482/TSS update: major investor accreditation for standard business sponsors; aged care labour agreements; religions get assistants

482/TSS update: major investor accreditation for standard business sponsors; aged care labour agreements; religions get assistants

A flurry of announcements at the end of last week regarding the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa program included adding another category for business to become accredited standard business sponsors, accepting applications for labour agreements for aged carers, and adding religious assistants to Minister of Religion labour agreements.

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RIP training benchmarks, SAF levy commencing 12 August 2018; 457/TSS nomination validity extended

RIP training benchmarks, SAF levy commencing 12 August 2018; 457/TSS nomination validity extended

Training benchmarks for employer sponsored temporary and permanent visas will be abolished on 12 August 2018, replaced with the Skilling Australia Fund Levy. There will also be important changes to nominations applications for Subclass 457 - Temporary Work (Skilled) visas and Subclass 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visas.

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457 and ENS training benchmarks tighten from 1 July 2017, accredited business sponsorship expanded

457 and ENS training benchmarks tighten from 1 July 2017, accredited business sponsorship expanded

The training benchmarks for a Subclass 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa will tighten from 1 July 2017. Accredited business sponsors for the Subclass 457 - Temporary Work (Skilled) visa will create four categories.

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