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TSS Visa: An Employer Guide

Sponsoring an employee on an Australian visa

  The TSS visa (subclass 482) replaced the 457 visa earlier this year. Want to sponsor an overseas worker on a temporary visa? Currently employing a Working Holiday visa holder and want them to continue working for you? Depending on their skills and experience, you may be able to offer them sponsorship. The Temporary Skills Shortage (482) employer sponsored visa is designed to help Australian employers address labour shortages. This visa replaced the 457 visa earlier this year. Although there are some differences between the visa types, the application process follows similar steps. What you’re about to read sounds complicated, […]

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What is the Skilling Australians Fund Levy?

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  Skilling Australians Fund Guide The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 and the Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Changes Bill were passed last year by the Australian senate. The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy impacts employers sponsoring overseas workers on both temporary and permanent visas. It officially came into force on August 12th 2018. What is the Skilling Australians Fund? The SAF levy will be payable by Australian employers who wish to sponsor overseas workers. The money raised will be used to fund vocational education and training for Australian workers. SAF replaces the ‘training benchmark requirements’ that employers had […]

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Sponsoring a Sports Coach on a 408 Visa

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  Every year we hear from dozens of clubs and academies wanting to sponsor sports coaches from overseas. The increasing popularity of sports like tennis, badminton and gymnastics means home-grown coaches are often in short supply and club owners have no choice but to seek talent from outside of Australia in order to meet demand for classes, competitions and tuition. Is it hard to sponsor a sports coach? Whether you want to sponsor a tennis coach or a gymnastics coach, certain criteria must be met. The club or academy must meet requirements and the nominee must have the skills or […]

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