457 Business Sponsorship Requirements

There are a number of requirements that must be met for an employer business to become an approved business sponsor for subclass 457 visas.

The 457 Business Sponsorship criteria include:

  • The business must be lawfully operating in Australia
  • The business must be able to demonstrate a commitment to training Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • There is no adverse information known to the Department about the applicant for approval to become a sponsor

Training Benchmark

The Department has a strong focus on employers demonstrating that they provide at least a benchmark level of training to current Australian citizen and permanent resident employees.

If an employer cannot meet the training benchmark for recent expenditure on training, the training requirement can still be met by making ongoing contributions to an industry training fund.

Sponsorship undertakings

There are a number of undertakings that the employer must agree to as part of becoming an approved business sponsor. Further information about the obligations available here.

 

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