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Fishing Industry Labour Agreement


Are you a fishing company with a shortage of skilled workers? The Fishing Industry Labour Agreement can help! At Migration Unity, we specialize in assisting employers in the fishing industry to sponsor skilled overseas workers, addressing the crucial need for labor to support Australia’s economy.

The fishing industry plays a vital role in the country’s economic landscape, and with this agreement, you can find the skilled workforce you require to thrive and succeed.

This blog aims to provide valuable information to fishing industry companies interested in hiring overseas workers. We will outline the key requirements, visa options, occupation eligibility, English language proficiency, skills and qualifications, salary considerations, and age restrictions.

Fishing Industry Labour Agreement Visa Options:

As an employer, you have the following visa options to sponsor skilled overseas workers:

  1. Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
  2. Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) (after a three-year transition period)
  3. Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)

Occupation Eligibility:

The Fishing Industry Labour Agreement allows you to nominate workers in the following occupations based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO):

  1. Deck Hand (ANZSCO 899211)
  2. Fishing Hand (ANZSCO 899212)
  3. Master Fisher (ANZSCO 231211)
  4. Ship’s Engineer (fishing industry – code 070499)
  5. Ship’s Master (ANZSCO 231213)
  6. Ship’s Officer (ANZSCO 231214)
  7. Seafood Process Worker (ANZSCO 831313) (available in Category 2 and 3 regional locations o