The subclass 482 visa is for skilled workers from outside the borders of Australia who have been sponsored by a business to work for them in Australia on a temporary basis. A business can sponsor a skilled migrant worker if they cannot find an appropriately skilled Australian citizen or permanent resident to take up the position listed under the 482 eligible occupations lists.
Before one can apply for a work permit, they must make sure that the company is a registered sponsoring company.
The purpose of the sponsorship stage is to confirm that the business wanting to employ the skilled worker:
- is a lawfully operating business - has no adverse information about it or any of its directors - meets the department's training requirements (Australian businesses only
Australian businesses must also show their commitment to employing local labour so the application will be prepared in such a manner that demonstrates this.As an approved sponsor, the company can nominate an unlimited number of subclass 457 visa applicants as long as your standard business sponsorship or labour agreement is valid.
Applying for a 482 Work Permit for Australia
A 482 Work Permit can be granted to a foreigner wishing to conduct work for a company in Australia for up to 4 years as long as you have been sponsored by an approved business/employer and you have the necessary skills to fill the position.
How do I, or my company, prove that I am the only one for the job?
Employers must be approved by the Australian Department of Home Affairs as an eligible employer and then nominate the position that needs to be filled. These are 2 separate applications that are done prior to a Visa application being submitted.
Do I need formal qualifications?
Depending on your occupation, having qualifications relating to the position will help your case dramatically. In some cases where positions don’t require the relevant qualifications and experience is what is needed, The Department may look over this mandatory requirement and assess the candidate purely on his or her experience in the trade as well as the companies motivation to employ that individual.
Processing Times and Visa Requirements
Using New World Immigration will ensure that you stand the best chance of securing your Visa by submitting a legislatively correct application. You are looking at between 3 and 4 months after submission of your application for us to achieve an approval.
Co-ordinating all the 3rd party processes like Skills Assessments and IELTS Tests is important. Running processes parallel to one another is critical and a case manager assigned to your case will make this happen in a seamless fashion.
The Main Requirements are:
A Job offer from an employer who has a sponsorship agreement with the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
Contract of employment
Academic qualifications or degrees
IELTS Tests for any applicants over the age of 18
Police Clearances for any applicants over the age of 18
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