Skilled – Independent

This category is for people who are under the age of 50 and have obtained a positive skills assessment from a designated relevant assessing authority in Australia for their qualifications in an occupation on Schedule 1 of the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The SOL is a list of skilled occupations of high value to the Australian labour market for which there is therefore a structural, long-term availability of employment.

People who are eligible for this program must meet the English language proficiency requirements and obtain a minimum amount of 60 points (passmark) for selection factors such as age, English language proficiency, education level, skilled work experience and partner qualifications etc.