Australia to provide ‘Special Skill Visas’ for Indian Chef and Yoga teachers under IndAus agreement

Chef-Yoga visa will be done under the skill category and the first visa will be granted just after the middle of the year.

Australia-India Economic and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA) will provide special visa arrangements for Indian Chefs and yoga instructors.

The Federal Minister for Trade and Tourism Dan Tehan told The Australia Today, “We have agreed on special visa arrangements for Indian chefs and Indian yoga teachers.”

This will be done under the skill visa streams and further details will be worked out within four months.

“Mobility is one of the key outcomes of the IndAus trade agreement and We have taken up a few initiatives to ensure the mobility,”

Minister Tehan said,
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Hon Dan Tehan MP, Member for Wannon, Victoria, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Minister for Defence Personnel, Liberal Party of Australia. Official portrait Parliament House 13 February 2017. Image David Foote – AUSPIC/DPS

1000/year Work and Holiday visa is another imortant step to encourage Indian youth to come and understand Australia.

This visa will enable Indian backpackers under 31 years of age to work in hospitality, farm and resort island sectors and stay in Australia.

Ministe Tahan said, “It is expected to contribute to both workforce requirements and boost tourism to support Australia’s post-COVID recovery.”

In a boost to Australian STEM and IT workforces, 

The length of stay for an Indian Student with a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours will be extended from two to three years post-study in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors.

Calling the signing of IndAus ECTA, another milestone in the growing relationship between India and Australia, Minister Dan Tehan said that the agreement further develops on the promise of the relationship.

Australia-India will also facilitate the recognition of professional qualifications, licensing, and registration procedures between professional services bodies in both countries.