Exemption from skills requirement

You might not have to meet the skill assessment and qualification requirements if you are in Australia as the holder of a Special Category visa (subclass 444) or a New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa (subclass 461) and have worked with your nominating employer in your nominated occupation for the past two years (not including any period of unpaid leave) in the three years before you apply for this visa.

For more information see: Age skill and English language exemptions - Permanent Employer Sponsored programme.