NEWSFLASH – Skilling Australia Fund Levy | AMVL Migrations
Legislation released today shows the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy will be payable for employer-sponsored nomination applications from 12 August 2018.
Contributions will be required in relation to both permanent and temporary visas, and is payable by sponsors accessing overseas workers through the following employer sponsored programs:
Temporary Work Skilled (subclass 457 – nomination transfers)
TSS – Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)
ENS – Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
RSMS – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
The SAF will be administered by the Department of Education and Training with the purpose of supporting the skills development of Australians.
The introduction of the SAF levy charge will replace the current training benchmarks equivalent to either 1% (benchmark B) or 2% (benchmark A) of payroll.
As you may be aware, the SAF levy will be payable in full for each Nomination application, and in the case of TSS visas, for each year of intended employment in advance. The current levy fees are:
TSS and 457 Nominations
Businesses with turnover of less than $10m – $1,200 per nomination per year
Businesses with turnover of more than $10m – $1,800 per nomination per year
ENS and RSMS Nominations
Businesses with turnover of less than $10m – $3,000 one off payment for each nomination
Businesses with turnover of more than $10m – $5,000 one off payment for each nomination
There may still be time to lodge a Nomination to avoid the fee – contact us for assistance.