General Skilled Migration Programme

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:

Trades Persons - MODL List


Trades Persons - ASCO code 4
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 4114-11
Automotive Electrician 4212-11
Baker 4512-11
Binder and Finisher 4913-11
Boat Builder and Repairer 4981-13
Bricklayer 4414-11
Cabinetmaker 4922-11
Carpenter 4411-13
Carpenter and Joiner 4411-11
Cook 4513-11
Drainer 4431-15
Electrical Powerline Tradesperson 4313-11
Electrician (Special Class) 4311-13
Electronic Equipment Tradesperson 4315-11
Fibrous Plasterer 4412-11

Professionals - MODL List