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The Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement

The Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement

to sponsor overseas workers, is applicable to the following occupations:

  • Nursing Support Worker (ANZSCO 423312)
  • Personal Care Assistant (ANZSCO 423313)
  • Aged or Disabled Carer (ANZSCO 423111)

Employers can nominate upon the following Visas:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa. 

Assessment Criteria:

Qualifications and Skills Assessment

If you obtain an Australian Qualification, a Skills Assessment is not needed. 

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

Overseas workers must have at least a relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III or equivalent, or higher qualification, or have 12 months of relevant full time work experience, or equivalent part time experience.

If the overseas worker has obtained their qualification overseas or is claiming work experience in lieu of a relevant qualification, they will need a positive skills assessment from either the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (for Nursing Support Worker ANZSCO 423312 or Personal Care Assistant ANZSCO 423313) or the Australian Community Workers Association (for Aged or Disabled Carer ANZSCO 423111).

Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)

Overseas workers must have at least a relevant AQF Certificate III, or equivalent qualification.

Language Requirement

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

Overseas workers employed by standard aged care providers require: IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) with minimum component scores of 5.0 for speaking and listening and 4.5 for reading and writing.

Overseas workers employed by culturally and linguistically diverse aged care providers: IELTS 4.5 (or equivalent) with no component minimum, provided the overseas worker is fluent in the target community language.

Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)

Require IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with no component minimum.

Work experience

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) 

There are no minimum levels of post qualification work experience that needs to be met.

Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) 

Must have at least two years of full time work experience in Australia in a relevant direct care occupation (this two year work experience is not tied to a particular employer or visa subclass). 

Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement terms and concessions

Concessions to standard skilled visa requirements:

  • Two year pathway to permanent residence through the Employer Nomination Scheme
  • Streamlined visa nomination and priority visa application processing
  • No post qualification work experience requirement
  • English language concessions for workers with relevant community language skills
  • Annual salary of at least $51,222 AUD or the Australian Market Salary Rate, whichever is higher.

Summary 

Key visa application requirements:

  • Hold a relevant AQF Certificate III or equivalent, or higher qualification. You can also have 12 months of relevant work experience or part time equivalence.
  • Obtain a positive skills assessment from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council or the Australian Community Workers Association if you obtained your qualifications overseas. This also applies if you claim work experience in lieu of the formal qualifications.
  • Have an English language proficiency level of at least IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. Workers with target community language skills employed by culturally and linguistically diverse aged care providers need at least IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

Consideration will be given to labour market testing requirements satisfied once aged care providers who have entered into an MoU with the relevant union(s).

Skill and qualification requirements will differ from those stipulated in ANZSCO. These will be specified under the terms of each Labour Agreement.

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