The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (SESR) visa (subclass 494) is a Department of Home Affairs visa that allows Australian employers in regional Australia to sponsor (nominate) skilled migrants to fill employment vacancies, where the employer cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.
To nominate a skilled position through the employer sponsored stream of the SESR with the Department of Home Affairs, the employer and the nominated position must be assessed by a Regional Certifying Body (RCB).
The Department of Training and Workforce Development, through WA Migration Services, is the RCB for Western Australia (excluding the Goldfields–Esperance region).
To be assessed by WA Migration Services, applications must demonstrate the following criteria and the certifying body must be satisfied that:
To lodge an application with WA Migration Services you need to:
Once the assessment has been completed, the nominator (employer) will receive an email with the Regional Certifying Body advice and a signed Form 1404 which is then used in your application to the Department of Home Affairs.
The Regional Certifying Body assessment advice must have been obtained no more than three (3) months before the date the nomination is lodged. If the assessment is dated more than three (3) months before the date the nomination is lodged, the Department of Home Affairs decision maker may require a fresh RCB assessment to be obtained. This is because labour market conditions may have changed sufficiently for new advice to be warranted.
If you have any questions regarding the process, contact the WA Migration Services team.
For information regarding the application to the Department of Home Affairs, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.