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Specialised Visa Arrangement Announced Allowing Overseas Aged Care Workers to Find Sponsorship in Australia

The Minister for Immigration has announced a new visa agreement that will help aged care providers better meet the needs of their elderly, multicultural communities.

The sector has identified the need for bilingual health care workers with the specialised skills to care for elderly migrants that may lose the ability to speak their second language due to aging or dementia. These specialised carers are expected to improve aged care providers ability to understand and meet the individual and cultural needs of their clients.

Aged care providers have previously been unable to hire overseas workers as the occupation is not on the eligible skills list. Now, however, in instances where it is found that Australian workers are unable to meet the skill shortage, aged care providers will be able to sponsor overseas workers under a company specific labour agreement. This personalised arrangement may be in the form of an Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa or a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS).

 

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