Important Updates: Skilled Migrants Information

These FAQs provide information of a general nature only, and changes may occur that affect the accuracy or completeness of the information. New Beginnings Skills International takes all reasonable care in maintaining this information, however, the use of this website and all its contents are subject to our general disclaimer, which is available on our website.

General FAQs for Clients (Australian Employers), Migrant Candidates/Job Applicants and International Students.

Yes, there are many job opportunities that provide a New Beginning. Australia is experiencing critical skill shortages not seen in 50 years affecting all sectors of the economy. The Australian Govt is increasing skilled migration intake as a major policy initiative to meet the demand for skills. This includes listing over 674 skilled occupations for migrants to apply for a visa to live and work in Australia and increasing the total number of Visas to be allocated.

In 2023, 142,400 Skilled Migrant Visas will be made available.

During 2022 there were approx. 600,000 international students studying in Australia. It is anticipated that there will be 161,000 new enrolments in 2023, and this number is forecast to increase in future years and return to pre-Covid levels. Many of these students need to find work and they provide a valuable source of skills for Australian businesses.

New Beginnings Skills will support and guide both Clients (Australian employers) and Candidates through the options available.

We find employment for independent and sponsored Skilled Migrants coming to Australia who are subject to the granting of a work visa by the Govt. These services also extend to accompanying dependents eligible to work in Australia. We also find paid employment including internships for International Students studying in Australia. In both cases successful job placement can commence before or upon arrival in Australia.

In collaboration with our partners and affiliates we offer a range of related services including visa application support, relocation, vocational training and cultural assimilation.

Further information is provided on our website.

We are passionate about providing the best possible service to all our stakeholders and playing a major part in addressing Australia’s skill shortages.

New Beginnings Skills offer a comprehensive range of services to both our Clients (Employers) and Candidates for jobs. We are not just a recruitment company, and our portfolio of services offer end to end solutions designed to provide long term success for Clients and Candidates.

New Beginnings Skills has carefully selected partners/affiliates in Australia and overseas that are recognised successful leaders in their profession and business communities. All have extensive experience in international recruitment and mobility and leading multinational workforces. We understand business and the needs of our clients in finding the right skills. We understand the importance of recruiting excellent candidates and providing them with the best possible start to a new Beginning in Australia.

Founder and Managing Director Paul Birch has extensive international experience and has lived and worked in the UK, India, United Arab Emirates and Australia in global and regional executive roles spanning many countries. Sector experience includes Financial Services, Manufacturing, Agribusiness, International Airlines, Engineering Procurement & Construction and Multi Modal Public Transport.

All people working in Australia no matter what their visa type is have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman is a govt body that ensures Employers comply with the employment laws and that workers’ rights are protected. The Ombudsman also provides advisory services & information to employers and employees. Their web site is an extremely useful source of information.

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/

The following fact sheets offer specific advice to Skilled Migrants and International Students
working in Australia.

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/sites/default/files/migration/723/482-and-457-visa-holders-
workplace-rights-and-entitlements.pdf

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/sites/default/files/migration/723/international-students.pdf

Client FAQs

We are committed to supporting Clients in meeting their short- and long-term workforce skill requirements. Skills shortages are adversely affecting every sector of the Australian economy and will continue for years to come. We partner with businesses and government enterprises to provide sustainable solutions that remove the risks caused by a lack of skills. We offer a range of services and solutions to our Clients, which can be offered individually or combined to provide an end-to-end solution.

Further information is provided on our website.

We service a broad range of industry sectors and skilled occupations. Our representatives in Australia and overseas have experience in many sectors and skills and therefore have both deep knowledge of certain sectors and generalist experience.

Founder and Managing Director Paul Birch has extensive international experience and has lived and worked in the UK, India, United Arab Emirates and Australia in global and regional executive roles spanning many countries. Sector experience includes Financial Services, Manufacturing, Agribusiness, International Airlines, Engineering Procurement & Construction and Multi-Modal Public Transport.

Further information is provided on our website.

We are confident that we will find the Skills our Clients need. We can source the best talent available globally who want to live and work in Australia. Working closely with our Clients we proactively find the talent to provide a reliable ongoing pipeline of skills.

Yes, we work with leading international BPO organisations in several countries which provide outsourcing solutions across a range of occupations & specialists skills. We can source the required skills that can be engaged on a short-term or long-term basis. More information including the benefits of BPO are described on our website.

The short answer is no. The sponsored employees Visa is tied to the sponsoring employer and the specific job they were hired to perform. There are various Visa types which are granted for a period of 2-5 years whereby the employee is expected to remain with the sponsoring employer or risk their visa being cancelled.

If a sponsored employee is subsequently granted permanent residency any restrictions on moving jobs are lifted. This can typically take 3-4 years after arriving in Australia.

If the employee is not sponsored and is an independent migrant there are no restrictions on moving between employers.

If for whatever reason the employment arrangements are subject to significant change or variation during the term of the Sponsored Visa, the Employer should seek advice from a Migration Agent.

FAQs for Migrant Candidates and Job Applicants.

We are committed to finding you a job in Australia as you start your new Beginning in life “down under.”

We offer a range of services and solutions to Candidates/Job Applicants, and these can be offered individually or combined to provide an end-to-end solution.

If you have the recognised skills and successfully complete the following stages, we are confident that we can place you in one of the many thousands of vacancies available.

Successful candidates will need to pass various stages including:

  • Acceptance of an Expression of Interest (EOI) from the Australian Govt which enables an application for a working Visa to be submitted and registered with New Beginnings Skills.
  • Registration with New Beginnings Skills involves an application for an advertised role or requesting that an individual’s details are shared with potential employers for consideration. All registered candidates will be subject to a rigorous selection process conducted by New Beginnings Skills and our Australian Clients (Employers).
  • Any job offers or placement with an Australian employer is conditional upon the job candidate being successfully granted a Visa by the Australian Govt.

Partners/Spouses who are included in the original visa application can work in Australia depending on the type of visa granted. New Beginnings Skills can support Partners/Spouses to find employment in Australia. This includes career counselling, preparing for job applications/interviews and appropriate vocational training.

If you are a migrant already in Australia, we can support you in finding a job that matches your experience and skill level and provide career advice and a development plan to help you realise your full potential.

The decision to start a New Beginning in Australia is one of the most important lifetime decisions and requires a strong commitment, self-discipline, and a highly organised approach. There are no shortcuts or half-measures when following the process and providing specific information. Applicants must need to provide accurate and genuine information in a timely manner and always demonstrate the highest levels of integrity. New Beginnings and our partners and affiliates will provide support and guidance to achieve a successful outcome. However, the applicants need to fulfil their obligations and be actively engaged. Applicants are requested to inform us immediately if they decide to withdraw from the process at any stage.

No, we do not employ or sponsor applicants for an Australian visa.

We have relationships with accredited migration agents who have been carefully vetted to provide support to both Australian employers and overseas candidates in applying for a visa. For further information on who can help you with your visa application please see the link below.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/who-can-help-with-your-application/using-a-migration-agent

The Australian Govt has listed 674 skilled occupations that will be considered. Further details are provided in the attached link. Candidates are strongly advised to carefully review this list which includes a description of the skilled occupation and requirements. The combined list specifies:

New Beginnings Skills will guide you through this process and explain the requirements. The Australian Govt uses a points system to evaluate Visa applications. An initial free online assessment is conducted using an Expression of Interest Form (EOI). Once the EOI is submitted the Govt invites you to apply for a Visa or rejects your EOI. A Visa application will not be considered unless this EOI is submitted, and an invitation received. Please note an EOI is not a Visa application and a subsequent invitation to apply is not an application or any form of acceptance. Any claims made in an EOI which cannot be substantiated in a visa application, for example, English language, qualifications, work experience, will lead to a refusal of the visa application.

From EOI to applying for a Migration Visa

  1. Have a skills assessment​
  2. Complete your EOI
  3. Submit your EOI
  4. Receive an invitation to apply for a skilled visa
  5. Apply in ImmiAccount
  6. ​Upload all documents to ImmiAccount

Note – New Beginnings Skills will require evidence of an Australian Govt invitation to apply for all Working Visa types at the initial stages of sourcing and recruitment. For further information on the EOI process please see the link below.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect

Yes, Australian States can nominate Skilled migrants who during the EOI process request that their application be supported by a State. The States have access to the EOI Skills Select system and can decide if they want to nominate. The benefits of State nomination include priority processing in visa application, additional points awarded towards the overall points test total and the opportunity to live and work in the nominating State. New Beginnings Skills will guide you through this process.

For further information please click on the link below.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/migration-program-planning-levels

Moving to a new country and finding a job is a daunting task. Migrants do not always find a role which recognises their skills and qualifications. New Beginnings is committed to match Clients with candidates who have the experience, qualifications, and potential. We want our Clients and Candidates to be successful.

New Beginnings Skills will ask you to clarify a preference in where you would prefer to live in Australia and guide you through the options available. The more flexible you are in location the more job opportunities will be available. The Govt provides Skilled Migrant Visas for specified Regional Australia locations where residency is mandated. State Govts can also nominate Skilled Migrant applicants as described above.

New Beginnings Skills will guide you through the options available.

New Beginnings Skills will guide you through the requirements. English language is a requirement stipulated by the Australian Govt when considering a skilled migrant Visa application. Candidates will be required to take an English language test administered by an Australian government approved organisation. The English test usually takes place in the candidate’s home country, and they are responsible for paying for the costs of this test. For further information please click on the link below.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/english-language

New Beginnings Skills will guide you through this process. The Skills Occupation list includes details of what Skills Assessment is required and the approving organisation. A Skills Assessment Certificate must be included in the EOI and Visa application. Further details are provided in the link below.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skills-assessment

New Beginnings Skills provides information on life in Australia which is regularly updated. This will include blogs, videos, online events, fact sheets and case studies available on our website and through partners and affiliates. Our objective is to make sure that applicants and their dependents are fully informed and supported during this life changing “New Beginning “. The link below provides useful information for those considering migrating to Australia and is published in different languages.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/settling-in-australia/settle-in-australia/beginning-a-life-in-australia

Each of the 10 Visa type specifies the eligibility to include family dependents in the initial Visa application. Different conditions do apply, and applicants should study the requirements related to the Visa type they are intending to make an application. The initial EOI described above will include questions regarding accompanying dependents.

New Beginnings Skills will provide detailed information early in the process to ensure clarity for all parties. Employment and working conditions in Australia are highly regulated to provide protection against unfair treatment by employers and the stipulation of minimum entitlements. Employment conditions are described in Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Industry Awards and Common Law contracts. Employers are required to provide individual employment contracts including mandatory regulated benefits. New Beginnings Skills will provide information on what terms and conditions apply for specified skills to applicants & will ensure that Clients (Employers) comply with legislated standards when issuing contracts of employment. General information regarding employment in Australia will be provided on the New Beginnings web site.

Many Visas provide pathways to Australian Citizenship. Our affiliated migration agents can explain requirements and the process involved. For further information please click on the link below.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen/permanent-resident#Eligibility

The short answer is no. The sponsored employees Visa is tied to the sponsoring employer and the specific job they were hired to perform. There are various Visa types which are granted for a period of 2-5 years whereby the employee is expected to remain with the sponsoring employer or risk their visa being cancelled.

If the employee is not sponsored and is an independent migrant there are no restrictions on moving between employers.

If a sponsored employee is subsequently granted permanent residency any restrictions on moving jobs are lifted. This can typically take 3-4 years after arriving in Australia.

The following table describes who is responsible for the various costs associated
with migration for employment to Australia.
View table

FAQs for International Students

We will help you find paid employment during your study in Australia. This includes internships related to your field of study. Arriving as a young person in a foreign land, commencing studies & looking for work is a daunting task. We help you find work with reputable employers and other related services, all designed to support International Students have a great New Beginning in Australia.

We have relationships with Educational institutions both overseas and in Australia who can provide this support and guidance. We provide job search (including internships) and vocational training skills to those international students who have been accepted to study in Australia and have been granted a student Visa which includes permission to work. For further information regarding International Student Visa types and undertaking paid employment please refer to the links below.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/temporary-relaxation-of-working-hours-for-student-visa-holders

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485

Yes, there are several pathways for international students who want to live and work in Australia. We can help you realise your career ambitions and kickstart New Beginnings in Australia. We want to build a long-term relationship with International Students and create a New Beginnings Alumni spanning generations, many countries, and cultures.

Yes International Students can work in Australia for unlimited hours up until 30th June 2023. Effective 1st July 2023 capped hours will be re- introduced at 48 hours per fortnight. Further information is provided in the link below and the factsheet.

Yes. The Australian Govt is encouraging International Students to stay on in Australia and pursue a “New Beginning ” . Further information can be found on the link below which describes the qualifications that qualify for post study working rights and pathways to permanent residency.

For an Australian student visa (subclass five hundered) application you must submit these documents:

You must provide documents such as your birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce papers, adoption papers, including evidence of your relationship with a partner. If you changed your name, you must also provide a certificate verifying your name change.

  • You must provide:
    • Enough financial funds to support your travel costs, 1 year of living in Australia, and enough funds to cover your tuition fees (including funds to cover family members).
    • Proof that family members will financially support the applicant during your study program. The family members must have an annual income of at least AUD 62,222 for single students and AUD 72,592 for students who have other family members with them.
    • Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Student Form for exchange students.
    • A letter of support from either the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Department of Defense.

Students must provide a written statement stating their intention to study temporarily in Australia. The Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement is important because it shows the Immigration Office that you do not intend to overstay after your visa expires.

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