12 Feb

Changes to Occupation Lists 17 January 2018 - Visa Executive

The changes to the occupation lists have been announced. These changes will apply from the 17th January 2018.

The occupation lists affect the following visa classes: -

  • 186 Employer Nomination Scheme – Permanent Residence
  • 187 Regional Sponsored Migration – Permanent Residence
  • 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visas

What are the proposed changes going to look like ?

The monies charged by the Government will be provided to and administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to support skills development of Australians such as funds for further education, vocational education and skilled training.

The training contribution charge imposed by this Bill is expected to generate revenue of $1.2b and the expected expenditure from the Skilling Australians Fund is to be $1.47b.

What is going to be the cost of the new charge ?

  • 457 charge - the nomination charge will be calculated according to the number of years set out in the nomination, e.g. for business with turnover less than $10 million , the nomination fee will be $1200 per 12 month period per person.  For example, if the business was to nominate a single person for a 4 year visa , the fee would be $1200 per annum x 4 years = $4,800
  • 457 charge - the nomination charge will be calculated according to the number of years set out in the nomination, e.g. for business with turnover more than $10 million , the nomination fee will be $1800 per 12 month period per person.  For example, if the business was nomination a single person for a 4 year visa , the fee would be $1800 per annum x 4 years = $7,200
  • Permanent Visa Charge -  the nomination charge will be calculated according to the annual turnover of the business.  For businesses with turnover less than $10 million , the nomination fee will be a flat  $3000
  • Permanent Visa Charge -  the nomination charge will be calculated according to the annual turnover of the business.  For businesses with turnover more than $10 million , the nomination fee will be a flat  $5000

How is this charge to be paid ?

  • the maximum amount of the nomination training contribution charge is capped at $8000 - for nominations relating to a temporary visa
  • there are no pro-rata provisions payment of the charge for parts of a financial year

the fee will be payable at the time of the lodgement of the nomination application.

All getting too much ?

Don’t forget that our next tour of Australia on the Skills for Hire Bandwagon will be in March and attached you will find the invitation to our seminars in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

http://www.visaexecutive.com/latest-news/changes-to-occupation-lists-17-january-2018/

 

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