Points Based System
To qualify for skilled migration visa, you must have an occupation that is listed on skilled occupation category, and you must also pass the Skilled Migration Points Test for the occupation.
You must pass with at least 65 points across all occupations.
The points are awarded on the basis of age, qualification, English language ability, employment experience and partner's skill. If you do not get the minimum pass mark, you can get extra points if eligible to be nominated by a State of Territory Government. If you still do not qualify, there are other provisional skilled migration visa options available.
Before you apply for GSM visa, you must first lodge SkillSelect Expression of Interest. Only the most qualified candidates receive invitation to file their skilled immigration visa applications.
To file an EOI, you must first complete a skills assessment test and prove your English language ability. You may also want to get a nomination from state or territory government before filing the Expression of Interest and this will improve your chance of getting a sponsor.