Secure your Australian Visa via these Employer Sponsored Pathways

407, 482, 494, 186 & 191 visas

Australia is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, across a range of occupations and around the country. If you have skills and experience in demand, you may be eligible to be sponsored or nominated by a business operating in Australia for a temporary or permanent visa.

Our experience sets us apart in terms of navigating the way forward for you and your employer. Find out how below!

Sponsorship Options

Training Visa 407

TRAINING Visa - 407

For those who have not yet accumulated sufficient employment to be nominated for an employer sponsored work visa, the Training visa may provide the opportunity to gain valuable work experience. With several streams, the occupational training to improve skills in a listed occupation, may be relevant to such candidates. 

Applicants must have recent 12 months’ experience (study or work) in the nominated occupation and the employer must have a suitable training programme available.

Temporary SKILLS SHORTAGE Visa - 482

For this visa, applicants must meet the skill threshold for the nominated occupation. This may include having a relevant qualification or a certain number of years’ experience. Visa applicants must also have at least two years’ full time equivalent experience relevant to the nominated occupation. Some applicants will need to obtain a formal skills assessment before applying for the visa. And applicants must prove English language ability either through nationality, education or test.

The subclass 482 visa is available for up to four years, depending on the occupation. Occupations on the STSOL (Short Term Skilled Occupations List) allow visa grant for two years at a time. Applicants with occupations on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long Term Skills Shortage List) may obtain a visa for up to four years. 482 visa holders may have a pathway to permanent residence through the Employer Nomination Scheme.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional visa - 494

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional visa - 494

Employers based in regional Australia may nominate workers to fill positions aligned with occupations on the relevant occupation lists.

Applicants must have at least  three years’  full time equivalent experience in the nominated occupation and will need a formal skills assessment before applying for the visa. Applicants must prove English language ability either through nationality, education or test.

The subclass 494 visa is a five-year visa with a pathway to permanent residence available after working in the nominated position for three years.



The Employer Nomination visa is a permanent residence visa, accessed via one of two pathways: Direct Entry or Transitional.

Direct Entry is available where the nominated person obtains a favourable skills assessment in the nominated occupation and has a minimum of three years’ full-time equivalent employment at the skill level in the occupation.

For those holding the subclass 482 visa, the Transitional pathway is available. Visa holders will usually have to complete three years’ employment on the 482 visa in order to ‘transition’ to permanent residence through the Employer Nomination scheme.

Visa applicants must have an Australian employer to nominate them.

Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa 191

Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) VISA - 191

This visa allows people who have lived and worked in designated regional areas of Australia on an eligible visa (494 or 491), the subclass 191 visa offers permanent residence. Key features include:

  • ​​​​You do not need a sponsor or nominator​
  • You must hold an eligible visa and have complied with the conditions of that visa
  • You must have lived for at least 3 years in a designated regional area
  • You must have had a taxable income at or above a specific income threshold for at least 3 years while holding your eligible visa​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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✓ Compare your visa pathways
✓ Understand what is meant by Regional Australia
✓ Learn what is meant by the Skilled Occupations List
✓ Learn how a migration agent can work with you and your employer

Our approach

Aspire Australia goes a step further than most migration agencies.

We’re not migration agents… we’re Migration SuperHeroes! 

At least that’s what we’re told.

We will guide you through the process and ensure you understand your obligations. We will also help your candidate (the nominee) so that you can feel confident of a successful result.

Would you like to know more about how we work with you? Read more about our 7 Step Proven Pathway here

When things get hard or you lose faith, we will be here fighting the good fight – for you.

Refusals cost valuable time and money. We follow the rules – and make sure you do too – so that the application is right the first time.

Securing Your Employer Sponsored Visa can be as easy as A.B,C!


Book your Introductory call with Migration SuperHero Sarah Gillis

Your migration journey starts with a MAP: Migration Action Plan. We invite you for a 45-minute appointment to

  • Review your qualifications, experience and language skills
  • Uncover target occupations and visa options,
  • Outline the process, costs and time frames
  • Answer your questions.

Your personalized MAP: Migration Action Plan will guide your next steps towards your Aussie dream as an employer-sponsored visa holder.


Your employer books a FREE 20-minute call with Migration SuperHero Sarah Gillis

During this call we will

  • Ask the employer to tell us all about the proposed position
  • broadly discuss suitable occupations and visa programmes
  • discuss your broad visa eligibility
  • decide on the next steps


Get Started!

Once we have spoken with both you and your employer we will advise you of the best strategy to move forward, provide our proposal and then get started!


So, let’s start at the beginning… we invite you to book your individual appointment now

Our Happy Clients

Sarah has been the most helpful and informative migration agent I have spoken to, she has recommended that I hold off on making any decisions until later in the year, when there is likely to be an update to state sponsorship opportunities. Still holding hope!

Employer Sponsorship Pathway

Product Marketing Manager

My Employer Nomination Visa wouldn’t have been possible without Sarah. My heartfelt thanks to her and her team. Special thanks to Carol and Toni who were so patient with me and helped me understand the documents that I need to submit and also patiently corrected the mistakes that happened on my behalf. I remember the long call that I had with Carol to get the documentation done perfectly. Sarah’s team has so much attention to detail that the documenting was done perfectly. They were so friendly and helpful. Thank you again.

Sowmya Srinivasan

Thanks to the expertise and tenacity of Sarah Gillis and the Aspire Australia team, our immigration process was handled with utmost professionalism and efficiency. They meticulously prepared our case, leaving no stone unturned, and ultimately secured a positive outcome for us. We are grateful for their efforts and unwavering commitment.

Jacqui Nguyen

Australian 189 visa granted! Thank you for your assistance Aspire Australia.

Wagner Silva

Wagner Silva

We have been using Sarah and the Aspire team for many years to handle both our personal and business immigration needs. We have always found them to be both professional and compassionate in their dealings with us and highly recommend them to anyone needing the assistance of an immigration agent.

Catherine Kuipers

Thank you for your efforts. I have no words to explain my gratitude to you and your team. You have been a huge help during all the procedures to get us to this stage of Permanent Residency. Really, it has been great, long awaiting news for us. We are still celebrating.

Sukhwider Deol

I strongly recommend Aspire Australia Services. My husband and I did all the processes since Sponsor, PR, and Citizenship application with Sarah and her team, and we are grateful and glad for all the support and advice we had till obtaining all visas and Citizenship successfully. It is very important to work through all these processes with skilled and experienced professionals, like as Aspire Australia.

Mundo Todo

Mundo Todo

Aspire has done a great job once again at getting one of our team member’s sponsorship and residency applications approved.

Jeremy Nathan

Thank you Sarah, Toni and team. Your attention to detail ensures that every project goes off without a hitch. I admire and appreciate such a high level of precision. Thank you again

Kirandeep and Harpratap

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