Following 18th June, 2018 there have been some vigorous changes in the 482 Visa. These changes may be part of the overhaul of the migration and visa processing by Australian Department of Home Affairs. The rulings that were announced on 18th June, 2018 consisted of some requirements that now will have to be met. These include, Labor Market Testing and nomination by employers, to name a few.
It should also be noted that the Migration Amendment Bill (Skilling Australians Fund) which was passed on 9th May, 2018 is expected to be implemented in due course, possibly in 2019. There may also be some changes to the Labor Market Testing requirement during that time, including requiring LMT to be conducted:
- For a period of four weeks
- No more than four months before the nomination is lodged
- Advertisements for job set out skills or experience requirements that are appropriate for the job
It is here to be noted until the time that above mentioned changes are implemented, LMT should be undertaken in accordance with the conditions mentioned below:
The period in which LMT must have been undertaken
- If the nomination application was lodged before 18th June 2018 - within the previous 12 months before lodging a nomination application
- If the nomination application was lodged on or after 18th June 2018 – within the previous six months before lodging a nomination application
- If within four months of lodging the nomination application, and if the sponsor or an associated entity has made any Australian citizen or permanent resident workers redundant.
The Department of Home Affairs has also set out certain stringent rules and regulations as to how the job advertisement will be posted, its medium and frequency which are set out below:
the nominated position has been advertised in Australia
the advertisement was in English and included the following information:
the title, or a description, of the position Note: multiple positions in one advertisement are acceptable
the name of the approved sponsor or the name of the recruitment agency being used by the sponsor and
the annual earnings for the position—unless the annual earnings will be greater than the Fair Work High Income Threshold. Note:
it is acceptable to publish a salary range—for example AUD 80,000 to AUD 90,000
At least two advertisements were published in any of the below:
on a prominent or professional recruitment website with national reach (for example jobactive.gov.au) that publishes advertisements for positions throughout Australia.
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