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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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Labour Market Testing for TSS Visa

If an Australian business is planning to sponsor you, they may need to carry out labour market testing (LMT) first. This means advertising the position so that Australians have the chance to apply before you nominate someone else. You might think listing a job on their company Facebook page or website is enough, but it’s not! Employers need to be very careful with LMT or risk a refusal. The Government has made it clear what meets their LMT requirements, and what won’t cut the mustard. LMT is a requirement for the TSS visa (482), which replaced the 457 visa earlier […]

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What is the Skilling Australians Fund Levy?

Money wrapped in a bow

  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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