The Australian Government, in connection with the new Aged Care Labour Agreement (ILA), has selected ANMAC as the skills assessing authority for 2 direct care occupations: Personal Care Assistant (ANZSCO 423313) and Nursing Support Worker (ANZSCO 423312).
Aged Care Providers who have entered into an Industry Labour Agreement will be able to recruit overseas workers where qualified Australians are not available. The Agreement is an initiative of the Department of Home Affairs to address current workforce shortages in the aged care industry in Australia.
The migration skills assessment will include a qualification and/or work experience assessment of aged care workers.
To find out more about the agreement, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
ANMAC has begun receiving applications. Eligible applicants are those with a Certificate III minimum (AQF) in a relevant field obtained overseas (with no less than 120 hours practical component in the course) or 12 months fulltime (or equivalent) paid work in a relevant field undertaken either in Australia or overseas. ‘Relevant’ means a qualification or work experience where direct care roles and responsibilities are the focus. This does not include disability support or childcare. The Department of Home Affairs will assess English language competency.
Documentation requirements, application steps and the fee schedule can be found under the Skilled Migration Services tab, Direct Care Skills Assessment.
This skills assessment does not guarantee you employment or migration. For job opportunities you will need to review the list of employers on the Department of Home Affairs website and search for organisations who have signed an aged care industry labour agreement.