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IECSEP: Early Careers: Round 1 2023-24

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 9:00AM 1 May 2024 (AEST).


Welcome to the Innovation and Early Careers Skills Exchange Pilot (IECSEP).


IECSEP is a new pathway for UK citizens to live and work in Australia. IECSEP was established under the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement.

IECSEP participation is available for eligible UK citizens under two streams: the Early Careers stream and the Innovation stream.

IECSEP is now open for applications. 

The online application form to participate in the Early Careers stream is located on this webpage. You can only complete and submit an application while an application round is open. 

Applicants must answer all mandatory questions in the application forms. If you make a mistake, you can delete your application before you submit it, and you can start again. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their applications are complete when submitted (including that they contain all supporting documentation the applicant wishes to provide). Incomplete applications will not be processed. More technical help for applicants is available here

If you want more information about the application and assessment process for IECSEP, please view the IESCEP Guidebook here.

If you have questions, please email