The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows Australian employers to fill highly-skilled positions in Australia with a non-Australian citizen or resident, when the employer:
- cannot find a suitably qualified person from the Australian labour market; and
- is unable to provide for their staffing needs through their existing training programs.
The ENS process consists of 2 distinct parts;
- an assessment of the nomination (described below) lodged by the employer; and
- the assessment of the proposed employee\'s personal application
The employer must:
- be actively and lawfully operating in Australia; have a satisfactory record of training Australians;
- and be an employer of good standing the position must be full-time and available for at least 2 years
- correspond to a highly skilled occupation that appears on the current Gazette Notice;
- be paid at least a specified minimum salary that appears on the current Gazette Notice
The visa applicant must:
- have been working in Australia in the occupation for a period of 2 years prior to the application being lodged, (the last 12 months being with the nominating employer); or
- have qualifications assessed by the relevant authority as equivalent to the Australian standard; or
- be nominated for a position which attracts a base salary of more than $180,001 (excluding superannuation and allowances).
- Have a high level (vocational) level of English language. Application of waiver of this provision is possible under certain circumstances
- Have a minimum of 3 years post-qualification work experience
- Applicant is 49 years of age or under. Application for waiver can be applied for under \'exceptional circumstances\'
- Applicant and dependent family members included in the application are all of good health and character
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