- September 27, 2023
- Posted by: Sandeep
- Category: Immigration to Australia
The 2023–24 South Australia General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is now open
Yes, that is correct. The 2023–24 South Australia General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is now open.
What is General Skilled Migration (GSM) program
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is a points-based system that allows skilled workers to migrate to Australia permanently. It is the most popular form of permanent migration to Australia, and it is designed to attract and retain skilled workers who can make a significant contribution to the Australian economy.
However, it is important to note that the Commonwealth Government has significantly reduced visa nomination allocations for South Australia’s GSM program in 2023–24. An allocation of 2,300 nomination places has been provided, which contrasts with the 8,800 places allocated to the State in 2022–23.1
This means that competition for GSM nominations is expected to be high in 2023–24. Skilled migrants who are interested in applying for a GSM nomination are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
To be eligible for a GSM nomination, you must:
- Be skilled in an occupation that is on the South Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
- Meet the minimum points score for the GSM program
- Have a valid English language test result
- Have a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation
You can find more information about the South Australia GSM program on the Migration SA website: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/visa-options/skilled-visas/skilled-nominated-visa
If you have any questions about the GSM program or how to apply for a GSM nomination, please contact a registered migration agent.
The Minimum points score for the GSM program
The minimum points score for the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is 65 points. This is the minimum number of points you need to score to be eligible to apply for a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), or Regional Sponsored Visa (subclass 491).
You can score points for a variety of factors, including your age, English language proficiency, work experience, education, and qualifications. You can also score points for your partner’s skills and qualifications, and for studying or working in Australia.
There are three main types of visas under the GSM program:
- Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189): This visa is for skilled workers who do not have an employer sponsor or a nomination from a state or territory government.
- Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190): This visa is for skilled workers who have been nominated by a state or territory government.
- Skilled Regional Nominated Visa (subclass 491): This visa is for skilled workers who have been nominated by a state or territory government to live and work in a regional area of Australia.