Consolidated skilled occupations lists
The DIBP and states & territories of Australia have all released their skilled occupation lists for 2017-18. These lists form the basis of the GSM program. Whilst there are also other factors that come into play, as to whether you are eligible or not, the make or break is often whether you have a skills assessment in an occupation on one of the lists.
MLTSSL and the Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) visa
Focusing on the skilled occupation requirements, if you are eligible for a Skilled Independent visa, your occupation needs to be on the Medium and Long Term Skilled-Shortages List (MLTSSL).
State/Territory nominated visas – Subclass 190 and 489 visas
If your occupation is not listed on the MLTSSL then you may be eligible for the Subclass 190 or Subclass 489 visa, if you can be nominated by a state/territory.
To determine is this an an option, please look at the list below and then determine whether you meet the other eligibility requirements. The state/territory nomination requirements can be extensive and detailed.
If your occupation is on the list you will also need to look at the other nomination guidelines released by the states/territories to confirm your eligibility. You can also contact us to discuss these other requirements.
If your occupation not on the list?
In the case that you occupation is not on any of the lists then you can look at Employer Sponsored Visas. There are also limited opportunities for state/territory nomination if you have a skilled occupation and you meet specific criteria such as having high points (80+), you have a job offer, have studied in an regional area or you have relatives in the state/territory.
Is your occupation listed?
Are you eligible?
If you would like to discuss these visas or your eligibility please Contact us.