Skilled

Skilled Visas for Australia

To be eligible for Skilled Visas in Australia you must have an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List, have the right qualifications and work experience and generate a minimum of 65 points.

There are 4 Skilled Visa Subclasses:

  • Permanent Skilled Independent Subclass 189
  • Permanent State Nominated Subclass 190
  • Provisional Regional State Nominated Subclass 491
  • Regional Provisional Family Sponsored Subclass 491

Which one you are eligible for will depend upon the occupation and your points score. See our Frequently Asked Questions on Skilled visas for Australia.

Use our free visa points calculator and/or send your CV to info@downundercentre.com and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options.

Call the Down Under Centre to arrange a visa consultation on 0203 376 1555 or email us directly at info@downundercentre.com

What we do & What it costs

We’ll do as much or as little as you want us to! See our breakdown of services and costs below.

Agency Fee & Processing of Skills Assessment – £550 + VAT

  • Membership of an exclusive Facebook group – The DUC Club – giving you access to our staff and other clients that are in the process or have already made the move to Australia.

  • FREE Membership to the DUC Employment Hub – a tool that connects migrants to employers and provides invaluable assistance with your relocation.

  • Processing of your skills assessment; you’ll receive very detailed descriptions of everything we need from you. The relevant skill assessing fees are payable at time of skills submission. Current Skill Assessing Fees

  • Liaising with the skill assessing authority on your behalf.

  • Telephone assistance Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm – and even out-of-hours by arrangement; we are always here to help you.

  • Explanation of the skills assessment and visa process and the options available to you.


Processing of Expression of Interest & State Nomination – £600 + VAT

  • Membership of an exclusive Facebook group – The DUC Club – giving you access to our staff and other clients that are in the process or have already made the move to Australia.

  • FREE Membership to the DUC Employment Hub – a tool that connects migrants to employers and provides invaluable assistance with your relocation.

  • Detailed explanation of additional information and documentation required for the Visa application.

  • Creation and submission of the Expression of Interest.

  • Assistance with, and submission of, the state nomination application as required; and liaising with the state on your behalf. State nomination fees due at time of submission.


Processing of Visa Application – £600 + VAT

  • Creation and submission of your Visa application. Government fees for Skilled Visas are due at time of visa submission.

  • Explanation of, and assistance with, the health and character aspects of your application. You would make payment direct to the relevant people.

  • Liaising with the Australian Government on your behalf.

  • Continuous support throughout the processing stage.

  • Explanations of your Visa Grant Notice, any conditions, and what happens afterwards.

Free Australian Migration Webinars

You can also sign up to our free monthly migration webinars, hosted by Wes Zandt, Founder of the Down Under Centre. Join us online where we provide information focusing on Skills Assessments, Visas, Jobs and Relocation help for Australia. Find out when our next webinar is here

Blogs for migrating to Australia


Australian Skilled Visas FAQs

The skilled occupation list can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list

Each occupation has a 6 digit code (ANZSCO code) – this describes the job duties.  Click on the number and it will bring up the job description.  It’s the job duties, not the job title, that matters.

Once you have determined which occupation fits best, head to the DUC Points Calculator to see if you meet the criteria.

Alternatively send your CV to info@downundercentre.com and we’ll arrange a consultation to discuss your options.

Check the DUC Points Calculator as this will show you what qualifications are required for each specific occupation.

Alternatively send your CV to info@downundercentre.com and we’ll arrange a consultation to discuss your options.

Whilst you cannot include your Parents in your visa application, they may be eligible to apply for a Parent Visa of their own.

Contact us on info@downundercentre.com for our information sheet on the options for parents.

An Australian skills assessment is required so you, the migrant, can apply for a visa to Australia.  The skills assessment is the way Australian Immigration can confirm that you are the occupation you are applying as, and have the relevant skills to match the Australian guidelines. 

These are the current Government visa fees for Australian skilled visas, which are due at time of visa lodgement.

  • Main Application $4,115
  • Partner/Each additional person over 18 $2,060 each
  • Child $1,030

Surcharge:

  • 1.4% Visa/Mastercard or AMEX
  • 1.01% PayPal 

Updated 1 July 2021

Specific details on some trade occupations for Australian skill assessments

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skills Assessment

Automotive Electrical Technology Skills Assessment Australia

Bricklaying Skills Assessment Australia

Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment Australia

Carpenter and Joiner Skills Assessment Australia

Carpenter Skills Assessment Australia

Chef Skills Assessment Australia

Cook Skills Assessment Australia

Diesel Motor Mechanic Skills Assessment Australia

Drainer Skills Assessment Australia

Electrical Skills Assessment Australia

Fitter (General) Skills Assessment Australia

Fitter and Turner Skills Assessment Australia

Fitter-Welder Skills Assessment Australia

Hairdresser Skills Assessment Australia

Joiner Skills Assessment Australia

Metal Fabricator Skills Assessment Australia

Metal Machinist (First Class) Skills Assessment Australia

Motor Mechanic Skills Assessment Australia

Plumber Skills Assessment Australia

Pressure Welder Skills Assessment Australia

Roof Plumber Skills Assessment Australia

Sheet Metal Trades Worker Skills Assessment Australia

Telecommunications Technician Skills Assessment Australia

Toolmaker Skills Assessment Australia

Welder (First Class) Skills Assessment Australia