Regional Certifying Body


Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

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. 

This visa gives the skilled migrant permanent residency in Australia. The businesses are requires to provide two years full-time employment to the migrant.

Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance has been gazetted by the Federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) 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 schemel. 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 Immigration and Citizenship website: www.immi.gov.au. Or call the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) Regional Outreach Officer 08 9415 9483.

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 Temporary Residence stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for their employer for the last two years and the employer wants to offer them a permanent position that matches, or closely aligns with their subclass 457 occupation. Go to www.immi.gov.au for more information.
  • The Direct Entry stream is for applicants who have never, or only briefly, worked in the Australian labour market. These applications require regional certification (see below).
  • The Agreements stream is for applicants who are sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement or a regional migration agreement. Go to www.immi.gov.au for more information.
     

RSMS Direct Entry Criteria (Employer)

·         The employer is the nominator on the application

·        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 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.

RSMS Nomination Checklist

RSMS Direct Entry Criteria (Employee)

·              Be nominated by an approved employer for a skilled position in their business in Goldfields Esperance region

.       The nominated person is under 50 years of age

.       Meet the skills and qualifications requirements

.       Meet English language requirements

RSMS Visa Application Checklist

Applying for a visa

 The following criteria must be met to be assessed by a Regional Certifying Body.

  1. There is a genuine need for a paid employee in the business of the nominator, for the nominated position.
  2. The position cannot be filled locally by an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  3. The terms and conditions of employment are the same as those that would be offered to an Australian citizen or permanent resident for performing the same tasks at the same location.

RDAGE RSMS - Direct Entry Checklist

Process of Applications

Posted applications:

Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance
PO Box 10331
Kalgoorlie  WA  6430

Email applications:  admin@rdage.com.au

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 DIAC.

Please note that certification by RDAGE does not guarantee that the nomination will be approved by the department.

Administration Fee:

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. DIAC does not charge a fee to the employer for nominating a position however the visa application does attract a fee.

Payment Option:

Direct Deposit (Please contact us for the details) or Cheques made payable to Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance.