Australia Employer Nomination-Direct Entry

Australia offers many options to immigrants to come and work in the country. One of them is the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186).  Under this scheme Australian employers can sponsor overseas workers who have the required skills to work in the country.

Visa process

The visa process involves two steps, the first step is nomination by an approved Australian employer and the second step is the visa application that must be made by a qualified overseas worker.

Applicants can be in or outside Australia when they apply for this visa.

 What can one do with this visa?

The Employee Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa is a permanent residency visa.  The holder of this visa can:

  • Work and study in Australia without restrictions
  • Travel in and out of Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted
  • Stay in Australia for an indefinite period
  • Sign up for Australia’s universal healthcare scheme
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if he is eligible
  • Sponsor relatives for temporary or permanent visas if they are eligible


Applicants and their family members must obey all Australian laws

They should work for the nominating employer for at least two years

They should agree to begin employment within six months of:

  • Entry into Australia if they were granted the visa from outside the country
  • The date the visa was granted if within the country
Visa Streams

The Subclass 186 visa has three streams:

  • Direct Entry stream
  • Labor Agreement stream
  • Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream

Direct Entry Stream

An applicant is eligible for this visa if they are nominated by an Australian employer but must apply for the visa within six months of the visa being approved.


Employer who is nominating the applicant must:

  • Have an active and lawful business operating in Australia
  • Fulfilled the relevant training requirements
  • Have no adverse information against the company
  • Have a genuine need for an employee in that position
  • Pay a salary as per the market rates

The employment position nominated for the visa must be:

  • A genuine position
  • Full-time position that is available for a minimum of two years from the date the visa is granted
  • For an occupation that appears in the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL)
  • Having employment terms and conditions that are not less favorable compared to those provided to Australian citizens

Individuals applying for this visa must be:

  • Under 45 years
  • Having competent English skills
  • Have a successful skills assessment for their nominated occupation from the relevant assessing authority which is not less than three years old
  • Having a minimum of three years of work experience

Compliant with the health and character requirements


The applicant need not spend two years with an employer on a 457 visa to qualify for the Direct Entry stream in the Subclass 186 visa.

With a visa under the Direct Entry system, immigrants can live and work in Australia permanently.

They can include family members in the application.

In case the candidate gets a positive skills assessment and has a post qualification experience of three years, he can immediately apply for the visa.

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