As a Victorian employer, you can open an account and view online profiles of skilled workers, using search and filter functions to widen and narrow your search.
To apply for an employer account, you must have:
- a vacancy for a Victorian-based role in a skilled occupation that is in demand in Victoria
- a business that is operating lawfully in Victoria
- an Australian Business Number (ABN).
There is no charge to use the Overseas Skills Registry.
After meeting the employer requirements, Victorian employers can:
- view a vetted talent pool of skilled worker profiles online. All skilled workers have a skilled occupation that is in demand in Victoria, are living in Victoria, have a work visa and skills or qualifications recognised in Australia.
- search, compare and filter skilled worker profiles. Criteria for searching include occupation, qualifications, and if the skilled worker is interested in working in regional Victoria.
- make contact with skilled workers for more information or to set up an interview.
Receive an email from the Overseas Skills Registry advising that the account has been approved (within one business day).
Login to the Overseas Skills Registry and start searching.
Send a message to a skilled worker that has the required skills and experience.
New profiles are being registered regularly. Employers can save their unique search criteria, making repeat searches easy and fast.
The Overseas Skills Registry is open to three groups of skilled workers:
- Victorian nominated skilled migrants
- International student graduates with previous professional work experience
- Overseas qualified professionals.
To create an account on the Overseas Skills Registry, all skilled workers must meet eligibility requirements specific to their group type and provide documentation as evidence that their skills or qualifications are recognised in Australia. Their group type is displayed on their profiles.
More information on skilled worker eligibility requirements.
All skilled workers on the Overseas Skills Registry have an Australian work visa and do not require employer sponsorship to work.
Before a skilled worker can create a profile on the Overseas Skills Registry, the Victorian Government verifies their Australian work rights. Employers should always reconfirm these work rights before employment. This can be done through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's (DIBP) Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service.
For more information, contact the DIBP Employers’ Immigration Hotline: 1800 040 070.
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Victorian nominated skilled migrants
Victorian nominated skilled migrants could hold either a permanent or a provisional (leading to permanent) visa.
Permanent visa holders can work permanently anywhere in Australia and have committed to living in Victoria for two years. The visa they hold could be a subclass 190, subclass 176, subclass 137, subclass 134, subclass 886 or subclass 887.
Provisional (leading to permanent) visa holders can work for up to four years and must live and work in a designated regional area as outlined in their visa conditions and obligations. The visa they hold could be a subclass 489, subclass 475, subclass 487 or subclass 495.
Visa holders can then apply for a permanent visa (subclass 887) after certain conditions have been met.
International student graduates with prior professional work experience
International student graduates hold a temporary visa (subclass 485) and can access at least 18 months post-study work rights.
Overseas qualified professionals
This is the broadest group in the Overseas Skills Registry; skilled workers could hold either a permanent, provisional (leading to permanent), or temporary visa.
Overseas qualified professionals could hold either: