1. Employer-sponsored Visas

Melbourne Work Visa Consultant

For lawfully operating Australian and Overseas employers, to employ approved skilled workers for vacancies in particular occupations required in Australia. Australian Employers can sponsor overseas skilled workers in particular occupations required in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. There is a variety of working visas (Subclass TSS subclass 186 and subclass 187)

These visas can be complex and technical. Thus recommend that you use an experienced Migration Agent to assist you in processing the application.

Employers see more on Sponsorship/Nomination

a.  Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

This visa is the standard work visa. This is a temporary visa for 2- 4 years. Dependent family members can be included in their application. Your occupation and skills must meet the current list of required occupations. This is updated by the Australian government every 6 months. Thus, its best to check with us further on your eligibility.
If your occupation is not on this list it is still possible to obtain this visa so long as your employer can negotiate a labour agreement
• meet the skill requirements for the nominated occupation
• meet registration and licensing obligations
• speak English language requirements
• have been nominated by an approved business.


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b. Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

This is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. You must be nominated by an Australian Employers. Dependent family members can be included in their application. Again here your occupation needs to be on the Skilled list of occupations and you must have the relevant qualifications and work experience to match

  • have been nominated by an approved Australian employer within the six months before you apply
  • generally are under the age of 45 at the time of application, unless you are exempt
  • have the required skills and qualifications for the position (at time of application lodgement you must have the required skills and qualifications for the position you have been nominated for – you must hold any mandatory registration, license or professional membership, or you must already be fully assessed as suitable by the relevant body)
  • have appropriate English language skills (at the time of application lodgement), unless you are exempt
  • meet health and character requirements
  • meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.

There are different streams for this visa. Thus meeting eligibly requirements depend on your current visa status. Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream and Direct Entry (DE) stream

Contact us for more information: call 0433201540

c. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)

This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia.

  • have been nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia
  • are younger than 45 years of age, unless you are exempt
  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements, unless you are exempt
  • at time of application lodgement, have the required skills and qualifications for the position you have been nominated for – you must hold any mandatory registration, license or professional membership, or you must already be fully assessed as suitable by the relevant body
  • at time of application lodgement, have appropriate English language skills. Unless you are exempt
  • meet health and character requirements
  • meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.

There are different streams for this visa. Thus meeting eligibly requirements depend on your current visa status. Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream and Direct Entry (DE) stream


Contact us for more information: call 0433201540

d. Employer Sponsorship

Application for Sponsorship is required prior to you nominating an employee to work for you on a work visa.
To become a sponsor, you must be able to show that your business:

  • is a lawfully operating business
  • Has no relevant adverse information against your business.
  • Australian businesses must also demonstrate their commitment to employing local labour as well as non-discriminatory recruitment practices.
  • Meet the training requirements

There are two ways you can become an approved sponsor:

Option 1: Apply to be a standard business sponsor

Option 2: Negotiate a labour agreement.

  • the occupation of the workers you want to employ is not listed on the Skilled Occupation Lists or the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)
  • you are a recruitment company seeking to sponsor skilled workers to be on-hired to another businesses, and the occupations requested are on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List .
  • standard immigration options are not suitable.

You must be able to provide evidence that:

  • there is a genuine and systemic shortage of skilled workers
  • there are no suitably qualified Australian workers available
  • you have a commitment to training Australians


Standard business sponsorships will be approved for a certain time period:

  • sponsorships for start-up businesses (those which have traded for in Australia for less than 12 months) – 18 months
  • if your business becomes an accredited sponsor – six years
  • all other standard business sponsorships – five years

e. Employer Nomination

Nomination is required for all employer sponsored visas (TSS WORK VISA), Subclass 186 (ENS)and subclass 187 (RSMS)

You can nominate a skilled worker for this visa if:

  • you actively and lawfully operate a business in Australia
  • you have a genuine need for a paid employee to fill a skilled position
  • you offer a skilled position in the applicant’s field that is full time and ongoing for at least two years
  • you pay a market salary rate
  • you comply with Australian immigration and workplace relations laws
  • there is no adverse information known about your business or any person associated with your business

Nomination for permanent residency visas (subclass 186 and 187)

There are three options or three streams; they are as follows;
Temporary Residence Transition stream

  • for applicants holding a 457 work visa and then applying for permanent residency)(but are not subject to a labour agreement )
  • The employee must have worked in the nominated position in your business, on a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa as a primary visa holder, for at least two/three years before the nomination is made.
  • The nomination must identify an occupation (for the position) that is listed on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List and has the same four-digit occupation unit group code as the occupation being carried out by the employee.
  • The nominated position must be full time, ongoing and available for at least two years and be consistent with the position in which the applicant has already worked in your business, unless the person nominated was previously nominated for their subclass 457 visa on the basis of performing an occupation mentioned by the Minister for Immigration in an instrument in writing (certain medical occupations).
  • You must have met the subclass 457 visa training requirements in each year you have been a standard business sponsor.
  • You must not be an approved overseas standard business sponsor under the subclass 457 visa programme.

Direct Entry stream

  • This is for employees who have worked in Australia for less than 3 years or have never worked in Australia.
  • For ENS (subclass 186) the occupation of the workers you want to nominate should be listed on CSOL Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)
  • You must meet the training requirements

Agreement stream
This is for applicants that were sponsored on a labour agreement

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