There are different types of skilled visas in Australia for people who have the right qualification. You can apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), for which you don’t a sponsor or nominator, but you must be invited to apply. With this visa, you can work as well as live permanently in Australia. The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for the New Zealand stream is for citizens of New Zealand who are eligible, have contributed and shown commitment to Australia. Under this visa, a persona is allowed to work and live permanently in Australia. If your occupation is not on the list of eligible occupations for the subclass 189 visa you may want to consider the skilled nominated visa subclass 190. Each state nominates occupations which they have determined to be of value to that state and will sponsor skilled workers to live and work in that state.
The individual is also awarded an extra 5 points for the nomination. Another option to consider is the Skilled work regional provisional visa subclass 491. This is a temporary residence visa. The applicant is either nominated by a state to live and work in the regional areas or by an eligible relative. The visa is granted for a period of 5 years but the applicant is eligible to apply for permanent residency (subclass 191) after having lived and worked in the designated regional area for 3 years and earned a taxable income above a specific threshold.