Skilled Independent Visa

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

For the Skilled Independent (Points-tested) stream you need to submit an expression of interest.

In order to start your application, you must:

- have a relevant occupation (ask our staff for the most relevant Occupations List)
- have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
- meet the points test pass mark of 60 points
- be under 45 years of age at time of invitation
- have Competent English
- be invited by us to apply.

This visa allows you and you dependants stay permanently in Australia.

Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia (formerly University of Ballarat) is the result of a collaborative partnership between the University of Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. Federation University Australia (FedUni) has officially commenced operations from 1 January 2014. FedUni is an attempt to offer the best facilities for higher education in Victoria by combining the facilities, student support services and academic expertise of the University of Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. The University of Ballarat itself had a history of providing tertiary education and training reaching back more than 130 years, being the third oldest tertiary institution in Australia.

Known for its applied and practical programs and strong links to industry, FedUni is recognised internationally as a leading institution for innovation and enterprise, and for preparing its graduates for successful careers. FedUni is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and its undergraduate and postgraduate programs are continually monitored to meet social and industry demands. Past graduates rate their education experience with FedUni highly. In the 2013 and 2014 edition of The Good Universities Guide, FedUni achieved 5 star rating for "Teaching Quality", 4 star rating for "Getting A Job", "Generic Skills", "Graduation Satisfaction" and "Cultural Diversity". Employers regard FedUni qualifications highly and graduates are successfully employed throughout Australia and all around the world.

FedUni provide a high quality educational experience and recognized educational qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the fields of Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Management, Commerce and Accounting.

Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA)

The Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) is one of Australia's leading providers of comprehensive health and nursing education at several levels.

IHNA is fast-growing, dynamic, and quality-driven institution committed to continuous improvement; working hard to develop, implement and deliver courses and professional development programs.

Student welfare and administrative and educational support are paramount to IHNA from the moment of application to the time of graduation – and beyond. Whatever the mode of delivery, face-to-face or e-learning, students are supported and motivated on a one-to-one basis by the institute's trainers.

Our students benefit from fully equipped campuses with modern facilities and amenities including a state-of-the-art nursing and computer laboratories, a student library, highly equipped classrooms and student break out areas.

All of this combines to ensure IHNA's significant contribution to Australia's health sector's much needed competent, confident, well rounded health professionals.

Silver Trowel Trade Training

Silver Trowel Trade Training, established in 1997, is located in Cannington, a southern suburb of Perth in Western Australia. The Institute offers a variety of skills-based and trade apprenticeship training courses for bricklaying, solid plastering and roof tiling as well as traineeships in concreting and general construction. Silver Trowel offers certificate programs in Bricklaying/Blocklaying, Carpentry, Solid Plastering, Wall and Floor Tiling, Health Training and Business. The Institute also offers a Diploma of Management program.

The school was winners of the 2010 Australian Ethnic Business Awards, the 2009 WA Industry and Export Awards for Education and Training and the 2008 and 2010 WA Industry and Export Awards for Emerging Exporters of International Education.

Work permit

Students can get a post-graduation work permit after 2 years of studying

Australian passport

Possible to apply for an Australian citizenship in 4 years of work