New 482 Labour Market Testing Requirements

From 12 August 2018, new labour market testing requirements apply to 482 visa nominations.

We recommend all employers discuss their advertising efforts with us prior to placing any advertising to ensure it will met the strict 482 visa requirements.  Speak with our migration agent today on 1800 875 285

  • Adverting must be conducted in the 4 months prior to nomination submission
  • Advertising must be run and applications open for 28 days
  • Advertising must be in English
  • The following details of the position must all be included in the advertisement:
    (a) the title or a description of the position;
    (b) the skills or experience required for the position;
    (c) the name of the approved sponsor or, if the approved sponsor has engaged a recruitment agency for the purposes of the labour market testing, the name of the recruitment agency;
    (d) the salary for the position, if the intended annual earnings for the nominated position are lower than $96,400.00 AUD
  • Two separate advertisements must be commissioned or authorised by the sponsor:
    (a) on a recruitment website with national reach in Australia; or
    (b) in print media with national reach in Australia; or
    (c) on radio with national reach in Australia; or
    (d) if the approved sponsor is an accredited sponsor – on the approved sponsor’s website.
  • The nomination must be accompanied by:
    a) a written submission made by the nominator that provides reasons why a suitably qualified and experienced Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident, or suitably qualified and experienced eligible temporary visa holder, is not readily available to fill the nominated position
    b) Copy of the advertising material