186 visa or Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) is a permanent visa for skilled workers who want to work in Australia; there are two different ways to apply for this visa:
The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for three years, while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who is not subject to a labour agreement and who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.
The Direct Entry stream is for:
In case you do not have an employer to nominate you, you can submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. This is possible to do in or outside Australia.
Contact PACE Migration & Education Consultancy for more information.