Subclass 186

EMPLOYER VISA

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa, is a permanent residency visas for skilled workers. To be eligible for this visa, a skilled individual must be nominated by an Australian employer.

Entitlements

EMPLOYER VISA

This visa provides the holder with Australian permanent residency. Although the visa is granted based on the holder being skilled in a specific occupation, once granted, the visa doesn’t require you to seek or maintain employment in this occupation.

SKILLED VISA

Employer Nomination Scheme

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa, is a permanent residency visas for skilled workers.  To be eligible for this visa, a skilled individual must be nominated by an Australian employer.  This visa involves a two-step process:

    • a nomination by an approved Australian employer;
    • and a visa application by the skilled overseas worker.

To Apply for the ENS (sub. 186) Visa, the applicant must be nominated in one of the position included in the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List.

186 VISA

Entiltments

This visa provides the holder with Australian permanent residency. Although the visa is granted based on the holder being skilled in a specific occupation, once granted, the visa doesn’t require you to seek or maintain employment in this occupation.

With this visa, you can

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare)
  • sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian Citizenship, if eligible

You can bring your family with you (they can work and study) and you can travel in and out of Australia as often as you like.

186 VISA

Requirements

Occupation

The role that the employer wants to fill must appear as an occupation on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List.

Salary

The salary for the nominated position must meet two requirements. Firstly, the remuneration must be above the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). This threshold is set by the Department of Home Affairs each year and is currently $53,900 plus superannuation. Secondly, the proposed salary must be within the Australian market rate for the role.

Age - English level

Age: maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application if applying to Direct Entry. English Level:  Competent English – IELTS (or equivalent test) score of 6 in each component.

186 VISA

Streams

The subclass 186 visa has two main streams, the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Stream and the Direct Entry (DE) Stream. Each stream has different criteria:

Visa 186

Temporary Residence Transition

To apply in the TRT stream, you must be the holder of a 457 visa or a 482 visa. Your occupation must be on the included in the  Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (unless your Visa was approved before the 18 April 2018).You must have worked for your sponsor for three years whilst the holder of one of these visa (482 or 457), in the same occupation, with the nominating employer who wants to offer you a permanent position in that occupation.

Visa 186

Direct Entry

The Direct Entry stream is for applicants who have not worked on a 457 visa / TSS 482 Visa with their nominating employer for 3 years, but who are formally qualified in their occupation and have at least three years of experience at the skill level required for the occupation.  The occupation, to be eligible for this Visa, must be on the  Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List.

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186 Skilled Visa

How long can you stay?

This is a permanent visa – it lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.
You become a permanent resident on the day the visa is granted.

186 Skilled Visa

Applications fee processing time

a.Main Applican: $4,045.00
b. Secondary Applicant over 18: $2,025.00
c. Secondary applicant under 18: $1,010.00

Processing Time – 5 to 15 months

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    Moltissimi italiani sono impiegati in Australia nel settore della ristorazione che recentemente è stato incluso tra quelli critici per il la ripresa economica durante e post pandemia. Tra le varie riforme che coinvolgono le persone impiegate in hospitality, ne è stata approvata anche una che permette ai titolari di uno Student Visa impiegati in ristorazione di poter lavorare senza un limite orario. Una delle più immediate ripercussioni è l’aumento della velocità con la quale è ora possibile maturare i requisiti per ottenere un full Skills Assessment, ossia un riconoscimento formale della propria professione necessario per poter essere invitati ad applicare per uno Skilled Visa oppure per accedere ad una categoria particolare di visti sponsor che conferisce immediata residenza permanente al momento dell’approvazione (Subclass 186).

    In Australia, ci sono diversi enti che si occupano di certificare le skills dei cuochi, come VETASSESS, William Angliss o Trade Recognition Australia. Quest’ultimo è quello principale e generalmente richiede:

    • Un titolo conseguito in Australia + 1742 ore di lavoro durante il primo anno del visto Post Graduate (Job Ready Program)
      OPPURE
    • L’equivalente di un titolo Australiano + 36 mesi di esperienza full time (o part-time equivalent)
      OPPURE
    • Sei anni di esperienza full time se non c’è un titolo formale (ne possono bastare cinque in alcuni casi passando tramite VETASSESS)

    Come si può notare, le persone che non hanno conseguito un titolo o abbastanza esperienza lavorativa, possono accorciare notevolmente il percorso iscrivendosi ad un corso in Commercial Cookery in Australia della durata di almeno 92 settimane. Vediamo quali sono i migliori prezzi sull’intero territorio nazionale:

    SYDNEY 
    Corso: Certificate III + IV in Commercial Cookery + Diploma of Hospitality Management
    Durata del corso: 2 anni
    Prezzo totale: $13,800
    Frequenza: 1-2 giorni a settimana

    MELBOURNE
    Corso: Certificate III + IV in Commercial Cookery
    Durata del corso: 2 anni
    Prezzo totale: a partire da $12,450
    Frequenza: 1-2 giorni a settimana

    BRISBANE & GOLD COAST
    Corso: Certificate III + IV in Commercial Cookery + Diploma of Hospitality Management
    Durata del corso: 2 anni
    Prezzo totale: $14,500
    Frequenza: 1-2 giorni a settimana

    PERTH
    Corso: Certificate III + IV in Commercial Cookery + Diploma of Hospitality Management
    Durata del corso: 2 anni
    Prezzo totale: $15,000
    Frequenza: 1-2 giorni a settimana

    ADELAIDE
    Corso: Certificate III + IV in Commercial Cookery + Diploma of Hospitality Management
    Durata del corso: 2 anni
    Prezzo totale: $17,000
    Frequenza: 1-2 giorni a settimana

    Ricordate: prima di iscrivervi ad un corso, controllate che sia davvero necessario e nei vostri migliori interessi. Potete prenotare una consulenza con un nostro agente di immigrazione registrato cliccando sul link che segue: <prenota la tua consulenza>.

    Se invece volete essere contattati gratuitamente da un agente di educazione qualificato, la consulenza è gratuita ed i nostri esperti si metteranno in contatto con voi per aiutarvi a confrontare le opzioni disponibili. Potete richiedere di essere contattati scrivendo una mail all’indirizzo infopoint@atlasmigration.com oppure lasciando i vostri recapiti nel nostro contact form presente sul sito.

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    Atlas Migration è un info-point gratuito con base a Sydney ma operativo sull’intero territorio nazionale. Se desideri ricevere risposta ad una domanda relativa a visti, immigrazione, corsi o info generiche, contatta la nostra chat facebook dedicata (clicca qui) ed uno dei nostri consulenti risponderà gratuitamente alle vostre domande. Ci occupiamo anche di immigrazione (consulenze con agente di immigrazione registrato, applicazione visti australiani, cittadinanze, skills assessments) ed educazione per studenti internazionali (corsi di ingleseprofessionali ed universitari).

    Vi ricordiamo che in questo momento storico alle persone in Australia è richiesto di rispettare il distanziamento sociale, ossia un raggio di 1,5 metri da altre persone. Sul sito dello stato in cui vi trovate sono disponibili più informazioni mentre a livello nazionale è possibile informarsi sul sito web del Dipartimento della Salute. Se avvertite sintomi simili al raffreddore o all’influenza, il consiglio è quello di rimanere a casa e richiedere un test. Potete farlo contattando il vostro medico o il numero gratuito 1800 020 080.

    After a very long period without much happening, the Department of Home Affairs has been recently starting to issue Immi Grant Notifications to workers located overseas in relation to 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (but also for visas 494 e 186). A major factor behind this was the recent amendment to the Priority Migration Skills Occupation List (PMSOL). This list in fact allows positive outcomes of sponsorship applied from outside Australia and, above all, it makes possible a positive outcome not just for the visa request, but also for the successive request for ‘exemption’. The positive exemption will allow a visa holder to be granted access to Australia. Without it, a Visa Grant alone will not allow the holder to enter Australia. At the end of June 2021, the Department of Home Affairs has added to the PMSOL 44 new occupations.

    The PMSOL had already been introduced in September 2020, however, it was then made up of only 17 professions. On November 27th it followed the addition of a single occupation, namely the social Worker, and again on May 2021 the figure of veterinarian had made its appearance. Chefs, on the other hand, appeared on June 22 along with 21 other professions including the Multimedia Specialist and the Software Engineer. The latest change took place this July, and the three new entries are all related to the figure of the pharmacist (retail, industrial, and hospital).

    What to do if your occupation appears on the PMSOL and you would like to return to Australia? We have three tips for you:

    1. Look for a business willing to nominate you
      The visas compatible with the PMSOL are Subclasses 186, 482, and 494. This means that the necessary condition to be granted the possibility to return is the nomination of a business. Clearly, receiving a nomination could prove complicated if the business had no chance to meet you before, especially in the hospitality context. Indeed, try to consider, if you’ve already been to Australia, the possibility that one of your past employers will want you back on the team.
    2. Check or have the requirements checked
      Each of the visas mentioned above requires the fulfillment of specific requirements. Begin to deal with the level of English and become familiar with the IELTS and PTE tests. But also: is there the necessary qualification? What about post qualification experience? Or, is there enough working experience to replace the required qualification? For this, you can book a consultation and receive an overview of your situation updated to the most recent rules and changes
    3. Consider processing times that are not necessarily short
      Although the list is called ‘priority’, the process can take several months from start to end. If you start preparing everything now, it is possible that the various steps (Labor Market Test, preparation of documents, IELTS test, skills assessment if necessary, nomination, application, exemption) will be finalized in full in 4-5 months, if not later.

    Atlas Migration is a free info-point based in Sydney but operating all across Australia. If you wish to receive an answer in relation to a question concerning your Visa, migration matter, educational pathways, and general information, feel free to contact our dedicated Facebook chat (click here) and one of our consultants will be at your disposal for free. We also deal with migration matters (Migration Agent consultation, Australian visas application, Citizenship request, skills assessment) and educational pathways for international students (English courses, vocational courses, University and higher education pathways). 

    We’d like to remind you that at this moment to people in certain parts of Australia it is requested to respect social distancing, which means keeping a 1,5 meters distance from other individuals. On the official website of your Australian state, you will be able to find additional information. To retrieve information valid on a national scale, you can visit the Department of Health official website. If you recognize in yourself symptoms similar to fever or flu, our advice is to stay home and get tested immediately. You can do so by contacting your General Practitioner or by calling the free toll number 1800 020 080.

    The recent wave of Covid-19 cases in New South Wales and Victoria has impacted certain sectors significantly. The Hospitality and Tourism industry can be listed as the most exposed to service disruptions, together with Retail. For what concerns the context of migration, a very frequent scenario is the one where the holders of an employer-nominated visa (like TSS 482) are not performing their usual duties due to the business being temporarily closed or working with reduced personnel. For some of those temporary visa holders, the situation is particularly delicate because they are using the 482-Visa to accumulate work experience and become eligible for a permanent visa. An example is the TSS 482 being converted into a 186 TRT.

    In relation to this, the Department of Home Affairs has recently updated its Covid-related portal and the respective section dedicated to employer-nominated visas. It is possible to read that a person being temporarily suspended from usual activity due to the pandemic (‘stood down’) but not permanently terminated (‘laid off’) will be still able to maintain a valid visa. This also includes a reduction of working hours, normally not allowed to people under an employer-nominated visa.

    In the case of a definitive interruption of the employment, however, the classic rule imposing the visa holder to find a new employer within 60-days or to apply for a different Visa remains current.

    Find below an extract of the Department of Home Affairs official page:

    482 Covid Exemption

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    Subclass 494

    EMPLOYER VISA

    The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Subclass 494 ) Visa, came into force in November 2019 and replaced the Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (RSMS).

    Entitlements

    VISA 494

    Holders of a 494 visa is granted, providing that they maintain the nominated employment within the designated regional area, can remain in Australia for up to five years, with a permanent residency pathway available after three years. Dependent family members may be included and must also live, work and study in a designated regional area.

    Subclass 494

    Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional

    The Subclass 494 visa is a Temporary Visa with 673 eligible occupation and is an exciting new pathway to Permanent Residence. This new regional visa allows to transition to Permanent Residence after three years of living and working in a regional area. This is basically everywhere in Australia except Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
    A business must become an approved Sponsor in order to employ a 494 visa holder.

    VISA 494

    Rights

    With this visa, you can:

      • live, work and study in Australia only in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years
      • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid
      • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
      • apply for permanent residence after 3 years through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which commences on 16 November 2022.

    You can bring your family with you (they can work and study).
    IMPORTANT: Holders of the new provisional visas will also be unable to apply for most other visas (subclass 189/190/820/186) in Australia until they have completed at least three years in a designated regional area, unless exceptional circumstances exist.

    VISA 494

    Requirements to apply

    Requirements
    To apply for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (SESR) visa, applicants must be nominated by an approved employer and meet a number of other requirements:

    Occupation - English:

    English :Competent English – IELTS (or equivalent test) score of 6 in each component.

    Occupation: The role that the employer wants to fill must appear as an occupation on the Regional Occupation List

    Salary

    The salary for the nominated position must meet two requirements. Firstly, the remuneration must be above the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). This threshold is set by DIBP each year and is currently $53,900 plus superannuation. Secondly, the proposed salary must be within the Australian market rate for the role.

    Skills

    To be eligible for this visa, applicant must:
    have a relevant qualification at the skill level required for the job

    – have been employed in the nominated occupation for at least 3 years on a full-time basis and at the skill level required for the nominated occupation

    – you also must have a positive skills assessment at time of application

    Visa 494

    How long can you stay

    This is a provisional visa. You can stay in Australia for a period of 5 years from when your visa is granted.  You can’t stay in Australia longer by extending this Visa, you can apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time your visa is granted applying for the Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa

    Visa 494

    Conditions and pathway to PR:

    • Must live and work for 3 years on the 494 visa in regional areas to be able to apply for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) 191 Visa
    • Can move between employers in regional area
    • Holders must show earnings of at least $53,900 annually for three years in order to apply for Permanent residency

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    494 SESR

    Cost

    a.Main Applicant: $4,045.00
    b. Secondary Applicant over 18: $2,025.00
    c. Secondary applicant under 18: $1,010.00

    494 SESR

    Processing time

    Processing times for this visa are not currently available for the low number of application

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      Subclass 482

      EMPLOYER VISA

      The 482 Visa allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident in that specific position.

      Entitlements

      EMPLOYER VISA

      The Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa is a temporary visa which permits the holder to live in Australia, while working full-time only for the sponsoring employer, in the nominated position.

      VISA 482

      TSS - 482

      The Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) Visa is one of Australia’s most popular visas. The 482 Visa allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident in that specific position. A business must be approved as a Standard Business Sponsor in order to employ a TSS visa holder.
      You can work in your nominated occupation for your approved Australian sponsor under one of the following:

      • the Short-Term stream
      • the Medium-Term stream
      • the Labour Agreement stream

      The nominated position will determine which stream you fall into. You can check what stream your occupation fall into in the  Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations.

      VISA 482

      Entitlements

      The Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa is a temporary visa which permits the holder to live in Australia, while working full-time only for the sponsoring employer, in the nominated position.

      With this visa, you can:

        • work in Australia only for your sponsor for up to 4 years
        • study
        • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid
        • if eligible, reach permanent residence 

      You can bring your family with you (they can work and study).

      VISA 482

      Requirements

      To apply for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa subclass 482, you must be sponsored by an approved employer and meet a number of other requirements.

      Occupation

      The role that the employer wants to fill must appear as an occupation on the Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations.

      Salary

      The salary for the nominated position must meet two requirements. Firstly, the remuneration must be above the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). This threshold is set by the Department of Home Affairs each year and is currently $53,900 plus superannuation. Secondly, the proposed salary must be within the Australian market rate for the role.

      Age

      There is no age limit for the 482 Visa. This is an important fact of the 482 Visa and is also one of the major advantages of this visa. However, only applicant under 45 years old can apply for Permanent Residency after 3 years of work under the same employer applying for the ENS (subclass 186) Visa – Transition Stream

      482 Visa

      English Level

      • Short Term List: score of 5 overalL
      • M/L Term list:  score of 5 in each component.

      Applicant Skills
      The applicant must have his skills required to fulfil the role.

      All TSS visa applicants are required to:

      • have a relevant qualification at the skill level required for the job
      • have at least 2 years on a full-time experience (or equivalent) and at the skill level required for the nominated occupation.

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      TSS 482 Short Term List

      Fees and Processing Time

      Short Term List
      a.Main Applican (Short Term List) – $1,265
      b. Secondary Applicant over 18: $1,265.00
      c. Secondary applicant under 18: $330.00

      Processing Time – 3 to 6 months

      TSS 482 Medium and Long Term List

      Fees and Processing Time

      a.Main Applican (Short Term List) – $2,645.00
      b. Secondary Applicant over 18: $2,645.00
      c. Secondary applicant under 18: $660.00

      Processing Time – 3 to 6 months

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        In spite of the disappearance of the automotive manufacturing industry in 2017, when Holden announced the closure of its last production factory in Australia, the Automotive sector represents immense turnover for the country’s economy. Economists put the failure of the vehicle production sector down to a lack of industry protection through the use of tariffs, which are strongly used in the competing western markets. 77% of the importation of vehicles destined for automobile sale in 2017 was without duties, weighing heavily on local producers along with another critical factor, that is the high average income in Australia.

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        Working as a pastry cook in Australia

        If the end of the old automotive era sees the production outsourced to countries with a significantly lower labour cost, the ‘new phase’ has been able to learn from history and maximise income from sales, maintenance, parts and repairs. The ‘automotive service’ industry consists of a combination of small industries that as a whole contribute to a turnover in the country of around 37 billion dollars and employs around 350,000 Australian residents.

        The Profession of Mechanic in Australia can be sponsored by pursuing various specialisations, as well as the profession of general mechanic:

        321212: Diesel Motor Mechanic
        321211: Motor Mechanic (General)
        321213: Motorcycle Mechanic
        321214: Small Engine Mechanic

        The listing of these on the Medium Long-Term List of the Skilled Occupation List, then gives access to all types of visa (temporary, permanent, sponsorship).

        A sponsored visa TSS 482 for a Profession on the Medium-Long- Term List requires three main prerequisites:

        – a business that nominates the worker
        – a relevant qualification followed by two years of demonstrable experience in the sector or enough experience to substitute the formal qualification according to the ANZSCO directives
        – a certified level of English (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, PTE)

        The sponsorship of the mechanic can be for up to four years, but from the end of the third year the 482 visa holder is able to apply for a transition visa to another sponsor of a permanent nature, the Subclass 186. Independent immigration programs for individuals who are qualified and meet the points system are available in the form of visa 491 and 190. The possibility of obtaining a Post Graduate visa (Subclass 485) at the end of one of the relevant study courses enables the student to accumulate the necessary work experience to not only attain the Qualification but also the required post-qualification work experience.

        While it is not at all rare for us to assist Italian mechanics sponsored in Australia, to give an accurate account, it is appropriate to note that for central-Europeans the job market is complicated by the huge anglophone competition (or proficient English speakers) from places like United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Germany. Given the technical nature of the subject and the need to collaborate continually, the language level is a very important prerequisite and from this point of view the nationalities mentioned above have a general advantage.

        Qualification:
        Certificate III in Light Vehicle / Diesel Technology
        Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis Diploma of Automotive

        Skill Level: 2,3
        Profession: UNIT GROUP 3212 Motor Mechanics
        Course program:
        Certificate III (entry level): https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/AUR/AUR30616_R2.pdf
        Certificate IV: https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/AUR/AUR40216_R2.pdf
        Diploma:
        https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/AUR05/AUR50205_R2.pdf

        Description: the full program is delivered in phases of increasing specialisation, with a first phase (Certificate III) which is purely practical and functional in which, to sum it up, you ‘learn the art’. Certificate IV starts to alternate phases that are still practical with others of an administrative nature. The Diploma however, makes the mechanic not only a functioning professional but also an individual working in relation to the managerial aspects of the sector and competent in their knowledge of the industry as a whole. You start with a wrench and finish ready for management, with all the tenacity required in the middle.

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        It is immediately apparent how much need there is in Australia for qualified plumbers when you start to count all the immigration programs available for those who can demonstrate that they come under the category of the Profession 334111, Plumber. They might look like the Christmas Bingo numbers, but these are actually the Subclasses of visas that qualified plumbers can choose from: 189, 190, 491, 485, TSS 482, 186, 407, 494. Although the abundant choice is tempting, it is also true that each visa represents a pathway of different costs, prerequisites and timing, which is a reason why it is always suggested you have a personalised consultation with a migration agent before any stage, especially an irreversible one.

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        Get a job as plumber in Australia

        Now that we realise the plumber is sought after in the Australian work scene, we need to know how to become a plumber in Australia. In fact, it does not matter if you already are one from elsewhere, the Profession in Australia is hyper-regulated, which is why it is necessary to undergo a process known as ‘gap reduction’ of the standards practised in another country and those practised in Australia.

        For qualifications already completed in Europe, it is necessary to undergo an OSTR first, that is recognition that the skills acquired overseas are compatible with relevant Australian legislation (this phase can be completed in Italy, and helps to find work before arriving in Australia), enabling the applicant to obtain a temporary licence. In any case, a period of supervision is prescribed before granting the full licence.

        The whole process is divided into the following stages:

        OSTR / Obtaining a temporary licence
        Period of supervision (Australian Context Gap Training)
        Obtaining the Australian qualification
        Obtaining the definitive licence

        Qualification: Certificate III in Plumbing
        Skill Level: 3
        Profession: 334111 Plumber (General)
        Course program: https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/CPC08/CPC32413_R2.pdf
        Description: the big problem behind this type of course is that it is not available for international students. The only institute offering this training course to non-Australians or permanent residents is in Melbourne. The program is extremely technical and equivalent to an actual year of work experience which the locals believe to be a proper ‘apprenticeship’.

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        A case in point of the theory that ‘migration law is not a simple subject’ is definitely to be found in the regulations that allow nurses to move to Australia thanks to their Profession.

        Doing this sort of work in Australia represents a real guarantee for your financial future, due to a series of economic factors: very high salaries (as we will see shortly), forecasts for strong growth, scarcity of graduates in the sector. Often the ‘invitation rounds’ for immigration programs 190 and 189 have fewer applicants than planned invitations, and in fact, despite the removal of the most disparate professions from the lists during Covid, the Profession of nursing has been constantly maintained.

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        Nursing in Australia

        The problem is not so much to understand if it is a Profession worth betting on, so much as to understand if it is work that is compatible with our aspirations and, above all, one we are good at. If the answer is positive, we can stop wondering: the nursing industry is hyper-regulated in Australia, and the Department of Immigration has had to impose its mechanisms in such a way as to protect quality. To immigrate, it is important to understand the local dimension of this Profession, which is different from the one we are used to Italy.

        A fundamental distinction is that of the different classes of nurse which exist in Australia: ‘registered nurse’ (Unit Group 2544) and ‘enrolled nurse’ (Unit Group 4114). Firstly, distinguishing these two occupations is the qualification necessary for registering in the nursing register to be permitted to practise: a three-year Degree is necessary, in fact, to be considered qualified as a Registered Nurse (RN) while a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing is sufficient to satisfy the prerequisites in terms of qualification for Enrolled Nurses (EN). The rest is consequently: the EN cannot act independently, but works under the supervision of the RN. While the nurses of a higher level report to the medical staff, the nurses of the lower level report to both. The work of the enrolled nurse is almost entirely functional and supporting, while the registered nurses are also assigned work of an administrative and management type.

        If we forget for a moment the aspect relating to immigration, it makes sense to underline that one role is not necessarily better than another, but many people consider the degree of sacrifices in terms of study that they are willing to make (a year and a half or two for the Diploma, or three for the Degree) and above all the degree of responsibility they want to take on in a job that often involves the battle between life and death.

        Regarding the immigration process, we can reflect on the differences between the two professions. Let’s start, however, with the similarities, that is the level of language required to be admitted into the courses: IELTS 7 Academic without any individual section under 7, in practical terms, a level of English defined as ‘proficient’. You do not necessarily have to sit the IELTS test. You could satisfy the prerequisite with one of these other points:

        Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): minimum of 24 in listening, 24 in reading, 27 in writing and 23 in speaking
        Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): minimum di 65 in every individual section
        Occupational English Test (OET): score ‘B’ and no bands above ‘B’
        Cambridge C1 Advanced test: minimum of 185 in each individual band

        Registered Nurse VS Enrolled Nurse

        The two professions are on two different lists, number 254418: Registered Nurse in fact is on the Medium- Long- Term List, compatible with a large number of permanent and temporary immigration programs such as 189, 190, 491, 482, various DAMA Labour Agreements, 186, 494. The possibility of obtaining a postgraduate visa allows plenty of time, at the end of the Degree, to organise the proceedings for applying for permanent visas and registering in the register which take time. The occupation 411411: Enrolled Nurse on the other hand is in the Short-Term List of the Skilled Occupation List, giving the Qualification less conversion power although there is no shortage of immigration programs of a regional nature allowing transition to a permanent visa (in South Australia even up to the age of 50, due to the DAMA Agreement).

        Overseas Degree Recognition In Australia

        The assessing authority involved in the process for qualification to practise are two: APHRA, the register of all medical professions, whose green light is required at the Australian Nursery and Midwifery Accreditation Council to issue a positive skill assessment.

        The people who already have a Qualification are very fortunate if it is a bachelor degree obtained in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, United Kingdom or United States, as that qualification would qualify them by right for a positive skill assessment. All the other cases would rather necessitate passing the double APHRA/ANMAC process, having to sit in the middle a state exam with APHRA, called OBA, that is Outcome Based Assessment test which substituted the IRON in March of 2020.

        It won’t have been light reading, but remember that in order to make for a more pleasing account, we have tried to simplify it to minimal terms. Studies, exams, conversions, English tests, visas, skill assessment: so many stages of a pathway that might mean changing your lifestyle, but take care not to consider it a walk in the park, because it requires instead extreme strength and tenacity.

        Qualification: Bachelor of Nursing
        Skill Level: 1
        Profession: 254418: Registered Nurse (Skill Level 1)

        Qualification: Diploma of Nursing
        Skill Level: 2
        Profession: 411411: Enrolled Nurse (Skill Level 2)
        Course program: https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/HLT/HLT54115_R1.pdf

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