Accredited Sponsorship 2018-05-21T05:58:36+00:00

Accredited Sponsorship

 

 

Accredited Sponsorship

Becoming an Accredited Sponsor and receiving Accredited Sponsorship Status

Accredited Sponsorship status are afforded priority processing of all Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) nomination and visa applications.

Most applications are processed in under five days.

Applying for Accredited Sponsorship is a worthwhile exercise for any businesses that utilise the TSS visa programme on a regular basis and also provides certain exemption to Labour Market Testing requirements.

The requirements for Sponsorship Accreditation:

Category Application Requirements
Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies
  • have Australian workers comprising at least 75% of their workforce in Australia
Australian Trusted Traders
  • have Australian workers comprising at least 75% of their workforce in Australia
  • engage all TSS and/or subclass 457 visa holders as employees under a written contract of employment that includes at least the minimum employment entitlements as required under the National Employment Standards (NES) (unless their occupation is exempt from this requirement)*
  • have all Australian employees paid in accordance with an Enterprise Agreement or an internal salary table that reflects the current market salary rates for all occupations in their business*
Low volume usage and high percentage of Australian workers (at least 85%)
  • have Australian workers comprise at least 85% of their workforce in Australia
  • are not a sole trader or a partnership**
  • have an annual turnover of at least AUD4M for the last two years***
  • have been a standard business sponsor for at least one year***
  • have nominations approved for at least one primary TSS or subclass 457 visa holder in the last year***
  • have a nomination non-approval rate of less than 3% for the last year
  • have no adverse monitoring outcomes
  • have all Australian employees paid in accordance with an Enterprise Agreement or an internal salary table that reflects the current market salary rates*
  • engage all TSS and/or subclass 457 visa holders as employees under a written contract that meets NES where they apply*
High volume usage and medium percentage of Australian workers (at least 75%)
  • have Australian workers comprise at least 75% of their workforce in Australia
  • are not a sole trader or a partnership**
  • have an annual turnover of at least AUD4M for the last two years
  • have been a standard business sponsor for at least two years
  • have nominations approved for at least 10 TSS and/or subclass 457 visa holders in the last two years
  • have a nomination non-approval rate of less than 3% for the last two years
  • have no adverse monitoring outcomes
  • have all Australian employees paid in accordance with an Enterprise Agreement or an internal salary table that reflects the current market salary rates*
  • engage all TSS and/or subclass 457 visa holders as employees under a written contract that meets NES where they apply*

Next steps?

If your organisation is considering becoming an Accredited Sponsor to take advantage of the priority processing, certain exemptions to labour market testing requirements and police clearances please contact Ethos Migration today for further information.

Benefits of Accredited Sponsorship

The Department of Immigration will prioritise applications that are in association to an Accredited Sponsor.

Accredited Sponsors are provided with a six year sponsorship approval period instead of the standard 5 years.

Nomination applications from Accredited Sponsor’s that have a nominated base salary equal to or greater than the Fair Work High Income Threshold ($138,900 as of 1 July 2016) will be provided streamlined processing arrangements.

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