What we do

Regional Development Australia – Orana is a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Orana region in New South Wales. We provide skilled migration services as part of an overarching regional workforce planning and development strategy.

As an RCB we assess the suitability of applicants to fill gaps in our existing labour market and recommend these applicants to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or NSW Department of Industry.

This means we play a role in assessing eligibility for the following two visas:

  1. Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)We assess an applicant’s eligibility for state sponsorship.
  2. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) This is an employer sponsored visa with regional concessions. We assess whether the nominated worker is filling a regional skills need, and that their terms of employment will be equivalent to an Australian worker.

What we don’t do

Regional Development Australia Orana is not a migration agent.

We cannot provide advice on general migration matters or information on other visas outside the scope of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (Subclass 187) or Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).

We do not grant final approval of visas, but do manage essential aspects of the application process.

If you have general migration questions, or questions about other visas, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

We do not guarantee employment for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) applicants. While the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) is designed to fill skills shortages in the region, state sponsorship is not a guarantee of employment. It is up to the individual applicant to search for and secure employment.

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