Innovation stream – stays up to three years for highly skilled and experienced innovators, working in occupations defined at the ANZSCO Skill Level 1.
Early Careers stream – stays for up to one year for tertiary-qualified 21-45-year-olds, who have worked a minimum three months in their current role, and working in occupations defined at the ANZSCO Skill Levels 1-3.
IECSEP is a 2-year pilot. Places will be limited to 1000 in 2023-24, and a further 2000 places in 2024-25.
IECSEP is now open for applications. The round will close on 20 November 2023.
IECSEP applicants need to have a confirmed job in Australia to be able to apply and must remain with this employer for the duration of the visa.
Applicants can undertake placements, secondments, graduate rotations or intra-company transfers between the applicant’s UK employer and any partnering Australian organisation. Alternatively, IECSEP applicants can commence a new role in Australia. Applicants who will work in regulated occupations in Australia must have current Australian occupational licencing without any conditions or restrictions.
More information for applicants and prospective Australian employers is contained in the IECSEP Guidebook.