Department Announces LMT and SAF Levy Policy Updates

The Department of Home Affairs has revealed a brand new update regarding the future rollout of the government’s Skilling Australians Fund (SAF), and revised Labour Market Testing (LMT) needs.

Although the Department has nevertheless to line a political candidate launch date, it’s declared that the SAF legislation—which was elapsed the Australian Parliament on nine could 2018—is expected to return into result throughout the primary quarter of the 2018-2019 amount.

 

Once the legislation is enforced then multiple new rules can begin to return into result, together with the introduction of the SAF tax levy, which can be collectable for:
• The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa,
• The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) subclass 186 Visa,
• The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187 Visa.
The government’s LMT regulations have also been considerably tightened, and feature a series of new restrictions, including:
• A requirement that LMT must be conducted no more than four months before a sponsorship application is lodged,
• The LMT period must consist of at least four weeks,
• Any advertisement posted as part of a company’s LMT must stipulate any skills or experience requirements that are necessary for the position.

 

The list of acceptable mediums within which a appointive position {may be|could additionally be|is also} publicized for LMT functions has also been extended to include:

• The LinkedIn on-line enlisting platform,
• Any trade specific enlisting web site that’s relevant to the appointive position.
Employers ought to additionally bear in mind that till the new rules get result, previous LMT needs should still be undertaken in accordance with the arrangements per the Procedural directions Temporary ability Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) – nominations section.

 

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