The Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is a pathway for skilled workers to emigrate to Australia, and SkillSelect is the current tool that controls GSM eligibility criteria and the visa application process.The main focus of SkillSelect is to make it easier to obtain employer sponsorship, as the system intends to provide a clearer route for potential migrants to link up with Australian employers.
Anyone applying to emigrate to Australia based on their experience as a skilled worker is required to apply through SkillSelect. SkillSelect is the Australian government's new online system which allows skilled workers interesting in moving to Australia to be considered for a skilled Australian visa.In order to begin the application process, skilled workers will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.
An EOI is merely an indication that you would like to apply for an Australian visa and is not a visa application in itself. However, you will still need to include a range of information including:
If you have been selected to apply for a visa, you will have 60 days to apply, after which the invitation will expire. If you aren't selected however, your EOI will remain valid for two years, during which time you are able to update your EOI with any experience or details you wish.