New regulations which came into effect on the 18 April cover:
- a revised notification period of 28 days for sponsors to notify of changes including temporary visa holders ceasing employment.
- amended English language requirements which allow an average IELTS test result of 5 with a minimum of 4.5 each category and
- the salary exemption for high income earners to prove market rates has been amended to AUD180,000 from AUD250,000.
Further changes will be introduced over the next 6 months.