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Australia Skilled Worker Visa

Australia conducted biggest Skill Select Invitation Round ever on December 8, 2022 to invite massive 35,120 candidates to apply for Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and Subclass 491 visa.

State Nominations received to the clients of WWICS:

  • 05-Jan-2023 ( Victoria State under SC 190) =12 State Nominations
  • 11-Jan-2023 ( South Australia State under SC 491)=18 State Nominations
  • 12-Jan-2023 ( South Australia State under SC 491)=06 State Nominations

State nomination enables the state government to nominate highly skilled migrants to meet South Australia’s skills needs.


  • Figure out your ANZSCO
  • Check if you are eligible in the Point Selection System
  • Obtain your Skill Assessment Report from the relevant Skill Assessment Authority
  • Register your Expression of Interest (EOI) on Skill Select (from creating a profile in the Skill Select Portal to submitting your declaration form)
  • Apply for state sponsorship under Subclass 190/491, if required.
  • Obtain Blood relative sponsorship under Subclass 491, if required.
  • If EOI is approved, receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  • Initiate your Visa processing with the Department of Home Affairs, Australia
  • Submit Health and Character certificates
  • Get your Visa


  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 491)


  • Land full of revelation; referred to as “lucky country”
  • Temperate Climate
  • Social setup configuring enormous cultural diversity
  • World class education facilities
  • Greater emphasizes on creative & independent thinking at the primary academic level.
  • Locating the opportunities for settlement is at a scalable wage rounds and is impartial!
  • Higher wages & spirited quality of living.
  • Political stability.
  • Greater focus on independent & vocational training courses at the College/University level.


Qualifying marks: 65


Age Points
18-24 years 25
25-32 years 30
33-39 years 25
40-44 years 15
45 and above 0

 English proficiency:

Criteria Points
Superior (8/79 on each band in IELTS/PTE Academic) 20
Proficient (7/65 on each band in IELTS/PTE Academic) 10
Competent (6/50 on each band in IELTS/PTE Academic) 0

Australian Work experience: 

01 year Australian 5
03 years Australian 10
05 years Australian 15

Overseas Work Experience:

03 years overseas 5
05 years overseas 10
08 years overseas of past 10 years 15

Qualifications (Australian or overseas):

Offshore recognized apprenticeship 10
AQFIII/IV completed in Australia 10
Diploma completed in Australia 10
Bachelor Degree (including a Honours or Masters) 15
PhD. 20

 Recognition of Australian Study:

Minimum 02 years full time 5


Never Married/Single 10
Partner Skills (Skill Assessment + Language) 10
Professional year 5
Specialist education qualification (STEM) 10
Credentialled community language (NAATI) 5
Sponsorship by State or Territory Government (SC 190) 5
Sponsorship by family or State or Territory Government to regional Australia (SC 491) 15
Study in a regional area 5


-Issued by relevant skills assessing authorities.

Skill Assessing Authority: verifies that your abilities meet the requirements necessary to function in a certain occupation.

All pertinent occupations are listed under 4 occupational lists in the combined list of eligible skilled jobs.

Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges.

Obtaining a suitable skill assessment is mandatory for some visa subclasses (and streams) and may be requested for others.

 The Skill Assessment Authorities are responsible to inform the applicant on:

  • What education is required?
  • How much minimum work experience is required?
  • What is the English language proficiency requirement?
  • Certify the applicant as a professional for the particular ANZSCO


Approach the appropriate Skill Assessing Authority:

Prepare your skills assessment well in advance of applying for the visa by confirming which skills assessing authority is appropriate for your specified occupation.

Receive your assessment:

Along with your visa application, include a scanned certified copy of the relevant skills assessment.


Assessing Authorities

There are 42 authorities who examine skills assessment in total.

Of which the 5 main are:


Australia’s Largest Skills Assessment Authority

Engineers Australia:

Performs a range of functions on behalf of the engineering profession in Australia.

ACS- Australian Computer Society:

Leading professional association with over 40,000 members representing Australia’s technology community

AITSL- Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited

Acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands, sea, countries, and waterways from across Australia.

AIMS- Australian Institute for medical scientists

Peak professional body representing medical and clinical scientists working throughout Australia

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