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TSS scheme to be launched soon in a new form

The Australian government is now taking initiatives so that there is no dearth of talented labor in this country. Ever since it removed the 457 visa, there has been a huge outcry by Australian businesses not able to find talented labor here.

Now, the government is introducing a visa similar to the TSS visa which allows a business to import the skilled labor for a period of 4 years here. Two categories of businesses are defined as per the Global Talent Scheme(GTS) SCHEME, which, has come into existence from July 2018. As per this scheme, candidates who are chosen to come to Australia for 4 years as per this visa can also get the PR after 3 years. The validity of this program right now is till June 2019.

There are two types of business which are allowed to import foreign labor as per the GTS scheme:

Established business: This category of businesses should have a huge turnover. Their turnover will be seen for the 2years preceding the application for any TSS visa under the GTS (Global talent Scheme). So the mandatory turnover for such companies should not be less than 4 million AUD.

  • The Labor Market Testing is also needed to prove that no one from Australia was available for this job.
  • The company should also be able to prove that bringing in someone from abroad on the TSS visa will be beneficial for the Australian workforce and will cause skill enhancement for them.
  • The employer should also be regularly adhering to the immigration laws.
  • The employer should be allowed to sponsor foreign labor for the TSS visa.
  • Such businesses can get up to 20 people on the TSS visa every year, but the requirements for such applicants should be complete.

Startup: These kinds of businesses are those who are operating in one of the specific domains of Science, Technology, Medical or Engineering. Since the business is a startup, it is important to understand that the business will have to get the approval for importing foreign labor from a startup advisory panel. Its genuineness as a startup will be measured by this panel.

As per this visa scheme, this sponsoring business will be able to invite 5 people on TSS visa to this country every year. So, there is need to rejoice, because the Australian government has allowed foreign labor to get here.

What about the applicants?

The applicants should have a mandatory experience of 3 years which allows them to get sponsorship for 4-year immigration in Australia.

There are some income requirements which have to be met by such foreign labor. Without such, income, the candidates cant get the approval for getting the TSS visa as per the GTS.

In case of “established business” category, the candidates have to show that they will have an income of $145,400 in their Australian job for approval for this visa. In the case of the” startup” category, the income requirement is not so much at, $80,000. Without this much income, a business can’t get approval for the foreign labor.

What is considered full time work by the Australian bureau?

A 38 hour week is prescribed for every full time employee in Australia.

Australia is a fair country when it comes to work. There are working rules and hours which have been established. National employment standards are prescribed for every profession here.

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In fact, all the employers in Australia are entitled to provide someone with the number of leaves as given in these employment standards. As per these employment standards, there are 122 specific “awards” which govern professions. And these Awards decide the salaries and the other regulations for professions.

When an employer has insisted on signing an agreement, with an employee at the time of hiring, the wages as listed in the agreement and the other rules apply to the employee instead of those in the award. However, the conditions in the agreement are similar or better than those listed in the award. Awards or agreements govern every kind of employment, whether its full time, part time or casual.

Kinds of employees in Australia

The Australia Fair Work authority has established three kinds of employees for the benefit of labor in this country. These employees are full-time employees, part-time and casual employees.  For an employee to be fulltime, he needs to be, working for 38 hours every week. And the rest of the employment conditions are governed by the award for the profession. Just like a full-time employee, the part-time employee also gets the same benefits in terms of leaves because he also works for a fixed number of hours every week which is less than 38 hours.

However, the payment for such hours depends on the per hour payment rates.

The third kind of employee is the casual employee, which does not consist of a fixed number of hours every week. However, such employees are not subject to any kind of leave benefits. The great part about being a casual employee is that you can get rid of employment any time you want, without giving a notice to the employer. However, if your award or the agreement, mentions a notice, then it’s required at the time of quitting employment for a casual employee. 

Australian awards which decide your pay scale

 The awards govern the pay scales which are applicable to different kind of employees. So, if an employee knows his award, he/she has the perfect information about what his pay rates are, and can’t be exploited. Sime the Australian workers are governed by skill assessment, their pay scales are also decided by their levels. For example, for the profession of a “graphic designer”, there are 4 levels of payscales eligible which are levels 5, 6, 7 and 8. These levels are applicable to those who are working as professionals and not as trainees/apprentices in the “graphic designer” profile. So, your skill assessment done at the time of immigration will decide for how many points you are eligible. As we discussed before, if you have the award governing your occupation, then all the leaves allowances are also governed by it. The overtime rates are also decided by the award only.

Changes in Tasmania and ACT immigration rules have baffled immigration aspirants

There have been certain changes in the 489 visa requirements for Tasmania which have left those who have already applied for the state nomination here in a state of dilemma as to whether they will get the invite or not. Talking about these changes, Tasmania has increased the work experience required by a candidate from 3 to 6 months. Earlier the 489 visa, for the state of Tasmania had the following requirements:

  • The applicant was qualified to apply under the” working in Tasmania” stream for immigration to this state if he had been employed in this state for 3 months earlier to the application for immigration. Now, he needs to be working here for 6 months so that he is eligible for immigration. So, with this change, many applicants will have to wait for more and gain experience for becoming eligible for immigration to Tasmania.
  • However, this kind of employment still requires someone to have, a work experience equivalent to 35 hours every week in Tasmania with complete evidence of employment available.
  • The same increase in the requirement for work experience has happened for the 489 visa also.

Occupations: Open to Closed for the ACT

No privileges for Canberra residents

The ACT has also reduced the occupations which were a part of its occupational list.

The ACT has further introduced changes in the requirements for the “overseas residents”. This implies that the candidates who have close ties to this city cant apply for state immigration to ACT, once their occupation is no longer “open”. Earlier they could apply in the case of a “closed” occupation when they have the relatives living in Canberra or had a job offer(close ties). Now, if you are an overseas resident, you can only apply for state nomination, once your occupation is “open”.

The Australian Capital Territory had a provision for those willing to apply for immigration here providing they were residing in Canberra and working in an occupation which was or was not be” closed”. The closing of an occupation for further invitations was not applicable to them for filing immigration papers once they had the residency in Canberra. But now this provision no longer is applicable, and for a “closed” occupation, whether someone is in Canberra or not, he/she can no longer put the papers for the 190 visa. This provision has been removed by the Australian government from June 29th.

No privileges for non-Australian residents those with close ties to Canberra

The new requirements for the Canberra residents are as follows:

To apply for the immigration visa in the ACT from this region, your occupation should be “open” to invitations. So, a lot of people who were residing in Canberra and working in “closed occupations” here, no longer have a chance. And ACT has recently put some more occupations in the “closed” list which include those of accountants (Management Accountants, Taxation Accountants, Accountant(general), ICT business analysts, Company secretary, Internal Auditors and External Auditors. Now, the residents of Canberra have to wait for these, occupations to get “open” to apply for state immigration just like other residents in Australian Capital Territory. The time for these occupations, to be open will be a long time. So, get the professional assistance from consultants at Nile Migration, to know when these occupations will become open for nomination.

What is the Australia immigration system?

Australia has one of the most hard-to-crack immigration systems in the world. And most of the people find it complicated. The country’s immigration system has been distinguished into two parts, one which is done through the 189 and the other through the 190 visa.

The entire process of the Australian government is administered by the Department of Home Affairs. It makes modifications in the rules depending on the varied needs of the labor market.  For example, the points have increased from 60-65 and it’s the needed cut-off now.

So, depending on the cutoff for points, the candidates get the invite. So, now 65 is the mandatory requirement for candidates.

Why is professional consultation needed for Australia immigration?

The Australia immigration procedure has toughened up now. With the requirement of 65 points, it’s not feasible for anyone to immigrate here without having professional help.

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The candidates are confused about how to cope up with this requirement without the IELTS to score the extra 5 points(65-60). Now, IELTS is not the only way, you can get the Australia immigration. There is one more test including the PTE (Academic). When you have sufficient scores, in this exam, you are still qualified for Australia immigration.

If you don’t have the requirements for the 189 visa then your immigration depends on whether your profile is included in the Skilled Occupation Lists of individual states or not. Once your occupation is there in the skilled occupation lists of a state, you get 5 points for state nomination, and hence get the nod for the 190 visa.

Therefore, you have to know whether the states have a requirement for your profession. That’s where Nile Migration knows when a state has the requirement for your profile.

Apart from that, the candidate can also have his work experience subtracted while getting the real work experience provided to him by the skill assessment authority. With reduced experience, you have lessened points and might not fulfill the quota of 65 points. So, that’s where Nile Migration can assist you with, knowing how many points you will get depending on the experience held. Telling you about your points based on your experience is not the forte of every consultant. That’s where you need Nile Migration to know where you truly stand in terms of your eligibility for immigration.

Australia immigration: Other ways

If you don’t have the requirements for the long terms PR visas, our consultants suggest you the right visa. There are still hopes for someone to get the 489 visa.

Although this visa, allows you to lie in a regional area of Australia only, there are many benefits too. The regional Australia has, not so much population living there due to which it’s simple to reside there. Apart from that, the employment opportunities are paying well here.

In the long term after 2 years, you can move from one state to another. It’s only possible after you get a PR visa after living in two years, in a state, on the 489 visa. After the two years, if you are unable to get the PR, then you will have to live in the same state although you can live in another regional area different from the one where you started.