Immigration

Visas are required for all foreign nationals taking up an appointment or visiting one of the University's campuses in Australia.

Please note that Tourist Visa DOES NOT meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requirements for University appointments.

Staff Appointments

DescriptionVisaResponsibilities
New employees who are foreign nationals and are taking up a fixed term appointment with CSU.

Temporary Work (Skilled) 457

Processing time is dependent on DIBP workload and can take up to 3 months for approval from lodgement of the application.

The HR Liaison team is responsible for coordinating the visa following the acceptance of the offer of employment.

New employees who are foreign nationals who have received an offer of continuing employment.

Permanent Residency applications normally follow the issuing of a 457 visa. 

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme RSMS 187

Employer Nomination Scheme ENS 186 

Processing time is dependent on DIBP workload and can take in excess of 12 months for approval from lodgement of the application. 

The HR Liaison team is responsible for coordinating the visa following the acceptance of the offer of employment.

In some cases the Executive Dean/Director may be required to provide their written support to proceed. 

Visiting Appointments

Temporary Activity (Visiting Academics)

Visiting professional academics invited to visit CSU to observe or participate in an Australian research project at an Australian tertiary or research institution.

Available for a period up to a maximum of 2 years in duration.

Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) 

 

Documents need to be submitted to HR (vastaff@csu.edu.au) at least 4 months prior to the proposed date of entry to Australia to allow for DIBP processing. 

Processing time is dependent on DIBP workload and can take up to 3 months for approval from lodgement of the application. 

 

Training - (Visiting Scholars)

People invited to visit CSU who need structured workplace-based training to enhance their skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study, or field of expertise.

Available for a period up to a maximum of 2 years in duration. 

Training visa (subclass 407)

Documents need to be submitted to HR (vastaff@csu.edu.au) at least 4 months prior to the proposed date of entry to Australia to allow for DIBP processing.

Processing time is dependent on DIBP workload and can take up to 3 months for approval from lodgement of the application.

Other Visitors

People invited to CSU to engage in business visitor activities such as: collaboration or meetings, seminars, conferences and presentations. These activities must be unpaid.

Work is not permitted. Work is any activity that ordinarily attracts remuneration. 

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

eVisitor (subclass 651) 

Visitor visa (subclass 600) 

Available for a period up to 3 months in duration. 

 

Documents need to be submitted to HR at least 3 months prior to the proposed date of entry to Australia to allow for DIBP processing.

People invited to CSU for short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work.

Requires specialised skills, knowledge or experience that both:

- can assist an Australian business/organisation
- cannot reasonably be found in the Australian labour market.

Available for a period of 3-6 months in duration.

Period of stay is linked to the purpose of the stay as stated in the application.

Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)

Documents need to be submitted to HR at least 3 months prior to the proposed date of entry to Australia to allow for DIBP processing

Resources

Temporary Visas Overview 

Video: Visa Lawyers Information Session

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