Labour Market Testing for Employer Sponsored Work Visas

The law was changed on 3 September 2020 requiring Employers wishing to sponsor overseas worker under subclass 482 and 494 visas, to advertise the position. Initially employers must have conducted labour market testing by placing two advertisements of the position for at least 28 days on recruitment websites, print media and/or radio with national reach in Australia. In some case employers can advertise the position on their own website.

As of 3 September 2020, employers will be required to advertise the position on the Employment Department’s website ( for the same period in addition to the above. This means employers must in effect place 3 advertisements for the position with one being mandatory on Jobactive.

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