As of the 1st July 2018 the following requirements will apply to Direct Entry Subclass 187 visas as per the Department of Home Affairs website:

With regard to the skills requirement for this visa subclass, at the time of lodgement the applicant MUST have:

At least 3 years of relevant working experience; and A positive, valid skills assessment in the nominated occupation from the relevant assessing authority.

These requirements will not apply to the Temporary Resident Transitional stream at this stage.