General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visas
In Australia, there are a range of visa options available for skilled people who are interested in living in working in the country. These are known as General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visas.
For skilled applicants who do not currently have an Australian employer who will sponsor them for a visa, then these visa subclasses may be appropriate.
For GSM Visas there are both temporary and permanent options available, each with varying eligibility criteria.
The Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 Visa is a temporary visa for International students, who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.
The Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 is a permanent visa which allows skilled workers to live in Australia.
The Skilled Nomination Visa Subclass 190 is a permanent visa, which allows skilled workers to live in Australia, based on nomination by an Australian State or Territory Government.
The Skilled Regional Visa allows skilled workers to live and work in a specific regional area of Australia for up to 4 years.
The Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476) is a temporary visa which allows recent engineering graduates, from recognised and eligible Universities and Institutions, to attain up to 18 months of skilled work experience.
For information on Employer Sponsored Visas, please visit this section.