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Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy - Regulations in effect

Skilling Australians Funds (SAF) levy: Regulations have now come into effect on 12th August 2018. Ammendmens were also introduced to:

  • Nomination Training Contribution Charge
  • Labour Market Testing (LMT)

Nomination Training Contribution Charge

Every nomination application made by certain categories of sponsors must be accompanied by the ‘Nomination Training Contribution Charge’.
The obligation to provide training has been repealed.

The nomination training contribution charges to be paid are as follows:


Subclass 482 (TSS)

482 visa period: Businesses with an annual turnover:

< A$ 10 million

> A$ 10 million

1 year

A$ 1200.00

A$ 1800.00

2 years

A$ 2400.00

A$ 3600.00

3 years

A$ 3600.00

A$ 5400.00

4 years

A$ 4800.00

A$ 7200.00


Subclass 186 & 187

Businesses with an annual turnover:

> A$ 10 million

> A$ 10 million

A$ 3000.00

A$ 5000.00


Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements in effect

Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements and alterations in effect from 12th August 2018 include:

  • the duration of the LMT undertaken will need to be four weeks,
  • will need to have been undertaken within four months immediately prior to lodgement
  • skills and experience must be advertised.


Find out more about:

Sponsoring Employees TSS visa (482 visa)

Standard Business SponsorshipHow to become an approved sponsor?

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