The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has provided updated policy guidelines in relation to recent changes impacting employer sponsored visas.
The Department’s policy guidelines are intended to provide clarity around the caveats imposed on occupations eligible for nomination under the 457 visa and Employer Nomination Scheme, the application of the revised training benchmarks in place from 1 July 2017 and labour market testing requirements.
In this edition of the Newsflash we explore the following:
Employers need to be aware that the caveats which are essentially ‘inapplicability conditions’ specifying the thresholds and circumstances in which an eligible occupation would be restricted from being nominated for employer sponsored roles.
While the revised training benchmarks will apply to new Standard Business Sponsorship and ENS Direct Entry applications post 1 July 2017, these benchmarks will be replaced by the new training fund levy in March 2018.
The phasing out of the Domestic Recruitment Summary Table means that evidence of job advertising and payment for such advertising must be duly recorded and retained for submission to the Department.