CHEF Migration

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Australia Chef Migration is a specialist program for international professional Chefs to relocate to set up and develop career in Australia. The program provides guaranteed employment in successful established hospitality venues across Australia with the TSS 482 Visa pathway.

The program enables the opportunity to live and work in Australia, enhance your skills and develop your long term career options in Australia. All TSS visa holders are eligible to become Permanent Resident following 2 years of successful employment.

The application for Australia Chef Migration is initially activated online and incorporates online consultations and interviews, and effectively candidates can apply form any location globally. From initial online eligibility assessment to deployment to Australia can be as little as 12 weeks, with full guidance and support from our dedicated applications team.

The candidate process


Activate your interest for a free eligibility assessment and attend one of our Free Live Webinars to find out full program details

Document Submission

Be guided in all document and application requirements

Australia Employer Placement

All Chefs will undertake an online introduction to their sponsoring employer

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.

All TSS sponsorships require the following professional experience;

Minimum 5 years full time professional experience

At least 18 months must be at Chef de Partie level

Experience must be in high volume fast paces A La Carte, Western Cuisine setting

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

PTE – Ability to achieve a minimum score of 36 overall with a 30 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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