In general terms for Skilled Migration the basic applicant criteria are:
- over 18 and under 45
- functional English language ability
- recent relevant skilled work experience or a recently completed eligible tertiary qualification.
The first place to check the skilled occupations that qualify is the Australian Department Of Immigration Skilled Occupations List.
The main forms of Skilled Migration for overseas Contract or Freelance workers seeking a work visa for Australia are:
Subclass 121/856 -Employer Nominated Scheme