- Aged care providers are now able to hire overseas workers with specialised skills that will support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds.
- These special visa arrangements will allow aged care facilities to access a personalised visa arrangement to hire employees with the skills to cater for the needs of their communities’ elderly.
In his recent press release, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman announced that special visa arrangements will be available for aged care providers in form of company specific labour agreements.
Company-specific labour agreements
A company specific labour agreement is developed directly with an employer and will be considered only where a genuine skills or labour shortage for an occupation exists which is not already provided for in an industry labour agreement, or relevant project or designated area migration agreement. The terms and conditions of a company-specific agreement are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The company specific labour agreement enables aged care providers to access overseas workers where they previously have been unable to, as the required occupation is not on the list of eligible skilled occupations.
“Australia has a long and proud history of migration. Aged care providers have identified a need for bilingual carers, as elderly people or those with dementia may revert to their native language or lose the ability to speak a second language,” Mr Coleman said.
In delivering vital aged care services to the Australian community, aged care providers can request a company specific labour agreement to sponsor skilled overseas workers for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, or an Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa.
- Age care providers that want to know more about how this agreement can benefit your business, please email us using the subject Aged Care Labour Agreement using the contact us button below.
- If you are an aged care worker looking for opportunities, please send your CV and Resume to [email protected] (Subject: Aged Care Worker).