Fast Processing for new 482 Visa Applications

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 [...]

By |2022-04-12T13:48:05+10:00May 17th, 2018|Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)|Comments Off on Fast Processing for new 482 Visa Applications

COVID-19: Impact On Temporary Work 457/TSS Visa Holders Australian Permanent Residence (PR) Options

T the impact of COVID-19 on temporary work visa holders in Australia has resulted in a number of people on 457 / TSS 482 visas either losing their job and looking for a new sponsor within 60 days or being stood down -  trying to survive financially with only access to their superannuation - [...]

By |2022-04-21T08:27:36+10:00July 2nd, 2015|Coronavirus and Temporary Visa holders|Comments Off on COVID-19: Impact On Temporary Work 457/TSS Visa Holders Australian Permanent Residence (PR) Options

Coronavirus Update – Options For Temporary Visa Holders In Australia

On 4 April 2020, an announcement by the Acting Minister for Immigration set out the approach to be taken in respect of the 2.17 million temporary visa holders in Australia affected by the coronavirus health and economic crisis. Outlined in a detailed statement on 4 April 2020, the overriding message from Acting Minister Tudge [...]

By |2022-04-21T08:27:52+10:00July 2nd, 2015|Coronavirus and Temporary Visa holders|Comments Off on Coronavirus Update – Options For Temporary Visa Holders In Australia

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

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 [...]

By |2022-04-21T08:29:39+10:00July 2nd, 2015|Skilled Occupation List (SOL) - Employer Sponsorship|Comments Off on What occupations can employers sponsor for under the Skilled Occupation Lists?

New Skilling Australians Fund Levy for Employer Sponsors

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 the 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 [...]

By |2022-04-21T08:30:18+10:00July 2nd, 2015|Skilling Australians Fund Levy (SAF)|Comments Off on New Skilling Australians Fund Levy for Employer Sponsors
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