Skilled – Independent (Subclass 189)

Skilled – Nominated (Subclass 190)

  • Visa validity: Permanent
  • Does not require sponsorship by a relative or state/territory government
  • Can live, work and study anywhere in Australia
  • Pass mark: 75
  • Visa validity: Permanent
  • For those who are nominated by a state or territory
  • Can live, work and study anywhere in Australia after living and working for 2 years with sponsored state
  • Pass mark: 70

Skilled – Independent (Subclass 489)

Skilled – Nominated (Subclass 887)

  • Visa validity: 4 Years -a pathway to apply for PR (Subclass 887)
  • For those who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia
  • Must live, work or study in a specified regional area in Australia
  • Pass mark: 65
  • Visa validity: Permanent
  • It is the second stage of processing for a subclass 489 to obtain a permanent residency
  • Can live, work and study anywhere in Australia
  • Pass mark: No point test