Australia is one of the few countries that offers numerous job opportunities for immigrants who want to excel in their field. Australia is always open for skilled people, it offers many visa options for immigrants to come and work in the country. Those who come here for work visas enjoy the same right and the workplace protection rules given to local employees. The reason people are attracted to this place is because of the high standard of living and salaries.


The most famous type of work visa is the Employer Sponsored or Work Visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor visas to skilled workers to serve their business needs. It is a way by which Australian businesses fill skills needs when they are unable to fill the skilled position locally.


We at Way2OZ Migration Services specialize in facilitating visas to individuals who are looking for better career and salary opportunities. For your information, the Employer sponsored or Work visas are perhaps the most popular form of immigration to Australia. This type of visa is sponsored by your employer based on your skill set. Employer Sponsored or Work Visa are complex visas and has many processing stages, so you need an expert to assist you with the process. Don’t worry we will be there for and guide you through the entire process so that you can get your visa smoothly and quickly.


With all that said there are eligibility criteria that you must fulfil, you need to have an occupation on the relevant Skilled Occupation List with minimum experience of 2 or 3 years (depending upon the subclass you apply for).


Employer Sponsored or Work Visas are further divided into the following sub-classes:


  1. Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482
  2. Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186
  3. Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494
  4. Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)


Temporary Skilled Shortage Subclass 482

This visa is given to skilled workers , who are nominated by an employer  so that they can and work temporarily  in Australia. For this an employer must  be an  approved sponsor. Also, your employer must get permission to nominate you and, they have to prove that they cannot find someone locally to do that particular job. You must have minimum of 2 years of experience in your occupation to be eligible for this visa. This visa can be granted upto 4 years depending upon your nominated occupation.



Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186

This visa provides the individual to gain  permanent residency in Australia with no conditions. They are available to people who are already working in Australia and to those who are working overseas. You must have minimum full time experience of 3 years to be eligible for this visa. You must work for atleast 2 years for the employer in the occupation you have been sponsored for.


Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494

This is a type of temporary Visa introduced in November 2019 to address labour shortages in regional area of Australia.  It has around 10,000 places per year and is for applicants who have certain skills that are required in regional  areas. The visa is also employer sponsored visa and you must have minimum of 3 years full time experience to be eligible. Your nominated occupation must be in the relevant occupation list. This is temporary visa which allows you to live and work in Australia and travel in and out for 5 years. It’s also a gateway to permanent residency. If you are eligible you can file for PR after three years.



Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)

It is a formal agreement between the Australian Government and a regional, state or territory authority, it opens ways to hire more overseas workers than the standard skilled migration program. DAMAS is an agreement-based framework, that gives the flexibility to hire individuals based on their requirements.


Way2OZ Migration Services helps visa applicants and their employers throughout the process. We provide advice and application management and offer representation in skills assessment applications where applicable.

Sub classes


Temporary Skill Shortage Visa


Temporary Skilled Visa
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Employer Nomination Scheme


Employer Nominated Scheme
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Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa


Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
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