A Labour agreement is a formal arrangement negotiated between an employer (Australian organisation) and the
Australian Government which lets an employer recruit an agreed number of skilled workers from outside Australia.
The labour agreement must:

  • identify the relevant skills shortage in the business and why these vacancies cannot be filled by Australian workers;
  • specify the number of skilled workers needed from outside Australia; and
  • the age, skill and English language requirements that relate to the nominated occupations. Semi-skilled occupations can
    be considered for nominated positions if specified in the agreement.