Australia Skill Select Program

Australia Skill Select Program

GSM Visa

GSM(General Skilled Migration) are a wide range of visas issued to individuals with specific skills and willing to settle in Australia. Phoenix GRS as being one of the Best Australian immigration consultants provides Consultation, assessment and visa services for the GSM category. This visa is applicable to those individuals who are able to get any sponsorship of an Australian employer.

Australia Skill Select Program

Under the Conditions of the Australian GSM visa program, skilled professionals, workers, or migrants might use certain requirements like expertise, qualification, and experience to migrate and settle in this country. It is most important for an immigrant to go through a Skill Select program involving two steps, namely,

Submission of an EOI (Expression of Interest), and Actual visa application.

Your application for skilled visas for Australia specifies the test scores obtained in this Skill Select program. Apart from these requirements, Relevant knowledge of English is mandatory in determining your eligibility for obtaining an Australian skilled visa.

Different Australian visas issued under this category include:

  • Skilled Independent visa – subclass 189
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored visa – subclass 489
  • Skilled Nominated visa – subclass 190
  • Temporary Business Long Stay Work Visa – subclass 457
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa
  • Skilled Independent Visa

This skilled visa usually meant for immigrants planning to settle in Australia permanently. You need to attain a score of at least 65 in the Skill Select program to be eligible for this Australian visa sub-class 189. One of the most important Conditions are

  • Applicants need to be less than 45 years of age
  • And also must possess enough skill as required by their profession of choice.

Those chosen professions must be mentioned in Australia’s SOL(skilled occupation list). Candidates opting for this type of visa class doesn’t require an Australian sponsor.

Skilled Nominated Visa

This specific immigration visa sub-class 190 is also for those applicants who desire of settling in this county permanently. These Candidates don’t need to obtain the required marks of 65 for applying for the visa. However, Two conditions Apply while persuing this type of Visa

  • Sponsorship by a state government or territorial government authority is required for this visa class.
  • Applicants must also be below 45 years of age and demonstrate a required skill for the specific he/she job applied for.
Regional Sponsored Visa

This is a specific type of provisional visa for a period of two years for immigrants fulfilling the necessary professional pre-requisites for a job but is unable to secure 65 marks in the Skill Select test. Applicant must be sponsored by an eligible relative residing in Australia or be nominated by territorial or state government. 45 years is the upper age limit of this class of applicants.


In this scheme, Employers in Australia might want to sponsor skilled professionals to immigrate and settle in their respected countries. Even employers of regional origins are able to sponsor skilled personnel for any of their respective regions or countries.


This is a specific type, popularly known as ‘Subclass 457’ is issued for a limited period for a maximum of up to four years. Candidates who are applying for this sub-category must be sponsored by an employer of that Country. This is a temporary work visa and it is the most popular way of immigrating to this country.


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