The RSMS Visa allows employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia to fill skilled positions that they are unable to fill from the local labour market.
- An employer can take part in the scheme if their business is in any areaexcept Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Perth.
- Employers considering nominating persons under the RSMS may identify suitable nominees in various ways, including:
- through their efforts in testing the local labour market;
- personal contact and/or experience with the nominee;
- recommendation from third parties;
- Through the department’s Skill Matching program.
Skill Matching Database
- Skill matching is made possible by the Skill Matching Database. It contains the educational, occupational and personal details of Skilled–Independent category applicants and Skill Matching visa applicants.
- The Skill Matching Database is updated monthly and distributed to all State and Territory governments and to a network of regional development authorities.
- Employers can use the database to identify suitable applicants for nomination under the RSMS or Labour Agreements. Applicants nominated from the database do not need to lodge a further visa application.