Skilling Australia Fund Nomination Applications

Skilling Australia Fund Nomination Applications

In a move that has radically simplified the training fund commitment by sponsors and nominators for TSS, ENS, RSMS visas, the Skilling Australia Fund commences 12 August 2018.
The change represents a welcome simplification of the benchmark system, a system that was increased risk of application refusal and was complex in administration.
The SAF charge to be levied on nomination applications at time of writing are as follows (be sure to ensure that the following rates are correct for you at time of application): Skilling Australia Fund Nomination Applications

  • Temporary sponsored visas $1,200 per year of the proposed visa period for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million;
  • Temporary sponsored visas $1,800 per year of the proposed visa period for businesses with an annual turnover of at least $10 million per year of the proposed visa period;
  • Nominations that relate to permanent visas (RSMS, ENS) incur a once only charge of $3,000 for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million;
  • Nominations that relate to permanent visas (RSMS, ENS) incur a once only charge of $5,000 for businesses with an annual turnover of at least $10 million.

Exceptions are available in the following situations only:

If nomination is made under a labour agreement providing for the nomination of the occupation of Minister of Religion or Religious Assistant..
SAF replaces the Training Benchmarks A and B system that was clunky and complex in calculation where spending on training was diffuse, with some expenditures falling outside of eligiblity.