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Skill Matching Database

Helps match potential skilled migrants with skilled vacancies in Australia. The database contains the educational, employment and work details of skilled migrants and includes many who are interested in living and working in regional Australia.

Employer Sponsored Visa Options

Lawfully operating Australian employers can sponsor and employ skilled workers who have recognised qualifications and skills/or experience in particular occupations required in Australia.

Doctors and Nurses

There are a number of ways in which an employer may sponsor an overseas trained doctor or nurse on a permanent or temporary basis.

Labour Agreements

Labour Agreements are formal arrangements to recruit a number of overseas skilled workers on a permanent or temporary basis.

Regional Employer Initiatives

Information about options available to encourage skilled migrants or temporary entrants to live and work in areas outside of Australia’s major cities.

 Sponsored Training Visas

Professionals, trainees or apprentices from outside Australia can be sponsored by Australian employers on a temporary basis to improve their work skills, business and/or management development.

Employer Obligations

From August 2007 it will be an offence under the Migration Act 1958 for a person to knowingly or recklessly allow an illegal worker to work or refer an illegal worker for work with another business.

Entitlement Verification Online

Registered Australian organisations can check aspects of a person’s Australian immigration status.

 Australian Skills Recognition Information

Prospective employees can get an assessment of occupational qualifications, skills or experience gained overseas. Also find state-specific licensing and registration requirements.

Australia Needs Skills Recruitment Expos

Expos are being held worldwide to help meet the current skills shortage in Australia. Australian employers can participate in the expos and meet people with the skills and experience needed to fill job vacancies in Australia.


Occupations in Demand

The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL). Occupations and specialisations, identified by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), that are in short supply in Australia.


Industry outreach officers are outposted to industry groups to give expert support to employers who want to employ skilled overseas workers.