This Australian skilled work visa scheme is designed to enhance and strengthen the economy, through providing overseas workers employment in Australia under a resident visa. They are designed for qualified workers who wish to work and live down under and who do not have an employer sponsoring them.
SkillSelect is an online system that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to register their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI).
People wanting to migrate to Australia may be found and nominated for a skilled visa by an Australian employer or state and territory government, or they may be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a skilled visa application.
Applicants wanting to lodge an Expression on Interest (EOI) must score at least 65 points on the Skilled Migration Points Test. The Australian Government has set occupational ceiling limits to invitations under this points-based skilled migration program. This means there is a limit on how many EOIs are selected for skilled migration. When the occupation ceiling is reached for a particular occupational group, no further invitations will be issued for that program year. The Australian Government will publish reports every month indicating the number of positions still available for migration for each occupational group.