The Skilled Sponsored Visa allows you to migrate to Australia if you have competent English language and other skills and attributes which will contribute the most to the Australian economy.
This visa uses a point test to select visa applicants with characteristics needed in the Australian labour market.
You must be sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia or obtain nomination from a participating State or Territory government agency.
This visa is for the applicants who are under 50 years of age, have language skills in English, have the skills and qualifications which meets the Australian standard fro an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
The SOL is a list of skilled occupations of high value to the Australian labour market.
The visa also requires you or your partner to either have an eligible relative living in Australia who is willing and able to sponsor you or to have a nomination from a participating State or Territory government agency.
Note : All State and Territory governments in Australia are participating in this visa scheme.
This visa establishes permanent residency of the applicants who have applied for the visa.
Australian permanent residents can live and work on a permanent basis. They can study in Australia. They can receive healthcare through Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. They can access certain social security payments. They can also sponsor people for permanent residence.