Australia Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) visa is for skilled aspirants who are planning for Australia Migration. Skilled Independent Visa mainly designed to overcome a genuine skill shortage.
DIBP invites skilled migrants to lodge visa through skill select. Skill Select helps address regional skill shortages. Skill Select allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia.
This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.
For the Skilled Independent Visa, the applicant needs to qualify for the points-based test. Once qualified for the points-based test applicant needs to submit Expression of Interest (EOI). Next step is receiving an invitation after that applicant applies for Skilled Independent Visa.
The points calculated based on the several factors like Age, Education, Experience, English Language ability, nomination/sponsorship, Australian Study and Work, Partner skills and other parameters.