Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
This is a permanent visa that enables skilled overseas workers to be employed or continue employment with their nominating business. Pathways include:
TRTS: for Subclass 457 visa holders who have worked with their sponsoring employer within an eligible occupation for the last 2 years;
Direct Entry: for overseas workers who have never, or only briefly, worked in the Australian labour market. Applicants must hold a positive Skills Assessment and 3 years of relevant employment experience in their nominated ANZSCO occupation; and
Agreement: for applicants who are being sponsored by an employer through a tailored and negotiated Labour Agreement.
If you do not have an employer to nominate you, you can lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. Employers and State and Territory governments can then view your details and decide whether to nominate you.
KTA Migration assists with Skills Assessing Body applications for recognition of your skills. Skills assessing bodies include: Australian Computer Society (ACS); Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC); Engineer’s Australia; Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) and VETASSESS.