The Australian employers will now need a Health Workforce Certificate for sponsoring overseas doctors. This is prior to filing an application for nomination for any of the below Visas:
The Health Department has launched an initiative ‘Visas for GPs’ that has commenced from March 11, 2019. This has mandated the Australian employers to obtain an HWC, as quoted by the Mondaq.
The occupations that are now influenced by the change are:
The intention of the initiative ‘Visas for GPs’ is to channelize Doctors into regions that have lower access to services. These include the regional, remote, and rural areas of Australia. It is also to avoid an excess supply in other areas.
The condition to get a Health Workforce Certificate aids the Government of Australia to achieve balance in the distribution of Doctors. This is by offering the HWC only to those Australian employers who can prove the genuine need. It is to fill a vacant role with an overseas doctor.
Y-Axis Immigration Expert Vasanta Jaganatan elaborated on this latest update. The HWC must be uploaded to any nomination application that will be filed after March 11, 2019. Australian employers must take note of this, she added.
Employers who file the application on their own must be extremely cautious. They must double check that all mandatory documents are offered while filing the nomination application.
The Skilling Australia Fund has restricted refund provisions. Failure to upload all the necessary documents can lead to rejection of the application. The application charges will also not be refunded.
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