Work and Holiday: how is the visa that Australia will grant free for three months and what can you work on
SYDNEY.- The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced yesterday that foreigners who apply for Temporary Work and Holiday visas in the next 12 weeks will not be required to pay the AU$630 ($453) processing fee.
The measure is based on the need to adding labor to a workforce crippled by an omicron bud, as the country’s health system creaks under the strain of the pandemic and more deaths are forecast in the coming weeks.
“Travel across the country and join our workforce at the same time and help us in our agricultural sector, in our hotel sector and in many of the other parts of the economy that depend on that workforce,” Morrison said.
This permit allows a person to travel anywhere in Australia during a maximum of 12 months while working, study up to four months in the country, or make a specific job to become a candidate for a second or third visa de Work and Holiday.
For this you need to have between 18 and 30 years, an English certificate, at least $3,600 in a bank account, and cover the character requirements.
The application lasts an average of six months and the following steps are required:
1. Gather identity documents (DNI, Passport)
2. Create an account ImmiAccount
3. Fill out the Form
4. Send request
what can be worked on
In Australia, there three opportunities to travel and work. They are visas that are processed after the term of the previous one expires. Each opportunity allows access to jobs with higher pay and responsibility. For three full years you can work in the following sectors:
1. Tourism in the Australian North, only in remote and very remote areas of the country.
It includes the possibility of being tourist operators or guides, extreme sports instructors, tourist transport services, guides in art galleries or museums and workers in hotels, restaurants or bars.
2. Plant and animal farming in Northern Australia
Includes jobs as fruit or vegetable farmers, maintenance work, and immediate plant processing (packers).
3. Pearl fishing and collecting
Work in this sector includes performing operations directly related to catching or catching fish and other aquatic life and performing operations directly related to obtaining or farming pearls or pearl shells.
4. Forestry in the north of the country
The possible activities within the sector are planting or caring for trees in a plantation or forest that is intended to be felled. Cutting down trees in a plantation or forest, or transporting trees or parts of trees.
The main jobs in demand in the construction industry in Australia are residential and building construction, site preparation services and masonry.
6. Wildfire recovery work only in declared wildfire-affected areas, after July 31, 2019
After the fires that devastated large parts of the Australian territory, hands are needed to reforest affected areas, rebuild hostels and research centers within the post-fire zones and care for victims.
7. Critical Covid-19 work in the health and medical sectors anywhere in Australia, after 31 January 2020
With the increase in cases in the country, the government requests jobs for medical care, nursing, testing and research services to reduce the risk of the virus in the Australian population.
Before submitting the application, consider the health requirements that with the Covid-19 pandemic have hardened and in which it is emphasized process travel insurance throughout your stay and have the complete vaccination schedule against Covid-19.
It is also necessary to consider that applicants should not extend your stay longer than what is stipulated in the visa, not work for the same employer for more than six months, do not enter programs study longer than four months Y not engage in any activity that the government may consider disruptiva.
If you decide to go to study in Australia, the country’s government asks Argentines to have a certification of tertiary education, have completed at least two years of university studies or have some tertiary education certificate.