Skilling Australian Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing Take 2

Dear Clients, Following on from our recent announcement, we’re endeavouring to keep all our clients up to date with the ongoing legislative changes. Our industry association has been misinformed regarding how the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) will affect current nomination applications (Both TSS, ENS and RSMS) lodged prior to 22 May 2018. Kindly disregard thisRead more

Skilling Australian Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing

Skilling Australians Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing: For the last 13 months, we’ve all been waiting for the Australian Government to finish and implement all their proposed changes to the Employer Sponsored Migration scheme. On 18 March 2018, the majority of legislative changes finally came into effect, including the introduction of the TSS (subclassRead more

UPDATE: Dissallowance Motion For The Assurance Of Support

HUGE NEWS FOR PARENT VISA CLIENTS We have received official word from our industry association that the Australian Coalition Government has changed their position on the Social Security (Assurance of Support) Determination. The AoS is required for all Contributory Parent visa applications and the stipulated change would have made it very difficult for children toRead more

Skilling Australians Fund (AKA the Training Levy)

‘It’s finally happened! The Skilling Australians Fund passed in the Senate yesterday. It’s yet to come into effect but we anticipate it doing so any time now. If you require any Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) or Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) nominations lodged, please advise us as soon as possible. The training levy canRead more

New Fees For The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

On Sunday 18 March 2018, we formally welcomed the new subclass 482 visa. Now, we would like to let you know how much you and your sponsoring employer will be paying for your application under the new legislation. Department of Home Affairs subclass 482 application fees Occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)Read more

Labour Market Testing

Subclass 482 – Labour Market Testing required for all nominations and all occupations As advised in our previous newsletter, it is now a requirement that Labour Market Testing is evidenced for all 482 nomination applications.  We can now provide further advice in relation to the Departmental “policy” surrounding Labour Market Testing (LMT)  The approved sponsorRead more

Introducing The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

INTRODUCING THE NEW TEMPORARY SKILLS SHORTAGE (TSS) (SUBCLASS 482) VISA Yesterday, Sunday 18 March 2018, the long-anticipated subclass 482 visa came into effect, signifying the end of an era for the Temporary Work (formerly Temporary Business) subclass 457 visa. The greater part of the new legislation for the 482 visa has been released and we are pleasedRead more


First Class Migration Australia can now finally advise that the new TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) (subclass 482) visa will be implemented on Sunday 18th March 2018 – a mere 11 months to the day after the shocking announcements of April 2017. The subclass 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with the TSS visa as of this date. This will beRead more

BIG Changes Announced to the Skilled Occupation Lists

17 JANUARY 2018: CHANGES TO OCCUPATION LISTS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS  The changes to the occupation lists have been announced. These changes will apply from 17 January 2018. Please note, this does not apply to applications lodged before 17thJanuary 2018 that are in the pipeline, it only effects applications lodged on or after 17thJanuary 2018. The occupationRead more