Category: 186 Permanent Employer Sponsored visas

Labour Agreement Update

Labour agreements for aged care providers

A number of aged care providers care for older Australians from multicultural backgrounds. In these circumstances specialised services may be required, for example, to care for aged Australians with limited English language proficiency or cultural requirements.

Accordingly, aged care providers can request a company specific labour agreement to sponsor skilled overseas workers for a Temporary Skill Shortage(TSS) subclass 482 visa, or an Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) subclass 186 visa.

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs has recently agreed to allow aged care providers in multicultural communities to seek the following terms and/or concessions to be included in their labour agreement:

  • a pathway to the permanent residency ENS visa, provided nominees having been employed for at least three years on a TSS visa,
  • an age concession allowing ENS visa nominees to be up to 55 years old, and/or
  • a lower English language proficiency requirement equivalent to the short-term stream of the TSS visa (ie International English Language Testing System (IELTS) component scores of at least 4.5 and an overall IELTS score of at least 5.0).

Labour agreements will only be considered where it is demonstrated that Australians cannot fill skill shortages and standard work visa programs cannot be used.

Changes to Minister of Religion Labour Agreements

The Minister of Religion Labour Agreement (MORLA) settings have recently changed.

  • Religious institutions can now seek a MORLA to sponsor overseas workers under the additional occupation of ‘Religious Assistant’.
  • Thresholds for sponsoring the occupation of ‘Minister of Religion’ have been made more flexible. Previously, the nominee was required to work in the most senior position in a specified location. Under new arrangements, the nominee can work in any senior position.

Sponsors will still need to demonstrate they meet all requirements of the program and have made reasonable efforts to fill positions with Australians.

 

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Update – Skilling Australian Fund Levy Passed by Senate

The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 (Bill) has now been passed by the Senate. An outline of the key requirements for skilled visa sponsors is explained below.

Contributions to the Fund

The Bill replaces the Training Benchmark A or B requirement (whereby sponsors have to pay 1% or 2% of payroll expenditure towards training) with mandatory contributions to the Skilling Australians Fund. Once the new requirements commence, businesses looking to sponsor employees for a Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa will have to make a contribution of $1,200 (businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million) or $1,800 (all other business) in respect of each year they sponsor a worker on a TSS visa.

Businesses sponsoring employees for an Australian permanent residence visa will need to make a $3,000 (business with a turnover under $10 million) or $5,000 (business with a turnover over $10 million) one-off contribution.

Changes to Labour Market Testing Requirements

Senator Cameron’s amendments to the Bill regarding labour market testing (LMT) were agreed to in the Senate, namely:

  • LMT be conducted within 4 months before the nomination is received;
  • Advertising must be for at least 4 weeks and must be targeted so that it can reach a significant proportion of suitably qualified and experienced Australians; and
  • The skills and experience appropriate to the position to be included in the advertisement.

 The Bill will commence subject to Royal Assent and regulatory publication. Businesses considering nominating a skilled worker from overseas should ensure they stay informed about the progress of this Bill and comply with new requirements as they come into force.

For advice regarding skilled visas, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for Australian immigration assistance.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Permanent Employer Sponsored visa update

The Department of Home Affairs (Department) has set out the key changes being introduced in March 2018 for the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa programs, as explained below.

Outline of changes

The following changes are expected to take place in March 2018, subject to the passing of Regulations:

  • Skilled occupation lists: The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) will apply to the ENS and the RSMS, with additional occupations available through the RSMS to support regional employers.
  • Residency: The eligibility period to transition to permanent residence will be extended from two to three years.
  • Work experience: At least three years’ work experience relevant to the particular occupation will be required.
  • Age: Applicants must be under the maximum age requirement of 45 years at the time of application. Existing exemptions for age or English will continue.
  • Direct Entry stream: The Direct Entry stream will still be available for the ENS and RSMS programs.

Transitional arrangements for Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream

The following transitional arrangements will apply to all applicants who either held a subclass 457 visa or had lodged a subclass 457 visa as at 18 April 2017 and continue to hold this visa or a 457 visa/TSS visa/related bridging visa at time of application:

  • occupation list requirements will not apply;
  • the age requirement will remain at less than 50 years of age (and existing age exemptions still available); and
  • the minimum period the applicant is required to have been employed in their nominated occupation as the holder of a subclass 457 or TSS visa will remain at two years.

If an ENS or RSMS nomination was lodged prior to March 2018, the associated visa application may still be lodged after March 2018 –the new Regulations are expected to specify which rules will apply.

For advice regarding skilled visas, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for Australian immigration assistance.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Employer Sponsored visas

Australian Visa Changes from 1 July 2017: Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas

Included in the Australian Government’s 1 July 2017 Australian visa reform package, are amendments to the employer sponsored visa program, including the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187).

A summary of the changes to the subclass 186 and 187 visa are outlined below:

Eligible Occupation Lists for Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas

For subclass 186 visas – from 1 July 2017 the Combined Eligible Occupation List will apply to the  Direct Entry Stream, which include those occupations listed in the Short-term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Relevant caveats specified in these occupation lists will also apply to the subclass 186 visa Direct Entry stream.

Eligible subclass 186 Temporary Residence Transition (stream occupations will be those that were approved for the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa.

The Federal Government has stated that the occupation list changes for 1 July 2017 will not impact the subclass 187 visa which does not utilise the eligible skilled occupation lists.

Caveats for Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas

Caveats which were introduced on 19 April 2017 applying to the Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) visa program, will also apply to Direct Entry subclass 186 visa applications from 1 July 2017.

Caveats have placed specific requirements on several nominated occupations in terms of minimum salary, business turnover, number of workers employed by the sponsoring business, employment experience of the visa applicant, nature of the business or required location in a regional area.

English Language Requirement

From 1 July 2017, the English language requirement for subclass 186 and 187 visas has now changed for the Transitional visa stream from ‘vocational’ to ‘competent’ English, which requires:

  • A score of 6.0 in each of the four test components of the IELTS test;
  • a score of at least ‘B’ in each of the four test components of an Occupational English Test (OET);
  • A minimum test scores in each of the four test components: 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 21 for writing and 18 for speaking, in a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) test;
  • A test score of at least 50 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in a Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic test; or
  • A test score of at least 169 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test that has been undertaken on or after 1 January 2015 and prior to lodging the visa application.

The English language requirement of ‘competent’ English for the Direct Entry Stream of subclasses 186 and 187 visas remains the same at 1 July 2017.

Age requirement

From 1 July 2017, the maximum age requirement of below 45 at the time of application will apply to Direct Entry stream applicants for the subclass 186 and 187 visas.

The maximum age requirement of below 50 at the time of application will continue to apply to Temporary Residence Transition stream applicants.

Need Assistance?

For specific enquiries regarding applications for Australian work visas, please feel free to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Australian visa changes

Preparing for 1 July 2017 Australian Visa Changes

As the 1 July 2017 Australian visa changes rapidly approach, we are bracing for the system, financial and regulation modifications that will occur.

System Changes

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that the lodgement portal will be closed from 9:00 pm (AEST) on 30 June 2017.

Also, on 1 July 2017 new electronic forms will be introduced for all stages of the 457 visa.

The DIBP has instructed that any partially completed, ‘saved’, or ‘in progress’ 457 forms that are not submitted by 9:00 pm on 30 June 2017 will be lost, and the forms will be set to a status of ‘discontinued’ within the ImmiAccount. Therefore, applicants are strongly advised to ensure that any urgent applications are completed and submitted before this date.

From 1 July 2017, applicants will need to start a new 457 sponsorship, nomination of visa application form to continue the visa application process.

Financial Changes

Australian visa application fees will be increasing on 1 July 2017. The Government has published information of the exact changes that will occur.

The new Australian visa application fees can be accessed here.

Regulation Changes

A number of regulation changes will be introduced on 1 July 2017 affecting eligibility criteria for Australian visas.

The changes that have been announced so far include the following:

  • Skilled visas: The requisite occupation lists are expected to change and the maximum age requirement will be reduced from 50 years to 45 years.
  • Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) visas: A number of changes are expected to occur including changes to the eligible skilled occupation lists, requirement for mandatory police checks for visa applicants, change in the training requirements and changes to English language exemptions.
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa (ENS visa) & Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) visas: The English language requirement will change for the Transitional visa stream from ‘vocational’ to ‘competent’ English, eligible occupation lists will be amended, and the maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application will apply to Direct Entry stream applicants and a maximum age requirement of 50 at the time of application will continue to apply to Temporary Residence Transition stream applicants.

We will keep our clients and contacts informed of the upcoming 1 July 2017 changes to the Australian visa program.

For more information on Australian work visas, please feel free to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Australia Work Visas

Changes to Australian Work Visas

Major changes have been and are in the process of being introduced to Australian work visas and the Employer Sponsored visa program.

Following the announcement by the Federal Government on 18 April 2017 that significant changes would take place to the Australian work visa program, the amendments came into effect yesterday. Changes to both the temporary work visa stream and permanent Employer Sponsored visas will be introduced in stages as follows:

Temporary Employer Sponsored Visas

19 April 2017 Changes

Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) visas

Current holders of subclass 457 visas will be able to continue to hold their visa until the expiry date. Pending subclass 457 visa applications will be subject to the new occupation lists and applicants no longer eligible for this visa will need to withdraw their applications.

Subclass 457 applications lodged from 19 April 2017 onwards must have an occupation on the new occupation lists.

New Occupation Lists

The Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) has been replaced by the new Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

As it stands, 216 occupations have been removed from the CSOL, including the more common nominated occupations of Human Resource Adviser, Procurement Manager, Public Relations Manager, Importer or Exporter, Retail Buyer and Web Developer. See enclosed complete removed occupations list.

Occupation Caveats

Caveats have been introduced to 59 occupations on the STSOL. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that visa applications where the nominated occupation falls within the scope of the ‘caveat’ will not be approved.

A list of the caveats published by the DIBP can be accessed here.

Duration of Visa Grant

Short-Term stream:  For visa applicants granted a subclass 457 visa from 19 April 2017 with an occupation on the STSOL, the visa can only be granted for 2 years with only one further extension allowed for another two years. Australian permanent residency through the subclass 186/187 Employer Sponsored scheme will not be allowed.

Medium-Term stream:  For visa applicants granted a subclass 457 visa with an occupation on the MLTSSL, it can be granted for 4 years. Visa holders will be able to apply for a permanent 186/187 visa after 3 years on a 457 visa if the employer agrees to nominate the visa holder.

1 July 2017 Changes

From 1 July 2017, the following changes announced by the Federal Government that will be introduced to the subclass 457 visa program include:

English salary exemption $96,400 is to be removed.

Training benchmarks for subclass 457 business sponsors are to set to be changed.

Mandatory penal clearance certificates will be required for all subclass 457 visa applicants.

8 March 2018 Changes

Introduction of Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa

The new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa will replace the subclass 457 visa from March 2018.

Visa applicants for the TSS will require an occupation on the STOSL or MLTSSL and two years’ relevant work experience.

Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas

19 April 2017

Occupation Lists

Eligible occupations for the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa on the CSOL have been condensed with 216 occupations removed and 24 occupations restricted to regional Australia.

The CSOL has been replaced with a combined STSOL and MLTSSL for eligible occupations.

1 July 2017

Occupation Lists:  The STSOL will be further reviewed based on advice from the Department of Employment. The MLTSSL will be revised based on outcomes from the Department of Education and Training’s 2017-18 Skilled Occupation List review.

English Language Requirement:  A requirement of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent test) score of 6 in each component will be introduced.

Age:  For the Direct Entry Stream, a maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application will be introduced.

For the Temporary Residence Transition stream, a maximum age requirement of 50 at the time of application will continue to apply.

March 2018

Occupation Lists:  For the subclass 186 and 187 visas: Only the MLTSSL will apply, with additional occupations available to support regional employers for the RSMS.

Minimum Salary Rate: A minimum market salary rate will be introduced whereby employers must pay the Australian market salary rate as well as meeting the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold.

Age Requirements:  All visa applicants must be under the maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application.

We will continue to provide our clients and contacts with further details regarding changes to Australian work visas and the Employer Sponsored visa program as they become available.

In the meantime, for advice regarding Australian work visas, please feel free to contact the author by email at rebecca@hartmanlawyers.com.au or by telephone on +61 3 9021 0986 or +61 (0)423 701 747.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Australian startup sponsor overseas employees

At What Stage Can an Australian Startup Sponsor Overseas Employees?

With the new Gold Rush of tech companies and startups entering the Australian market across a wide range of industries, from Fintech to Agribusiness and Medical Devices, demand for skills not readily available in the Australian workforce is in high demand. Crucial to the success of some Australian startups is the ability to hire overseas employees to implement new technologies, support the local team, and in some cases, to assist in developing whole new industries in Australia.

We are often approached by startups querying at what stage their company can tap into international talent by sponsoring overseas employees in the business.

Here are the key criteria to determine whether a new business is sufficiently established to be a sponsor:

  1. The business must be registered and be able to provide an Australian Business Number (ABN) if the business is registering as an Australian sponsor;
  2. If the business is operating as a company, it must provide an Australian Company Number (ACN);
  3. There is no minimum amount of time that the business needs to be operating, but it must have the ‘flavour’ of being a legitimate business – for example, it can’t have been established for the purpose of sponsoring overseas employees;
  4. The business must show that it will be able to cover the costs of the salaries of the overseas (and local) employees; and
  5. It is useful if there are work contracts already in place.

With over 5,000 startups operating in Australia, the startup ecosystem in Australia is continually growing. The Government is also recognising the valuable contribution to the economy that startups achieve, through its “National Innovation and Science Agenda” which seeks to support innovation through various funding initiatives and tax incentives. The Agenda specifically supports startups through measures such as access to crowd sourced equity funding and attracting more venture capital into high potential startups as well as “ïncubators” which give startups access to mentoring, funding, and access to business networks.

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It is our passion and our pleasure to be able to help Australian startups obtain the workforce that the business requires to thrive.

For more information on applying for business sponsorship and Australian visas, please feel free to contact the author by email at rebecca@hartmanlawyers.com.au or by telephone on +61 3 9021 0986 or +61 (0)423 701 747.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Australian visa dependents

Redefining Dependents for Australian Visa Applications

Redefining dependents for Australian visa applications- The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has recently narrowed the definition of “members of the family unit” of a visa applicant who can be included in the visa application to travel to Australia. These changes took effect at the end of 2016.

Essentially, dependent relatives other than children are no longer able to be included and children of visa applicants are now required to be “dependent” on the primary visa applicant, either because they are under 18, are under 23 and do not support themselves or over 23 and incapacitated to work. The new definition does not apply to certain visas such as humanitarian and student visas which each have their own requirements.

Previous definition of dependency

Prior to 19 November 2016, it was possible to include dependent relatives on various Australian visa applications who were ‘members of the family unit’ of the primary visa application.  This was quite a broad definition as in addition to partners and children, parents and other relatives could be included provided the visa applicant could show financial and practical dependency.

New definition of dependency

The DIBP has narrowed the definition of dependency and now the only “members of the family unit” that can be included in relevant Australian visa applications are as follows:

  • Partners (including spouses and de facto partners);
  • Children (including biological, step and adopted children) under 18 and certain other eligible children of the primary visa applicant (as explained below); and
  • Any dependent child of eligible children of the primary visa applicant.

It is important to note that children of the primary visa applicant over the age of 23 can generally no longer be included as they were in the past.  Children between the ages of 18 and 23 can only be included if they are financially dependent on the primary applicant.  There is a limited exception where a dependent child over the age of 23 is incapacitated to work.

Grandfathering Arrangements

Grandfathering arrangements have been implemented by the DIBP for people already holding temporary visas who may apply for permanent residency at a future date.  Therefore, secondary applicants who have been granted visas by the DIBP as “members of the family unit” will be deemed to continue to meet this definition when applying for permanent Australian visas.

Holders of the following visas are deemed to be “members of the family unit” even if they no longer meet the new definition when applying for Australian permanent residency:

  1. Members of the family unit of Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) visas applying for Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)(subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)(subclass 187) visas;
  2. Members of the family unit holding Skilled Regional Provisional (subclass 489) visa applying for Skilled Regional Permanent (subclass 187) visas; and
  3. Members of the family unit of Temporary Contributory Parent visas applying for permanent Contributory Parent (subclass 243 and 864) visas; and
  4. Members of the family unit of Provisional Business Skills (subclass 188) visas applying for Permanent Business Skills (subclass 888) visas.

The grandfathering arrangements also apply to holders of a subclass 457 visa who apply for a further subclass 457 visa.

For more information on applying for an Australian visa, please feel free to contact the author by email at rebecca@hartmanlawyers.com.au or by telephone on +61 3 9021 0986 or +61 (0)423 701 747.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) as at 1 July 2016

OCCUPATION ANZSCO CODE COUNTRY ASSESSING AUTHORITY
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111 All AIM
Corporate General Manager 111211 All AIM
Defence Force Senior Officer 111212 All VETASSESS
Aquaculture Farmer 121111 All VETASSESS
Cotton Grower 121211 All VETASSESS
Flower Grower 121212 All VETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower 121213 All VETASSESS
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) 121214 All VETASSESS
Grape Grower 121215 All VETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer 121216 All VETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower 121217 All VETASSESS
Turf Grower 121218 All VETASSESS
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) 121221 All VETASSESS
Crop Farmers (nec) 121299 All VETASSESS
Apiarist 121311 All VETASSESS
Beef Cattle Farmer 121312 All VETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer 121313 All VETASSESS
Deer Farmer 121314 All VETASSESS
Goat Farmer 121315 All VETASSESS
Horse Breeder 121316 All VETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer 121317 All VETASSESS
Pig Farmer 121318 All VETASSESS
Poultry Farmer 121321 All VETASSESS
Sheep Farmer 121322 All VETASSESS
Livestock Farmers (nec) 121399 All VETASSESS
Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer 121411 All VETASSESS
Sales & Marketing Manager 131112 All AIM
Advertising Manager 131113 All AIM
Public Relations Manager 131114 All AIM
Corporate Services Manager 132111 All VETASSESS
Finance Manager 132211 All CPAA/ICAA/IPA
Human Resource Manager 132311 All AIM
Policy & Planning Manager 132411 All VETASSESS
Research & Development Manager 132511 All VETASSESS
Importer or Exporter 133311 All VETASSESS
Wholesaler 133312 All VETASSESS
Manufacturer 133411 All VETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry) 133511 All VETASSESS
Production Manager (Manufacturing) 133512 All VETASSESS
Supply & Distribution Manager 133611 All AIM
Procurement Manager 133612 All AIM
Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec) 134299 All VETASSESS
School Principal 134311 All VETASSESS
Faculty Head 134411 All VETASSESS
Regional Education Manager 134412 All VETASSESS
Education Managers (nec) 134499 All VETASSESS
Chief Information Officer 135111 All ACS
ICT Project Manager 135112 All ACS
ICT Managers (nec) 135199 All ACS
Commissioned Defence Force Officer 139111 All VETASSESS
Commissioned Fire Officer 139112 All VETASSESS
Commissioned Police Officer 139113 All VETASSESS
Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Member 139211 All VETASSESS
Arts Administrator or Manager 139911 All VETASSESS
Environmental Manager 139912 All VETASSESS
Laboratory Manager 139913 All VETASSESS
Quality Assurance Manager 139914 All VETASSESS
Sports Administrator 139915 All VETASSESS
Specialist Managers (nec)
EXCEPT:
a. Ambassador
b. Archbishop
c. Bishop
139999 All VETASSESS
Cafe or Restaurant Manager*** 141111 All VETASSESS
Caravan Park & Camping Ground Manager 141211 All VETASSESS
Hotel or Motel Manager 141311 All VETASSESS
Licensed Club Manager 141411 All VETASSESS
Bed & Breakfast Operator 141911 All VETASSESS
Retirement Village Manager 141912 All VETASSESS
Accommodation & Hospitality Managers (nec) 141999 All VETASSESS
Antique Dealer 142112 All VETASSESS
Betting Agency Manager 142113 All VETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager 142114 All VETASSESS
Post Office Manager 142115 All VETASSESS
Travel Agency Manager 142116 All VETASSESS
Amusement Centre Manager 149111 All VETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager 149112 All VETASSESS
Sports Centre Manager 149113 All VETASSESS
Call or Contact Centre Manager 149211 All VETASSESS
Customer Service Manager 149212 All VETASSESS
Conference & Event Organiser 149311 All VETASSESS
Fleet Manager 149411 All VETASSESS
Railway Station Manager 149412 All VETASSESS
Transport Company Manager 149413 All VETASSESS
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator 149911 All VETASSESS
Cinema or Theatre Manager 149912 All VETASSESS
Facilities Manager 149913 All VETASSESS
Financial Institution Branch Manager 149914 All VETASSESS
Equipment Hire Manager 149915 All VETASSESS
Actor 211111 All VETASSESS
Dancer or Choreographer 211112 All VETASSESS
Entertainer or Variety Artist 211113 All VETASSESS
Actors, Dancers & Other Entertainers (nec) 211199 All VETASSESS
Composer 211211 All VETASSESS
Music Director 211212 All VETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental) 211213 All VETASSESS
Singer 211214 All VETASSESS
Music Professionals (nec) 211299 All VETASSESS
Photographer 211311 All VETASSESS
Painter (Visual Arts) 211411 All VETASSESS
Potter or Ceramic Artist 211412 All VETASSESS
Sculptor 211413 All VETASSESS
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec) 211499 All VETASSESS
Artistic Director 212111 All VETASSESS
Media Producer (excluding Video) 212112 All VETASSESS
Radio Presenter 212113 All VETASSESS
Television Presenter 212114 All VETASSESS
Author 212211 All VETASSESS
Book or Script Editor 212212 All VETASSESS
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage) 212311 All VETASSESS
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) 212312 All VETASSESS
Director of Photography 212313 All VETASSESS
Film & Video Editor 212314 All VETASSESS
Program Director (Television or Radio) 212315 All VETASSESS
Stage Manager 212316 All VETASSESS
Technical Director 212317 All VETASSESS
Video Producer 212318 All VETASSESS
Film, Television, Radio & Stage Directors (nec) 212399 All VETASSESS
Copywriter 212411 All VETASSESS
Newspaper or Periodical Editor 212412 All VETASSESS
Print Journalist 212413 All VETASSESS
Radio Journalist 212414 All VETASSESS
Technical Writer 212415 All VETASSESS
Television Journalist 212416 All VETASSESS
Journalists & Other Writers (nec) 212499 All VETASSESS
Company Secretary 221211 All VETASSESS
Corporate Treasurer 221212 All CPAA/ICAA/IPA
Commodities Trader 222111 All VETASSESS
Finance Broker 222112 All VETASSESS
Insurance Broker 222113 All VETASSESS
Financial Brokers (nec) 222199 All VETASSESS
Financial Market Dealer 222211 All VETASSESS
Futures Trader 222212 All VETASSESS
Stockbroking Dealer 222213 All VETASSESS
Financial Dealers (nec) 222299 All VETASSESS
Financial Investment Adviser 222311 All VETASSESS
Financial Investment Manager 222312 All VETASSESS
Human Resource Adviser 223111 All VETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant 223112 All VETASSESS
Workplace Relations Adviser 223113 All VETASSESS
ICT Trainer 223211 All ACS
Training & Development Professional 223311 All VETASSESS
Mathematician 224112 All VETASSESS
Statistician 224113 All VETASSESS
Archivist 224211 All VETASSESS
Gallery or Museum Curator 224212 All VETASSESS
Health Information Manager 224213 All VETASSESS
Records Manager 224214 All VETASSESS
Economist 224311 All VETASSESS
Intelligence Officer 224411 All VETASSESS
Policy Analyst 224412 All VETASSESS
Librarian 224611 All VETASSESS
Management Consultant 224711 All VETASSESS
Organisation & Methods Analyst 224712 All VETASSESS
Electorate Officer 224911 All VETASSESS
Liaison Officer 224912 All VETASSESS
Migration Agent (Aus) 224913 All VETASSESS
Patents Examiner 224914 All VETASSESS
Information & Organisation Professionals (nec) 224999 All VETASSESS
Advertising Specialist 225111 All VETASSESS
Market Research Analyst 225112 All VETASSESS
Marketing Specialist 225113 All VETASSESS
ICT Account Manager 225211 All VETASSESS
ICT Business Development Manager 225212 All VETASSESS
ICT Sales Representative 225213 All VETASSESS
Public Relations Professional 225311 All VETASSESS
Sales Representative (Industrial Products) 225411 All VETASSESS
Sales Representative (Medical & Pharmaceutical Products) 225412 All VETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives (nec) 225499 All VETASSESS
Aeroplane Pilot 231111 All CASA
Air Traffic Controller 231112 All VETASSESS
Flying Instructor 231113 All VETASSESS
Helicopter Pilot 231114 All CASA
Air Transport Professionals (nec) 231199 All VETASSESS
Master Fisher 231211 All VETASSESS
Marine Surveyor 231215 All AMSA
Marine Transport Professionals (nec) 231299 All VETASSESS
Fashion Designer 232311 All VETASSESS
Industrial Designer 232312 All VETASSESS
Jewellery Designer 232313 All VETASSESS
Graphic Designer 232411 All VETASSESS
Illustrator 232412 All VETASSESS
Multimedia Designer 232413 All VETASSESS
Web Designer 232414 All VETASSESS
Interior Designer 232511 All VETASSESS
Urban & Regional Planner 232611 All VETASSESS
Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) 233611 All Engineers Australia
Petroleum Engineer 233612 All Engineers Australia
Engineering Professionals (nec) 233999 All Engineers Australia
Chemist 234211 All VETASSESS
Food Technologist 234212 All VETASSESS
Wine Maker 234213 All VETASSESS
Conservation Officer 234311 All VETASSESS
Environmental Consultant 234312 All VETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist 234313 All VETASSESS
Park Ranger 234314 All VETASSESS
Environmental Scientists (nec) 234399 All VETASSESS
Geologist 234411 All VETASSESS
Geophysicist 234412 All VETASSESS
Hydrogeologist 234413 All VETASSESS
Life Scientist (General) 234511 All VETASSESS
Biochemist 234513 All VETASSESS
Biotechnologist 234514 All VETASSESS
Botanist 234515 All VETASSESS
Marine Biologist 234516 All VETASSESS
Microbiologist 234517 All VETASSESS
Zoologist 234518 All VETASSESS
Life Scientists (nec) 234599 All VETASSESS
Conservator 234911 All VETASSESS
Metallurgist 234912 All VETASSESS
Meteorologist 234913 All VETASSESS
Physicist 234914 All VETASSESS
Exercise Physiologist 234915 All VETASSESS
Natural & Physical Science Professionals (nec) 234999 All VETASSESS
Primary School Teacher 241213 All AITSL
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ) 241311 All AITSL
University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University) 242111 All VETASSESS
University Tutor 242112 All VETASSESS
Vocational Education Teacher (Non Trades) 242211 All VETASSESS
Vocational Education Teacher (Trades) 242211 All TRA
Education Adviser 249111 All VETASSESS
Education Reviewer 249112 All VETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) 249211 All VETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) 249212 All VETASSESS
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition) 249213 All VETASSESS
Music Teacher (Private Tuition) 249214 All VETASSESS
Private Tutors & Teachers (nec) 249299 All VETASSESS
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages 249311 All VETASSESS
Dietitian 251111 All DAA
Nutritionist 251112 All VETASSESS
Environmental Health Officer 251311 All VETASSESS
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser 251312 All VETASSESS
Orthoptist 251412 All VETASSESS
Hospital Pharmacist 251511 All APharmC
Industrial Pharmacist 251512 All VETASSESS
Retail Pharmacist 251513 All APharmC
Health Promotion Officer 251911 All VETASSESS
Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (nec) 251999 All VETASSESS
Acupuncturist 252211 All VETASSESS
Homoeopath 252212 All VETASSESS
Naturopath 252213 All VETASSESS
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner 252214 All Chinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Complementary Health Therapists (nec) 252299 All VETASSESS
Dental Specialist 252311 All ADC
Dentist 252312 All ADC
Resident Medical Officer 253112 All Medical Board of Australia
Nurse Researcher 254212 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Manager 254311 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Educator 254211 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Multimedia Specialist 261211 All ACS
Web Developer 261212 All ACS
Software Tester 261314 All ACS
Software & Applications Programmers (nec) 261399 All ACS
Database Administrator 262111 All ACS
ICT Security Specialist 262112 All ACS
Systems Administrator 262113 All ACS
Network Administrator 263112 All ACS
Network Analyst 263113 All ACS
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer 263211 All ACS
ICT Support Engineer 263212 All ACS
ICT Systems Test Engineer 263213 All ACS
ICT Support & Test Engineers (nec) 263299 All ACS
Judge* 271211 All Agencies that approve the appointment
Magistrate* 271212 All Agencies that approve the appointment
Tribunal Member** 271213 All Agencies that approve the appointment
Intellectual Property Lawyer 271214 All VETASSESS
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec) 271299 All VETASSESS
Careers Counsellor 272111 All VETASSESS
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor 272112 All VETASSESS
Family & Marriage Counsellor 272113 All VETASSESS
Rehabilitation Counsellor 272114 All VETASSESS
Student Counsellor 272115 All VETASSESS
Counsellors (nec) 272199 All VETASSESS
Minister of Religion**** 272211 All VETASSESS
Historian 272411 All VETASSESS
Interpreter 272412 All NAATI
Translator 272413 All NAATI
Archaeologist 272414 All VETASSESS
Social Professionals (nec) 272499 All VETASSESS
Community Arts Worker 272611 All VETASSESS
Recreation Officer 272612 All VETASSESS
Welfare Worker 272613 All ACWA
Agricultural Technician 311111 All VETASSESS
Anaesthetic Technician 311211 All VETASSESS
Cardiac Technician 311212 All VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 All AIMS
Operating Theatre Technician 311214 All VETASSESS
Pharmacy Technician 311215 All VETASSESS
Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) 311216 All AIMS
Medical Technicians (nec) 311299 All VETASSESS
Fisheries Officer 311311 All VETASSESS
Meat Inspector 311312 All VETASSESS
Quarantine Officer 311313 All VETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors (nec) 311399 All VETASSESS
Chemistry Technician 311411 All VETASSESS
Earth Science Technician 311412 All VETASSESS
Life Science Technician 311413 All VETASSESS
School Laboratory Technician 311414 All VETASSESS
Hydrographer 311415 All VETASSESS
Science Technicians (nec) 311499 All VETASSESS
Architectural Draftsperson 312111 All VETASSESS
Building Associate 312112 All VETASSESS
Building Inspector 312113 All VETASSESS
Construction Estimator 312114 All VETASSESS
Plumbing Inspector 312115 All VETASSESS
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician 312116 All VETASSESS
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec) 312199 All VETASSESS
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson 312411 All Engineers Australia
Electronic Engineering Technician 312412 All TRA
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson 312511 All Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineering Technician 312512 All TRA
Safety Inspector 312611 All VETASSESS
Maintenance Planner 312911 All VETASSESS
Metallurgical or Materials Technician 312912 All VETASSESS
Mine Deputy 312913 All VETASSESS
Building & Engineering Technicians (nec) 312999 All VETASSESS/Engineers Australia
Hardware Technician 313111 All TRA
ICT Customer Support Officer 313112 All TRA
Web Administrator 313113 All ACS
ICT Support Technicians (nec) 313199 All TRA
Blacksmith 322111 All TRA
Electroplater 322112 All TRA
Farrier 322113 All TRA
Metal Casting Trades Worker 322114 All TRA
Metal Polisher 322115 All TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111 All TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112 All TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) 323113 All TRA
Textile, Clothing & Footwear Mechanic 323215 All TRA
Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec) 323299 All TRA
Engraver 323311 All TRA
Gunsmith 323312 All TRA
Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer 323314 All TRA
Saw Maker & Repairer 323315 All TRA
Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer 323316 All TRA
Engineering Patternmaker 323411 All TRA
Toolmaker 323412 All TRA
Vehicle Body Builder 324211 All TRA
Vehicle Trimmer 324212 All TRA
Vehicle Painter 324311 All TRA
Floor Finisher 332111 All TRA
Roof Tiler 333311 All TRA
Business Machine Mechanic 342311 All TRA
Communications Operator 342312 All TRA
Cabler (Data & Telecommunications) 342411 All TRA
Telecommunications Cable Jointer 342412 All TRA
Telecommunications Linesworker 342413 All TRA
Telecommunications Technician 342414 All TRA
Baker 351111 All TRA
Pastrycook 351112 All TRA
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker (Excluding the activity of slaughtering animals, or primarily boning, slicing or packaging meat in a non-retail setting.) 351211 All TRA
Cook*** 351411 All TRA
Dog Handler or Trainer 361111 All VETASSESS
Horse Trainer 361112 All TRA
Zookeeper 361114 All VETASSESS
Kennel Hand 361115 All VETASSESS
Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec) 361199 All VETASSESS
Shearer 361211 All VETASSESS
Veterinary Nurse 361311 All VETASSESS
Florist 362111 All TRA
Gardener (General) 362211 All TRA
Arborist 362212 All TRA
Landscape Gardener 362213 All TRA
Greenkeeper 362311 All TRA
Nurseryperson 362411 All TRA
Hairdresser 391111 All TRA
Print Finisher 392111 All TRA
Screen Printer 392112 All TRA
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker 392211 All TRA
Printing Machinist 392311 All TRA
Small Offset Printer 392312 All TRA
Canvas Goods Fabricator 393111 All TRA
Leather Goods Maker 393112 All TRA
Sail Maker 393113 All TRA
Shoemaker 393114 All TRA
Apparel Cutter 393211 All TRA
Clothing Patternmaker 393212 All TRA
Dressmaker or Tailor 393213 All TRA
Clothing Trades Workers (nec) 393299 All VETASSESS
Upholsterer 393311 All TRA
Furniture Finisher 394211 All TRA
Picture Framer 394212 All TRA
Wood Machinist 394213 All TRA
Wood Turner 394214 All TRA
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec) 394299 All TRA
Chemical Plant Operator 399211 All TRA
Gas or Petroleum Operator 399212 All TRA
Power Generation Plant Operator 399213 All TRA
Gallery or Museum Technician 399311 All TRA
Library Technician 399312 All VETASSESS
Jeweller 399411 All TRA
Broadcast Transmitter Operator 399511 All TRA
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) 399512 All TRA
Light Technician 399513 All TRA
Make Up Artist 399514 All TRA
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer 399515 All TRA
Sound Technician 399516 All TRA
Television Equipment Operator 399517 All TRA
Performing Arts Technicians (nec) 399599 All VETASSESS
Signwriter 399611 All TRA
Diver 399911 All VETASSESS
Interior Decorator 399912 All VETASSESS
Optical Dispenser 399913 All TRA
Optical Mechanic 399914 All TRA
Plastics Technician 399916 All TRA
Wool Classer 399917 All TRA
Fire Protection Equipment Technician 399918 All TRA
Technicians & Trades Workers (nec) 399999 All TRA
Ambulance Officer 411111 All VETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic 411112 All VETASSESS
Dental Hygienist 411211 All VETASSESS
Dental Prosthetist 411212 All TRA
Dental Technician 411213 All TRA
Dental Therapist 411214 All VETASSESS
Diversional Therapist 411311 All VETASSESS
Enrolled Nurse 411411 All ANMAC
Mothercraft Nurse 411412 All VETASSESS
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 411511 All VETASSESS
Massage Therapist 411611 All VETASSESS
Community Worker 411711 All VETASSESS
Disabilities Services Officer 411712 All VETASSESS
Family Support Worker 411713 All VETASSESS
Parole or Probation Officer 411714 All VETASSESS
Residential Care Officer 411715 All VETASSESS
Youth Worker 411716 All VETASSESS
Defence Force Member – Other Ranks 441111 All VETASSESS
Emergency Service Worker 441211 All VETASSESS
Fire Fighter 441212 All VETASSESS
Detective 441311 All VETASSESS
Police Officer 441312 All VETASSESS
Prison Officer 442111 All VETASSESS
Driving Instructor 451211 All VETASSESS
Funeral Director 451311 All VETASSESS
Funeral Workers (nec) 451399 All VETASSESS
Flight Attendant 451711 All VETASSESS
Travel Attendants (nec) 451799 All VETASSESS
First Aid Trainer 451815 All VETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water) 452311 All VETASSESS
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor 452312 All VETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor 452313 All VETASSESS
Snowsport Instructor 452314 All VETASSESS
Swimming Coach or Instructor 452315 All VETASSESS
Tennis Coach 452316 All VETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or Instructor 452317 All VETASSESS
Dog or Horse Racing Official 452318 All VETASSESS
Sports Development Officer 452321 All VETASSESS
Sports Umpire 452322 All VETASSESS
Other Sports Official 452323 All VETASSESS
Footballer 452411 All VETASSESS
Golfer 452412 All VETASSESS
Jockey 452413 All TRA
Sportspersons (nec) 452499 All VETASSESS
Contract Administrator 511111 All VETASSESS
Program or Project Administrator 511112 All VETASSESS
Conveyancer 599111 All VETASSESS
Legal Executive 599112 All VETASSESS
Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ) 599212 All VETASSESS
Insurance Investigator 599611 All VETASSESS
Insurance Loss Adjuster 599612 All VETASSESS
Insurance Risk Surveyor 599613 All VETASSESS
Clinical Coder 599915 All VETASSESS
Auctioneer 611111 All VETASSESS
Stock & Station Agent 611112 All VETASSESS
Insurance Agent 611211 All VETASSESS
Business Broker 612111 All VETASSESS
Property Manager 612112 All VETASSESS
Real Estate Agency Principal 612113 All VETASSESS
Real Estate Agent 612114 All VETASSESS
Real Estate Representative 612115 All VETASSESS
Retail Buyer 639211 All VETASSESS
Wool Buyer 639212 All VETASSESS
Driller 712211 All TRA

 

For advice regarding Australian skilled visas, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for Australian immigration assistance.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Employer Sponsored Visas and New Declaration Requirement

Following the introduction of the Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Act in December 2015, it has become illegal for employers to receive a “benefit” for sponsoring workers for an Australian visa.

Practically, this affects our clients in that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP ) has now introduced new declaration forms which are required to be signed by both the sponsoring employer and the visa applicant when applying for an Employer Sponsored visa including:

  1. Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visas;
  2. Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visas; and
  3. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visas.

Links to the forms are as follows:

Sponsoring Employer Declaration

Visa Applicant Declaration

A sponsoring employer must now certify that they have not received a “benefit” for sponsoring the overseas worker for an Australian visa. A “benefit” is defined as:

(a) A payment or other valuable consideration;

(b) A deduction of an amount;

(c) Any kind of real or personal property;

(d) An advantage;

(e) A service; or

(f) A gift.

For subclasses 186 and 187 nomination and visa applications lodged after 14 December 2015, declaration forms must also be lodged with the DIBP.

For advice regarding Employer Sponsored visas, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for Australian immigration assistance or call our office:

Australia: +61 3 9021 0986
London: +44 20 3670 4586

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.