Employer Sponsored Migration

The Employed Sponsored visa categories are intended for employers who are unable to source skilled employees with gazetted occupations from the Australian labour market. Employees can be sponsored on a temporary basis for periods of 2 or 4 years depending on the occupation or a permanent basis subject to meeting specified criteria including age.

On 18 March 2018 the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) was replaced with a new Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visa, subclass 482.

The TSS visa has similarities to the 457 visa in that it still has 3 parts being:

  • Standard Business Sponsorship
  • Nomination application
  • Visa application


New skilled Occupation Lists have been published, which can be downloaded here:

Employment

Visa Subclasses

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist)
visa (subclass 400)

Do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) or
Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

The Subclass 417 visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - except for Canadian and Irish citizens up to 35 (inclusive) - have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

The subclass 462 visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) have an extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

Training visa (subclass 407)

Take part in workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation

TSS Visa (subclass 482), replacing the
Subclass 457 visa

The TSS visa is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia temporarily. This visa involves a three-step process: a sponsorship application by the employer, a nomination application for a skilled position by the employer and a visa application by the proposed employee

Sponsored Permanent Visas (ENS / RSMS)

The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for skilled workers who want to work in Australia. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer and then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa programme.

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. It also allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams
the Temporary Residence Transition stream, the Direct Entry stream and
via a Labour Agreement stream.

Learn more

Our team look forward to discussing your eligibility and visa options with you. Feel free to contact us or provide your details and we will contact you.
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