Employer Nomination Scheme 20 August 2010 IARC Seminar
Seminar Outline <ul><li>DIAC Processing Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nomination Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Requiremen...
DIAC Processing Update <ul><li>New PAM – 1 October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Ready </li></ul><ul><li>Review of ENS/R...
Review of ENS/RSMS – MAIN ISSUES <ul><ul><li>Whether to abolish the Labour Agreement subclasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Seminar Outline <ul><li>DIAC Processing Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nomination Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Requiremen...
Nomination Requirements - Overview <ul><li>Active and Lawful Operation </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Paid Employee </li></ul>...
Active & Lawful Operation <ul><li>Must be operating in Australia (contrast 457) </li></ul><ul><li>Lawful Operation  </li><...
Trusts <ul><li>Trustee must be nominator </li></ul><ul><li>Trustee has legal right and obligation to act on behalf of bene...
Full Time Employment <ul><li>Can either direct employer or  “related entity” under s.50 or Corporations Act – compare with...
Need for Paid Employee <ul><li>Vacancies can be of 3 types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular ongoing activities of employer: ...
Employer of Good Standing <ul><li>Not subject to cancellation of sponsorship under s.140L and s.140M </li></ul><ul><li>Not...
Satisfactory Provision for Training Reg 5.19(2)(e) <ul><li>Adequate provision for existing employees: relevant factors und...
Position Requirements - Duration <ul><li>Open for at least 3 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract/letter of appointment is...
Conditions  “No Less Favourable” <ul><li>Legislation now sets out minimum standards for full time employment: </li></ul><u...
Minimum Salary <ul><li>Depends on Occupation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT (except sales, CIO): $67,556 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Chefs & Cooks <ul><li>Excluded occupations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kitchen hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant cook <...
Religious Organisations <ul><li>Legislative instrument specifies salary level either: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subsistence wa...
Gazetted Occupations - ENSOL <ul><li>Swap to ANZSCO 1 July 2010  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intention is not to exclude occupat...
Seminar Outline <ul><li>DIAC Processing Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nomination Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Requiremen...
Visa Requirements <ul><li>Requirements for Onshore Lodgement </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Abil...
Onshore Lodgement for Subclass 856 <ul><li>Qualifying Visas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temp work – subclasses 457, 416, 420, 4...
Age Requirement <ul><li>Applicant generally must be under 45 at time of application </li></ul><ul><li>Waiver for 45-59: </...
English Requirement <ul><li>Applicant generally must generally establish vocational English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IELTS 5 ...
Registration Requirement <ul><li>Applicant must hold, or be eligible to hold: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration, licence ...
ENS Option 1 :Skills Assessment <ul><li>A positive skills assessment should be provided  at lodgement </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
ENS Option 1: 3-Years Work Experience  <ul><li>Must have been employed in the  occupation  to which the ENS relates </li><...
Exceptional Circumstances for Work Experience  Waiver  <ul><li>International students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANZSCO skill ...
ENS Option 2: Highly Paid Position <ul><li>Onshore or offshore applications </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum salary level is $250...
ENS Option 3: 2 Years in Australia – Visa Requirement <ul><li>Only applies to onshore applications </li></ul><ul><li>Must ...
ENS Option 3: 2 Years in Australia – Visa Requirement <ul><li>You do not have to be the primary visa holder </li></ul><ul>...
ENS Option 3:  2 Years in Australia – Work Requirement <ul><li>Work full time in Australia in the occupation nominated for...
ENS Option 3: Last 12 Months with Nominating Employer <ul><li>If an employer changes ABN OR ACN, this would be an issue fo...
Offshore Subclass 175 and 176 (Class VE) Applicants <ul><ul><li>Exempt from first VAC for 121 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E...
Onshore GSM Subclass 885 and 886 (Class VB) and NZ GSM Applicants <ul><ul><li>Exempt from first VAC for 856 </li></ul></ul...
SIR/Skilled Regional Sponsored Holders <ul><li>Lower application fee for 856: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st  VAC: $270 </li><...
Other Requirements <ul><li>Health: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore Subclass 121: 4005 applies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Employer Nomination Scheme

1,179 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,179
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
57
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Employer Nomination Scheme

  1. 1. Employer Nomination Scheme 20 August 2010 IARC Seminar
  2. 2. Seminar Outline <ul><li>DIAC Processing Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nomination Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Requirements </li></ul>
  3. 3. DIAC Processing Update <ul><li>New PAM – 1 October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Ready </li></ul><ul><li>Review of ENS/RSMS </li></ul>
  4. 4. Review of ENS/RSMS – MAIN ISSUES <ul><ul><li>Whether to abolish the Labour Agreement subclasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English language requirement for ENS and RSMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary level for ENS and RSMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill level for ENS and RSMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age requirement for ENS and RSMS - quite possibly raising the limit from 45 to 50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The level of discretion in considering exemptions for the above criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The level of concessions for the above criteria for regional positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whether a provisional visa should be introduced to encourage migration to regional areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The list of approved occupations for ENS may be linked to the 457 occupations list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The role of Regional Certifying Bodies in approving positions for RSMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-lodgement of ENS and RSMS visa applications </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Seminar Outline <ul><li>DIAC Processing Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nomination Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Requirements </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nomination Requirements - Overview <ul><li>Active and Lawful Operation </li></ul><ul><li>Need for Paid Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Employer of Good Standing </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate Provision for Training </li></ul><ul><li>Position Duration </li></ul><ul><li>Salary Level </li></ul><ul><li>Gazetted Occupations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Active & Lawful Operation <ul><li>Must be operating in Australia (contrast 457) </li></ul><ul><li>Lawful Operation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible Structures : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sole trader – can nominate others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trust – must be employed through trustee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership – can be employer, providing it ’s possible to enter into contract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Name – must be employed through owner of business name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ARBN – overseas businesses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABN is required to nominate under ENS, with limited exceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active Operation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration of entity is not sufficient in itself – additional information for newly registered businesses is required </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Trusts <ul><li>Trustee must be nominator </li></ul><ul><li>Trustee has legal right and obligation to act on behalf of beneficiaries in managing affairs of the trust </li></ul><ul><li>Trustee may have more than one ABN – use the one for the “as trustee for” registration </li></ul><ul><li>Provide trust deed </li></ul>
  9. 9. Full Time Employment <ul><li>Can either direct employer or “related entity” under s.50 or Corporations Act – compare with “associated entities” under s.50AAA </li></ul><ul><li>Labour hire/contract staff services: under policy can meet requirement – need agreement with end user </li></ul><ul><li>Self-employment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OK so long as there is an intervening legal entity(ie company) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full time employment required under Reg 5.19(2)(f) – 38 hours/week under policy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Need for Paid Employee <ul><li>Vacancies can be of 3 types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular ongoing activities of employer: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generally OK, unless there have been recent retrenchments or temporary visa holders paid less favourable rates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversification of Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May require additional evidence such as business plan, budgets, market research, funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Startup Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Additional documentation required: eg lease of premises or equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Nominee does not need to be declared in nomination: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can change nominee after grant of nomination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot change nomination during processing of visa application </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Employer of Good Standing <ul><li>Not subject to cancellation of sponsorship under s.140L and s.140M </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing adverse known to DIAC about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Officers of Employer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members of Partnership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bankruptcy/administration/insolvency can impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Satisfactory record of compliance with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace relations laws (State & Commonwealth) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Satisfactory Provision for Training Reg 5.19(2)(e) <ul><li>Adequate provision for existing employees: relevant factors under policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainees, apprentices or graduates recruited in last 12 months (5-15% of staff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated trainers or training consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organised, structured, documented training programmes – on-the-job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in external programs (industry, government, exchange) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>% of wages & salaries expended on training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No mention of training being limited to Australians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newly Established (< 6 months): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision for future training relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Single employee businesses – can be assessed as for newly established business </li></ul><ul><li>Skills transfer by employee to Australians may be acceptable in itself </li></ul>
  13. 13. Position Requirements - Duration <ul><li>Open for at least 3 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract/letter of appointment is necessary to establish this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs to be signed by both parties for visa stage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Probationary Periods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3-6 months is usual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be in single contract (ie not one for probation & one for perm) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option to extend to 3 years after probation not acceptable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Termination based on not achieving certain objectives OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provisions for termination before 3 years based on performance OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probation for entire 3 years not OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probation over 6-12 months not OK, unless applies to all employees </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Conditions “No Less Favourable” <ul><li>Legislation now sets out minimum standards for full time employment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guaranteed hours of at least 38 hours/week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 weeks ’ annual leave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 days personal leave (sick, carers, compassionate) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpaid parental leave </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provision under PAM for officers to look at conditions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job advertisements, if these are provided by employer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instances where employer has previously not paid market rate or complied with awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary might indicate that the position is not at the required skill level </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Minimum Salary <ul><li>Depends on Occupation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT (except sales, CIO): $67,556 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Otherwise: $49,330 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calculating salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Penalty rates – OK if part of fixed salary under award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonuses/incentives – excluded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overtime – excluded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowances (eg car, accommodation, shares, options) – excluded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LAFHA – excluded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superannuation – either voluntary or compulsory – excluded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non salary benefits (except Medicare rebates) - excluded </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Chefs & Cooks <ul><li>Excluded occupations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kitchen hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant cook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food cook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cook preparing simple dishes only (eg bacon & eggs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food managers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acceptable employers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food typically prepared by chefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table service & seating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service generally for eating on premises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity of styles of cuisine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: family restaurants, casual dining, fine dining </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Religious Organisations <ul><li>Legislative instrument specifies salary level either: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subsistence wage (equivalent to unemployment benefits) plus board/lodging and other non-monetary benefits; or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides board, health, education, welfare etc to a value equivalent to minimum salary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minister of Religion is only occupation eligible for salary concession – others must meet usual requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Must still show a commitment to training locals, particularly when become more established </li></ul>
  18. 18. Gazetted Occupations - ENSOL <ul><li>Swap to ANZSCO 1 July 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intention is not to exclude occupations previously on ENSOL: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition table from ASCO required where skills assessment or nomination approved prior to 1 July </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The ENS List is not identical to the 457 list, but it is similar: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does include Managers, Professionals and Associate Professionals, Tradespersons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not include Sales & Service Managers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not include some “Not Elsewhere Classified” occupations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Surprising exclusions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Managers, web design, test & QA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life scientists & biotechnologists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trades – fitter, cablers & cable jointers </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Seminar Outline <ul><li>DIAC Processing Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nomination Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Requirements </li></ul>
  20. 20. Visa Requirements <ul><li>Requirements for Onshore Lodgement </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Ability </li></ul><ul><li>ENS Pathways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills assessment plus 3 years work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly paid position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two years in Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore GSM applicants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Onshore GSM applicants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SIR/SRS applicants </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Onshore Lodgement for Subclass 856 <ul><li>Qualifying Visas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temp work – subclasses 457, 416, 420, 421, 423, 428, 406, 415, 419, 442, 422 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NZ Citizens: subclass 444 and 461 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temp Skilled: subclass 485, 487, 475, 476, 495, 497 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior executives: subclass 161 and 164 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary Protection Visas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working holiday subclass 417 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Visas: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be granted for a diploma or higher qualification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must have completed a diploma or higher whilst on that visa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Where don’t hold a substantive visa: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3001 (28 Days), 3003 and 3004 (compelling reasons) apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have held qualifying visa prior to substantive visa ceasing </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Age Requirement <ul><li>Applicant generally must be under 45 at time of application </li></ul><ul><li>Waiver for 45-59: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs to be an “exceptional appointment” – similar criteria as for work experience waiver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Waiver for 60+: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant must be uniquely suited for position – with highly specialised skills and experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great economic benefit to Australia in terms of tax revenue or interests of Australia (eg resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High salary ($213k plus according to Productivity Commission) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TPV holders considered exceptional for Age </li></ul>
  23. 23. English Requirement <ul><li>Applicant generally must generally establish vocational English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IELTS 5 min max 12 months prior to lodgement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OET </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Otherwise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport from UK, Canada, NZ, USA, Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade certificate, diploma or higher qual taking at least 2 years’ study in English medium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAATI accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>English waiver possible where: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exceptional circumstances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational English not required to perform duties; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still possible to pass on skills to Australian employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tougher policy considerations for cooks & chefs </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Registration Requirement <ul><li>Applicant must hold, or be eligible to hold: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration, licence or professional membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where this is required for a person to work in the occupation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requirement cannot be waived </li></ul><ul><li>Limited registration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration which requires supervised practice will not suffice for ENS (eg medical practitioners) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Otherwise, if only additional work experience is required this will suffice (eg teachers in some states) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architects: registration not required where a letter from employer confirms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nominee will not represent to public as an architect; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nominating entity employs at least one registered architect </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. ENS Option 1 :Skills Assessment <ul><li>A positive skills assessment should be provided at lodgement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be suitable at date of lodgement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can provide after lodgement, but date of assessment must precede date of lodgement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mostly, the skills assessing authorities are similar to those under general skilled migration – some exceptions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory licensing or registration : the licensing or registration body is an assessing authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trades : can either be done by TRA or the relevant State or Territory Department of Industrial Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Academic or Research Positions: universities or CSIRO can be the assessing authority </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expect issues with some authorities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VETASSESS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trades </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. ENS Option 1: 3-Years Work Experience <ul><li>Must have been employed in the occupation to which the ENS relates </li></ul><ul><li>Periods spent as a trainee or pre-qualification will not count towards the requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Under policy, must be full-time – generally 38 hours per week and anything less than 30 hours per week would not normally be considered full time. </li></ul><ul><li>Work need not be immediately prior </li></ul>
  27. 27. Exceptional Circumstances for Work Experience Waiver <ul><li>International students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANZSCO skill level 1 or 2 (diploma or higher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed relevant qualification in Australia at diploma or higher level within 6 months of lodgement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statement from employer in relation to unusual/highly specialised skills or experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other cases – exceptional circumstances: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more reference to MODL/CSL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same factors considered also for age waiver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position important to strategic/financial direction of business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging new or existing niche or unconventional markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial hardship due to business relying on income generated by app </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialised or unusual skills not available in Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position different to other similar positions in the industry </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. ENS Option 2: Highly Paid Position <ul><li>Onshore or offshore applications </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum salary level is $250,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Under policy, this is base salary – excluding benefits & allowances </li></ul><ul><li>If currently employed, DIAC may wish to see payslips </li></ul>
  29. 29. ENS Option 3: 2 Years in Australia – Visa Requirement <ul><li>Only applies to onshore applications </li></ul><ul><li>Must hold one of the following visas at the time of application: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>457: Business Long Stay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>418: Educational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>422: Medical Practitioner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>428: Religious Worker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>421: Sport Visa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>444: Special Category Visa – NZ Citizen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>461: NZ Citizen Family Relationship </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. ENS Option 3: 2 Years in Australia – Visa Requirement <ul><li>You do not have to be the primary visa holder </li></ul><ul><li>Must have held one of these visas for a period of 2 years prior to the time of application: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need not be the same subclass for the whole time – can change subclasses if necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under DIAC policy, time spent on a bridging visa between two of these visas can be counted </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. ENS Option 3: 2 Years in Australia – Work Requirement <ul><li>Work full time in Australia in the occupation nominated for last 2 years: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be full time (this is in the regulations), under policy, at least 38 hours/wk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be in Australia – under policy this means “based in Australia” and short periods of time spent outside Australia should be OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be in the nominated occupation – DIAC will use ANZSCO definition to determine this </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexibilty for leave in PAM: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpaid leave: up to 6 months in last 30 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maternity leave: up to 12 months in last 36 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No flexibility for career breaks or periods of unemployment in last 2 years </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. ENS Option 3: Last 12 Months with Nominating Employer <ul><li>If an employer changes ABN OR ACN, this would be an issue for the 12 months requirement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if continue operations under same business name and management team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work for related companies under s.50 can count, but not “associated entities” under s.50AAA </li></ul><ul><li>Breach of 8107 condition does not necessarily imply refusal of ENS </li></ul>
  33. 33. Offshore Subclass 175 and 176 (Class VE) Applicants <ul><ul><li>Exempt from first VAC for 121 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exempt from usual skill option requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competent English – only defined for GSM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 45 at date of application for GSM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diploma or higher qualification relevant to occupation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refers to Reg 2.26A(6): Australian quals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PAM indicates that an Australian qual is required </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can claim exceptional circumstances – PAM indicates that in this case, you need a diploma but it may not need to be relevant to occupation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PAM indicates that GSM app must first be withdrawn if wish to apply under usual ENS criteria </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Onshore GSM Subclass 885 and 886 (Class VB) and NZ GSM Applicants <ul><ul><li>Exempt from first VAC for 856 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3001 applies: must have held qualifying substantive visa within 28 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usual skill options apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competent English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 45 at date of application for GSM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diploma or higher qualification under Reg 2.26A(6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no exceptional circumstances </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No mention of relevance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. SIR/Skilled Regional Sponsored Holders <ul><li>Lower application fee for 856: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st VAC: $270 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd VAC: exempt if already paid for SIR/SRS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Validity: must have held SIR/SRS visa for 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Waivable health PIC 4007 applies </li></ul>
  36. 36. Other Requirements <ul><li>Health: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore Subclass 121: 4005 applies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Onshore Subclass 856: Waivable health condition 4007 applies where employment is in participating state </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Including family members after lodgement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children born during processing added by operation of law via Reg 2.08 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners and dependent children can be added by written request via Reg 2.08A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Otherwise, can include other family members by paying VAC and completing 47ES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family violence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If relationship has ceased and family violence has occurred, it’s possible for former family member to be granted visa </li></ul></ul>

×