Update for employers with overseas workers

Did you know that the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018 and its accompanying regulations came into effect on 12 August 2018?

As a result of the new legislation, employers nominating overseas workers for temporary or permanent skilled work visas are required to contribute to the training of Australians through the National Training Contribution Charge (the SAF Levy) from 12 August 2018.

The SAF Levy is applicable to temporary (subclass 482 and 457) and permanent (subclass 186 and 187) nomination applications. Note under Migration Law the SAF Levy is a cost that cannot be recovered from sponsored workers”

Disclaimer: The above summary is not legal advice, for more information contact NECA Legal on (08) 6241 6129 or necalegal@ecawa.org.au.