The Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) Visa
It is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who have a nominating employer. The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows Australian employers to nominate skilled foreign employees to work in Australia on a subclass 186 permanent residence visa.
This visa contains a two-step process; a nomination by an approved Australian employer and a visa application by the skilled overseas worker. Applicants can be in or outside Australia when they apply for this visa. Applicants are required to have a valid visa or a bridging visa A, B, or C to apply for this visa in Australia.
The Subclass 186 visa has three streams:
- Temporary Residence Transition Stream
- Direct Entry Stream
- Agreement Stream
Subclass 407 Training Visa
The Training visa (subclass 407) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training or professional development.
Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa
A 482 visa, referred to as the TSS visa, allows employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian. It facilitates specific use of overseas workers to address temporary skill shortages, while guaranteeing that Australian workers maintain precedence. TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor under one of three streams:
- Short-Term Stream
- Medium-Term Stream
- Labour Agreement Stream