Am I eligible for an Australia State Sponsored (Migrant) Visa?
To be eligible for an Australia State Sponsored (Migrant) Visa
, you must score at least 65 points in the Points Test. Points are awarded on the following criteria:
- Age: You must be under 50 when you apply.
- English language: You need to have sufficient English language skills for working in Australia. Note: a higher level of English is required for certain occupations.
- Qualifications: You must have post-secondary (such as university or trade) qualifications and your skills must be assessed by the relevant assessing authority. Visafirst can organise this for you.
- Nominated occupation: When you apply for your Australia State Sponsored (Migrant) Visa you must nominate a skilled occupation from the Skilled Occupations List which fits your skills and qualifications.
- State nomination or Eligible relative sponsorship: You must be nominated by a participating State or Territory government or sponsored by an eligible relative.
- Specific work experience:You must provide evidence that you’ve been in paid employment in your skilled occupation for at least 12 of the 24 months prior to your application.
- State nomination: You must be nominated by a participating State or Territory government.
- Australian qualification exemption: You will not need to meet the work experience requirement if you have completed an Australian qualification within the 6 months before applying for your Australian Visa.
- Health assessment
- Character assessment
- Australian work experience
- Partner skills
Skilled Occupations List (SOL)
To qualify for an Australia State Sponsored (Migrant) Visa you must nominate an occupation from the SOL, which is broken down into four main categories:
- Managers and administrators
- Associate professionals
For this Australian Work Visa you need to have a minimum of 900 hours of formal training in order to have your skills assessed through a recognised body like FAS or City & Guilds. This is expected to change shortly to allow for on-the-job experience to be recognised.
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