As I have mentioned earlier here, there is an easy answer, a shortcut for those who do not want to work it all out for themselves. Make sure they are MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) registered. I’m pleased to say I have a MARA agent who works with me on this website, and he has been helping people on my behalf since early 2014. If you want to read about them now, go to Moving to Australia Part 3 For a full chronological list and brief description of all the posts in this series about how I moved to Australia, please visit my page How to Move to Australia. Then please read my page about Getting a Visa for more help.He is very good at what he does and can give you a professional assessment based on the exhaustive information he will ask you to provide. Many of you in the comments below and in personal emails to myself have provided me with details of your occupations, and have asked how you can find work and sponsorship in Australia.But even so, employers who can’t find workers locally can still go abroad for them.If you want to see how complex it all gets, head over to Border and take a look around.However, if you have a skill which is in demand here, then coming over for 12 months and demonstrating your skills to a number of employers may well lead to a Employer Sponsored job offer.This could be one of the fastest ways to get here in small steps. The WHV and the similar Work and Holiday visas are only available to passport holders from qualifying countries, at the time of writing (see the Australian Government website for updates) they are…
Please be aware this post was written March 2009 and although I do try to keep it up-to-date, it is always wise to doublecheck over at au/.
This works for approved skills only and provided the employer can satisfy the government that no Australian worker is available for the job.
For highly skilled jobs it is possible to come straight in on a permanent visa, dependant upon available schemes.
Or the General Skilled Migration programme, as it is also known.
This for those over 18 and under 45 years old who speak good English. The easy answer is at the end of this article, so don’t panic.The jobs lists are a bit of a minefield but there seems to be the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), Critical Skills List (CSL), Employer Nominated Skilled Occupation List (ENSOL) and the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL). Again, I believe this option is only available to those over 18 and under 45 years of age (Update: Now 50 I believe).