Closely related skilled occupation

Closely related skilled occupation

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Closely related skilled occupation

You can only claim skilled employment if in the 10 years before you are invited to apply you completed at least 20 hours of paid work per week in your nominated occupation and/or a closely related occupation.

Applicant and position criteria:

Must meet health, character, and security requirements.
No familial relationship with directors/shareholders.
Qualifications must be commensurate with the highly skilled role.
At least 3 years work experience directly relevant to position.
Capacity to pass on skills/develop Australians.


Access up to 5 positions per year.
Flexibility in certain visa criteria, including access to 4-year TSS visas.
Transitional pathway to permanent residence after 3 years, including age cap concessions.
Simpler agreement applications and faster processing of agreements.
If the position ceases the visa holder will have 60 days to find a new sponsor and a new visa or depart Australia.