What occupations can employers sponsor for under the Skilled Occupation Lists?

2019-07-10T09:20:15+10:00March 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Australian businesses looking to sponsor employees, either for a temporary visa or Australian permanent residence, are able to sponsor individuals for eligible skilled occupations listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List. Effective 18 March 2018, there are now several different Skilled Occupation Lists prescribed under Australian immigration law for each visa type. Different Skilled Occupation [...]

New Skilling Australians Fund Levy for Sponsors

2019-06-24T14:05:30+10:00May 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

The Australian Government has now passed important new legislation to establish a Skilling Australians Fund, administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET), to support skills development of Australians.  The Skilling Australians Fund replaces the outgoing Sponsorship Training Benchmark Obligations applicable under the 457 program, requiring employers to spend at least 1 percent of annual payroll [...]

Fast Processing for new 482 Visa Applications

2019-06-24T14:09:45+10:00May 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

With the introduction of the new subclass 482 visa on 18 March 2018 came more stringent legal requirements to satisfy before making an application and clear powers enabling the Department of Home Affairs to refuse an application where supporting evidence was not provided at the time of application. It was hoped that this decision ready [...]

Top tips for new subclass 482 visa

2018-05-24T12:07:37+10:00May 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

On 18 March 2018, the new 482 visa was implemented abolishing the well known 457 visa.  After much speculation about the proposed changes over the last year, here are the top 5 tips for navigating the new 482 visa program to sponsor temporary overseas workers to Australia. Existing approved employer sponsors can continue to sponsor [...]