Many thousands of skilled workers like you migrate to Australia every year to apply their knowledge, experience and education in Australia and enjoy the amazing choice of lifestyle.

The process for applying for Work and Skilled Visas is becoming more difficult due to the changes in conditions of the Australian Labour Market. At Goodman Migration we understand the latest Migration Legislation, Government Policy, the Australian Labour Market and how they interact extremely well.

We can quickly assess your Skills or Eligibility and offer guidance and strategies for becoming eligible to apply. You will understand what the different Skilled and Work Visas each allow you to do, the cost, timeframes and which visa is most appropriate for your casemost likely to help you achieve your goals for migration..

We organise everything and work together with you for what must be done.  You will be safely guided through the various stages for each Visa, from the process to demonstrate reaching the points assessment threshold, how you may first be required to become eligible to receive a required invitation to apply for certain Skilled Visas,  to nominating your occupation is done correctly.

To get the result you want with minimum stress or worry you will get the advice you want, the way you want it. Goodman Migration work with you one to one with friendly, straightforward and clear advice so you understand what you need to know and must do providing you with the realistic time-frames.

We can also help you to strategise how to gain the Skills and Qualifications and provide information the right way to meet the requirements by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

TYPES OF Australian Skilled and Work Visas

SKILLED VISA SUBCLASSES

SKILLED INDEPENDENT (PERMANENT) VISA (Subclass 189)

We can explain if the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa is for you.  We will quickly assess how as a worker with high levels of skill in your occupation you may meet the ‘Points Test’ and identify which and if you may be able to nominate an occupation is listed on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) published by the Department of Immigration. The different SOL Lists provide information as to the skills deemed to be currently in demand to meet Australia’s Immigration objectives.

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SKILLED NOMINATED (PERMANENT) VISA (Subclass 190)

We will explain how to the become eligible to apply for a Skilled Nominated visa with a written submission to an Australian state or Territory government agency and how by becoming eligible to be invited to apply you may access extra Points for the Points Test and priority processing of an application and enterance.  We can work with you to write a mandatory Expression of Interest (EOI) that will be a comprehensive submission as to your case, and meet the defined criteria to be eligible for receiving an invitation for wishing to apply.

If nominated we then guide you in compiling, writing and lodging your application and mentor you through all the information you will need and how to present the content effectively you meet the criteria that must be met for this visa.

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SKILLED REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA (Subclass 489) 

If you do not meet the requirements for a Skilled Independent or Skilled Nominated visa, we can work with you to help you decide if the The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa is an application that you could make. If granted this visas, the applicant is issued with the four year provisional visa.

This is a temporary four year residence visa for skilled workers and the main applicant and any additional applicants are permitted to live in a designated regional (Outside of Metro) area of Australia.

This visa may lead to permanent residency provided that the eligibility criteria for the permanent visa is satisfied. Once granted this visa we can explain how to be compliant and help you to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency.

If you meet all the eligibility criteria to be able to apply for the the permanent Skilled Regional visa we will guide you through the application process compiling the required information and lodging your application.

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SKILLED REGIONAL (PERMANENT) VISA (Subclass 887)

We can assess and discuss with you if it may be possible to meet the criteria and requirements to apply for the the Skilled Regional (Permanent) visa which requires you to live in certain Regional locations for a minimum amount of time and lets you and any additional applicants live in Australia permanently.

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Work Visa Subclasses

EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME Visa– (Subclass 186) 

At Goodman Migration we can assess if you may be eligible for this visa and guide you through the process if you have been nominated by a business in Australia.

The Employer Nomination Scheme (Permanent work visa) has three available streams for applicants:

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream – is for Temporary Work (subclass 457) visa holders who have worked in their nominated occupation for two years with an employer who now wants to offer them a permanent role with them.
  • Direct Entry stream –  is for applicants who have been nominated by the employer, applicants who have not worked in Australia, or if you have only worked in Australia for a short period of time and temporary residents who do not meet the criteria of the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
  • Agreement stream – is for those applicants who are sponsored by an employer under an Australian Labour agreement. 

More information……

Or contact us now for a free initial talk and assessment….

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa – (Subclass 187)

We can explain how you may be able to apply for this permanent residency visa if you would like to live and work in an area specified as Regional Australia. Goodman Migration can advise you on the areas currently classified under this scheme and assess if you may be eligible to apply.

For more information….

or Contact us now for an initial free consultation

Temporary work Visa – (Subclass 457)

We show you how when a Business legally and currently operating in Australia cannot source skilled labour locally they may be able to sponsor employees from overseas to help them fill essential and urgent roles in their business.

We show you what you must do to qualify for this visa if you have been sponsored by an eligible employer in Australia, and have the relevant skills to fulfill a skilled role in the approved business

As a business you will be guided in the process you must and what you must prove for sponsoring important employees from abroad and how to be approved by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, which is first prerequisite in order to so.

We will show you how to demonstrate the right way that will be viewed by the Department as adequate effort to hire local workers made by the business before resorting to a worker on a 457 visa.

We explain how you may be granted this visa which enables you and members of you family unit to work, study and live in Australia for the validity of the visa.
We will show you what you must to and how to apply for this work visa so you can work in Australia for a period of up to four years.

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE  – The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018.

The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years and a Medium-Term stream of up to four years and will support businesses in addressing genuine skill shortages in their workforce and will contain a number of safeguards which prioritise Australian workers.Australian workers.

For more information….

or Contact us now for an initial free consultation

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist ) Visa (Subclass 400)

This visa may be the most appropriate visa if you or an employer who wishes you to travel to Australia to fulfill duties that are short-term, highly specialised, or non-ongoing work.

  • In limited circumstances, your case may also be for you to participate in an activity or work deemed to be relating to Australia’s National Interests.

The Subclass 400 generally provides for you to stay for a period of up to three months but may be granted for up to six months in limited circumstances where a strong business case is made.

Graduate Visa (Temporary) – (subclass 485) 

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution and wish to continue gaining Australian work experience by working full time.

We will help you understand how the Subclass 485 Graduate visa may be granted for a period of between 18 months to 4 years depending on your circumstances and our team will advise you on the appropriate stream under which you may be eligible to apply.

Goodman Migration can help you to engage on a beneficial Professional Year Programme to equip you further in your profession and enhance future employment opportunities and work with you for  FUTURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students are only able to access the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) once as a primary applicant.

For more information….

or Contact us now for an initial free consultation

Simplifying what you need to know for Skilled and Work Visas

The Different Streams to Permanent work visas

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream
  • Direct Entry stream
  • Agreement stream

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TRANSITION STREAM
You will learn how we can really help to meet the requirements for the Temporary Transition Stream articulating the areas that meet the criteria effectively and the levels of English Language required.

We can explain how to apply under this stream without needing to have your skills assessed again, we show you how demonstrating the experience worked in Australia for two years for your nominating employer provides evidence needed.

We show you if you can apply for the Temporary Residence Transition stream and how you may be able  to apply to satisfy the criteria for the best chance of success depending on the visa you hold.

We also give you the insights to how you may also have options of applying for a permanent visa through a Direct Entry stream.

DIRECT ENTRY STREAM
We can quickly assess and explain if you have skills and qualifications which are pertinent to your nominated occupation and how to obtain a skills assessment by the correct assessing body for your occupation.

We show you how to be nominated as a Professional or Trades/Crafts person and how your qualifications must be obtained outside Australia together with the level of English Language you must prove and ways to prove it.

AGREEMENT STREAM
We demonstrate how you may be eligible to apply through this stream and give you assistance to towards using the Agreement stream as a pathway, explaining the various age, skills, English language and other requirements that must be met.

Experience and knowledgeable Advice for Skilled and Work Visas

You need good advice for your case when applying for these Visas. They are generally regarded as quite a complicated process requiring several steps each to be taken correctly and wisely in order to first be eligible to apply, and then for the application itself.

Skilled and Work visas are POINTS TESTED and you MUST  be INVITED or NOMINATED to apply for these visas.

To be eligible to receive an ‘Invitation to apply’ you MUST write and lodge a compliant MANDATORY EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI). (This is done before you apply and not an application for the visa in itself)

Skilled and work visas are considered to have a fairly complex process and are highly competitive (on Points) with other candidates in each skills pool for receiving a possible invitation to apply.

Goodman Migration Services take you carefully from the first step in the process of Points Tested Skilled Migration or General Skilled Migration in submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). We show you how to maximise your eligible points score and articulate your skills to have the greatest chance of receiving the invitation to apply. 

Once you have lodged a complaint EOI, if you receive an invitation we carefully help you to manage the application process and meet the required timing to apply. We show you what you must do to meet the criteria to be eligibible to be granted the visa

We make it simple for you and show you the benefits of using the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protections’ ‘SkillSelect’ facility. We hold your hand every step of the way and and explain if you application meets the criteria to be invited to apply show you how a compliant EOI is written.

We give you the insights and wisdom from experience and expert knowledge for how to use SkillSelect for any skilled visa subclass, including the points tested skilled migration visas, employer sponsored visas and business/Investor visas.

Employer Sponsored visas  (Optional SkillSelect)

We show you how SkillSelect can be used to assist in locating an employer who needs your skills and marketing yourself to these companies.

Points tested and Business visas (Mandatory SkillSelect)

We show you how to meet requirements of the visa subclass that you are interested in and then the way to comply with the mandatory SkillSelect part of the application process.

Expressions of Interest

We show you what information is relevant to the Departments decision making criteria and  may be persuasive by preparing the EOI with you and submitting this important document so it has the greatest chances of success.

We will quickly confirm if you have the appropriate skills to apply for a points tested skilled migration visa to migrate to Australia.

We confirm how you might  meet the requirements for the visa subclass you wish to express an interest in and to submit the most effective Expression of Interest (EOI) to stand the best chance of receiving an invitation to apply for the visa.

After your EOI has been submitted, we will advise you once an invitation to apply for a skilled migration visa is received and what you must now do.

Visas that require you to submit an EOI include;
Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189)
Skilled-Nominated visa (subclass 190)
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

TIME LIMITS AFTER RECEIVING AN INVITATION TO APPLY:

When we advise you immediately upon receiving any invitation to apply for a skilled migration visa, we will then guide and show you how the visa application itself must be lodged within the time limit in order to be assessed by the GSM processing team against the visa subclass requirements.

Each visa has different eligibility requirements,  we will explain and work with you to show how you to meet these requirements.

We will give you very open, honest and clear advice of your eligibility to meet requirements of each visa prior to submitting your EOI.

We will show you how to nominate an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list (SOL)  when an invitation is received.

How we help and guide you in applying for Skilled and Work Visas

Fast, Clear and Accurate Information about the Australian Skilled or Work Visa, Mandatory Requirements and Advice on How and When to Apply

We conduct an assessment on your circumstances and let you know if you qualify for an Australian Skilled visa. We will be open honest and frank about your prospects of success and if there is a strategy that may be effective to obtain additional qualification or work experience and where to obtain these to increase your points. Ask us about it.

We make sure you understand what is required by you and what we will do for you. Then we formulate a clear plan for how to have the best chance of achieving your success.

We advise and guide you through the many pathways and routes that exist to be granted a Skilled Australian Visa and can strategize the right pathway to reach your objectives over the long term.

You will be given the right advice for your Circumstances, Skills and Occupation and have clear and accurate information explained about:-

  1. How Australia uses a Points System to achieve the objective of attracting the people and skills deemed most desirable,
  2. How we make sure you maximise your points score for the greatest chance of success,
  3. Show you ways you may be able to gain extra points by improving your English language ability gaining qualifications or experience verification, and
  4. If your occupation is listed on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and how timing is important for each category of occupation on the list.
  5. If your skill must be invited by an Australian state or territory government agency and if you must prepare and lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) to them in order to be considered for a visa.
  6. Where you must be when Invited to apply

How do I write and lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI)?

The EOI is a formal submission to the department  of Immigration expressing the reasons why you meet the criteria to be eligible to apply. We will work with you to prepare an appropriate effective Expression of Interest that is compliant with the requirements to be considered for a possible invitation so you have the best possible chance for your case to make an application.

State and Territory Governments issue invitations to candidates depending on their needs for skilled migrants at the time. When you lodge your EOI, you can specify with states or territories you would consider moving to.

A Skilled Nominated visa will allow you (and any additional applicants) to migrate to Australia on a permanent basis.

We will give you the latest news and requirements for various skills deemed to be in demand in Australia and explain what you must do for each. We will ensure you understand limits apply for the number of skilled migrants each year, that they may be Capped or change during a year and how they may apply to your occupation.

Important criteria for which the basis of Skilled visas are granted:

We help you to compile the information needed and guide you to write an ‘eligible’  expression of interest  (EOI) for Visas requiring you be eligible to receive an invitation to apply (ITA) from an Australian State or Territory Government.

We help and manage you through the application process and the critical timing needed for Character, Health and Skills Assessments by the authorized Skills Assessment Authority relevant to your skill.

We will talk and explain to you about the important factors of:-

  1. The points test , (how to maximise and have greatest chance of success)
  2. Your age (how timing may be important for your application)
  3. Your qualifications (how to evidence, which qualifications are most useful and what you need)
  4. Your work experience, (where and when you gained the experience)
  5. The level of English language required and how to provide evidence of your ability and,
  6. Where you have studied.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Goodman Migration will show what level of English Language is required and how to gain higher levels which may benefit your eligibility to submit an EOI for points tested skilled migration visas as well as your application.

We can advise you on the timing of when you have undertaken a suitable English language test and strategy to make sure your last English Certification was achieved within 36 months of being issued an invitation to apply for a visa.

HEALTH AND MEDICALS

We will advise you on what Health Criteria you must meet, any medical examinations required and both how and where this can be done.

GOOD PEOPLE OF SUITABLE CHARACTER

We show you the required way to show you have satisfied the Character criteria through the correct Police Clearances for the correct timeframes required to prove you meet the requirements of only good people of suitable Character to be granted a visa to come to Australia 

We will explain to you clearly:-

  • What the costs associated with applying for and grant of the visa are and the application guidelines for the most suitable visa you may be eligible for.
  • How to bring family as secondary applicants.

We will ensure you understand:-

  • The obligations you have on each visa, and what you must do whilst holding each visa.
  • What each visa allows you to do, and the entitlements you have on a visa, such as Social Security entitlements and workers rights.

The Different Skilled and Work Visa Subclasses

SKILLED INDEPENDENT (PERMANENT) VISA (Subclass 189)  

We can explain if the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa is for you.  We will quickly assess how as a worker with high levels of skill in your occupation you may meet the ‘Points Test’ and identify which and if you may be able to nominate an occupation is listed on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) published by the Department of Immigration. The different SOL Lists provide information as to the skills deemed to be currently in demand to meet Australia’s Immigration objectives.

SKILLED NOMINATED (PERMANENT) VISA (Subclass 190)

We will explain how to the become eligible to apply for a Skilled Nominated visa with a written submission to an Australian state or Territory government agency and how by becoming eligible to be invited to apply you may access extra Points for the Points Test and priority processing of an application and entrance.  We can work with you to write a mandatory Expression of Interest (EOI) that will be a comprehensive submission as to your case, and meet the defined criteria to be eligible for receiving an invitation for wishing to apply.

If nominated we then guide you in compiling, writing and lodging your application and mentor you through all the information you will need and how to present the content effectively you meet the criteria that must be met for this visa.

887 – SKILLED REGIONAL (PERMANENT) VISA

The Skilled Regional (subclass 887) is a Permanent visa which allows for you and any additional applicants migrate and live in Australia permanently.

We will show you how demonstrate you have complied with any conditions on your visa and work with you to take the final next step to a life in Australia. The final step is as important as the first and we will guide you carefully through the criteria and requirements.

To apply you must:

  • hold a subclass 489, 495, 496, 475 or 487, or a Bridging visa A or B after applying for a subclass 489, 495 or 487 visa
  • have lived in a specified regional area of Australia for at least two years
  • have worked full time in a specified regional area for at least one year

SKILLED REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA (Subclass 489) (Pathway to Permanent Residency)

– SKILLED REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa is a temporary four year residence visa for skilled workers who do not meet the requirements for a Skilled Independent or Skilled Nominated visa. The main applicant and any additional applicants are permitted to live in a designated regional area of Australia.

If you have met all the eligibility criteria for you may be able to apply the permanent Skilled Regional visa.

If granted this visas, the applicant is issued with the four year provisional visa. This visa may lead to permanent residency provided that the eligibility criteria for the permanent visa is satisfied.

EMPLOYER NOMINATION SCHEME – (Subclass 186) 

At Goodman Migration we can assess if you may be eligible for this visa and guide you through the process if you have been nominated by a business in Australia.

The Employer Nomination Scheme (Permanent work visa) has three available streams for applicants:

  • Temporary Residence Transition stream – is for Temporary Work (subclass 457) visa holders who have worked in their nominated occupation for two years with an employer who now wants to offer them a permanent role with them.
  • Direct Entry stream –  is for applicants who have been nominated by the employer, applicants who have not worked in Australia, or if you have only worked in Australia for a short period of time and temporary residents who do not meet the criteria of the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
  • Agreement stream – is for those applicants who are sponsored by an employer under an Australian Labour agreement. 

More information……

or Contact us now to receive an initial free assessment

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)  (Subclass 187)

We can explain how you may be able to apply for this permanent residency visa if you would like to live and work in an area specified as Regional Australia. Goodman Migration can advise you on the areas currently classified under this scheme and assess if you may be eligible to apply.

 

Temporary work visa – (Subclass 457)

We show you how when a Business legally and currently operating in Australia cannot source skilled labour locally they may be able to sponsor employees from overseas to help them fill essential and urgent roles in their business.

We show you what you must do to qualify for this visa if you have been sponsored by an eligible employer in Australia, and have the relevant skills to fulfill a skilled role in the approved business

As a business you will be guided in the process you must and what you must prove for sponsoring important employees from abroad and how to be approved by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, which is first prerequisite in order to so.

We will show you how to demonstrate the right way that will be viewed by the Department as adequate effort to hire local workers made by the business before resorting to a worker on a 457 visa.

We explain how you may be granted this visa which enables you and members of you family unit to work, study and live in Australia for the validity of the visa.
We will show you what you must to and how to apply for this work visa so you can work in Australia for a period of up to four years.

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE  – The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018.

The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years and a Medium-Term stream of up to four years and will support businesses in addressing genuine skill shortages in their workforce and will contain a number of safeguards which prioritise Australian workers.Australian workers.

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist ) Visa (Subclass 400)

This visa may be the most appropriate visa if you or an employer who wishes you to travel to Australia to fulfill duties that are short-term, highly specialised, or non-ongoing work.

  • In limited circumstances, your case may also be for you to participate in an activity or work deemed to be relating to Australia’s National Interests.

The Subclass 400 generally provides for you to stay for a period of up to three months but may be granted for up to six months in limited circumstances where a strong business case is made.

Graduate visa (Temporary) – (subclass 485) 

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution and wish to continue gaining Australian work experience by working full time.

We will help you understand how the Subclass 485 Graduate visa may be granted for a period of between 18 months to 4 years depending on your circumstances and our team will advise you on the appropriate stream under which you may be eligible to apply.

Goodman Migration can help you to engage on a beneficial Professional Year Programme to equip you further in your profession and enhance future employment opportunities and work with you for FUTURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students are only able to access the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) once as a primary applicant.

417 – WORKING HOLIDAY (Temporary)

The dream of many, a must tick box for a few and the adventure of a lifetime for others. This visa may provide you with a life changing experience of visiting, travelling, backpacking and  for people who meet certain age and background requirements, being able to subsodise your visit by working in Australia.

Meeting new people and creating memories that will last forever once you get home, are just some of the rewarding experiences you may enjoy.

We can explain if you are of a country that may apply and help you demonstrate the requirements for the Subclass 417 visa which is valid for 12 months.

You may ask Goodman Migration how can extend my working holiday visa?

We can show you the way that might make it possible to enable you to apply for a second working holiday visa.

We show you how to demonstrate you have met the conditions so you have the best chance to  be eligible for the second 12 month Working Holiday visa and continue to enjoy the experience and time in Australia that you have chosen.

We show you how you can leave and re-enter Australia and how you may be allowed to work for short periods of time without breaching your visa conditions where you wish to supplement your funds as you travel through Australia.

We explain how long you may work with any one employer and how you can study certain courses in Australia for specific periods.

SHORT TERM WORK IN AUSTRALIA

We can show you how you can travel to Australia for short-term work and explain if you are eligible for the Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400).  

Once approved this visa allows you do to short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work in Australia.

Other specific activities we typically help people to travel and work temporarily in Australia short term being eligible for the Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) are:
work in the entertainment industry,
participate in activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation
participate or observe in an Australian research project
work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement
participate in high-level sports competitions or sports training programs
participate in approved special program
do full-time religious work
be employed as a superyacht crew member
do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives
participate in a government endorsed event.