Even before the first of July 2013 businesses wishing to become standard business sponsors had to meet the training requirement by providing evidence of:
Businesses also had to commit to maintaining that level of expenditure in each fiscal year, for their term of approval as a sponsor Meeting the training benchmarks is now an ongoing and enforceable requirement rather than a commitment. In addition, sponsors will be obligated to maintain records relating to training. This includes start-up businesses (i.e. businesses trading for less than 12 months) who initially provide an auditable training plan. Previous sponsors must also demonstrate that they continued to meet the benchmarks during their sponsorship term when applying for a new sponsorship or varying the terms of their current sponsorship.
Demonstrating a genuine skill need
the tasks of the nominated occupation do not correspond to the tasks of an eligible occupation, or the position associated with nominated occupation is not genuine.
Previously the visa could be granted for all applicants up to four years. Now if your sponsor is a start-up business, then the visa will be granted for 12 months only.
Sponsors will now be required to keep a record of written contracts of employment with primary sponsored persons.
The rules and regulations for applying successfully for a 457 have become ever more complex and expensive. The team at AustraliaMigrate are dedicated experts in assisting both companies and individuals through the complexities of these applications to a successful outcome of employer sponsorship applications.
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