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labour market

New TSS Labour Market Testing Requirements

The new legislation governing the Labour Market Testing (LMT) and advertising requirements to be undertaken before sponsoring a Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa holder came into effect on Sunday. The below legislative changes apply to nominations made on or after 12 August 2018. Written by Sheila Woods of Interstaff  14 August, 2018 Labour Market Testing Requirements  At least two advertisements that meet...

labour market

New TSS Labour Market Testing Requirements

The new legislation governing the Labour Market Testing (LMT) and advertising requirements to be undertaken before sponsoring a Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa holder came into effect on Sunday. The below legislative changes apply to nominations made on or after 12 August 2018. Written by Sheila Woods of Interstaff 14 August, 2018 Labour Market Testing Requirements  At least two advertisements that meet...

Skilling Australia Fund

Skilling Australia Fund Levy Comes Into Effect

On 12 August the Skilling Australia Fund levy commenced. The SAF levy is a levy payable by employers nominating overseas skilled workers for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482), Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187). The SAF levy replaces the Training Benchmarks, which required visa sponsors to show that they had...

investor visa

Australia’s Investor Visa

For those in a position to invest or set up a business in Australia there are a number of routes to gaining permanent residence and/or citizenship in Australia. The most common route is via a temporary 188 visa which allows you to become a permanent resident after four yeas or there is the direct route...

household goods

Taking Household Goods To Australia

You can find guidance on sending your household goods and personal effects on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.  Unaccompanied Personal Effects (UPEs) include your household and personal items, but not motor vehicles or parts, commercial goods or items that have been bequeathed or purchased over the internet.  UPEs may arrive in Australia...

working holidays australia

Working Holidays In Australia For The Under 31s

With increasing numbers of young people looking to spend time abroad as part of gap years after University or as a break after professional qualifications spending time in Australia is increasingly popular. Working Holiday visas are the option. If you are passing through for up to three months and do not intend to work in...

visa requirements

Visa Requirements To Enter Australia

You need to have a visa to enter Australia. The exact visa requirements will vary according to the length and purpose of your intended stay. The Australian Department of Home Affairs has a useful Visa Finder which allows you to work out which visa will meet your situation. The main categories of visa are as...

family in australia

Joining Your Family In Australia

If you have relatives living in Australia there are various visas to allow you to apply to join them, but they are not always easy to obtain. Spouse and fiancée visa If you are married to or in a committed relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident you may be able to get a...