WHY WORK IN AUSTRALIA?
When you work in Australia, you will enjoy basic rights and the same workplace protection rule as other local employees. All of this makes Australia an attractive destination to make a career.
How long can you stay in Australia on a Working Visa?
You can stay in Australia for 12 months to 4 years depending on the category of your Work Visa. If it is under the RSMS or ENS, you can stay indefinitely as long as you remain sponsored under these schemes.
What are the requirements to work in Australia?
The requirements to work in Australia through the Skilled Visa are:
- You must be below 45 years when you apply.
- You must possess adequate ability in the English language for working in Australia, minimum a competent level.
- Your nominated skilled occupation suiting your qualifications and skills must be found on the SOL
- Your skills must be assessed by the assessing authority in Australia designated to assess your nominated occupation before you apply.
- You must have reasonably good health and get your health assessed by a panel doctor by undergoing a medical examination.
- You must have good character and this also will be assessed.
- You must pass the Points test with a minimum of 65 points.
How much IELTS score is required by Nurses for Australia?
In case of Nurses the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse. Applicants can also undergo OET, TOEFL or PTE (Academic) English tests.
How can I get Work Permit for Australia?
The process of applying for Australia Work Visa is as follows:
- Obtain the required bands’ score in IELTS.
- Obtain skills assessment results from an appropriate authority.
- Select a suitable occupation for nominating from relevant Skilled Occupation List of Australia.
- Obtain the essential sponsorship/nomination if you are applying for a Sponsored Visa.
- You must apply for suitable skilled Visa for Australia PR, i.e. Subclass 190, 189, etc. Applicants can also apply for 491 subclass Regional Provisional Visa.
- Score at least 65 points according to the Australian points-based system, nevertheless, higher your score, higher your chances of obtaining PR Visa
- If you receive the invitation to apply for a Visa, then you must apply within 60 days.
- Obtain the essential character and health certifications.
Is IELTS mandatory for Australian Work Visa?
IELTS is the key language test whose score is considered as evidence of your proficiency in the English language. This is if you are immigrating to Australia from India or from another nation. You must have good IELTS score as English is the primary language of Australia.
Alternatively, applicants have an option of taking up PTE (Academic) or TOEFL or OET or CAE English Tests as well as per the requirements of the respective authorities under skilled migration.
How long does it take to get a Work Visa for Australia?
The Australia Work Visa processing times will again depend on the category of Visa that you have applied. It will also depend on other factors that include:
- The time that is taken for verification of your details
- Any additional clarification/requirement sought by the authorities
Nevertheless, it will usually take around 6 to 12 months for processing your Work Visa.
How can I apply for a work Visa to Australia?
To work and live in Australia, you would be required to apply for any one of the below categories.
- Skilled Migration Visa– This is a type of Visa that is issued to foreign skilled workers who have the desired skills needed by the Australian labour market.
- Nominated/Sponsored Work Visa– This Visa is issued to those individuals who are nominated or sponsored by either a recognised Australian employer, A government agency of a state or territory, or A territory or state authority.
Working in Australia depends on the type of Visa you are applying for. However, there are certain general requirements that are given below.
- A good score in IELTS test as a proof of your English language strength
- The skilled Occupation List SOL must have your nominated occupation listed on it
- You must possess the experience and skill required for the job you are applying for
- A recognized Australian Assessing Authority should assess your skills
- Character and Health requirements should be met
Basically, you should meet all the criteria required by the type of Visa you are applying
If you are applying for an Australian work Visa, it is advised that you take the help of an Australian Immigration Specialist.
The different types of Australian Work Visas are below.
- Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
- Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)
- Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
- Skilled Region or Relative Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
- Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124)
- Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)
- Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)
- Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)
- Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401)
- Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)
- Special Program visa (subclass 416) for the Seasonal Worker Program
- Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
- Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420)
- Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
- New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461)
- Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
- Skilled—Recognized Graduate visa (subclass 476)
- Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
- Super yacht Crew visa (subclass 488)
- Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 858)
- Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)
- Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)
- Business Owner visa (subclass 890)
- Investor visa (subclass 891)
- State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
- State/Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
- Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988)
What is the Subclass 408 visa?
It is a temporary visa that allows individuals to work and stay in Australia for up to two years.
Who is eligible for the Subclass 408 visa?
Temporary Work visa holders including working holiday makers employed in critical sectors who have not completed the 3 or 6 months of specified work needed to apply for a second or third Working Holiday Maker visa and who are unable to leave Australia may be eligible for a Temporary Activity (AGEE) visa.
Foreign nationals in Australia with the Seasonal Worker System whose visas are expiring will be able to prolong their stay by applying for a Temporary Operation (subclass 408 AGEE) visa.
Holders of other temporary work visas / TSS 482 visa/457 visas currently working in important sectors are also eligible for the Subclass 408 visa.
What are the main requirements for the visa?
The main requirements of this visa are:
- Person should be physically present in Australia
- Person will assist with addressing workforce shortages in areas such as agriculture, public health and care for the aged
- Person is unable to depart because of the COVID-19 pandemic
The visa does not need an endorsement or sponsorship.
What is a Temporary Graduate Visa?
The Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa is for overseas students who have graduated recently from an education institution in Australia. It permits you to work, study, and live in Australia upon completion of your studies. Students can access this Visa only once as a primary applicant.
When can I apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa?
You must lodge your Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa application within six months of completion of your course.
How do I apply for a Graduate Visa?
You can apply online with the required documents to the Department of Home Affairs in Australia. All the documents must be ready along with the Visa application fee for ensuring that your application is valid.