Skills assessment and work experience requirements

    You might not have to meet the skill assessment and work experience requirements if you:
  • were nominated as an academic by a university in Australia
  • were nominated as a scientist, researcher or technical specialist at ANZSCO skill level one or two by an Australian government scientific agency
  • are in Australia as the holder of a Special Category visa (subclass 444) or New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa (subclass 461) and have worked with your nominating employer in your nominated occupation for the past two years (not including any period of unpaid leave) in the three years before you apply for this visa.

For more information see: Age skill and English language exemptions - Permanent Employer Sponsored programme.