CHEF Migration

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The Australia Chef Migration program is a specialist program for qualified and experienced cooks and chefs. The program provides guaranteed employment in successful established venues and businesses across Australia with a TSS Visa.

The program provides the opportunity to live and work in Australia, develop your skills and enhance your career options. In many cases a pathway is available for candidates to secure permanent residency of Australia.

The application for Australia Chef Migration is fully online, and applications from start to deployment to Australia can be as little as 12 weeks. Candidates can apply from anywhere in the world due to the fully online process.

The candidate process


Register your interest and get invited to a free live webinar if you’re qualified.

Document Submission

Send documents such as IELTS test, work history, police check, undertake TRA (if applicable).

Australian Placement

Chefs and cooks are introduced to employers in Australia who will provide sponsorship

Visa Processing

All visa applications are processed by registered migration agents in Australia.

Am I Qualified?

Certificated culinary training (i.e. Diploma) *

*Work experience totalling more than 7 years may be accepted in lieu of a qualification.

Minimum 3 years’ full time employment history in a relevant commercial kitchen environment as a line/ hot kitchen position with Western cuisine.

IELTS – Ability to achieve a minimum score of 5 in each test component:  Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

While we do not charge any fees, you must have adequate funds to cover the program costs.


Australia Chef Migration are a specialist recruitment brand for sourcing and placing reliable, long-term talented chefs from the international market into the Australian Hospitality industry.

For candidates there is full support for relocation to Australia through all stages of the preparation, employer matching, visa lodging and post deployment.

As an employer, you can be assured that the ACM screening and testing process results in high quality chefs who are committed to a long-term role – these are not candidates who will be seeking their next role almost as soon as they walk through your door!

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