Comparison between 457 and RSMS Sponsorship

Below is a brief comparision between 457 and RSMS Visa Sponsorship

457 Temporary Visa – Lasts up to 4 years No welfare benefits eg: Medicare Work for sponsor up to 2 years “to get” Permanent Residency IELTS requirement is 5 Can work anywhere in Australia Are required to be paid the same as local workers Skill Assessment may be required for certain occupations
RSMS Permanent Visa Medicare and all welfare benefits that comes with Permanent Residency Work for sponsor up to 2 years “to keep” Permanent Residency IELTS requirement is 6 Can only work in Regional Australia
(exckudes Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong or Melbourne)
Follows market rate for salary of Nominated occupation RSMS-Direct Entry a Skill Assessment required