The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) allows Australian employers in regional and low population growth areas of Australia to nominate skilled workers from overseas in order to fill skilled vacancies in their business. The businesses are required to provide two years full-time employment to the migrant.
Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance has been gazetted by the Federal Department of Home Affairs as a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Goldfields-Esperance region.
Our role as a RCB is to assess migration applications for the RSMS Direct Entry stream, through knowledge of the local skills shortages, actively operating businesses in the region and assessing positions under the legislative requirements of the scheme. The only type of migration application dealt with by RDAGE is the RSMS subclass 187, Direct Entry Scheme.
RDAGE is unable to provide advice on general migration matters outside the scope of the RSMS subclass 187 scheme. Extensive information can be obtained from the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
This visa is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in regional Australia. Effective from 1 July 2012, there are no offshore or onshore distinctions and there are three entry streams to this visa category:
· The employer is the nominator on the application for a position based in the Goldfields-Esperance position
· There is a genuine need for the nominated position within the business
· The employer is lawfully and actively operating the business
· The employer will provide full-time employment for at least 2 years
· The employer will pay the market salary rate - that is, the equivalent of an Australian resident employed in the same job
. The nominated position is classified as being skill level 1 to 3 in the occupation list ANZSCO.
Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance
PO Box 10331
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Email applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
Processing of applications can take up to 4 weeks; employers need to consider this when submitting their application.
After processing, RDAGE will return the application to the employer/nominee for lodgement with Department of Home Affairs.
Please note that certification by RDAGE does not guarantee that the nomination will be approved by the department.
Administration/Processing Fee $440.00 (Inc GST)
Please note that the administration/processing fee is non-refundable regardless of whether certification is granted or not.
Direct Deposit (please see RSMS Checklist below) or cheques made payable to Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance.