Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Code of Conduct


AMES has clients from
more than 50 countries

to our clients who have had their Visa granted in the past 12 months:

Cecilia T.  from Italy
Disabilities Services Officer
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
8 February 2019

Antonio. P. C.  from Spain
Sales and Marketing Manager
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
8 February 2019

Molly K.W.  from United States
Teacher Hearing Impaired
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
2 February 2019

Raul C. V.  from Venezuela
Geotechnical Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
25 January 2019

April Marie C.  from Philippines
Child Care Worker
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
23 January 2019

Faud H.  from Kosovo
Factory worker
Subclass 600 (visitor stream)
16 January 2019

Manuel G. L.  from Spain
Civil Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
22 December 2018

Sebastian B.  from Poland
Construction Manager
Subclass 186 (employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
19 December 2018

MS Z.  from Bangladesh
Medical Physicist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
17 December 2018

Jaime E.H.  from Colombia
Telecommunications Engineer
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
11 December 2018

Pauline Marie S.  from France
Human Resources Specialist
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
8 December 2018

Fatema S.  from India
Community Support Worker
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
27 November 2018

Veronica F. L.  from Bolivia
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
20 November 2018

Mariana H.G.  from Mexico
ICT Business Analyst
Subclass820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
16 November 2018

Jorge N. R.  from Venezuela
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
10 November 2018

Belina B.  from United States
Subclass 500 (Student)
24 October 2018

Alex A. V.  from Mexico
Marketing Specialist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
19 October 2018

Ibrahim K. S.  from India
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
17 October 2018

Darshinie V.  from Malaysia
Special Needs Teacher
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
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Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 October 2018

Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 500 (Student)
2 October 2018

Hande M. A.  from Turkey
Market Researcher
Subclass 186 (Permanent Employer Nominated)
15 September 2018

Carlota C. C.  from Spain
Conference & Events Organiser
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 September 2018

Erila B.  from Albania
Social Worker
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
6 September 2018

Rajat I  from India
Subclass 602 (Medical Treatment)
28 August 2018

Stephen J. R.  from India
Subclass 489 (Subsequent Applicant)
28 August 2018

David A. N.  from Mexico
Restaurant Manager
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
15 August 2018

Luca V.  from Italy
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
2 August 2018

Carlos R.O.  from Spain
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
25 July 2018

Sabina B.  from Nepal
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
2 July 2018

Gijerjii G.  from Albania
Subclass Subclass 600 (visitor Australian sponsored)
4 June 2018

Karolina Anna K.  from Poland
Logistics Officer
Subclass485 (Post-Study Work) visa
9 May 2018

Federico O.  from Spain
Subclass 500 (Student)
9 May 2018

Jeom Sook Y.  from S. Korea
Dental Hygienist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
27 April 2018

Bharat S. B.  from India
Project Administrator
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
18 April 2018

Maxiel L.  from Mexico
Admin Assistant
Subclass 309 (Offshore Partner Provisional)
4 April 2018

Luca P.  from Italy
Manufacturing Production Manager
Subclass 489 (GSM - Regional State Nom)
19 March 2018

Gustavo M. A.  from Mexico
Graphic Designer and Ilustrator
Subclass 186-ENS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
13 March 2018

Francisco A. C.  from Argentina
Data Analyst
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
9 March 2018

Prahbu G.  from India
Electronics Engineer
Subclass 500 (student)
27 February 2018

Viktor R.  from Germany
Business Analyst
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
15 February 2018

Stelian B.  from Italy
Graphic Designer
Subclass 500 (student)
12 February 2018

Renon D. M.  from Brazil
Business Analyst
Subclass 500 (student)
2 February 2018

Ngoc Tien N.  from Vietnam
Social Worker
Subclass 500 (student)
19 January 2018

Jonathan A. W.  from USA
Agriculrural Scientist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
15 January 2018

Sylvie N.  from Burkina Fasso
Geoscience Technician
Subclass 500 (student)
15 January 2018

Samudi P.  from Sri Lanka
University Tutor
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
3 January 2018

Pamela S.  from Croatia
High School Graduate
Subclass 500 (student
3 January 2018

Skilled Visas

In 2010 the Australian Government introduced changes to its General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program, which have had a big impact on the eligibility of people living overseas to come to Australia as a skilled migrant as well as on the eligibility of international students to apply for permanent residence on completion of their studies in Australia. Many other changes have been introduced since then, which were consolidated into the new Skilled Migration Selection Model (SkillSelect) on 1 July 2012.

Skilled Occupations List

SOL In April 2017 the socalled "Skilled Occupation List (SOL)" was significantly revised: it was divided into a Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and a Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), both of which can be viewed on the Department of Immigration website as the Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations. This list is the primary and most important factor governing your eligibility to migrate to Australia, unless you are being sponsored by an employerEmployer-sponsored skilled migrants are given the highest priority at the present time .

We suggest that you view and/or print the Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations, which is still being referred to as the "Skilled Occupations List", to see if your occupation is included.

Your occupation is on the current Skilled Occupations List

If your occupation is on the current Skilled Occupations List, you may be eligible to apply for a

depending on a number of further criteria:
  • you must be under 50 years of age,
  • you must have a qualification in the profession or trade occupation on the Skilled Occupations List which you nominate for migration purposes,
  • you must have at least 12 months recent work experience in that occupation,
  • you must have good English ability and prove this by passing the IELTS Test, and
  • you must achieve a particular minimum pass mark in the Points Test.

The Points Test

All these requirements (and some other aspects of your background) contribute to your score on the Points Test and this score determines which of the three Skilled Visas you can apply for. So, once you've ascertained that your occupation is on the current SOL, your next step would be to work out what your Points Test Pass Mark is likely to be.

But wait, there's more!

That's not the end of it, however. Many people think that if they get the right score on the Points Test their visa application will succeed, but they're wrong: even if you pass the Points Test and meet all the necessary requirements, that still doesn’t mean that your visa application will be approved: specifically,

  1. you have to get a positive Skills AssessmentWhen you apply for a Skilled Visa you must provide evidence that your skills have been assessed as suitable for your nominated occupation by the appropriate assessing authority. Click for further details. and

  2. you have to submit a correct, properly completed and fully documented application. Your application will be assessed by a public servant who is typically under a lot of pressure: the quickest way for them to get the job done is to find something wrong with the nature of your application. This is where professional representation can play a crucial role and where the help and advice of a Registered Migration Agent can be a real advantage.

Australia currently has a Special Skilled Visa for EngineersIf you graduated as an Engineer in the last 2 years, this visa gives you some important advantages, including not having to do the Points Test. However, there are special conditions. Click to check the details. which is intended to combat the shortage of Engineering skills in the resource sector and which makes it relatively easy for recently graduated Engineers to come to Australia to work and settle.