Training Benchmarks – Skilling Australians Fund Levy

Introduced with the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017, the bill imposes a nomination training contribution charge (to be known as the Skilling Australians Fund levy) on employers nominating workers under the temporary and permanent employer sponsored migration programs.

The levy will replace the current training benchmarks for employers sponsoring workers on 457, ENS and RSMS visas from March 2018. It will also be the requirement for the new TSS visa.

Businesses with turnover of less than $10 million per year will be required to make:

  •  an upfront annual payment for each employee on a TSS visa of $1,200
  •  a one-off payment for each employee being sponsored for a permanent ENS or RSMS visa of $3,000

Businesses with turnover of $10 million or more per year will be required to make:

  •  an upfront annual payment for each employee on a TSS visa of $1,800
  •  a one-off payment for each employee being sponsored for a permanent ENS or RSMS visa of $5,000.

source: aph