General Skilled Migration

Technicians at Work

A set of visa subclasses that allow the holder to live and work in Australia, on either a temporary or permanent basis. Skilled professionals (and some students) in many fields may be eligible to make an application for a General Skilled Migration visa either with or without an Australian employment sponsor.

Skilled Migration Subclasses


  • Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa

  • Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa

  • Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa

  • Subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa

  • Subclass 887 Regional Skilled visa