Contributions into the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy will be payable on all nomination applications for Subclass 482, 186 and 187 Visas from Sunday 12 August 2018.
The SAF was approved by the Australian parliament in May 2018. The fund has been established to provide training for Australians in areas of need as identified by the Commonwealth government in association with the State and Territory governments.
The SAF will be tax deductable and must be paid by the nominating business in the form of a ‘Nomination Training Contribution Charge’ (NTCC) and it cannot be paid by or recouped from visa applicant/s.
How the SAF will be applied
- The NTCC for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa is calculated for each year of the visa term requested (for either a one, two, three or four year period).
- The NTCC for the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 Visa is charged at the time the nomination application is lodged and is a one-off payment for each application.
NTCC costs will be refundable (or partly refundable) in certain circumstances including where a visa is refused due to the health or character of the applicant/s or where a Standard Business Sponsorship application is refused or withdrawn.
Support throughout the changes
We will be sharing further insights on the impact of the SAF and other changes in coming days. If you have any questions on how the changes impact you or your business, please do not hesitate to contact our registered migration agents on +61 8 9221 3388 (or National Free Call 1800 449 858) or [email protected]
Interstaff also offers a visa assessment to help you understand your visa and sponsorship options as a business or skilled individual. With 30 years of industry experience in business migration, we can assist you with complexities that may arise throughout the visa and sponsorship process. Simply contact us to speak to a registered migration agent today.