Have you considered spending time living and working in a foreign country, but wonder where to begin? Australia is a country described as a country so beautiful to visit, that many hate to leave. So how does one go about this? It is not difficult but does require planning.
Temporarily Working And Living In Australia
Professional and skilled workers from other countries are welcome to work temporarily in Australia. People have to follow that country’s immigration rules in order to stay in compliance.
Here are worker types Australia recognizes:
• Employer Sponsored Workers-people with specialized skills who are sponsored to work here by overseas or Australian employers.
• Skilled Migrants and other professionals-also referred to as the General Migration Program. Designed for highly skilled people not sponsored by an employer.
• Business people-meant for business owners who would like to open a branch in Australia or start a new business. Managing another business or investing in the country is another option.
• SkillSelect-an online system that enables skilled workers to apply for a visa by an Expression Of Interest (EOI).
• Temporary Work and Specialist Entry-people who participate in certain cultural, professional, or social activities in Australia.
• Doctors and Nurses-medical professionals that wish to sharing medical skills in this country.
• Regional Employment-skilled workers willing to work in cities outside the major cities.
• Skills Australia Needs Events-meets skill shortages of the country by temporarily hiring workers for state and territory jobs. Some are sponsored.
• Air and Sea Crew-visas for people with these skills transferring them to this country.
• Seasonal Worker Program-areas of the country like New Guinea and Solomon Islands use workers for short periods of time each year.
Australian Immigration Rights
Defined rights are given to immigrants living in Australia. Workers from other countries are granted the same protections and entitlements as citizens. Every worker is required to possess a temporary work visa. Employers verify workers visas are current and have not expired. They are authorized to check passports or other identification, but are not allowed to cancel, grant, or refuse visas.
Only the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) officials may cancel, refuse, or grant visas to workers. When non-citizens hold subclass 457 visas, sponsoring employers ensure workers have equal conditions as citizens. Overseas workers can only be employed in jobs that apply to the same skilled occupation, in their home country. Employers also are not allowed to pay the workers in cash. Workers can only work for one Australian company at a time.
These and other workers rights and rules can be found online. Being armed with the proper guidelines and keeping visa current will help you work and enjoy life down under.