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Standard business sponsorship

Standard Business Sponsorship: What are your obligations?

A standard business sponsorship refers to a business which has been approved by the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) to sponsor employees under the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS visa). As a sponsor, it’s important to be aware that you have obligations that apply beyond the term of your sponsorship approval and that in order to retain or renew your standard business sponsorship, you must continue to meet these obligations.
SAF Fact Sheet

Skilling Australians Fund Levy Fact Sheet

The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy came into force on August 12th 2018 and impacts employers nominating overseas workers on temporary and permanent visas. Download our fact sheet which will help explain your obligations.
How to sponsor a chef on a TSS visa

How to sponsor a chef on a TSS visa

If you're a restaurant or hotel owner, finding chefs locally can be difficult and sponsoring a chef from overseas may be your only option. This post outlines the key things you need to know about sponsoring a chef from overseas on a TSS visa.
Labour-Market-Testing

Labour Market Testing Guide: What are your new obligations for the TSS Visa?

As you will now no doubt be aware, sourcing, processing and lodging new TSS Visa applications become significantly more difficult. One of the new key hurdles is satisfying the governments new Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements.   For a nomination

Changes to Business Sponsorship with the TSS Visa

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has confirmed that the new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) has come into effect as of Sunday 18th March 2018.   The new TSS Visa which replaces the 457 Visa program affects both sponsors and

Labour Market Testing: What you need to do NOW

With the replacement of the 457 Visa to the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa in March 2018 come new obligations for employers regarding Labour Market Testing.  Put simply, Labour Market Testing will be required for every occupation applied for

Interim guidelines on occupational caveats for July 1 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have released an updated version of the interim guidelines for occupation caveats for July 1 2017.   Access the guidelines here >> Interim Guidelines on occupational caveats

Summary of 1 July 2017 visa and migration changes

As was expected there were several changes to the Temporary and Permanent visa streams on the 1st July. Whilst many industries had a level of success in having occupations moved or re-instated, unfortunately, hospitality was not one of them. Find out more in this post.

Podcast: Immigration update for Australian restaurants

I had a great chat with Ken Burgin this week from the Profitable Hospitality podcast about the status of immigration for Australian restaurants. See below for the interview.  

Is your Industry Association lobbying for 1 July changes for Restaurant Managers?