Lawfully operating Australian employers can sponsor and employ skilled workers who have recognised qualifications and skills/or experience in particular occupations required in Australia.
Labour Agreements are formal arrangements to recruit a number of overseas skilled workers on a permanent or temporary basis.
Comparison charts of visa options for overseas skilled workers and employer sponsored options.
The Outreach Officer Network consists of Industry Outreach Officers and Union Outreach Officers who are outposted to industry and union hosts and Regional Outreach Officers who operate from DIAC offices.
Information on the introduction of the ANZSCO occupation classification standard for visa skills assessments, and transitional arrangements for persons who have already had their skills assessed against the former Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) standard.
There are a number of ways in which an employer may sponsor an overseas trained doctor or nurse on a permanent or temporary basis.
Information about options available to encourage skilled migrants or temporary entrants to live and work in areas outside of Australia's major cities.
Professionals from outside Australia can be sponsored by Australian employers on a temporary basis to improve their work skills, business and/or management development.
It is an offence under the Migration Act 1958 to employ, refer or contract a person who is not allowed to work in Australia. New laws have passed that introduce civil penalties and infringement notices for businesses that allow illegal work.
Registered Australian organisations can check a person's visa entitlements.
Prospective employees can get an assessment of occupational qualifications, skills or experience gained overseas. Also find state-specific licensing and registration requirements.
Skills Australia Needs Events are designed to help meet the current skills shortage in Australia. Australian employers can participate in the events and meet people with the skills and experience needed to fill job vacancies in Australia.
The department has decommissioned the Skill Matching Database. As of 1 July 2012 the database will be shutdown permanently. The introduction of SkillSelect has superseded the Skill Matching Database.