Monthly Archives: February 2024


Thinking of studying to become an Engineer? Why not complete an engineering course in Australia and get a ‘top-class’ qualification and increase your chances of permanent residency?

Depending on the qualification obtained, you can apply for a skill assessment and be accredited by Engineers Australia and become a professional engineer.

Nearly all of the engineering occupations are on the medium and long-term strategic skills list. This means there are more potential Permanent Residency (PR) visas that you can apply for such as;

  • Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa
  • Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional Visa)
  • Subclass 191 -Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa
  • Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme Visa

For further information, please select the ‘Students’ menu tab on the ‘Home’ page of our website and navigate to the ‘International Students’ page or click HERE.

Now, please scroll down to select the ‘Blue’ Accordion’ bar for EIT Australia

Then just send us a ‘NO OBLIGATION’ FREE ASSESSMENT’ and we will assess your eligibility.


Both Permanent or Temporary visas may be cancelled by the Department of Home Affairs if you do not pass the “Character Test” but the good news is these can be appealed to the Administrative Appeals Trubunal (AAT) (successfully in most cases).

You will not pass the character test if you:

  1. have a “substantial criminal record” which is defined as you;
    • were sentenced to a period of imprisonment of 12 months or more or
    • have an association with an individual, group or organisation which is suspected of being involved in criminal conduct; or
    • are not of good character having regard to your past and present criminal or general conduct; or
    • are at significant risk of engaging in future, unacceptable conduct.

When an appeal is made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), it must be done within a strict timeframe.

For further information please click HERE to be redirected to the relevant page on our website for further important information and guidance on this subject or email


This category of visa is for people who want to own and manage a New or Existing Business or Invest in Australia. It is a temporary 5-year visa (that can also be extended for 2 years) and once the applicant is established, they can apply for permanent residency.  Even a Franchisee can be acceptable in this visa category in certain circumstances.

This visa is ‘Points’ based’, and applicants can either be in Australia or overseas to lodge this visa. However, if you apply as a ‘Significant Investor’, Premium Investor or for an extension of the temporary visa,  the points test will not apply.

Points are awarded for:

  • age
  • English language ability
  • qualifications
  • experience in business or investment
  • net personal and business assets
  • business turnover

Further significant information is available on the ‘Business-Investor’ tab of our website HERE.

Then just scroll down to complete and send us the ‘NO OBLIGATION ASSESSMENT’ form on this page and we will assess your migration eligibility for FREE.


This visa is for Highly Skilled Workers and Professionals who are nominated to live and work permanently in Australia. An application in this category has a few requirements such as;

  • You must obtain a ‘Positive Skills Assessment’ and
  • You must lodge an ‘Expression of Interest’.

A State or Territory government may then invite you to apply for this visa.

This visa is ‘Points Tested’ and a positive ‘Skills Assessment’ is required and is usually based on the applicant’s formal qualification and their work experience. However, in some circumstances where the applicant has only work experience, they can be assessed via the ‘Recognised Prior Learning’ process. Also, please note that some nominated positions require certain work experience or specialised skills.

As an application in this category is on an ‘Invitation Only’ basis therefore, it is more important than ever that your application is enhanced and optimised. Please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the SC 190 Visa page for more detailed information.

Then just scroll down to complete and send us the ‘NO OBLIGATION ASSESSMENT’ form on this page and we will assess your migration eligibility for FREE.


The definition of Regional Australia has changed. All parts of Australia except the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are now regarded as Regional

Other major Regional areas include;

  • Perth
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Geelong
  • Newcastle
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Hobart

Benefits of applying for the 491 visa:

  • There are 15,000 places allocated each year
  • You will get priority processing
  • You will have access to Medicare (Australia’s health-care system)
  • You will be allocated more points than the SC 189 & 190 Visa and;
  • You will be allocated an additional 10 pointsfor certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;
  • Other benefits relate to your partner in certain circumstances and/or if you are single.

Other advantages of the 491 visa:

  • You can be sponsored both by an eligible relative or state authority
  • The 491 Visa will be granted for initial period of 5 years
  • If you live and work for 3 years in regional area you will be eligible to get the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) 191 Visa.

We have migration professionals with combined experience of over 42 years in Australia and the United Kingdom waiting to help you.

Please check out the advice provided on the ‘Skilled Work’ page HERE. Then just scroll down to complete and
send us the ‘NO OBLIGATION ASSESSMENT’ form on this page and we will assess your migration eligibility for FREE.


Current SC482 Visa holders will now be able to transition to permanent residency (PR) via the ENS SC 186 Visa providing that;
• Their occupation exists on the relevant ‘Skilled Occupation List’
• The occupation they nominate for PR is related to their current Nominated Occupation.
• They have held a SC 482 (or 457) Visa for at least 2 years
• They have worked with their current employer for at least 2 out of the last 3 years on a full-time basis, while located in Australia.


Please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the relevant Transition page on our website.
Then just send us a ‘NO OBLIGATION’ FREE ASSESSMENT’ from here and we will expertly assess your eligibility.


The subclass 190 visa is similar to the subclass 189 visa as its also ‘Points Tested’. However, highly skilled workers or professionals who do not meet the pass mark for the 189 visa can be granted an additional 5 points if an Australian State or Territory Government nominates them.

These applicants can also work and live permanently in Australia and must obtain a skills assessment in their nominated occupation too. Also, please note that each State or Territory government has their own set of requirements that all applicants who want to be nominated must meet.

Navigating these requirements is often complicated but please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the ‘Skilled Visas’ page on our website for further information. Then please send us a ‘NO OBLIGATION FREE ASSESSMENT’ general enquiry from there to check your eligibility.


This subclass 189 visa is ‘Points Tested’ and allows highly skilled workers to work and live permanently in Australia. Potential applicants must obtain a skills assessment in their nominated occupation, and then lodge an Expression of Interest and they may then be invited to apply. It is therefore very important that your eligibility is assessed and your potential application is enhanced.

Please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the ‘Skilled Visas’ page on our website for further information and please send us a ‘NO OBLIGATION FREE ASSESSMENT’ general enquiry from there to check your eligibility.