Registered Migration Australia
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows Australian employers to fill highly skilled positions in Australia with someone who is currently living overseas or someone who is temporarily resident in Australia.
There are three Employer Nomination Scheme (186) streams:
1. TEMPORARY RESIDENT TRANSITION
If you currently hold a Subclass 457 visa, and have done so for at least two years (with the same Subclass 457 sponsor), you are eligible for the Temporary Resident Transition stream on the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa.
2. DIRECT ENTRY
If you have not been working on a 457 visa for two years (with the same employer), but you can pass the skill assessment and have three years post-qualification work experience in your nominated occupation, you are eligible for the Direct Entry stream on the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa.
3. AGREEMENT STREAM
If you want to nominate an applicant through a labour agreement or regional migration agreement that has been tailored and negotiated with the government before the nomination is lodged. A labour agreement can take about six months to be negotiated. It comes into effect when it has been signed by all parties involved in the negotiations.
Skills assessment is required are the requirements of the skill assessment bodies are subject to change at any time. The standards against which the skills of a person are assessed by a relevant assessing authority for a skilled occupation must be the standards set by the relevant assessing authority for the skilled occupation. Please visit the current requirements used Skill Assessment Bodies to help understand more about these requirements.
Approval to Sponsor
You must be sponsored by an eligible employer. The employer will need to meet the training benchmark. Your employer can be located anywhere in Australia to sponsor you on this visa.
Your employer you must:
IELTS (or equivalent) English Requirement
Skilled Independent Subclass186 visa applicants may be required to sit an English test called IELTS or its equivalent.
Additional Requirements for the Employer Nomination Subclass 186 Visa
You must meet the requirements of age, work experience skills and/or qualifications in an occupation. The job must be at the correct salary level, full time and be offered for at least two years.
You must meet ONE of the following:
Before lodging an application for skills assessment it is recommended that you contact us first.
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