New scheme supports occupational registration holders to work outside their home state or territory


From 1 July 2021, people who hold an occupational registration can work outside their home state or territory without having to register or pay fees.

When the scheme commences, eligible skilled workers from the Territory will be able to practise in participating states and territories without having to pay for a second license. Participating states and territories currently include: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

It is expected this scheme will benefit 124,000 workers who currently practise across borders and encourage a further 44,000 to do so. This could potentially add $2.4 billion to the economy over the next 10 years.

Automatic mutual recognition was agreed by National Cabinet in August 2020. The scheme will initially be available for certain occupational registrations from commencement with the scheme, with others to phase in over time.

Visit the webpage Automatic mutual recognition for occupational licences for more information.

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