Ensure that the visa holder participates in the nominated occupation, program or activity set out in the visa application

You must ensure that the person you have sponsored participates only in the position for which the visa was granted. If you want to engage a visa holder for a different occupation, program or activity, they must lodge a new visaapplication. This obligation starts on the day the person you have sponsored is granted a visa. If they already hold a visa when you sponsor them, your obligation starts on the day the visa application is approved.

    This obligation ends on the day (whichever is the earliest):
  • the sponsored visa holder has a visa granted for another approved sponsor
  • the sponsored visa holder is granted another substantive visa of a different type from the one for which you sponsored them (unless that other visa is a bridging visa, criminal justice visa or enforcement visa)
  • the sponsored visa holder has left Australia and the relevant visa (and any subsequent bridging visa) is no longer in effect.
  • For Exchange participants only

    Make the same position available to Australian exchange participants.

    Immediately on completion of the exchange, you are required to make available to the Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident who is a participant in the exchange, the same position or equivalent position in Australia that was held by the Australian participant at the time the exchange was entered into.

    This obligation starts on the day the visa of the sponsored person is approved.

    This obligation ends 30 days after completion of the exchange.