Nomination is the process of identifying the position to be filled by a skilled worker from outside Australia in an approved business.
The nomination process identifies:
- the occupation is relevant to the position to be filled;
- the skills and experience required for the position;
- the market salary rate for the position and the salary rate to be paid to the prospective overseas employee;
- the name of the prospective overseas employee; and
- where the employee will be working.
The terms and conditions of employment to 457 visa holders must be ‘no less favourable’ than the terms and conditions that are provided, or would be provided, to Australian citizens or permanent residents for performing equivalent work in equivalent position/s in other businesses in a similar location (the wider locality).
In addition, the annual salary offered to the nominee must be equal to or greater than the amount set by law, currently being $53,900 (the” temporary skilled migration income threshold” (TSMIT) and justified by reference to market salary rates.
The cost of nominating an occupation is $330.
Any costs relating to this application will need to be met by the sponsoring company and the company may not take, or seek to take any action, that would result in the transfer to another person of some or all of the costs associated with the nomination.
Relevant documents might include:
1. Employment Contract
2. Evidence of market salary rates
3. Position Description / Duty Statement
4. Organisation Chart