Basic Eligibility for Employer Sponsored stream

You must:

  • be nominated by an approved work sponsor
  • have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • be under 45 years of age
  • meet minimum standards of english language proficiency

With this visa, you can

  • live, work and study only in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • if eligible, apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time your visa is granted

You must

  • be nominated to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • have at least 3 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation
  • have a relevant skills assessment, unless an exemption applies
  • work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless an exemption applies
  • be under 45 years of age, unless an exemption applies
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency