The Skillselect EOI is an expression of interest about you and your skills which potential employers in Australia, or State governments in Australia can use to decide whether to ìinviteî you to apply for a visa.
So you are interested in migrating to Australia as a skilled worker or professional and you want to know more before putting in your EOI?
You will need to show that you have a minimum level of English by completing an IELTS test.
As of July 2012 the minimum level for skilled migration is IELTS level 6, but the IELTS level depends on the job you intend to do in Australia, e.g. for Teachers you will need a 7 in each Academic band.
Applicants with a passport from the U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Ireland or the United Kingdom can be exempted, but achieving a high IELTS score can still increase your points.
What do you need to do before you put in an EOI?
Before you go online to Skillselect on the Department of Immigration and Citizenshipís website to submit an EOI, you need to think what you will need to include. The most important things are
- your English Language ability
- your skills and qualifications
- where you would like to live in Australia
- whether you have all the documents to prove what you have put in your EOI
Skillselect process allows Australia to choose the people with skills that fit their requirements, and speed up the whole system of visa applications to make it more streamlined. Therefore you have to put the best possible profile, to be ahead of others in the same field and to meet employers needs and Government requirements.
What skills do you have?
While Australia is short of many skilled workers, the type and specific skill demands changes from year to year and also from place to place.
You will need to show that you have certain minimum qualifications which will be acceptable in Australia, and to do this you will need to complete a Skills Assessment if you are outside Australia, or a Job Ready Program if you are in Australia already e.g. if you are a student.
Many migrants, just like ordinary Australians, either prefer the big cities, places where relatives or their own home-country migrants are living, or a town near or on the coast. This is quite understandable, but many other places in Australia are short of skilled workers, while the more popular places to live often have too many. It is definitely an advantage if you think about living and working in what the Australian Government calls ìregional Australiaî in the Skillselect process.
You do not need to have any documents for the Skillselect EOI at all, but if you are invited to apply for a visa then you will definitely need documents for everything ñ language ability, skills, qualifications, work experience, medical and health checks, character and criminal record checks. These documents will need to be translated into English by an approved translator if they are in another language.
Why risk a mistake in your EOI? Getting enough points to make an EOI is only just the start.
Want more help? Use our Enquiry Form to find out more:
Please contact us in the first instance with the form below. We will send your enquiry to a registered Migration agent, one of whom will follow up with you directly.
Please provide a brief job or skills description, your age, and where you are currently based (your nearest City), your contact email and telephone.