No more Banchmark A or B. Implementation date is still unknown, but it is expected soon. Known as SAF – Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018 require Levy being payed on each new nomination for 482, 187, 186 visa.
The levy will be payable in full at the time the worker is nominated, and will depend on the size of the business.
The levy will not apply to dependent TSS visa applicants or to existing 457 visa holders.
Employers wishing to nominate TSS visa ENS / RSMS visas Small (annual turnover less than $10 million) will be liable to pay $1200 per year or part thereof $3000 one-off. Other businesses $1800 per year or part thereof $5000 one-off.
The SAF levy will replace the current training benchmark requirement, reducing the regulatory burden on employers and providing improved training outcomes for Australians. Employers will not be simultaneously subject to the SAF levy and the existing training benchmarks. Standard business sponsorship applications lodged prior to the implementation date will not be assessed for compliance with the training benchmarks – this includes whether or not start-up businesses who have lodged a subsequent sponsorship application have complied with a previously provided auditable training plan.
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Source Migration Alliance