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PCA & aged care worker can get PR

Australian aged care providers can now apply to access the new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement. The Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement streamlines the recruitment of qualified direct care workers from overseas to work in the aged care sector. Employers can use this where appropriately qualified Australians are not available.

To access this labour agreement, employers must first enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the relevant industry union(s). At RACC, we can check with your employer to discuss and advice on this furthermore.

The purpose of the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement

  • Sponsor overseas workers for the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa in direct care occupations such as:

    • Nursing Support Worker

    • Personal Care Assistant

    • Aged or Disabled Carer

  • Sponsor overseas workers for permanent residence under the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa program.

  • Workers must have at least 2years of full time work experience in Australia in a relevant direct care occupation. The two years of work experience is not tied to a particular employer or visa subclass.

Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement terms and concession

Access the following concessions to standard skilled visa requirements:

  • 2 year pathway to permanent residence through the Employer Nomination Scheme

  • streamlined visa nomination and priority visa application processing

  • no post qualification work experience requirement

  • English language concessions for workers with relevant community language skills

  • annual salary of at least $51,222 AUD or the Australian Market Salary Rate, whichever is higher.

Key visa application requirements

  • hold a relevant AQF Certificate III or equivalent, OR, higher qualification.

  • You can also have 12 months of relevant work experience or part time equivalence

If you are willing to start a career in this industry, it will help you enrol for a Certificate III of Individual Support or Certificate IV in Ageing support course.

Study option:

  • 1 Year Certificate III in Individual Support $7,000

  • 1 months Certificate IV in Ageing Support: $8,000

  • 1.5 years Diploma of Nursing: $30,000

*Regarding study options, you can book a Free Phone/In-person/WhatsApp consultation with us via this link:

(At RACC, we do not charge any service fee for student visa applications)

*You must obtain a positive skills assessment from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council or the Australian Community Workers Association if you obtained your qualifications overseas. This also applies if you claim work experience in lieu of the formal qualifications.

*You must have an English language proficiency level of at least IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. Workers with target community language skills employed by culturally and linguistically diverse aged care providers need at least IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

PR Pathway for Personal Care, Aged Care workers

If you have relevant experience, book a Consultation session with our Registered Migration Agent (MARN1572961) via this link:

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