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New labour market testing and skilling australians fund rules

If you are intending to sponsor an employee, you need to be aware that there are new rules in place for Labour Market Testing (LMT) and Skilling Australians Fund (SAF). Labour Market Testing A position that is going to be sponsored must be advertised for at least four (4) weeks…

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New Training Benchmarks for sponsored temporary and permanent visas announced in 2017 Federal Budget

Training Benchmarks will be phased out and a new Skilling Australians Fund will be established which will raise revenue of $1.2 billion over the forward estimates period. The government says the new Skilling Australians Fund will be used to meet future skills needs, with a focus on apprenticeships and traineeships.…

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Can a small company sponsor overseas workers? Here is the answer!

Yes, a small company in Australia can sponsor overseas workers! The most commonly used visa is the 457 visa which requires a three stage application process the standard business sponsorship for the company, the nomination for the position being offered and the visa for the employee. A few of the…

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What are the training benchmark requirements for sponsors of a 457 visa? Here is the answer!

Training Benchmarks and their requirements for Sponsors of a 457 Visa: For the 457 visa sponsors/employers to be approved under the standard business sponsorship must demonstrate that they meet training benchmark A or B. Benchmark A or B must be met by businesses who have operated for more than 12…

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What is a training benchmark and who has to meet it?

If you are an Australian business wishing to sponsor an overseas national for employment in your business in Australia, for example under a subclass 457 Business (Temporary) Long Stay visa, or under the Employer Nomination Scheme visas, you will be required to meet the ‘training benchmark’ both at time of…

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