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Skilling Australian Fund To Commence From 12th August 2018

07 Aug 2018


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The Australian Parliament passed the Migration Amendment regarding the Skilling Australians Fund Bill - 2018, on 9th May 2018. Its date of implementation presently is 12th August 2018.  All applications sponsored by Employers filed from August 12th will invite the new levy.

Affected persons

This  Levy is payable on nomination applications in TSS  482 visa, subclass 186 and 187;

It was initially introduced when as the Migration Amendment Skilling Australians Fund Bill on 18th April 2017. It imposes a charge for making a contribution for nomination training on employers who nominate workers in the temporary as well as permanent migration programs sponsored by employers.

The levy replaces the present training Norms for employers who sponsor workers in 457,   RSMS and ENS visas from Mar- 2018. This is also the compulsory norm for a fresh TSS visa.

For levying the charge, businesses, having a turnover that is less than $10 million annually, are deemed small business and businesses having a turnover that is $10 million or above annually, are deemed as large business:

TSS 482 Nominations:

Small business: $1,200 for every visa year

Large business: $1,800 for every visa year

ENS 186 & RSMS 187 Nominations:

Small business: $3,000

Large business: $5,000

Such companies which employ someone on a sc457 visa must meet their Training Benchmark obligations until 12th August 2018.

REFUNDS

There are no Refunds for the charges generally paid for such TSS nominations, but it is feasible in these cases:

  • Refusal of Applications of sponsorship of the employer,
  • Applications of sponsorship of the employer, gets an approval, but future employee visa application gets a refusal, because of character/health considerations.
  • In case the approved holder of TSS 482 visa has not actually started to work with sponsor.
  • When a holder of TSS 482 visa, stops working, with the sponsoring employer, during the initial twelve months, of employment.

The  Benchmarks for training in T.S.S. visa

In case the visa takes effect, obligation to train will exist till the implementation of SAF legislation. The company must meet the training benchmark 12 months after the business gets the status of an approved sponsor.


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