PD Training has partnered with the MIA as the
preferred training supplier for migration
agents and companies required to met Benchmark
B 457 training requirements in Sydney, Melbourne,
Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.
Companies and migration agents can meet all the
required paperwork by generating a quote and invoice,
print student certificates and show that their 457 training
requirements have been met as per the legislation.
An employer or migration agent can meet Training
Benchmark B by providing evidence of spending 1% of
their payroll on training for their employees who are either
Australian citizens or permanent residents.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has a list
of examples of training that may count towards meeting
Training Benchmark B. The key requirement of the training
is it must be a formal face-to-face, structured course and
must also be independently verifiable.
What is a relevant course of study?
A relevant course of study relates to the business of the
applicant, but is not narrowly limited to the occupation of
the employees. Training which contributes to the
professional development of employees can be counted
towards Training Benchmark B.
Furthermore, the training must be relevant to the
employer’s business activities.
Apprentices, trainees and graduates
Apprenticeships and traineeships also constitute training
positions for the purpose of the 457 visa. Where the
employer employs an apprentice or trainee, the salary
provided to the person can be counted towards
calculating whether the training benchmark of 1% of
payroll expenditure has been met as required
under Training Benchmark B.
Graduate positions however, are not considered training
positions. Sponsors wanting to count expenditure on a
graduate position towards Training Benchmark B may only
attribute expenditure that is for the formal aspects of the
graduate position, for example, the costs for administering
the graduate program.
It’s important to understand that wages paid to staff while
attending training cannot be counted towards the
Benchmark, unless the staff are apprentices, trainees or
PD Training can provide custom training plans and deliver
the training within 48 hours of application in emergency
Trainers are available in all capital cities in Australia or we
can travel to remote locations with an additional charge
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