New salary requirement for 457
From July 1, 2010 the TSMIT (Temporary Sponsored Migration Income Threshold) has been increased from $45,220 to $47,480. The five percent increase is based on the annual seasonally adjusted wage change for all Australians.

The TSMIT is the minimum salary that can be paid to a 457 holder for them to qualify for the visa. The TSMIT needs to be considered in conjunction with the Market Salary Rate requirement, meaning that even if a person is paid over the TSMIT, they must be paid in line with Australians in the business in the same role. When “market rates” replaced “minimum salary levels” on 14 September 2009, the TSMIT was introduced. If the market rate for an occupation is below TSMIT, then that occupation cannot be nominated for a 457 visa.

If you currently have a 457 application lodged, or are intending to lodge a 457 application in the future, please contact Karen or Brenda in the TEP office for more information.

17 Aug 2010
TEP (formerly Stablemate) closes its recruitment section and expands the migration section
Our company has operated a recruitment agency for 20 years, commencing business in July 1990. However, since Equine Influenza and the Economic Downturn the recruitment section has declined, so the final decision has been made to shut the recruitment agency.
17 Aug 2010
New salary requirement for 457
From July 1, 2010 the TSMIT (Temporary Sponsored Migration Income Threshold) has been increased from $45,220 to $47,480. The five percent increase is based on the annual seasonally adjusted wage change for all Australians.
17 Aug 2010
New ENS (Employer Nomination Scheme) minimum salary
The minimum salary for applications under ENS has increased from $45,220 to $47,480.
17 Aug 2010
Monitoring and compliance of 457 sponsors
Employers are being monitored much more closely than ever before. Employers continue to receive site visits and phone calls from DIAC officers, sometimes without warning.
17 Aug 2010
Update on visa processing times
457 – Turnaround continues to be inconsistent, however complete sponsorship applications, particularly in Sydney and Parramatta, are being turned around in approximately 4 weeks.