The Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Act 2018 (the SAF Charges Act) is an Act relating to the ‘nomination training contribution charge’ (the charge) payable by persons who are liable to pay the charge under the Migration Act 1958 (the Migration Act) and the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations).

The charge is imposed on employers who nominate workers for temporary or permanent skilled work visas.

The SAF Charges Act commences on 12 August 2018.

Subclass 457 and Subclass 482 – nomination training contribution charge

The nomination training contribution charge will be calculated in the following manner:

Base amount x visa period

The base amount for organisations with less that $10 million annual turnover is $1200, in any other case the base amount is $1800.

Visa Peiod $10 million turnover $10 million turnover
One year $1200 $1800
Two years $2400 $3600
Three years $3600 $5400
Four years $4800 $7200

* The charge for nomination of the occupation of Minister of Religion under the LA stream is nil.

Subclass 186 and Subclass 187 – nomination training contribution charge

  • If the annual turnover of the nominating organisation is less than $10 million – $3000.
  • If the annual turnover of the nominating organisation is more than $10 million – $5000.
  • The charge for nomination of the occupation of Minister of Religion made under the LA stream is nil.

Please contact us if you require further clarification.