This is a guest post written by Hayley, who works in the department’s 457 policy section.
Yesterday the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and the Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson AM MP launched a guide to using the 457 visa program for the hospitality and tourism industries.
The guide will assist employers to use the skilled visa program. You can access the guide below.
Information sessions will be coordinated to provide employers with information and answer questions about the guide. The first information session was in Perth and attracted around 20 employers from tourism and hospitality industries. The department received positive feedback and fielded some specific questions about using the 457 program in these industries. A further eight sessions will be held over the coming three weeks in capital cities and select regional locations. For further details about the department's information sessions, please click here.
If you have any questions about the 457 program in these industries, please leave a comment below.
Edit: In case you are interested in further information, please see the attached 457 Tourism-Hospitality information session presentation that was delivered at the department's information sessions.