Direct Entry Stream:
With the introduction of the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) which commenced on 16 November 2019, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187) direct entry (DE) stream is closed to new applications.
If you currently work on a 457, 482 or other eligible temporary work visa in Australia, or have worked and are currently on a bridging visa, you may apply for the 187 visa through the temporary residence transfer stream. You must have worked in Australia for at least three years prior to applying through this stream. A skills assessment and work history is necessary, but you will have likely obtained this through your current working visa. Learn more about the temporary residence stream here.
On March 11, 2019, the occupations list for RSMS visa applicants was updated and expanded. You can view that list here.