Providing life-changing opportunities, Australia is a country that welcomes skillful outsiders with big dreams. A Malaysian and want to make the most out of this opportunity by applying for an Australian work visa? The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur will overtake the process for you. Nevertheless, before stepping onto a new venture, it is always safe for you to browse and gather more information about it.
So, let’s take a look at some steps that will pave your way to your Australian dream!
Knowing the eligibility of your category of work visa is the first thing you will have to deal with on your very first step. You are eligible for this visa only when your age is 18 to 30 years old during the duration you applied for. Next, you will need to have a valid Malaysian passport, Malaysian certificate of good conduct, degree or completion of at least 2 years of undergraduate study with flying colors.
Besides that, you will also need to be proficient in English and have evidence (IELTS/TOEFL).
You need to be aware of your skills before you apply for a visa, since fulfilling the skill-related requirements are very important during the procedure. There will be a point-based assessment where you will need to prove your skills. Your skills will determine your journey while living your Australian dream, so it is important that you select your skills carefully.In 2013, the Australian government came up with The General Skilled Migration program (Skillselect). The point-based assessment called Skillselect is set to select immigrants with the right skills. There is a criterion regarding age, English language proficiency, educational qualification, employment, community language skill, Australian qualifications, and more. The applicants are given points according to these categories during the assessment. For example, those above the age of 45 do not gain any points. Applicants who score 8 bands or more in their IELTS will get 20 points. If you have an Australian qualification from an Australian educational institute, you will acquire five points. You need to score a minimum of 60 points to qualify for a visa under the General Skilled Migrant Program.
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The online nomination/sponsorship form and online application form are required to be filled up. You need to make sure your employer completed the online nomination/sponsorship form before you apply for the visa. You also need to fill in the online application form in the visa category.
You need to submit relevant information and additional documents to the authorities while you are applying for the visa. Your educational and employment documents are to be provided to them as well.
When you have applied for the visa, you will need to pay your application fee for it to process. However, the cost of the visa is not always the same. It changes from time to time.
The receiving date of the application is important in this regard. There can be a difference in price when you are submitting the application versus the immigration department receiving the application. Once the immigration department receives your application, you will have to pay your fees. For this, you have to make sure you have sufficient funds if the price varies. The visa application charges are usually in Australian dollars (AUD).
There is an annual capacity of 1100 work and holiday visas each year under the Malaysia/Australia Work and Holiday program. Your visa cannot be granted until the following visa program next year if all the visas have been allocated. Usually, it takes 2-5 months for the work visa to be processed.
Once your visa is out, you can fly to Australia for work and live your wildest dreams!