Work Visas

The purpose of the Employer Sponsored Program is to enable employers in Australia to address skilled worker shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled worker who is an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident.

Employer Sponsored Skilled Work Visas

Temporary Skills Shortage
Subclass 482    

Temporary Skills Shortage Subclass 482 Visa

This visa lets an employer sponsor a skilled worker.

Skilled Employer Sponsored
Regional Subclass 494

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Subclass 494 Visa

This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages.

Employer Nomination
Subclass 186

Employer Nomination Subclass 186 Visa

This visa lets skilled workers live and work in Australia permanently.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Subclass 191

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Subclass 191 Visa

This visa is Permanent Pathway for Subclass 494 visa holders.

Regional Sponsored Migration
Subclass 187

Regional Sponsored Migration Subclass 187 Visa

No new applications. Grand Fathering Provision only.

Temporary Activity (Long Term) Subclass 408 Visa

Temporary Activity Subclass 408 Visa

This visa lets an organisation sponsor a worker for specific work.

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 41 ​occupations which fill critical skills needs to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The list is based on expert advice from the National Skills Commission and consultation with Commonwealth departments. Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be given priority processing.
All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority. The list is temporary and priority occupations may change as Australia recovers from the pandemic.

PMSOL

1 Chief Executive or Managing Director
2 Construction Project Manager
3 Accountant (General)
4 Management Accountant
5 Taxation Accountant
6 External Auditor
7 Internal Auditor
8 Surveyor
9 Cartographer
10 Other Spatial Scientist
11 Civil Engineer
12 Geotechnical Engineer
13 Structural Engineer
14 Transport Engineer
15 Electrical Engineer
16 Mechanical Engineer
17 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
18 Petroleum Engineer
19 Medical Laboratory Scientist
20 Veterinarian
21 Orthodontist or Prosthetic

 

22 General Practitioner
23 Resident Medical Officer
24 Psychiatrist
25 Medical Practitioners nec
26 Midwife
27 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
28 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
29 Registered Nurse (Medical)
30 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
31 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
32 Registered Nurses nec
33 Multimedia Specialist
34 Analyst Programmer
35 Developer Programmer
36 Software Engineer
37 Software and Applications Programmers nec
38 ICT Security Specialist
39 Social Worker
40 Maintenance Planner
41 Chef

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information is general in nature and in no way constitute a Migration advice under Australian Migration Act 1958. To discuss your specific details and plan a pathway as per your circumstances, please contact us.

Medium and Long Term Shortage Skills List

If your occupation is on MLTSSL, then depending on your points you can apply for Subclass 189, Subclass 190 or Subclass 491 visa. To apply for Subclass 189 visa for any of the occupation in this list no nomination by state/territory government or family sponsorship is required.

MLTSSL

1 construction project manager
2 engineering manager
3 child care centre manager
4 nursing clinical director
5 primary health organisation manager
6 welfare centre manager
7 arts administrator or manager
8 environmental manager
9 dancer or choreographer
10 music director11 musician (instrumental)
12 artistic director
13
accountant (general)
14
management accountant
15
taxation accountant
16 external auditor
17 internal auditor
18 actuary
19 statistician
20 economist
21 land economist
22 valuer
23 management consultant
24 architect
25 landscape architect
26 surveyor
27 cartographer
28 other spatial scientist
29 chemical engineer
30 materials engineer
31 civil engineer
32 geotechnical engineer
33 quantity surveyor
34 structural engineer
35 transport engineer
36 electrical engineer
37 electronics engineer
38 industrial engineer
39 mechanical engineer
40 production or plant engineer
41 mining engineer (excluding petroleum)
42 petroleum engineer
43 aeronautical engineer
44 agricultural engineer
45 biomedical engineer
46 engineering technologist
47 environmental engineer
48 naval architect
49 engineering professionals (nec)
50 agricultural consultant
51 agricultural scientist
52 forester
53 chemist
54 food technologist
55 environmental consultant
56 environmental research scientist
57 environmental scientist (nec)
58 geophysicist
59 hydrogeologist
60 life scientist (general)
61 biochemist
62 biotechnologist
63 botanist
64 marine biologist
65 microbiologist
66 zoologist
67 life scientists (nec)
68 medical laboratory scientist
69 veterinarian
70 conservator
71 metallurgist
72 meteorologist
73 physicist
74 natural and physical science professionals (nec)
75 early childhood (pre primary school) teacher
76 secondary school teacher
77 special needs teacher
78 teacher of the hearing impaired
79 teacher of the sight impaired
80 special education teachers (nec)
81 university lecturer
82 medical diagnostic radiographer
83 medical radiation therapist
84 nuclear medicine technologist
85 sonographer
86 optometrist
87 orthotist or prosthetist
88 chiropractor
89 osteopath
90 occupational therapist
91 physiotherapist
92 podiatrist
93 audiologist
94 speech pathologist
95 general practitioner
96 specialist physician (general medicine)
97 cardiologist
98 clinical haematologist
99 medical oncologist
100 endocrinologist
101 gastroenterologist
102 intensive care specialist
103 neurologist
104 paediatrician
105 renal medicine specialist
106 rheumatologist

107 thoracic medicine specialist
108 specialist physicians (nec)
109 psychiatrist
110 surgeon (general)
111 cardiothoracic surgeon
112 neurosurgeon
113 orthopaedic surgeon
114 otorhinolaryngologist
115 paediatric surgeon
116 plastic and reconstructive surgeon
117 urologist
118 vascular surgeon
119 dermatologist
120 emergency medicine specialist
121 obstetrician and gynaecologis
122 ophthalmologist
123 pathologist
124 diagnostic and interventional radiologist
125 radiation oncologist
126 medical practitioners (nec)
127 midwife
128
nurse practitioner
129 registered nurse (aged care)
130 registered nurse (child and family health)
131 registered nurse (community health)
132 registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
133 registered nurse (developmental disability)
134 registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)
135 registered nurse (medical)
136 registered nurse (medical practice)
137 registered nurse (mental health)
138 registered nurse (perioperative)
139 registered nurse (surgical)
140 registered nurse (paediatrics)
141 registered nurses (nec)
142 ICT business analyst
143 systems analyst
144 multimedia specialist
145
analyst programmer
146
developer programmer
147
software engineer
148
software and applications programmers (nec)
149 ICT security specialist
150 computer network and systems engineer
151 telecommunications engineer
152 telecommunications network engineer
153 barrister
154 solicitor
155 clinical psychologist
156 educational psychologist
157 organisational psychologist
158 psychologists (nec)
159 social worker
160 civil engineering draftsperson
161 civil engineering technician
162 electrical engineering draftsperson
163 electrical engineering technician
164 radio communications technician
165 telecommunications field engineer
166 telecommunications network planner
167 telecommunications technical officer or technologist
168 automotive electrician
169 motor mechanic (general)
170 diesel motor mechanic
171 motorcycle mechanic
172 small engine mechanic
173 sheetmetal trades worker
174 metal fabricator
175 pressure welder
176 welder (first class)
177 fitter (general)
178 fitter and turner
179 fitter welder
180 metal machinist (first class)
181 locksmith
182 panelbeater
183 bricklayer
184 stonemason
185 carpenter and joiner
186 carpenter
187 joiner
188 painting trades worker
189 glazier
190 fibrous plasterer
191 solid plasterer
192 wall and floor tiler
193 plumber (general)
194 airconditioning and mechanical services plumber
195 drainer
196 gasfitter
197 roof plumber
198 electrician (general)
199 electrician (special class)
200 lift mechanic
201 airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic
202 technical cable jointer
203 electronic equipment trades worker
204 electronic instrument trades worker (general)
205 electronic instrument trades worker (special class)
206 chef
207 horse trainer
208 cabinetmaker
209 boat builder and repairer
210 shipwright
211 tennis coach
212 footballer

 

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information is general in nature and in no way constitute a Migration advice under Australian Migration Act 1958. To discuss your specific details and plan a pathway as per your circumstances, please contact us.

Short Term Skilled Occupation List

If your occupation is on STSOL, then depending on your points you can apply for Subclass 190 or Subclass 491 visa. To apply for Skilled Migration for any of the occupation in this list, the nomination by a state / territory government is required.

STSOL

1 flower grower
2 grape grower
3 vegetable grower (Aus)/market gardener (NZ)
4 apiarist
5 poultry farmer
6 sales and marketing manager
7 advertising manager
8 corporate services manager
9 finance manager
10 human resource manager
11 research and development manager
12 manufacturer
13 production manager (forestry)
14 production manager (manufacturing)
15 production manager (mining)
16 supply and distribution manager
17 health and welfare services managers (nec)
18 school principal
19 education managers (nec)
20 ICT project manager
21 ICT managers (nec)
22 laboratory manager
23 quality assurance manager
24 specialist managers (nec) except:
(a) ambassador; or
(b) archbishop; or
(c) bishop
25 cafe or restaurant manager
26 hotel or motel manager
27 accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)
28 customer service manager
29 conference and event organiser
30 transport company manager
31 facilities manager
32 music professionals (nec)
33 photographer
34 book or script editor
35 director (film, television, radio or stage)
36 film and video editor
37 program director (television or radio)
38 stage manager
39 technical director
40 video producer
41 copywriter
42 newspaper or periodical editor
43 print journalist
44 technical writer
45 television journalist
46 journalists and other writers (nec)
47 company secretary
48 commodities trader
49 finance broker
50 insurance broker
51 financial brokers (nec)
52 financial market dealer
53 stockbroking dealer
54 financial dealers (nec)
55 financial investment adviser
56 financial investment manager
57 recruitment consultant
58 ICT trainer
59 mathematician
60 gallery or museum curator
61 health information manager
62 records manager
63 librarian
64 organisation and methods analyst
65 patents examiner
66 information and organisation professionals (nec)
67 advertising specialist
68 marketing specialist
69 ICT account manager
70 ICT business development manager
71 ICT sales representative
72 public relations professional
73 technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives
74 fashion designer
75 industrial designer
76 jewellery designer
77 graphic designer
78 illustrator
79 web designer
80 interior designer
81 urban and regional planner
82 geologist
83 primary school teacher
84 middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)
85 education adviser
86 art teacher (private tuition)
87 dance teacher (private tuition)
88 music teacher (private tuition)
89 private tutors and teachers (nec)
90 teacher of English to speakers of other languages
91 dietitian
92 nutritionist
93 occupational health and safety adviser
94 orthoptist
95 hospital pharmacist
96 industrial pharmacist
97 retail pharmacist
98 health promotion officer
99 health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)
100 acupuncturist
101 naturopath
102 traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
103 complementary health therapists (nec)
104 dental specialist
105 resident medical officer

 

106 nurse educatot
107 nurse researcher
108 nurse manager
109 web developer
110 software tester
111 database administrator
112 systems administrator
113 network administrator
114 network analyst
115 ICT quality assurance engineer
116 ICT support engineer
117 ICT systems test engineer
118 ICT support and test engineers (nec)
119 judicial and other legal professionals (nec)
120 careers counsellor
121 drug and alcohol counsellor
122 family and marriage counsellor
123 rehabilitation counsellor
124 student counsellor
125 counsellors (nec)
126 psychotherapist
127 interpreter
128 social professionals (nec)
129 recreation officer
130 welfare worker
131 anaesthetic technician
132 cardiac technician
133 medical laboratory technician
134 pharmacy technician
135 medical technicians (nec)
136 meat inspector
137 primary products inspectors (nec)
138 chemistry technician
139 earth science technician
140 life science technician
141 science technicians (nec)
142 architectural draftsperson
143 building inspector
144 architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)
145 mechanical engineering technician
146 metallurgical or materials technician
147 mine deputy
148 hardware technician
149 ICT customer support officer
150 web administrator
151 ICT support technicians (nec)
152 farrier
153 aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)
154 aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)
155 aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)
156 metal fitters and machinists (nec)
157 precision instrument maker and repairer
158 toolmaker
159 vehicle body builder
160 vehicle trimmer
161 roof tiler
162 business machine mechanic
163 cabler (data and telecommunications)
164 telecommunications linesworker
165 baker
166 pastrycook
167 butcher or smallgoods maker
168 cook
169 dog handler or trainer
170 animal attendants and trainers (nec)
171 veterinary nurse
172 florist
173 gardener (general)
174 arborist
175 landscape gardener
176 greenkeeper
177 hairdresser
178 print finisher
179 printing machinist
180 dressmaker or tailor
181 upholsterer
182 furniture finisher
183 wood machinist
184 wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)
185 power generation plant operator
186 jeweller
187 camera operator (film, television or video)
188 make up artist
189 sound technician
190 performing arts technicians (nec)
191 signwriter
192 ambulance officer
193 intensive care ambulance paramedic
194 dental technician
195 diversional therapist
196 enrolled nurse
197 massage therapist
198 community worker
199 disabilities services officer
200 family support worker
201 residential care officer
202 youth worker
203 diving instructor (open water)
204 gymnastics coach or instructor
205 horse riding coach or instructor
206 snowsport instructor
207 swimming coach or instructor
208 other sports coach or instructor
209 sports development officer
210 sportspersons (nec)
211 contract administrator
212 program or project administrator
213 insurance loss adjuster
214 insurance agent
215 retail buyer

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information is general in nature and in no way constitute a Migration advice under Australian Migration Act 1958. To discuss your specific details and plan a pathway as per your circumstances, please contact us.

Regional Occupation List

If your occupation is on ROL, then you can only apply for Subclass 491 visa. To apply for Skilled Migration for any of the occupation in this list, the nomination by a state / territory government or designated area family is required.

ROL

1 aquaculture farmer
2 cotton grower
3 fruit or nut grower
4 grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus ) / field crop grower (NZ)
5 mixed crop farmer
6 sugar cane grower
7 crop farmers (nec)
8 beef cattle farmer
9 dairy cattle farmer
10 deer farmer
11 goat farmer
12 horse breeder
13 mixed livestock farmer
14 pig farmer
15 sheep farmer
16 livestock farmers (nec)
17 mixed crop and livestock farmer
18 public relations manager
19 policy and planning manager
20 project builder
21 procurement manager
22 medical administrator
23 regional education manager
24 sports administrator
25 caravan park and camping ground manager
26 post office manager
27 amusement centre manager
28 fitness centre manager
29 sports centre manager
30 cinema or theatre manager
31 financial institution branch manager
32 human resource adviser
33 workplace relations adviser
34 policy analyst
35 liaison officer
36 market research analyst
37 aeroplane pilot
38 flying instructor

 

39 helicopter pilot
40 ship’s master
41 multimedia designer
42 wine maker
43 conservation officer
44 exercise physiologist
45 vocational education teacher
46 environmental health officer
47 dentist
48 anaesthetist
49 intellectual property lawyer
50 translator
51 community arts worker
52 agricultural technician
53 operating theatre technician
54 pathology collector
55 construction estimator
56 surveying or spatial science technician
57 mechanical engineering draftsperson
58 safety inspector
59 maintenance planner
60 building and engineering technicians (nec)
61 vehicle painter
62 floor finisher
63 electrical linesworker
64 zookeeper
65 nurseryperson
66 gas or petroleum operator
67 dental hygienist
68 dental therapist
69 emergency service worker
70 driving instructor
71 funeral workers (nec)
72 flight attendant
73 first aid trainer
74 jockey
75 clinical coder
76 property manager
77 real estate representative

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information is general in nature and in no way constitute a Migration advice under Australian Migration Act 1958. To discuss your specific details and plan a pathway as per your circumstances, please contact us.

Skilled Work Application Process and Fees

Application process for Australia's Employer Sponsored Visas

1. The applicant will need to organise English test such as IELTS or PTE Academic securing atleast 6.0 each in IELTS or equivalent in PTE Academic.
2. Application for skills assessment for nominated occupation (if applicable).

3. Standard Business Sponsorship or Labour Agreement.

4. Labour Market Testing.

5. Application for Nomination and Visa Application.

Department of Home Affairs Application Fees at Lodgement

Subclass 482 Short Term Stream Primary Applicant: A$1290
For an applicant who is at least 18: A$1290
For an applicant who is less than 18: A$325

Subclass 482 Medium Term Stream Primary Applicant: A$2690
For an applicant who is at least 18: A$2690
For an applicant who is less than 18: A$675

Department of Home Affairs Fees before Visa Grant

For an applicant who is at least 18 and have English less than IELTS 5.0 or its equivalent in PTE or TOEFL: A$4885

Skills Assessment for Skilled Work Visas

Applicants for the Employer Sponsored visas might need to obtain a suitable skills assessment for their nominated occupation.

To obtain skills assessment you will need to provide the following:

1. Your academic certificates and transcripts.

2. Your employment reference letters with in last 10 years.

3. Your payslips, bank statements showing the receipt of pay.

4. Your record of tax payments made while working.

5. Payments to superannuation or provident fund or old age pension made by you.

6. Some skills assessment authorities also require english test results.