My husband and i are only just looking into Australia but we are both in our 40's already. We would like to go after i have trained as a midwife but it doesn't look like we will be able to accumulate enough points for PR. One option i can see is a temporary visa (457) for skilled occupations sponsored by an employer. This allows the visa holder to work in Australia for upto 4 years. What i'm trying to find out is what the options are after this. If you are over 50 when the visa expires, is there any way to get permanent residency or would it mean coming home again? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.