This program, also known as General Skilled Migration, is for people who are not sponsored by an employer but who have skills and experience in particular occupations required in Australia.
This is a points based visa designed for skilled applicants who have submitted an expression of interest and received an invitation to apply for the visa.
The Australian Skilled Migration Independent Visa (subclass 189) is a permanent residency visa which enables highly skilled migrants to make a permanent move to Australia.
You have to possess relevant skills and experience in an occupation that appears on the Skilled Occupation List (veiw on requirements tab) score the pass mark of 60 points and be fluent in English. If you are from Ireland, UK, US or Canada you will automatically meet the English requirement, unless if you need additional points.