Accredited Sponsorship

Accredited Sponsorship enables Australian business to benefit from priority visa processing when employing overseas workers in Australia.

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Accredited Sponsorship

Accredited Sponsorship status is granted to those larger Australian employers that have a significant, regular and ongoing need for TSS visa (subclass 482) workers. Applications lodged by Accredited Sponsors receive preferential treatment by the immigration department resulting in faster turn-around times.

Another benefit given to accredited sponsors is a longer sponsorship duration, with approvals being given for 6 years compared to the standard 5 years. In addition to priority processing of nomination and visa applications, sponsors approved with accredited status will also be eligible for streamlined processing of nominations in some instances.

What are the requirements for Sponsorship Accreditation?

In order to qualify for Accredited Status, a sponsor must meet all the requirements for Standard Business Sponsorship and meet all of the following additional characteristics of one of the four categories:

Category 1: Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies

  • The workforce must comprise at least 75% of Australian workers

Category 2: Australian Trusted Traders

Australian Trusted Trader accreditation provides Australian importing and exporting businesses with the opportunity to earn free accreditation and benefit from streamlined customs processes. To find out more about becoming an Australian Trusted Trader please visit: https://www.abf.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/trustedtrader

  • The workforce must comprise at least 75% of Australian workers
  • All 457 and 482 (TSS) Visa holders must be engaged under a written employment contract that includes at least the minimum employment entitlements as required under the National Employment Standards (unless their occupation is exempt from this requirement)
  • All Australian employees paid in accordance with an Enterprise Agreement or an internal salary table that reflects the current market salary rates for all occupations in their business

Category 3: Low volume usage (of the 457 and 482 programmes) and a high percentage of Australian workers (at least 85%)

  • Have Australian workers comprising at least 85% of their workforce in Australia;
  • Have an annual turnover of at least AUD four million annual turnovers for the last two years
  • Are not a sole trader or partnership (some exceptions apply)
  • Have been a 457/TSS sponsor for at least one year
  • Have sponsored at least one primary 457/TSS visa holder in the two years prior to the application for accreditation
  • Have a non-approval rate of less than 3% for the last year
  • Engage all 457/TSS holders as employees under a written contract that meets National Employment Standards (where applicable)
  • Have all Australian employees paid in accordance with an Enterprise Agreement or an internal salary table that reflects the current market salary rates
  • Have no adverse monitoring outcomes

Category 4: High volume usage (of the 457 or 482 (TSS) programmes) and medium percentage of Australian workers (at least 75%)

  • Have Australian workers comprising at least 75% of their workforce in Australia
  • Have been a 457/TSS sponsor for at least one year
  • Have nominated at least 10 primary 457/TSS visa holder in last two years
  • Have an annual turnover of at least AUD four million annual turnovers for the last two years
  • Are not a sole trader or partnership (some exceptions apply)
  • Have a non-approval rate of less than 3% for the last year
  • Engage all 457/TSS holders as employees under a written contract that meets National Employment Standards (where applicable)
  • Have all Australian employees paid in accordance with an Enterprise Agreement or an internal salary table that reflects the current market salary rates
  • Have no adverse monitoring outcomes

What are the benefits of Sponsorship Accreditation?

  • The business can sponsor overseas workers to fill skills shortages for the duration of their sponsorship.
  • Sponsors who are accredited will receive priority processing of all TSS nomination and visa applications, with the majority of the application being processed in less than five days.
  • Accredited sponsors are permitted to advertise positions on their own business website to meet the labour market testing requirements.
  • Visa applicants do not have to provide police clearances if the business is an accredited sponsor.

How Better Life Migration can help you?

Better Life Migration can assist with the sponsorship accreditation process from start to finish. Once engaged, we will guide you through the entire process, from collating and gathering the required documents, preparing and lodging the sponsorship application, liaising with the Department of Home Affairs. We will continue to assist with any requests for further documents from the Department including preparing submissions, etc. We will advice you of the outcome and can assist you with meeting your sponsorship obligations once approved. We offer a range of services to assist you.

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