Skilled workers from certain occupations can register for nomination by an Australian state or territory to apply for a subclass 190 visa. Successful applicants may live and work in Australia as permanent residents.
The Subclass 189 visa allows skilled workers from specific occupations to stay permanently in Australia. It provides full work rights and eligibility to enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme.
Workers from certain occupations willing to live and work in a designated region of Australia can apply for a Subclass 491 visa. After 3 years, Subclass 491 visa holders can apply for permanent residency.