ENS 186 Nomination - Application Requirements

The employer is an important part of the application process. You must have an Australian employer who is willing to sponsor you for an occupation that is on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation list.


Temporary Residence Transition Stream

  • You will need to refer to the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List 
  • The nominated occupation for the ENS subclass 186 visa must have the same four-digit occupation unit group code as the occupation being carried out by the employee
  • The employer can demonstrate that they have met all 457 sponsor obligations
  • The employer has paid the correct salary, superannuation and withheld taxes for the work done under the 457 visa employment
  • The employer meets the Training Benchmark requirements. This means that the employer has provided an acceptable amount of training for its Australian citizen and permanent resident employees, or has made a contribution to a relevant industry training fund

Direct Entry Stream

  • You will need to refer to the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
  • Demonstrate a genuine need for the position
  • The employer meets the Training Benchmark requirements. This means that the employer has provided an acceptable amount of training for its Australian citizen and permanent resident employees, or has made a contribution to a relevant industry training fund


Labour Agreement stream

  • Check if an agreement is in place for the occupation being nominated
  • The occupation must have a Labour Agreement in place to be suitable for nomination

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