If you are interested in migrating to Australia as a Hairdresser, now may be the perfect time! There are skilled visa pathways for Hairdressers in several Australian states. Below, we explain the skilled visa process for hairdressers.
Skills Assessment for Hairdressers
Hairdressers migrating to Australia are required to complete a skills assessment through VETASSESS. VETASSESS are the only Trades Recognition Australia-approved registered training organisation to conduct skills assessments for hairdressing. The assessment is completed in two parts: a document review, followed by a technical interview. You can learn more about the skills assessment on our dedicated webpage. Moreover, you can download the VETASSESS Factsheet for hairdressing.
EOI for Hairdressers
Following a positive skills assessment, applicants need to lodge an EOI (Expression of Interest). This is an online application which registers your interest in migrating to Australia. This is when you select which visa subclass and state you wish to apply to. Some states require a registration of interest in addition to the EOI.
The visa category you apply under will be determined by your points score and the available sponsoring states. The more points the better, which is why we recommend completing an English Language test to increase your overall points score.
State Sponsorship for Hairdressers
As Hairdresser is on the STSOL, applicants will require state sponsorship under the 190 or 491 visa subclasses. The 190 visa is a permanent residency visa, whereas the 491 is a temporary visa with a pathway to permanent residency. You can learn more on our dedicate skilled visa webpage, or by completing our free online visa assessment.
Each state will have their own set of requirements, so it is important to check you meet these before applying. You can check state Government website for full details.
Emigrate to NSW as a Hairdresser
New South Wales is currently open to offshore applicants (anyone residing outside Australia). You can read the full requirements on the NSW Occupation List.
At Visa Go Australia we’ve had multiple hairdressers successfully receive invitations for New South Wales. The invitations were under the 190 visa, which means these clients will receive Australian permanent residency when their visas are granted and they enter Australia. State sponsorship options are limited for Hairdressers, so the competition is fierce. If you are interested in emigrating to NSW, then now is a great time to apply.