The much-discussed Training Levy will only be introduced once the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) legislation is passed by our Federal Parliament.
It had been the intention for the Training Levy and the TSS visa to be implemented at the same time, however, the SAF legislation was delayed. Parliament is next sitting in the week commencing 8 May, however as it is the Budget week, it is unlikely this legislation will be debated at this busy time.
If the SAF legislation is passed without amendment, the Government fees for new TSS visas will be impacted as follows:
Visa for occupation on the Short Term Shortage Occupations List (STSOL)
Visa for occupation on the Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
In the meantime, Business Sponsors that were approved under Training Benchmark B (training expenditure of 1% of payroll) need to ensure that they maintain this level of expenditure in accordance with their sponsorship obligation.
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