Are you a second or third visa holder in Australia looking for a job? Don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities available to you! Whether you’re looking for a permanent or a temporary job, there are plenty of options for you in Australia. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the best jobs for second and third visa holders in Australia and how you can find them. Read on to learn more about the various job opportunities available to you in this beautiful country.
General Eligibility Criteria
If you are a second or third visa holder in Australia, there are certain criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible for employment. Firstly, you must have a valid visa and all relevant documents. If you wish to renew your Working Holiday Visa for a second year in Australia, you must work for a minimum of three months – or 88 days – in a specific job position during your first year. To renew your visa for a third year, you will need to do 179 days (6 months) in a specific job position in an eligible region. Other conditions are also required for the renewal. In this article, we provide you with a list of the jobs eligible for a second-year and third-year visa.
You will need to ensure that you have the required skills, qualifications and/or experience in the particular job role you are seeking. Additionally, you may be required to provide proof of identity and evidence of any English language tests or other assessments. Lastly, it is important to remember that some employers may not accept applicants with certain visa statuses, so be sure to check before applying. All these requirements can vary depending on the visa type, so it is important to understand the specific eligibility criteria for your visa type before applying for jobs.
Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa
Second or Third visa holders in Australia who are looking for a job may consider applying for the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa. This is a permanent visa that allows an applicant to live and work in Australia, and become eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after four years. To be eligible for this visa, an applicant must have a relevant skills assessment and be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency. The applicant must also demonstrate they have the required qualifications and experience, have adequate English language proficiency, and meet the points test. Additionally, applicants must have health and character clearances, and submit an expression of interest with their application.
Skilled Regional Subclass 489 Visa
For second or third visa holders interested in exploring their employment options in Australia, the Skilled Regional Subclass 489 Visa may be a great option. This visa is designed to help attract skilled professionals to regional areas of Australia and provides the same range of benefits and entitlements as the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa. To be eligible, you must have a suitable nomination from an Australian state or territory government agency or an eligible family member who resides in a designated regional area of Australia. As with all other visas, applicants must demonstrate their qualifications, skills and experience meet the requirements for the position they are applying for. The visa also requires applicants to undertake a medical examination, provide evidence of English language proficiency and meet other specified criteria. Upon successful approval of the visa, holders will gain permanent residence status in Australia.
Business Innovation and Investment Subclass 188 Visa
For those visa holders looking to set up their own business in Australia, the Business Innovation and Investment Subclass 188 visa may be a great option. This visa allows visa holders to own and manage a business in Australia, and it also gives them the opportunity to invest in an existing business. This visa requires applicants to have an adequate amount of funds, an acceptable business plan, and a commitment to continuing their investment or owning and managing a business in Australia for at least four years. This visa can provide visa holders with permanent residence after four years, making it an ideal option for those who want to establish themselves as entrepreneurs in Australia.
Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa
For those visa holders looking to secure permanent residence in Australia, the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa is a great option. This visa requires a job offer from an approved Australian employer, and allows foreign workers to remain in Australia indefinitely. In order to qualify for this visa, you must have the skills and qualifications needed to fill the position, as well as meet the employer’s nomination criteria. Once approved, you and your family will receive a permanent residence visa, allowing you to remain in Australia and take advantage of the many employment and lifestyle opportunities available.
State or Territory Nominated Subclass 190/489 Visa
Australian state and territory governments are able to nominate visa holders for permanent residence through the State or Territory Nominated Subclass 190/489 visas. To be eligible, applicants must satisfy criteria such as having a relevant occupation listed on a relevant state or territory list, meeting the required English language level, having skills or qualifications that are suitable for the nominated occupation, and being of good character. These visas are valid for four years and allow the visa holder to travel in and out of Australia during that time. The visa holder must live and work in the nominating state or territory for two years, after which they can apply for permanent residence in Australia.
There are many different industries you can work in to qualify for a second and third working holiday visa. You can work in agriculture in such industries as harvesting, cultivation, and processing as well as forestry, fishing and pearling, mining, and construction industry. Remember that you have to work in a regional area.
Approved Industries And Areas For Specified Work
The following industries and areas are approved for specified work:
- tourism and hospitality in northern or remote and very remote Australia
- plant and animal cultivation in northern Australia and other specified areas of regional Australia
- fishing and pearling in northern Australia only
- tree farming and felling in northern Australia only
- construction in northern Australia and other specified areas of regional Australia
- bushfire recovery work in declared bushfire-affected areas only, after 31 July 2019
- critical COVID-19 work in the healthcare and medical sectors anywhere in Australia, after 31 January 2020
Plant & Animal Cultivation
- Agricultural work (Plant and animal cultivation)
- The harvesting and / or packing of fruit and vegetable crops
- Pruning and trimming vines and trees
- General maintenance crop work
- Cultivation of plants, fungi or their products or parts – Cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts
- Immediate processing of plant products
- Maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce, including natural increase
- Primary processing of animal products (shearing, butchery, packaging and tanning) – Immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning; Note: The secondary stages of these activities are not taken into account (ex butcher sale)
- Manufacturing dairy from raw material.
Fishing & Pearling
- conducting operations relating directly to taking or catching fish and other aquatic species
- conducting operations relating directly to taking or culturing pearls or pearl shell
Tree Farming & Felling
- planting or tending trees in a plantation or forest that are intended to be felled
- felling trees in a plantation or forest
- transporting trees or parts of trees that were felled in a plantation or forest to the place where they are first to be milled or processed or from which they are to be transported to the place where they are to be milled or processed
- residential building construction
- non-residential building construction
- heavy and civil engineering construction
- land development and site preparation services
- building structure services
- building installation services
- building completion services
- other construction services
Bushfire Recovery Work
- construction, farming, or any other work in association with recovery or restitution of land, property, farm animals or wildlife; and
- support services or assistance to people living, working or volunteering in the affected areas
Critical COVID-19 Work In The Healthcare & Medical Sectors
Specified work in this industry must be critical to Australia’s response to COVID-19 including:
- medical treatment, nursing, contact tracing, testing and research
- support services including cleaning of medical, health care and quarantine facilities and equipment directly involved in the response to COVID-19