What all do you need to know about the General Skilled Migration in Australia?

What all do you need to know about the General Skilled Migration in Australia?

General Skilled Migration A skilled migration program in Australia is the most common form of migration. With this program, skilled and employable people are going to be attracted. GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa is issued to individuals who are having certain skills and they will prove beneficial to the Australian economy. The visa is going to be beneficial for the individuals who are going to prove beneficial and they will get sponsorship from the Australian employer. If you are planning to apply under this program then it is better to consult the migration agents in Brisbane and they will take you through the entire process. Under the GSM provisions, the skilled professionals and workers are going to use the qualification, experience, and expertise so that they can migrate & settle in Australia. To get this done, the process will include the Skill Select program and with this, the EOI (Expression of Interest) needs to be submitted and also the visa application. With the migration regulations 1994, the skilled migration visas general points test are going to be subsumed. Scheduled 6D is applied to the following visa types:
  • Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189
  • Skilled Nominated visa – Subclass 190
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored visa – Subclass 489.
Schedule 6D applies to Points Test Requirements The skill selection system is based on points that are awarded on different criteria. To get the visa approval the client needs to have a minimum score of 60 points and the points are awarded in different ways:
  • Nominated occupation
For the general skilled migration program, the applicants have to get the nomination in the occupation included in the SOL or CSOL along with the visa type. The relevant authority is going to get the skills assessed.
  • Age
Applicant’s age at the time of invitation Number of points
18 to 24 25
25 to 32 30
33 to 49 25
40 to 44 15
45 to 49 0
  • Skilled Employment
Total number of years in skilled employment outside Australia (in the last 10 years)
 Number of years in skilled employment outside Australia (in the last 10 years) Points
3 years 5
5 years 10
8 years 15
  • Educational Qualifications



 Doctorate 20 points
 Bachelor’s/Master’s degree 15 points
 Award/qualification recognized by assessing authority 10 points
 Australian Diploma/trade qualification 10 points
  • Regional Study
Applicants with a degree, trade qualification, or diploma in Australia after 2 years in Australia and studying in a regional area will get 5 points., then it fetches 5 points.
  • Spouse and Partner Skills & Qualifications
If the applicant includes the partner or spouse on the visa application then 5 points will be added with the spouse skills. The basic requirements must be met for the General skilled migration which includes the nominated occupation, age, and English language proficiency.

What are the benefits of Migrating to Regional Areas?

The applicants who plan to settle in regional areas in Australia are going to get many opportunities to match their qualifications, skills, and experience. The occupations are in demand which will prove beneficial in different ways.

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