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Securing Employment In Australia

When emigrating to Australia, an introduction at the right time, to the right employer goes a long way.  Once we have secured your visa we shall introduce you to recruiters and employers.

We are partners with over 100 recruitment specialist and leading employers across Australia.

Due to recent Australian Immigration law changes, employers request applicants are ready to work and holding the correct visa, prior to applying for work, where possible.

To find out if you are eligible to emigrate based on your skills and experience, complete our free assessment and our experts will be happy to assist you.

Recent Changes to Australian Skilled Immigration Visas?

Recent Changes to the Australian Immigration Rules

Skilled Migrant Visas

The Australian Government has raised the pass mark from 60 to 65 points. This may not seem like a big difference, however, it affects thousands of people's cases and whereas they would previously be eligible for permanent residency on arrival, they will now need to secure state nomination under the 190 Visa class or the 489 Visa option to reach the 65 points pass mark.

To secure a state nomination a person must agree to live and work in that state for 2-years after arrival.

State nominations are only offered if the state has a shortage of skills in a specific profession and stop issuing invitations once they meet their skills quotas.

The reason for the change from 60 to 65 points is to ensure new skilled migrants are encouraged as much as possible to emigrate to where their skills are in the highest demand as opposed to being eligible to move anywhere in Australia on arrival.

457 Employer Sponsorship Visas

This was a popular visa, which allowed 95,000 people a year to emigrate to Australia. By removing this visa class Australia are making a clear statement that they want to control immigration at the state and federal government level.

Their aim is to only select only the highest quality skilled workers to emigrate to Australia. Previously, it was felt employers were looking for the cheap labour as opposed the most highly skilled migrants.

The Changes means a candidate must first pass the Australian immigration skilled migration assessment tests to be selected by either the federal or state government to emigrate.

TSS Visas

There is a replacement to the 457 employer sponsorship visa called the TSS Visa which continues to allow people to be sponsored by employers, but in most cases, these visas are only available on a two-year rolling basis, for the duration of the employment. They do not lead to residency and the person would need to leave Australia at the end of their employment. Obviously, this is not an attractive nor secure proposition for most people who wish to emigrate to Australia and especially those with children.

There are still visa options that would allow you to secure permanent residency on arrival, but that may change in the coming year.

If you want to emigrate to Australia and are eligible today we recommend you take the opportunity before further planned tightening of the rules come into effect.

The age limit as reduced from 50 to 45 for skilled migrant visas

Those over 45 years old are no longer eligible for a skilled worker visas. Other visas may be available to meet their emigration requirements.

Retirement Visas

The 405 retirement visa has now been abolished, They were unpopular for the time they were available as they did not lead to residency and required a large, permanent investment. Thankfully, there are other investment visas that remain available and suitable for those willing and able to invest in Australia for a four-year period. Residency can be provided on arrival which is a much more secure way to emigrate as a retiree.

The Complete List of Skills in Demand

Skills In Demand in Australia

You can also download a copy on the link below on our page - We hope you find your profession.

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers
Accountant (General)
Aeronautical Engineer
Agricultural Consultant
Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural Scientist
Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
Anaesthetic Technician
Analyst Programmer
Architectural Draftsperson
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians
Arts Administrator or Manager
Automotive Electrician
Biomedical Engineer
Boat Builder and Repairer
Building Associate
Building Inspector
Business Machine Mechanic
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
Cafe or Restaurant Manager
Cardiac Technician
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Carpenter and Joiner
Chemical Plant Operator
Chief Executive or Managing Director
Chief Information Officer
Child Care Centre Manager
Civil Engineer
Civil Engineering Draftsperson
Clinical Haematologist
Clinical Psychologist
Community Worker
Complementary Health Therapists
Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Construction Project Manager
Corporate General Manager
Corporate Services Manager
Developer Programmer
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
Diversional Therapist
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
Education Adviser
Education Managers
Educational Psychologist
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
Electrical Engineering Technician
Electrician (General)
Electrician (Special Class)
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Engineering Manager
Engineering Professionals
Engineering Technologist
Enrolled Nurse
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Manager
Environmental Research Scientist
Environmental Scientists
Equipment Hire Manager
External Auditor
Faculty Head
Family and Marriage Counsellor
Family Support Worker
Fibrous Plasterer
Fitter (General)
Fitter and Turner
Fleet Manager
Furniture Finisher
General Practitioner
Geotechnical Engineer
Grape Grower
Graphic Designer
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
Hardware Technician
Health and Welfare Services Managers
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals
Health Information Manager
Health Promotion Officer
Hospital Pharmacist
Hotel or Motel Manager
ICT Account Manager
ICT Business Analyst
ICT Business Development Manager
ICT Customer Support Officer
ICT Managers
ICT Project Manager
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
ICT Sales Representative
ICT Security Specialist
ICT Support Engineer
ICT Systems Test Engineer
ICT Trainer
Industrial Designer
Industrial Pharmacist
Intensive Care Specialist
Interior Designer
Internal Auditor
Journalists and Other Writers
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
Laboratory Manager
Land Economist
Landscape Architect
Landscape Gardener
Life Science Technician
Lift Mechanic
Livestock Farmer
Management Accountant
Management Consultant
Marine Biologist
Marketing Specialist
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Oncologist
Medical Practitioners
Medical Radiation Therapist
Medical Technicians
Metal Fabricator
Metal Fitters and Machinists
Metal Machinist (First Class)
Metallurgical or Materials Technician
Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacher
Mine Deputy
Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
Minister of Religion
Motor Mechanic (General)
Motorcycle Mechanic
Naval Architect
Network Administrator
Network Analyst
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Nurse Educator
Nurse Manager
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Clinical Director
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
Occupational Therapist
Organisation and Methods Analyst
Organisational Psychologist
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthotist or Prosthetist
Other Spatial Scientist
Other Sports Coach or Instructor
Paediatric Surgeon
Painting trades workers
Patents Examiner
Pharmacy Technician
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)
Picture Framer
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Plumber (General)
Power Generation Plant Operator
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
Primary Health Organisation Manager
Primary School Teacher
Production Manager (Forestry)
Program or Project Administrator
Public Relations Professional
Quality Assurance Manager
Quantity Surveyor
Radiation Oncologist
Radio Communications Technician
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
Registered Nurse (Community Health)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
Registered Nurse (Medical)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Registered Nurse (Paediatric)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
Registered Nurse (Surgical)
Registered Nurses
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Renal Medicine Specialist
Resident Medical Officer
Residential Care Officer
Roof plumber
Roof Tiler
School Principal
Secondary School  Teacher
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Small Engine Mechanic
Social Worker
Software and Applications Programmers
Software Engineer
Software Tester
Solid Plasterer
Sound Technician
Special Needs Teacher
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
Specialist Physicians
Speech Pathologist
Stockbroking Dealer
Structural Engineer
Student Counsellor
Supply and Distribution  Manager
Surgeon (General)
Systems Administrator
Systems Analyst
Taxation Accountant
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
Teacher of the Sight Impaired
Technical Cable Jointer
Technical Director
Technical Sales Representatives
Technical Writer
Telecommunications Engineer
Telecommunications Field Engineer
Telecommunications Lineworker
Telecommunications Network Engineer
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
Television Journalist
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
Thoracic Medicine Specialist
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Transport Company Manager
Transport Engineer
University Tutor
Urban and Regional Planner
Vascular Surgeon
Vehicle Body Builder
Vehicle Trimmer
Wall and Floor Tiler
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
Web Designer
Welder (First Class)
Welfare Centre Manager
Welfare Worker
Wood Machinist
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers
Youth Worker
Australia skills in demand list 2018

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Description:While Australia continues to grow their economy at local and national level with overseas workers they tightly restrict the number and calibre of skilled workers granted visas each year. If your skills are in demand you have a few options available to emigrate.

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