Skilled Visa

If you are highly skilled and under 50 years of age, you may be eligible to migrate to Australia under a skilled category.  To determine your eligibility to migrate to Australia under the skilled category, an assessment will be made against various points based criteria and factors including your:


  • Age

  • English language skills (minimum score of six in each module)

  • Qualifications and skills

  • Nominated occupation

  • Recent work experience

  • Health and character assessment outcomes


The application process requires the lodgement of an expression of interest before you can apply for the general skills migration category.  You will then need to obtain an invitation to apply.  All About Immigration can assist you with this process.

Skilled visas fall under onshore or offshore categories, with the option of becoming a temporary or permanent resident of Australia, depending on your circumstances.

If one of the conditions of working within your occupation is to be registered through a professional registering authority, then you must be registered before applying.
Your occupation must be on the skilled occupation list that can be viewed here.

If you are a recent graduate you may be eligible for a temporary graduate visa that will provide you with a further 18 months to live, work and play in Australia.

  • The Onshore Recognised Skilled Graduate visa is a temporary visa for overseas students in Australia unable to meet the requirements for a permanent or provisional general skilled migration visa.  This will enable you to undertake postgraduate study, gain skilled work experience or improve your English to upgrade your eligibility for lodgement under the general skills category.  To be eligible, you must have recently completed an Australian diploma or trade qualification as a result of at least two years study.  There is no points test for this visa.

  • The Offshore Skilled Recognised Graduate visa provides a temporary visa if you have graduated in the last 24 months from a specific discipline at a recognised educational institution.

We look forward to working with you to establish the optimum pathway for your future in Australia as a skilled worker.  You can begin by completing our free online assessment or by contacting us today.