On April 18, 2017, the Australian Government announced the replacement of the 457 visa with a new Temporary Skills Shortages (TSS) visa. The majority of ANZSCO codes used by the advertising industry are now on the Short-Term
Skills Occupations List (STSOL) providing 2+2 year visas with no pathway to permanent residency.
The Australian advertising industry competes globally and ranks in the top five for creative excellence and marketing effectiveness. The sophisticated and highly technical nature of the industry has opened up opportunities for growth requiring continual investment into cutting edge skills. The industry strongly supports Australian jobs first, but needs access to overseas talent to maintain its international ranking. The AILA has been designed to address this need.
The Advertising Industry Labour Agreement (AILA) has been negotiated between the Media Federation of Australia (MFA), The Communications Council (TCC) and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to enable the industry to cover key skill shortages that can not be filled by local Australian talent.
Applicable ANZSCO Codes