General Skilled Migration

The purpose of the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is to attract highly employable people for migration to Australia. This program is for people who are not sponsored by an employer and have skills in particular occupations required in Australia. GSM applicants must satisfy a points test as part of the visa application requirements. Sponsorship by an eligible family member, or nomination by a state/territory government is also possible under the GSM program.

Overseas workers who have a visa awarded under the GSM program can work in Australia on a permanent basis, or in some circumstances, on a temporary basis until the requirements for permanent residency are met.