If you are planning to travel to Australia to work, either as an independent or sponsored employee, you will almost certainly need to have an occupation on the current list of skilled occupations. You will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate qualifications and experience for the occupation before submitting an application.
The list changes regularly and there are variations according to state. While you may have your heart set on living and working in Sydney you may find that your Australian pathway will start in regional New South Wales or Queensland. Check whether your occupation is on the list and then talk to us for further advice.