December 2, 2021

Work Visas Australia

There are 4 work visas that allow you to work in Australia: TSS 482 work visa, Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 Permanent Visa Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 Visa, Temporary/Short Stay Specialist Work 400 Visa

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Australian Work Visas

There are five Australian work visas that allow you to work in Australia

TSS 482 work visa

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 Permanent Visa

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 Visa

Temporary/Short Stay Specialist Work 400 Visa

The TSS Temporary Skill Shortage 482 Work Visa

Some highlights of the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa are:

It has two streams:

Short-Term Stream (up to 2 years)

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website states that “The Short-Term stream is designed for Australian businesses to fill skill gaps for up to two years with skilled overseas workers where an Australian worker is not available.”

Regarding the Short-Term stream, the DIPB site adds that “Unlike the current subclass 457 visa, this stream will allow onshore renewals only once, and involve a genuine temporary entrant assessment to prevent de facto residence.”

Medium-Term Stream (up to 4 years)

“The Medium-Term stream is designed for Australian businesses to fill critical skill gaps for up to four years

with highly skilled overseas workers, where an Australian worker is not available.” (DIPB)

Please note this difference between the TSS and 457 visas: “The Medium-Term stream will have a permanent residence option after three years, subject to meeting all other eligibility criteria, rather than after two years from the subclass 457 visa.” (DIPB)

Both the Short-Term and the Medium-Term streams have eligibility requirements that include:

  • Occupation lists
  • Onshore renewals
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
  • Criminal background checks

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

457 reforms and occupation list changes: questions and answers, pp 11-15

To learn more about the TSS visa and to discuss its applicability to your circumstances, book a consultation now with a Migration Ways registered visa expert.

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The Employer Nomination Scheme allows Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia. This visa is known as a 186 visa.

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The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 Permanent Visa

The Employer Nomination Scheme allows Australian employers to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in Australia. This visa is known as a 186 visa.

The nomination process is similar to the 457 visa, whereby the employer is required to meet training benchmark requirements and the nominated salary must be within market rates and no less than the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) level as specified by the Department of Immigration and is indexed annually on 1 July.

In addition, the position on offer must be full time, ongoing and available for at least a three year period.

The visa applicant’s requirements will vary, depending on the stream and the conditions of employment.

The 2 most common streams under this Visa subclass:

The Temporary Residence Transition Steam is a streamlined pathway that allows applicants of a 457 visa who have worked for their current employer for 2 years to obtain a permanent visa.

The Direct Entry Stream, which requires applicants to obtain a Skills Assessment and demonstrate 3 years work experience and meet English language requirements (unless exempt).

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme allows Australian employers in regional Australia to employ skilled people in positions unable to be filled from the local labour market.

Many Foreign Chefs Work in Australia, including in Regional Australia on the 187 Visa

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 Visa

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme allows Australian employers in regional Australia to employ skilled people in positions unable to be filled from the local labour market.

The most relevant variances with 187 visa is that it does not require the employer to meet the training benchmark requirements and there is no set TSMIT for the salary offer to the applicant.

The nominated position together with the proposed terms and conditions of employment, do however, need to be certified by the Regional Certifying Board which is appointed to the specified location of employment.

In addition, the position on offer must be full time, ongoing and available for at least a two year period.

*All occupations nominated under the Employer Sponsored Visas may be on the Consolidated Skills Occupation List or the Skilled Occupation List

To read more about Regional Visa 187.

 

Migration Ways registered, skilled, successful and experienced agents have 35 years combined experience in the migration field, working in Australia and internationally. We solve problems and take the headache out of the at times complex application process.

To Work, Study, Live, Travel in Australia you Need A Visa.

Temporary/Short Stay Specialist Work 400 Visa

The Temporary Short Stay 400 visa allows employers to hire foreign nationals to work short term in Australia to perform specialized work. The 400 visa is generally granted for 3 months and in some instances for 6 months. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply for the 400 visa, but they must do so offshore, that is, overseas, not in Australia. The specific work related to the application does not need to be on any occupation list and the application is not subject to labour market testing or market salary rates.

After the successful 400 visa applicant is working for an Australian company, he or she may be able to apply for a different visa, for example, the subclass 457 visa.

If you have been invited to work on a specific task for an Australian employer, contact us to discuss the 400 visa as an option for you.

The 407 Training visa can last up to 24 months.

Is the 407 Training Visa for You?

The Australian Training 407 Visa

The 407 Training visa allows successful applicants to:

 “take part in workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation, area of tertiary study, field of expertise.

  • participate in a professional development training programme in Australia.”1

The 407 Training visa can last up to 24 months. To be eligible to apply for the visa, applicants must:

  • be at least 18 years old.
  • demonstrate “functional English language skills to undertake the training.”
  • be sponsored by an approved sponsor of a relevant class to participate in workplace-based occupational training activities or classroom-based professional development activities.

When undertaking training in Australia on this visa, the trainee must be paid a salary or wage.

A nurse training in Australia must be paid

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The Melbourne Migration Agents of Migration Ways are registered, skilled, successful and experienced agents have 35 years combined experience in the migration field, working in Australia and internationally. Let us help you apply for Melbourne work visas. We solve problems and take the headache out of the at times complex application process. Let us help you apply for Melbourne work visas.

Working Holiday Visas

If you are aged between 18 and 31, you may be eligible to apply for Australia’s Working Holiday Visa. Check here.

Request a Skype or in-office consultation now.

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To Live and Work in Australia: The Regional 187 and 489 Visas

the 187 visa is a permanent residence visa that allows skilled workers to work in specific regional and low population growth areas of Australia

Work and Live in Regional Australia

The 187 and 489 visas were discontinued on Nov 16, 2019, and replaced by the 491 and 494 Regional visashttps://migrationways.com.au/updates/491-and-494-regional-visas/.

Australia’s Regional Visas: 187 Permanent and 489 Temporary Visas

Regional visas are an often forgotten or ignored visa option that may be the answer for many of those wishing to live and work in Australia. There are two Australian regional visas: the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme subclass 187 visa, and the Skilled Regional Provisional subclass 489 visa.  Let’s first look briefly at:

The 187 Regional Sponsored Permanent Residence Migration Scheme visa

The 187 visa is a permanent residence visa that allows skilled workers to work in specific regional and low population growth areas of Australia. The 187 visa allows employers in regional Australia to nominate and employ skilled foreign nationals in positions unable to be filled from the local labour market.

The list of occupations eligible for the 187 visa is broader than for other employer-sponsored visas. Read the current list of approved occupations for the 187 visa.

And for the 189, 190, 489, 887 visas.)

OR the combined list of skilled occupations.

Also check if a specific area is classified as Regional Australia.

Eligibility requirements for the 187 visa include:

*Applicants must be under the age of 45.

*Must be nominated for the visa by an employer.

*Must have the required skills and competent English for the nominated position.

*The position on offer must be full-time, ongoing, and be available for at least two years.

Read more about the 187 visa.

Or contact a Migration Ways bilingual registered migration agent in Melbourne.

The 489 Skilled Regional Provisional visa

The 489 visa is a temporary visa that allows skilled workers to work in regional Australia for a maximum of four years.

Each Australian state has a visa nomination scheme for its regional areas and a list of occupations that it will nominate.

The 489 visa allows its recipients and their family to “live, work and study in a specified region of Australia”. Source: The Department of Home Affairs

The following notes about the 489 visa are from the Department of Home Affairs website:

“There are three pathways to the visa:

the Extended stay pathway

the Invited pathway

the Subsequent entry pathway

This visa might lead to the permanent Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887).

Eligibility

You must

hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa (Extended Stay pathway)

be nominated by a state or territory government agency or be sponsored by an eligible relative (Invited pathway)

be invited to apply (Invited pathway)

have a relevant occupation

have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation

meet the points test pass mark of 65 points

be under 45 years of age at time of invitation

have Competent English.

Length of stay

Up to four years”

Source: Department of Home Affairs

Please contact Migration Ways to talk with one of our registered agents to see if a regional visa is a good option for you. Our experts speak Spanish, Italian and English.

To read more general information about Australian work visas.

If you think you may be a candidate for an Australian regional visa, contact Migration Ways.

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the 187 visa allows employers in regional Australia to nominate and employ skilled foreign nationals in positions unable to be filled from the local labour market

Rottnest Island in Western Australia

Are You a US H1B Tech Worker?

American tech workers can apply for skilled visas to work and live in australia

United States Tech Workers Should Think About Working in Australia

 

Skilled Visa Applicants Do Not Need a Job Offer to Qualify

As the United States tightens its requirements for H1B work visas, many foreign tech workers currently on this American visa are needing to look for other visa options. One such option for them to consider three of Australia’s working visas for skilled workers:

*Skilled Independent visa 189

*Skilled Nominated visa 190

*Skilled Regional Provisional visa 489

Note: From November 2019, the 489 visa has been replaced by the 491 and 494 visas.

American citizens, as well as those of many other countries, are eligible to apply for these Skilled visas.

To read more about the requirements for these three visas that allow you to enter and live in Australia without a job offer from an employer, please go to our website:

Or call or write to Migration Ways today to book a consultation with one of our registered experts about the 189, 190, and 489 visas or any other Australian work visa that may be appropriate for your individual circumstances.

Work Visas for Australia

If you are interested in work visas for Melbourne and Melbourne local expertise please read this article. Migration Ways caters to all nationalities but has developed especially close relationships with the Indian, American, Italian, and Spanish communities. Our experts speak English, Italian and Spanish.

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If you are an American or Indian citizen, you can apply for a skilled visa for Australia and its state of Victoria

US Tech Workers Can Apply for a Skilled Visa to Work in Australia

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