• Australia, Sydney
  • info@kangaroo.com

Stay updated on all Education & Migration related news with KEF Blogs

  1. Home
  2. /
  3. Blogs
  4. /
  5. Securing an Employer Sponsorship...

Posted On : 1 April 2024     |     By : Kangaroo Edu

Securing an Employer Sponsorship Visa: A Step-by-Step Guide

6 Steps To Secure An Employer Sponsorship Visa In Adelaide

Step 1: Understanding Different Types of Employer-Sponsorship Visas

  A sponsorship visa is your ticket to working in Australia with the backing of an employer who sponsors your stay. It is essentially a commitment from your employer to support you during your stay in Australia as they require your specific set of skills otherwise not available in the country. Here are some of the types of employer-sponsored Australian visas you may be eligible for:  
  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)
  • Training Visa (subclass 407)
  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)
  • Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)
  Each of these visa types has its own eligibility requirements and conditions. While some of them are temporary, others pave the way for permanent residency, offering different avenues for you to immigrate and settle in Australia.  

Step 2: Understand the Benefits of Applying for a Sponsorship Visa

There are several benefits to pursuing an employer-sponsorship visa in Australia:
  • Opportunity to work, earn, and gain valuable experience in Australia
  • Multiple pathways and visa types as mentioned above, offering different pathways for career and life in Australia
  • Many visas lead to a pathway to Permanent Residency(PR) in Australia
  • Many visas allow you to freely enter or leave Australia at your convenience

Step 3: Finding Out If You’re Eligible

Once you know your visa options, it’s time to check your eligibility. There are a number of requirements based on your skills, qualification, education and which state you want to apply for. However, here are a couple of generic eligibility criteria set by the Australian government:
  • Your job must be on the Skilled Occupation List provided by the government
  • An Australian employer must prove that they can’t find a person in Australia to fill the vacancy that you will be filling
  • Your skills and qualifications must align with the job requirements.
  • You must be healthy and a clean police record
  • You must be proficient in English
  These are just the basic ones and there are a number of other eligibility requirements that you will need to fulfill. If you’re looking for a more in-depth explanation and consultation regarding your specific case, you can reach out to us at 08 7225 0511, 0403 603 225 or email us at adelaide@kangarooedu.com and our Registered Migration Agent will be with you as soon as possible.  

Step 4: Gathering Necessary Documents

Here are all the documents that you’ll need to gather to secure an employer-sponsorship visa in Australia:
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Personal identification documents such as passport, birth certificate, or ID card
  • Job offer letter from the Australian employer
  • Resume or CV detailing your work experience and skills
  • Educational certificates and achievement records
  • Work references or letters from past employers.
  • IELTS or PTE test report (if necessary)
  • Health insurance information(if necessary)
  • Police Report to prove a clean record

Step 5: Finding An Australian Employer To Sponsor You

This is a very tricky step. You need to secure a sponsorship statement from an Australian employer who can apply here to become a sponsor. They will need to become an approved sponsor and/or nominator to sponsor you as a skilled worker for their business.   Once they’re an approved sponsor, they can nominate your occupation or position as required by the visa type chosen, and include your personal details to fill that position.  

Step 6: Submitting Your Application

It is usually the employer or nominee that fills and submits the application. They also submit any supporting documents for your application. However, you should still check that the nominee meets the visa eligibility criteria and that all your information is submitted correctly.  

Role of An Education Consultant

If you’re having troubles wrapping your head around the intricacies of employer-sponsorship visa, we can help you out. Kangaroo Education & Visa Services is an education and migration consultation provider with physical offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Tasmania. We can help you effectively apply and secure your sponsorship visa. In addition to that, our services also include:  
  1. Expert Consultation

We provide expert consultation and tailored services for enrollment/migration opportunities. This includes advice on choosing the right program and institution that aligns with the student’s aspirations and career objectives.  
  1. Partnerships with Institutions

We have partnerships with over 100 superior universities and schools. This allows us to provide students with a wide range of options for their studies.  
  1. Visa Assistance

We provide pre-travel support to students, skilled workers and other immigrants through visa assistance. This includes helping you understand the visa application process, preparing necessary documents, and submitting the visa application.  
  1. Travel Arrangements

We assist you with travel arrangements such as air ticketing and providing foreign exchange.  
  1. Post-Landing Support

We also provide post-landing support. This includes providing accommodation on arrival and transfer from the airport in the destination city.  
  1. Insurance Linkage

We also help you find high-tier insurers for health insurance so that you are fully covered at all times.  


  1. What is an employer sponsored visa?

An employer-sponsored visa is a type of visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia temporarily or permanently, depending on the visa subclass. These visas are sponsored by an Australian employer who demonstrates a genuine need for the skills of the applicant. 
  1. How can a migration agent help?

A registered migration agent can assist you with an employer-sponsored visa by:  
  • Explaining all your visa options based on your circumstances.
  • Suggesting the most suitable visa option for you.
  • Helping you prepare necessary documents for your visa application.
  • Communicate with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf.
  • Submitting your visa application.
  • Representing you in matters before review tribunals if needed.
Share On :