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Category: Temporary Skills Shortage TSS

Orana DAMA Part II: The Applicant

What is a DAMA? It is an agreement between an area and the government allowing businesses in that area to sponsor overseas workers. It is kinder than the usual employer sponsored visa streams, allowing for businesses in those areas to access occupations that are not available otherwise. It also includes concessions on the income threshold... Continue Reading

Orana DAMA Part I: The Business

Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) represent exciting opportunities for both businesses and visa applicants alike, offering a chance for business to employ (and applicants to be sponsored for) occupations that are not usually available, concessions on requirements and more. Not too long ago we introduced the Orana DAMA, an agreement between an area and the... Continue Reading

Orana DAMA: Coming Soon! What it means for you.

  A Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is an agreement between a specific area and the Australian government that allows for businesses in that area to sponsor overseas workers through a labour agreement. What is special about labour agreements are that they allow for those businesses to sponsor workers for the labour agreement stream Temporary... Continue Reading

Your Full Guide to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (Subclass 186): Part III

We have now covered the two main streams under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) in this three part series. In our last two articles which we have listed below, we have gone into detail on the different requirements that apply to those two streams, how those requirements are assessed, explained the exemptions... Continue Reading

Your Full Guide to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (Subclass 186): Part II

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) is a great option to consider in obtaining your permanent residency in Australia if you are unable to meet the requirements for an independent visa such as the Skilled Independent  visa (subclass 189), if your occupation is not on the skilled list for an independent visa or... Continue Reading

Your Full Guide to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (Subclass 186): Part I

  Not able to find a visa pathway through an independent visa or family visa? You might want to take a look at the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186), a permanent resident visa that is available through employer sponsorship. Here is our full guide, which will be broken down into 3 separate parts... Continue Reading

South Australia DAMA: Occupations and Benefits

What is a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)? Remember the labour agreement stream under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)? This is not accessible by employees or businesses in general, but only if you are a local business and covered under a DAMA in your area. DAMAS are an agreement between between an... Continue Reading

South Australia DAMA: Requirements

Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) are an agreement between an area and the Australian government for businesses in that area to enter into a labour agreement. Before you think that this would not apply to you, think again. As a business covered under a DAMA or a visa applicant that is struggling to meet requirements,... Continue Reading

Labour Agreement TSS 482 Visa: Northern Territory – Businesses

Are you a business located in the Northern Territory? Are you looking to employ but are finding it difficult to find suitable candidates to occupy vacant positions? You might want to take a look at entering into a labour agreement with the Australian government, which would allow you to sponsor overseas workers to fill those... Continue Reading

Labour Agreement TSS 482 Visa: Northern Territory – Visa Applicants

Have you ever wondered what the labour agreements stream under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) is? Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) are an agreement between a state and the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) to allow businesses in specific locations to access certain types of skilled labour not currently available in the... Continue Reading

Offshore Applications And Bridging Visa E

Did you know that in many cases you may obtain a Bridging Visa E (BVE) to remain in Australia even though you applied for your visa offshore? Most of you know that when you apply for a visa when you are in Australia and you hold a substantive visa,  you are granted a Bridging Visa... Continue Reading

New DAMA areas released

New Migration Program year! Every year the Australian government sets a quota for the migration intake for the Migration Program. Migration Program year 2019/20 is set at 160,000 places. This year will have more places allocated to the Employer Sponsored, Regional and State and Territory Nominated visa categories. Global Talent – Independent program Last year... Continue Reading

Getting A Skill Assessment As A Nursing/Midwife Professional From ANMAC

Many healthcare professions are often in short supply within the Australian labour market. Take for example the Nursing profession, which has never budged from the Australian occupation lists. As a registered Nurse in Australia it is highly likely you will find employment easily and in many regional areas many care providers are willing to offer... Continue Reading

The AILS Complete Occupation List Guide

There has never been a time Australia’s immigration history where there are so many occupation lists! It is annoying to have find the right list for the right visa purpose. The AILS Complete Occupation List Guide(21 March 2019)has been put together by our office so you can find your occupation and then simply see which... Continue Reading

Paying for Sponsorship – Part 2

In our last article we discussing the all important ‘no payment for sponsorship’ requirement that is in any sponsored work visa and put in place to protect overseas workers from exploitation or extortion and to encourage fair recruitment practices. To recap, the visas affected by the ‘no payment for sponsorship’ requirement: Training (subclass 407) Temporary... Continue Reading

Are you a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) applying for the 482 visa?

As most of you are aware the old 457 working visa is dead and the new 482 visa has taken its place. The 482 has basically been split into two groups, one where you can obtain a 4 year visa which has a pathway to permanent residency and the other is a dead end 2... Continue Reading

Your Complete Guide To The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482) – Part II

As there are many essential and complicated requirements that must be fulfilled when applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa (subclass 482). We have split this article into two parts. Welcome to part II! Salary requirement (ASMR) (Part II) Non-discriminatory recruitment practices requirement (Part II) Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) (Part II) No adverse... Continue Reading

The 482 Australian Work Visa – Part 1

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482) replaced the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) effective 18 March 2018. Whilst very similar, the TSS 482 visa has been built to make it tougher for applicants to get into or stay in Australia, particularly for international students who complete their studies here. There are three... Continue Reading

Many Visas Are Subject To A ‘No Adverse Information’ Clause. What Is Adverse Information?

‘No adverse information’. It may seem like a little requirement next to all the other complicated requirements in applying for a visa, but it is no less significant. Adverse information is assessed at every stage of the application – sponsorship approval, nomination and visa application. Adverse information affects the following applications: Standard Business Sponsorship application... Continue Reading

TSS 482 Visa: Important Changes To The LMT Requirement

Labour Market Testing (LMT) is a means as to determine the genuinity of an application, in seeing that the employer has exhausted all options in procuring the right candidate from the Australian labour market before seeking to sponsor an overseas worker. LMT is one of the critical conditions to be met when applying for a... Continue Reading

Australian Institute Of Management: Skills Assessment For Managerial Positions

Are you of one of the following managerial positions? Chief Executive or Managing Director [111111] Corporate General Manager [111211] Sales and Marketing Manager [131112] Advertising Manager [131113] Public Relations Manager [131114] Human Resource Manager [132311] Engineering Manager [133211] Supply and Distribution Manager [133611] Procurement Manager [133612] All the above occupations have been linked to their... Continue Reading

TSS, ENS & RSMS Visas: Skilling Australians Fund In effect From 12 August 2018

The cost of hiring an overseas worker in going up. While it is all for the bigger picture, a company that is really struggling to find the right candidate would be paying the price. The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) legislation has been passed and is to come into effect on 12 August 2018. It is... Continue Reading

DOHA August 2018 Updates: General Skilled Migration And Employer Sponsored Visas

There are a number of updates in related to employer sponsored visas as well as general skilled migration visas: General Skilled Migration invitation rounds Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa TRT ENS/RSMS nominations Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Fair Work High Income Threshold (FWHIT) Global Talent Scheme (GTS) Labour agreements New Zealand police checks   General... Continue Reading

VETASSESS: Skills Assessment For Management Consultants

Are you looking to get a skills assessment as a Management Consultant [224711]? As a Management Consultant you would potentially be eligible for the following visas: Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Skilled Regional visa (subclass 489) State sponsored Skilled Regional visa (subclass 489) Relative sponsored Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)... Continue Reading