The Bangladesh High Commission in Australia has requested those going to Australia to be careful with visa for employment.
"Bangladesh High Commission has observed that some unscrupulous individuals and organisations are extorting lakhs of takas from those who are interested in getting job opportunities in Australia by using the lure of work," said a press release on Friday.
The Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Foreign Employment and Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra have been requested to verify the necessary documents related to work visas for those interested in getting employment in the country, it added.
"At the same time, everyone is also requested to be aware of the necessary information regarding the country's visa," the press release said.
Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482 is in operation in Australia to hire workers on temporary and permanent visas. There is no age limit for this visa. In this case, skilled and professional workers from Bangladesh have the opportunity to go to work in Australia. A sponsor (employer) approved by the Australian Government is required to obtain this visa.
Besides, the educational qualification of the relevant profession, especially the trade profession, requires a Certificate-3/4 (III/IV) or a diploma as per the Australian Qualification Framework.
Skill Level 1 occupations require a bachelor's or master's level educational qualification. A minimum of 3-4 years of full-time work experience is required in any profession. Job appointment letter, last 2 years' salary statement, and bank account statement are required for proof of experience. Experience of 5-6 years is required if no educational qualification is required in the concerned profession.
Through Recognition of Prior Learning, one can obtain an educational certificate related to the profession from a certain number of colleges in Australia. An IELTS score of 5 to 6 is required for career consideration. Apart from IELTS, other recognised tests like TOEFL and PTE are acceptable.
The work skills of foreign workers have to be verified by several authorities in Australia. However, skill verification is not required for Bangladeshi passport holders for some occupations. They are – automotive electrician, cabinet maker, carpenter, carpenter and joiner, diesel motor mechanic, electrician (general), electrician (special class), fitter (general), fitter and turner, fitter-welder, joiner, metal fabricator, metal mechanic (first class), motor mechanic (general), panel beater, pastry cook, seatmetal trade worker, tool maker, welder (first class).
Workers coming to Australia on a Temporary Skill Shortage visa have an annual salary of at least 70,000 Australian dollars.