A skilled migrant visa allows skilled people to work and live in Australia. It is a points-based system and is the most popular visa application pathway for skilled workers. SkillSelect allows you to apply for a permanent Australian visa, such as a Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189. Skilled-Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489):This is a 4-year provisional visa which allows holders to live only in certain areas of Australia. You would need to be sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area, or by a state or territory government.
The minimum points score for a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) was 90. The latest date of effect was 16/11/2019. This means applicants needed 90+ points to secure an invitation, and those who had the minimum 90 points waited 4 months to secure an invitation.