457 Visa Monitoring & Statutory Declarations
(Please note that due to changes to the 457 Visa program announced by the Australian Government on 18th April 2017, the information below may not be accurate. Please see our our 457 Visa update page for more information)
The department now has the services of 330 Fair Work Australia inspectors. These inspectors will enter your workplace and ask to speak with 457 visa holders who are working in your business. If the inspectors discover someone has discontinued employment, is working at another location, is working in a different position or is working under different terms than an equivalent Australian worker the DIBP will initiate a Monitoring Event.
Monitoring events are incredibly involved, with a large amount of evidence including contracts, pay slips, rosters etc being required to be provided within 14 days of the request.
Our LEAP Migration Manager software provides us with reports on every sponsored employee in your business. The report will list their Salary, Occupation, Work location and visa expiry date. We will send this too you every quarter to ensure that you may notify us in the event of changes that require notification to the DIBP, especially termination of sponsorships.
We will also alert you when applicants are coming up to their eligibility for Permanent Residency in order that you may be prepared for their request and in many instance, identify to them areas of improvement you would like to see prior to this application.
Edupi can also assist you with ensuring your requirements under the training benchmark are met. In general, large businesses will have apprentice chefs that take care of this requirement, but if you do not have any we can introduce you to some of our training partners to sign up employees to relevant training courses that satisfy the requirement. As
an added bonus, these employees are Payroll Tax exempt.
We will review your training benchmark 3 months prior to each yearly anniversary of your Standard Business Sponsorship to give you time to make up shortfalls under Benchmark B and organise additional training.