How to Emigrate to Australia Without a Trade 2023

Emigrate to Australia without a Trade

How to Emigrate to Australia Without a Trade 2023

How to emigrate to Australia without a trade in 2023

Originally published in 2017 this article has been updated for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 now 2023.

This article is aimed at those searching how to emigrate to Australia without a trade and whilst here at Lets Go Global we have a dedicated Trades migration team we also assist many individuals and families from the professions, medicine, IT and engineering to make the move ‘Down Under’.

Thousands of people just like you emigrate to Australia without a trade each and we’d love you to become one of them.

Whilst there’s no doubt that most Tradies are in high demand in Australia they still only account for some 30% of families and individuals emigrating to Australia each and every year on Permanent Residency.

If you do have a skilled trade and have found this page then please do check out our occupation specific details for the following skilled trades looking to emigrate to Australia.


Or simply take our free visa assessment for an honest and straightforward review of your eligibility to emigrate along with costs and timeframes.

Most other applications come from those in the professions or other higher level occupations. By higher level we mean those that require some form of minimum key criteria that can be assessed and benchmarked as part of the Australian Immigration skills assessment process.

Where then do we start when looking at how to emigrate to Australia without a trade

Just because you don’t have a skilled trade doesn’t mean that your occupation is automatically disadvantaged. Indeed, the top level of occupation in demand; Known as the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List have many hundreds of professions and occupations currently in demand in Australia.

At the very top of this non trades MLTSSL list are those in the professions, nurses immigrating to Australia are in very high demand and often see their applications accepted within a few weeks of lodging an Expression of Interest.

Secondary School teachers migrating to Australia are also in exceptionally high demand, and whilst Primary Teachers aren’t ranked as highly on the Occupations List as they once were, the education migration team at Let’s Go Global have an enviable success rate.

Qualified Paramedics are in short supply down under and as such, are on the wanted list as re those in the following sectors:

Accounting & Finance
Marketing & Advertising

Most Medical professionals (with the right qualifications) although health care assistants and Diploma qualified Nurses are now excluded from moving to Australia on Skilled Visa classes.

How to emigrate to Australia without a trade

Stage One
As will all Skilled Visa classes we first need to identify your occupation on the all important Skilled Occupations List. Its important to keep in mind that your role, job title and area of specialisation may not be classed the same here as it is in Australia so if in doubt, complete our free Australian Immigration visa assessment for a honest and strightforward eligibility check against current Australian emigration criteria.

How to emigrate to Australia without a trade

Stage two
Next up we need to secure the all important 65 points required for all Skilled Migraants just like you looking to emigrate to Australia. These 65 points are made up of a number of key factors such as age, qualifications, language skills and length of relevant work experience. Our Migration Points Calculator should help and we are always happy to assist with your eligibilty check free of charge.

*in the case of Accountants emigrating to Australia you’ll likely need a points score in excess of 65

How to emigrate to Australia without a trade: Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment time. Don’t worry, unlike a skills assessment for those with trades Professional Skills Assessments are paper based bundles of documentation that we need to gather in conjunction with you. Every profession has their own skills assessment body and its their job to say that are are who you say you are, and that you have the right skills, experience and qualifications in your profession or occupation compared to Australians in the same industry or sector.

Does it cost more money to emigrate to Australia without a trade

You’ll be pleased to hear that its actually slightly cheaper to emigrate to Australia without a trade! Those in the skilled trades such as electricians, welders, carpenters to name a few must complete either a practical demonstration or technical interview as part of their emigration skills assessment whilst for professionals there is no such practical test or interview. Usually a Skills Assessment for one of the professions is around $600 – $800 AUD whilst for an Electrician its now over $2000 AUD in total.

Expression of Interest
After receiving your positive Skills Assessment we’ll submit your formal Expression of Interest then it’s a waiting game to be called forward to apply for your formal Australian PR Visa.

How long does it take to emigrate to Australia without a trade?

This varies between clients of course and is based on your occupation, skills, and overall points score. It’s a good estimate to factor in one year from start to finish of the whole migration process. It can take longer and technically you could be waiting at Expression of Interest stage for up to two years. That said, we would be very disappointed if your emigration project took more than 18 months from start to finish.

If I don’t have a trade will I be disadvantaged immigrating to Australia?

Let’s Go Global are successful in assisting individuals and families to emigrate to Australia without a trade and retain a number of occupation code specialists who really understand your occupation to be best placed in assisting with Skills Assessment and your eventual Australian Immigration application. Our Immigration specialists are available at hours to suit you with most of our initial consultations taking place in the late afternoon and early evening.

Let’s Go! Global is not affiliated with the Australian Government but is an independent network of Immigration Professionals specializing in providing Skills Assessment and Professional Advocacy representation for individuals, families and businesses looking to relocate to Australia.

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Jane Njoma is an Australia Migration Agent who has many years of work experience as an Australian Migration Consultant and runs Lets Go Emigrate Australia as a Free Resource for Information on Immigrating to Australia. Jane believes in broader global access to Australian Immigration information and provides the information free of charge and making it available to the greatest number of people worldwide.