Nomination Training Contribution Charge – What is this?

The Nomination Training Contribution Charge is the charge that is imposed on employers who nominate workers for temporary or permanent skilled work visas.

The charge replaces requirements in the Migration Regulations requiring sponsors under the temporary sponsored work visa program, or employers nominating a worker for the Direct Entry stream of the Subclass 186 visa, to have recently spent:

  • the equivalent of at least two per cent of their business’ payroll in contributions to an industry training fund (training benchmark A); or
  • the equivalent of at least one per cent of their business’ payroll on the training of Australians (training benchmark B).

Nominating an Employee for a Subclass 482 

The 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 PeriodLess than $10 million turnoverGreater than $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 a Labour Agreement stream is nil.

Nominating an Employee for a Subclass 186 and Subclass 187 

  • 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.

Keystone Visa and Migration Services Registered Migration Agent specialises in Employer Nominated Visas and has assisted many companies obtain their Standard Business Sponsorship status and Nominate Employees for Australian visas.

Please contact us if you require further clarification or assistance, or call us on: 0468838899.