In a very important announcement of the Department of Immigration:

Chefs, tilers and bricklayers will be added the Skilled Occupation List on 1 July 2014.

That means if you are qualified in these occupations you don’t need an employer to sponsor you for permanent residence.

Please see the Ministers announcement here: http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/mc/2014/mc215271.htm

Please see our website page for the requirements for the General Skilled Migration Visa:

http://www.globalmigrate.com.au/australian-visa-applications/work-visas/general-skilled-migration-visas/