Changing Employers on a 482 Visa or 494 Visa

From 1 July 2024, changes to visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will allow 482 and 494 visa holders to change employers before a new nomination is approved Increased Flexibility and Time Under the new regulations, if you stop working with your sponsoring employer, you will now have: Up to 180 days at a time......

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Labour Market Testing Update

Changes to the labour market testing requirements came into effect on 18 December 2023.    The requirement to advertise the position on www.workforceaustralia.gov.au has been removed.  Full details of the requirements to meet labour market testing are outlined below. Understanding the Migration (LIN 18/036) Instrument 2018 Introduction In the realm of immigration and workforce regulation......

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Transitioning from a 482 Visa to Permanent Residence

Are you currently on a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (subclass 482) and considering a more permanent future in Australia? The recent changes in Australia’s migration system offer you an exciting opportunity to make the transition to Permanent Residence (PR). Here’s a guide to help you navigate this process: Understanding the Transition: The Australian government......

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Elevating the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) – Effective from July 1, 2023

As of July 1, 2023, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) has seen an increase to $70,000. This adjustment marks a significant change in the skilled migration landscape, impacting various visa categories. Let’s explore the implications of this change and what it means for both employers and skilled workers. Understanding the TSMIT The TSMIT......

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Streamlining Visa Processing for Overseas Trained Doctors: Removal of Health Workforce Certification

In a move to address the critical shortage of medical professionals in Australia, the Migration (Removal of Health Workforce Certificate Requirements) Amendment Instrument (LIN 23/067) 2023 (No. 2) – F2023L01249 has been introduced. This amendment marks the removal of a mandatory requirement for employers seeking to sponsor overseas trained doctors under SC 482 and SC......

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Visas for Aspiring UK Professionals with Limited Experience

A Gateway to Career Advancement Australia and the United Kingdom have come together through the innovative Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA). The outcome of this alliance is the Innovation and Early Careers Skills Exchange Pilot (IECSEP), presenting enticing opportunities for UK citizens to embark on the next chapter of their careers down under. The......

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Important Changes to Labour Market Testing

For nominations lodged on or after 1 October 2020, sponsoring employers must place 3 advertisements before lodging their nomination. the nominated position must now be advertised on the Government’s jobactive website And two other advertisements Advertising must be placed within the 4 months immediately before lodging a nomination application, unless the sponsor or an associated entity......

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Travel Ban Exemption to Australia

Travel Ban Exemption

                  Due to Covid-19 you can only travel to Australia under very limited circumstances.    Australia’s borders are likely to remain closed until a vaccine has been rolled out globally.   You can still travel to Australia or get a travel ban exemption to Australia if you are:......

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407 Training Visa

Why some employers are willing to consider a 407  Training Visa After the government brought in the training levy, which is applicable to the temporary 482 nomination application, some employers are looking at alternative visa options to sponsor overseas workers in Australia.  The 407 Training Visa is worth considering.  407 Training Visa Quite a few employers may find......

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482 / 457 visa changes due to Coronavirus

Travel Ban Exemption

On 4 April 2020,  the Acting Minister for Immigration, Alan Tudge issued a media release regarding  482 / 457 visa changes due to Coronavirus.   A Minister’s announcement is not law and legislation and policy changes must be be made.  As of today*, 14 April 2020, there have been no amendments to the migration legislation or......

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