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Main Eligibility

  • There are 3 streams to this visa: Short-term stream, Medium-term stream, and Labour Agreement stream
  • Requires an approved nomination by an approved business sponsor
  • Has skills, qualifications and employment background to perform the nominated occupation (may require a positive skills assessment)
  • Both the nominated position and the applicant’s intention to work in this position are genuine
  • For Short-term stream:
    • at least 2 years experience working in nominated occupation or related field
    • has achieved required English test scores
    • be a genuine applicant for entry and stay as a short term visa holder
  • For Medium-term stream:
    • at least 2 years experience working in nominated occupation or related field
    • has achieved required English test scores
  • For Labour Agreement stream:
    • the sponsor has a labour agreement
    • at least 2 years experience working in nominated occupation or related field (exceptions apply)
    • has achieved required English test scores

Main Conditions

  • Must work only in the nominated occupation identified in the application
  • Work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt
  • If employment has ceases, the period must not exceed 60 consecutive days

Did you know?

  • Required English test scores differ. For IELTS test scores, you require at least 5 overall and at least 4.5 for each component if you are applying for Short-term stream stream. However, you will require at least 5 overall and 5 for each component if you are applying for Medium-term stream. For Labour agreement, the English requirement may be specified in the agreement
  • For short-term stream, must have an occupation on the STSOL list. For medium-term stream, you you must have an occupation on the MLTSSL list.
  • You may be eligible to apply for permanent resident visas (e.g. Subclass 186 or 187)

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