Visas and sponsorship
Applying for a visa
A number of visas may be used by Queensland Health to sponsor health professionals including:
- Temporary Business Long Stay Visa (Subclass 457): valid for 4 years and allows applicant's spouse or partner to work umlimited hours.
- Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS): permanent residency visa for highly skilled staff from overseas or temporary residents currently in Australia, when the employer is unable to fill a vacancy from within the Australian labour market or through their own training programs.
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS): permanent residency visa that allows employers in regional or low population growth area of Australia to fill skilled positions that they are unable to fill from the local labour market.
Health professionals are able to apply independently for:
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection also offers the SkillSelect online service that enables skilled workers interesed in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for an independent skilled visa or nomination by Australian employers or governments.