Labour Market Testing
For some employer sponsored visas, employers must show the Department of Home Affairs that they cannot find a suitable Australian worker to fill their position.
When an employer nominates an overseas worker, they will need to demonstrate that they have tested the local labour market.
Criteria for Labour Market Testing
The employer must advertise the position on two national reaching forums
- On a national recruitment website (such as SEEK, Indeed, JobActive).
- The list of acceptable mediums in which nominated positions may be advertised has been extended to include LinkedIn’s online recruitment platform and industry-specific recruitment websites.
- National print media – that is, national newspapers or magazines that are published at least monthly and marketed throughout Australia.
- National radio – that is radio programmes that are broadcast or syndicated nationally.
- Accredited sponsors can advertise on their website.
The advertisement must be in English and include the following information:
- A title and description of the position.
- the skills or experience required for the position.
- the name of the employer or the name of the recruitment agency being used by the employer; and the salary for the position.
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