Skill Select is an online service that enables skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be identified for a skilled visa through an expression of interest (EOI). Australian employers or state and territory governments use this online service to find skilled applicants for employment and sponsorship. All applicants who meet the criteria could be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.
Expression of Interest (EOI)
An EOI is an online form which allows you to lodge an expression of interest in applying for a skilled visa. Only if you are a genuine applicant intending to migrate to Australia, you can lodge a points tested skilled or business innovation and investment visa application once you have submitted a complete EOI and have subsequently received an invitation from the Minister of Immigration to apply for a visa. You may also lodge an expression of interest in other visa programs such as the employer sponsored visa programs (EN/RSMS) and be found and contacted by an employer to discuss employment and sponsorship opportunities.
Important: An EOI is not a visa application, it is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa.