Australia manages its program of skilled immigration through an online service called as SkillSelect. This makes sure that the skilled migration program is based on the economic needs of the country. SkillSelect is a helpful program for the government in administering the information related to the individuals like who can file their applications for skilled migration; when can they file and in what figures. Hence, the time consumed for visa application process can be considerably reduced. This program also assists in attending to shortage of skills. SkillSelect program lets the individuals to specify the region they are interested to work and reside in Australia. This will be an advantage for the employers, who are undergoing skill shortages as well as the governments of state and territory, who are trying to settle immigrants in regional Australia
Individuals, who wish to immigrate to Australia under General Skilled Migration program, have to be eligible for a visa for which they have to be young, qualified, intelligent and hold good English language proficiency. They have to further go through a selection process.
Australia Skilled independent (Sub Class 189) and Australia Skilled nominated (Sub Class 190) are issued based on the points based test .In order to receive an invitation to file the applications under any of these visas , individuals should score minimum of 60 points against the point test factors. However, invitations are received by the applicants who have attained highest scores.
Age, educational qualification, work experience and English language proficiency, skills are some factors considered for Australian Immigration points calculator.
Extra points are also granted for each of the below factors