If you experience a skills shortage you can broaden your search to international job candidates on a 457 visa or a 400 visa.
To employ foreign workers who may be overseas or already in Australia, you must ensure they hold an eligible visa and know their visa status if you wish to employ them long term. To make sure you avoid costly and damaging mistakes, you need accurate and relevant advice.
Our migration and visa service provides consulting for corporate and individual immigration and visa matters. We'll answer your questions, provide tailored solutions to meet your needs, and guide you through the entire migration and visa process.
The Victorian Chamber’s migration and visa service provides clear and practical advice to help you:
The Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 visa is the most common work visa used by Australian employers hiring overseas workers to meet skill gaps in the local labour market.
There are three stages to applying for this visa:
If you are nominating and sponsoring a foreign worker you must meet certain obligations to ensure they are not exploited and to demonstrate that the visa is being used to meet genuine skills shortages.
Key considerations when sponsoring overseas employees on 457 visas include:
The Temporary Work (Short-Stay Activity) Subclass 400 visa is for highly specialised workers from overseas to do non-ongoing work in Australia within a limited timeframe. The nature of the work must need skills from overseas that cannot be reasonably sourced locally.
To find out how we can help you, contact Eddie Zhao (MARN 0853270)on 03 8662 5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Victorian Chamber has provided services to sustain and grow Victorian businesses and in turn, the Victorian economy for over 160 years.
Victorian Chamber Global is a specialised team which provides consultation on international trade opportunities to established Victorian businesses, bringing together some of Australia’s most well-regarded import and export professionals.
The team can provide one-off consultations, or guide businesses through the entire international trade process including: