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Australian Work VISA Types for International Skilled Workers 2024

You can take advantage of Australian seasonal work visa if you are currently looking for a job abroad because Australia is currently capturing skilled workers from abroad to cope with the labor shortages in their country and in this regard my article will help you out in understanding which Australian work visa type would be best as per your purpose of visit, qualifications and acquired skill sets.

Because Australia is basically providing all sort of work visas which may lead to permanent residency as well so this is why you need must apply for the most suitable type of (employer-sponsored/or without employer sponsorship) Australian work visa.

List of Australian Work VISA That Requires Employer Sponsorship

Subclass 188: Business Innovation and Investment visa Required
Subclass 186: Employer Nomination Scheme visa Required
Subclass 187: Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme Required
Subclass 190: Skilled Nominated visa Required
Subclass 482: Temporary Skill Shortage visa Required

List of Australian Work VISA Without Employer Sponsorship

Subclass 887: Skilled Regional visa Not Required
Subclass 476: Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa Not Required
Subclass 189: Skilled Independent visa Not Required
Subclass 485: Temporary Graduate visa Not Required
Subclass 489: Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa Not Required

Complete List of Australian Work Visa Available in 2024

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (subclass 482):

This Australian work visa allows Australian employers to hire non-Australian skilled workers for temporary (Short/mid term) job positions and also provide them with sponsorship for obtaining this Temporary skill shortage (TSS) subclass 482 Australian work visa.

  • Australian seasonal work visa Subclass 403 [Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa]:

This is a seasonal work visa of Australia which is issued to the skilled workers from PALM recognized countries to cater agricultural skilled worker shortages in Australia.

  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491):

You can opt for this Australian work visa if you are a skilled worker from abroad and want to live and work in regional areas of Australia and you can stay for up to five years if in regional areas of Australia if you obtain this subclass 491 visa sponsorship from your eligible employer or territory government.

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa (subclass 186):

Australian immigration department introduced ENS (employer nomination scheme) visa also known as subclass 186 visa for those skilled workers who are already living in Australia to help them towards their permanent residency.

  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa (subclass 187):

RSMS Australian work visa known as subclass 187 is for those skilled workers who want to live and work in regional areas of Australia and this work visa type also provide a pathway towards permanent residency.

  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189):

Subclass 189 Australian independent work visa is basically suitable for those skilled workers who are invited to live and work in Australia permanently without any sponsorship by any employer and mostly this 189 subclass visa is issued to the citizens of New Zealand.

  • Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190):

If you are a skilled overseas worker who secured a job offer from Australian provincial or state government then you will be issued this subclass 190 skilled nominated work visa for Australia.

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485):

Subclass 485 temporary graduate work visa for Australia is issued to international students who recently got graduated from any Australian university and wish to work temporarily in Australia.

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (subclass 888):

Australian Subclass 888 business innovation and investment visa is a permanent immigration visa for those investors, entrepreneurs, and business owners who have held subclass 888 for over 4 years with business/investment activity in Australia for that period.

  • Distinguished Talent Visa (subclass 858):

If you hold any international record, achievement, or you are an internationally recognized talent then this subclass 858 distinguished talent visa for Australia is just right for you.

  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa (subclass 400):

If your employer in Australia is giving you a work opportunity in Australia for up to 3 months only then you will be given a short stay specialist (Temporary) work visa known as subclass 400.

  • Temporary Activity Visa (subclass 408):

This Australian visa is for those skilled workers who might be participating in specific activities, concerts, or events, including entertainment, sports, research, or religious work in Australia for a specified duration.

  • Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) and Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417):

This Australian subclass 462 work visa is issued to those young individuals (usually between 18 and 30) from eligible countries who want to work in Australia in holidays.

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