Australia is experiencing a substantial demographic change as its population is rapidly ageing, which is predicted to put more strain on the elderly care system. The Australian Government has committed to expanding the aged care workforce to guarantee that older Australians receive the care and assistance they require.
To uphold this commitment, the government has announced the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement, which will free employers from having to negotiate employer-specific labour agreements with each aged care provider and allow them to sponsor direct care workers on skilled visas through the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement.
The Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement makes it simple to hire certified direct care employees from abroad to work in the aged care industry. Employers can use this when Australians with the necessary qualifications aren’t available.
Using the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement will allow you to:
By the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) immigration programme, you can sponsor foreign workers for permanent residence. Employees must have at least two years of relevant direct care job experience working full-time in Australia. The two years of employment are not connected to a specific employer or visa category.
According to the agreement, foreign workers who have been sponsored may apply for permanent residency through the Employer Nominated Scheme subclass 186 visa programme if they have at least two years of appropriate direct care work experience.
It’s interesting to note that the two years of experience are not contingent on a specific job or visa category.
Concessions to the requirements for skilled visas are as follows:
Salient prerequisites for obtaining a visa:
Once aged care providers have signed an MoU with the pertinent union(s), the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements will be deemed satisfactory.
There will be different skill and qualification requirements than what is specified in the ANZSCO. Each labour agreement that has received approval from the Department of Home Affairs includes a detailed description of the specific requirements.
One must follow the two essential processes listed below to apply for the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement:
An aged care provider must first sign A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of the following unions:
Aged care providers can go on with preparing and submitting an application for the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement (ACILA) with the Department of Home Affairs once an MoU has been established with one of the aforementioned approved unions.