Daniel

What documents do I need to provide to enter Australia and when will I enter?

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. You can find a summary version of the document checklist within the 'Additional Resources' > 'Visa Checklist' of the Member's Area. Once you are ready to submit your visa application a more detailed rundown of each document is provided in 'Step 4 - Application Guide - Applying For Your Skilled Visa (Subclass 189)'. For information regarding visa processing time frames, please view 'Step 4 - Applying for your skilled visa' > page 6 (Processing Times).

STEP 5: MOVING TO AUSTRALIA

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Obazu Emmanuel

Am a practicing medical social worker with the federal government owned Teaching and Specialist hospital in Nigeria, Africa. Am interested in coming over to Australia to continue social work practice. Pls how do I achieve this?

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. 'Social Worker' currently remains on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), and thus this occupation continues to receive priority processing. Your next step is to progress to ‘STEP 2’ as outlined in the Member’s Area. After completing 'Step 2', 'Step 3' then provides valuable information for 'Social Workers'. Once you have read through and understand 'Step 3 - Social Worker's Pathway to Australia', you can then proceed to 'Step 4' being your application.

STEP 1: SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST

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Clarissa

Hi team, just seeing if I can submit an expression of interest (EOI) without completing an English Language Test or Skill Assessment?

Expression Of Interest

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Please note, there is no fee to create or submit your EOI, so you may start at any time, however before you submit your EOI, you will need to have evidence of your language proficiency and skill assessment. For further information please refer to 'Step 3 (Occupational Pathways)' and 'Additional Resources' in the Member’s Area.

Expression Of Interest

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Priscilla

Hi. Quick question. How do I submit an expression of interest and how much does it cost? Thanks!

Expression Of Interest

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. Use SkillSelect to make an expression of interest (EOI). All EOIs must be completed online using SkillSelect. An EOI is not a visa application and there is no fee to create or submit an EOI in SkillSelect. For further information please refer to Step 4 (‘Application Guide, Page 8’) in the Member’s Area.

Expression Of Interest

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Rakesh

My question is in regard to maximising my points. I am currently single. Does this have any effect on my points? Thank you

STEP 2: MAXIMISE YOUR POINTS

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Support Team

Thank you for your question. If you are currently single and applying for the Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189, you will receive an additional 10 points. Please note, the minimum total point score to apply is 65 points, however, the more points you have the better. For further information please refer to Step 2 ('Maximising Your Points') in the Member's Area.

STEP 2: MAXIMISE YOUR POINTS