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Australia is the popular destination favouring applicants with high skills and are having a desire to start a new life in Australia. Australia with its culturally different society & fast developing economy extends openings to all those who wish to progress and reside in the Country. The Australian economy is strong and is actively encouraging the skilled young people to lodge immigration application. Skilled candidates wishing to work in Australia will be assessed based on points set by the immigration department.

The country is outstandingly attractive with a migrant friendly society. Australia has the best education and health systems. The educational amenities and the health services presented by Australia to its people are very good. Australia is certified by The World Health Organization (WHO) for having a very low crime rate, as compared to most other nations. Australia is politically stable and is one of the world’s beautiful destinations for good quality of life. The country also offer many social benefits to its people. The standard of living in Australia is comparatively higher in comparison with other countries. Also, Australia is blooming in economy wise and its growth is well reflected in it’s people’s lifestyle.

MIGRATION PROGRAM FOR 2022-23:  Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has planned the 2022-23 Migration Program to boost Australia’s economic recovery and drive social strength outcomes in the post-pandemic environment. 

The 2022-23 Migration Program have a planning level of 160,000 places with the following composition:

  • ALLOCATION UNDER SKILL CATEGORY - 109,900 PLACES: This category is designed to improve the creative volume of the economy and fill skill shortages in the labour market, including those in regional Australia.
  • ALLOCATION UNDER FAMILY CATEGORY - 50,000 PLACES: This category is predominantly made up of Partner visas, enabling Australians to reunite with family members from overseas and provide them with pathways to citizenship.
    • From 2022-23, Partner visas will be granted on a demand driven basis to facilitate family reunification. This will help reduce the Partner visa pipeline and processing times for many applicants.
    • 40,500 Partner visas are estimated for 2022-23 for planning purposes, noting this estimate is not subject to a ceiling.
    • 3000 Child visas are estimated for 2022-23 for planning purposes, noting this category is demand driven and not subject to a ceiling.
  • ALLOCATION UNDER SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY - 100 PLACES:  This category covers visas for those in special circumstances, with permanent residents returning to Australia after a period overseas. The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs can reallocate places between Skill stream visa categories on an ongoing basis to respond to changing economic conditions as they happen.  Migration Program planning levels as announced as part of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 Federal Budgets


Bilimoria & Associate are Immigration Consultants and specialist in visa processing based in Chennai has been providing Immigration services for Australia to many people every year from different parts of the country. As an Immigration Consultant Bilimoria & Associate offers the clients full range of immigration services that suits the requirement towards obtaining their visas.


The Skilled Migration visa is one of the best opportunities for applicants to live and work in Australia. The Skilled Occupation List determines which occupations are eligible for Skilled Migration visas.

MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM STRATEGIC SKILLS LIST (MLTSSL):  The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) was introduced in 2017, which was earlier known as Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) had a new occupation which was added to the existing list  MLTSSL - ICT Security Specialist - 262112 (Assessed by Australian Computer Society).

There are only certain occupations are approved for use under Australia’s permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes.

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) determines which occupations are eligible for nominating for the following Subclass:

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

The Skills list classifies specialised occupations of high importance and includes managerial, professional, associate-professional and trade occupations.

The list of occupations reflects the Australian Government’s pledge to a skilled migration program that delivers skills in need in Australia. The Skills list will maintain to deliver a skilled migration program strongly focused on high value skills that will assist in addressing Australia’s prospect skills needs.

As such all applicants require a skills assessment as part of their visa process and qualify with the relevant assessing authority to obtain a skill assessment report which is mandatory requirement prior to lodging the Immigration application.

The migration program is continually reviewed to make sure it is responsive to economic conditions and skills needs. In keeping with this objective, the occupation list will continue to be reviewed by Skills Australia on an annual basis, ensuring that it meets the needs of the Australian labour market.

View Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

An eligible applicant whose occupation is not on the MLTSSL, but the occupation is on the STSOL, then the applicant can still qualify to lodge Migration / Residence visa to Australia with State sponsorship / Nomination or Employment Nomination.

The Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) was introduced on 19th April 2017, previously known as Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

SHORT-TERM SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (STSOL):  The Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) was introduced on 19th April 2017, previously known as Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

An applicant must be nominated on an occupation in the following Combined list of eligible skilled occupations if the applicant is intending to apply for any of the below visa subclass:

  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491)
  • Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Training visa (subclass 407)

View: Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

Under the Australian General Skilled Migration program, skilled migrant and skilled worker applicants can use their qualifications, work experience and language ability to meet the Australian immigration requirements for a permanent Australia visa.

If your occupation is on this list and if you can meet the requirements for your Australian Immigration visa, you could contact us at: and we will be happy to assist you in preparing a successful application

VISA OPTIONS:  There are four main visa options through which an applicant can obtain Permanent Residence visa to Australia.

a) Skilled Migration 
b) Family Sponsorship 
c) Business 
d) Humanitarian

SKILLED MIGRATION:  Each application is assessed based on the points system set by the Immigration department for Skilled Migration visa. Points are awarded for Age, Qualification, Work experience and Language proficiency. There are different visa categories on which an applicant can be eligible to lodge his Immigration application to Australia under Skilled Migration visa.

a) Skilled Independent visa: Applicants with skills in demand in the Australian Labour market as per the Skilled Occupation List( SOL) can apply on a Skilled Independent visa. In this visa category applicants must pass a points test to qualify. Applicants who are unable to meet the Skilled – Independent requirements can also opt for other visa options for which they must be either sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia or nominated by a participating state or territory government.

b) Skilled – Nominated visa: Applicants who are nominated by a participating state or territory government can apply for Skilled – Nominated visa. In this visa category also applicants must pass a points test. Each state or territory has a list of occupations that guides the types of skills they are looking for. Accordingly the state and territory government agencies can view your expression of interest in SkillSelect and decide whether to nominate you for a visa. The applicant should live in the nominating state or territory for a particular minimum time

c) Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa: Applicants nominated by a participating Australian state or territory government (OR) Sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area of Australia. The above visa class is subject to the Cap and Cease arrangement that took effect on 22 September 2015. Any visa application that was not decided before 22 September 2015 will be taken not to have been made.

NEW POINTS TEST FOR SKILLED MIGRATION:  Australia announces new points test and criteria – Expression of Interest (EOI). The new pass mark has been set as 60 points as minimum pass mark and all applications will be assessed on the new points test. The new pass mark is applicable to all applications lodged after 1 July 2012.

Every application with the minimum 60 point pass mark may not be invited to lodge an application, whereas the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) computer system will select the best of the Expression Of Interest (EOI) application and invite them to apply for lodging an Immigration application.

The minimum pass mark for the new Skill Select visa subclasses 189, 190 and 491 will be 66 points. Applicants will first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and then be invited to make an application for these visas.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) advised the change to the pass mark was in the situation of the series of reforms to the skilled migration program undertaken by the Australian Government. These reforms have ensured the skilled migration program is a responsive and demand driven program and the cornerstone of this migration reform package will be the introduction of SkillSelect from 1 July 2012.

SKILLSELECT:  SkillSelect will work and benefit applicants whose applications will be lodged through an online service that will help skilled workers who are interested in migrating to Australia. Interested candidates need to provide their details which will be taken into consideration for a skilled visa through the new system of an Expression of Interest (EOI). Eligible migrants could be nominated for skilled visas through Australian employers or state and territory governments, or can be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a successful visa application.

SkillSelect is a big change to how Australia wishes to monitor its skilled migration program. SkillSelect will make sure the skilled migration program is based on the economic needs of Australia. The Australian Government will monitor who is able to apply for skilled migration, if they are able to apply and in what numbers, on the basis of this requirement. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship wants to considerably reduce on the time process of an application.

SkillSelect will advise on regional skill shortages. SkillSelect will also allow intending migrants to indicate their willingness to live and work in regional Australia. Benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory government is attempting to settle migrants in regional areas of Australia.

The Australia's new skilled worker program, SkillSelect, allows applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) before the visa can be processed. The SkillSelect system will work as an electronic two-stage process where potential applicants first submit a request for skilled migration through an online EOI. Subsequently, SkillSelect system will select the best applicants on the basis of their EOI and then may be invited to submit an Australian visa application.

Applicants will be selected to submit an application based on the points they score in a number of selection criteria. Applicants will be given points for the age, English language ability, work experience, and education. All potential applicants will be required to meet the relevant English language requirements and obtain the necessary skills assessment prior to their EOI submission. The lowering of the pass mark will enable more immigrants to be eligible to apply for an Australian visa.

Once the new SkillSelect system in implemented, SkillSelect will begin issuing invitations to eligible applicants in August 2012. Invitations will be issued to the applicants with highest ranking EOIs in descending order. The date and time of submission of the completed EOI may be a determining factor when considering visa applications from people who score an equal number of points; Priority will be given for applications which are received earlier.

Also, there will be a CAP on each occupation to limit how many people are selected from a certain occupation group. This makes it sure that the migration program is not dominated by a narrow range of occupations.

The change is encouraging for applicants in view of state sponsorship as when an applicant’s application is lodged through Expression of Interest (EOI) under subclass 190 or 489, may also help some applicants that will now qualify for state sponsorship who previously wouldn't have had the eligibility. This notice would be of particular importance for applicants who require additional points due to having less points for IELTS, age and or work experience.

Also, there has been a change in the update of Business Skills Program Reforms effective from 1 July 2012.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  The new points test is designed to select the best and brilliant skilled migrants who will make the most favorable economic contribution to Australia. To apply for one of the above visas, applicants need to satisfy the following threshold requirements:

  • Better aimed age ranges to obtain maximum points under age
  • To obtain good English levels score to gain maximum points to qualify
  • More importance is given on the skilled employment
  • Higher level qualifications obtained in Australia and overseas

Interested applicants who wish to process their application for any one of the above visa categories and meet the requirements, can contact Bilimoria & Associate. We will be happy to assist you on the Immigration process towards obtaining your Residence visa to Australia for you and your family. Please call our office or write to us to assess your eligibility.

MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA THROUGH REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENTS:  Bilimoria & Associate liaises with a company which is one of the oldest migration agencies in Australia and has 4 Registered Representatives / Agents plus support staff towards preparation of a successful application. The Principal is a Registered MARA agent and has many years of experience, including with the Australian Government.

The representatives / agents are all members of the Migration Institute of Australia and strive to achieve the highest possible standards of professional service.

Bilimoria & Associate’s mission is to enable prospective immigrants to take advantage of Australia's strong economy and urgent need for skilled and business migrants who can expect to enjoy a high standard of living, excellent educational facilities and real Quality of Life.

We specialise in the following visa categories:

  • Partner - Spouse, Fiance (Prospective Spouse)
  • General Skilled Migration - Skilled Independent, Family Sponsored
  • Family - Parents, Aged Dependant Relatives, Carers, Dependent, Orphaned or Adopted children, Last Remaining relatives.
  • Regional Skilled Migration
  • Onshore Student Skilled
  • Distinguished Talent
  • Business Skills - Business Owner, Senior Executive and Investment Linked.
  • Employer Sponsored - Employer Nominations & Labour Agreements
  • Temporary Resident (Work) Visas - Employer Sponsored or Retirement Investor
  • Overseas Student Visas
  • Visitors - Tourist and business visitors
  • Resident Return Visa Renewal
  • Australian Citizenship
  • Appeals - Applications for review

If you are interested in migrating to Australia, please fill out the Assessment form which is found in our website and we will assess your eligibility and advise you how to proceed further.

We work with members who are members of Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) Representative and strive to achieve the highest possible standards of professional service.

Kindly forward us your detailed resume to for us to assess and advise on your eligibility, or call our office on +91 44 2823 9229 / 4350 8191 during Business Hours: Monday to Friday: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (Lunch: 1.00- 2.00 pm) for consultation or for an appointment.


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