Australia is a country of diverse landscapes and diverse cultures. We enjoy a high quality of life and Australia provides many opportunities to anyone willing to ‘have a go’.

If you like the idea of Australia’s climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities – take the next step to find out more about the visas that permit you to work in Australia.

A visa entitling you to work will give you the opportunity to work and live in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident.

You may be eligible for a skilled visa if, amongst other things, you are a skilled overseas worker with skills needed in Australia.

Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

This visa lets a skilled worker travel to Australia to work in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor for up to four years. ​​

Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency.
It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.
It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers. It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:

  • The Temporary Residence Transition stream.
  • The Direct Entry stream.
  • The Agreement stream.

Assessment

 
 
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