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MIGRATION AMENDMENT REGULATIONS 2005 (NO. 1) (SLI NO 54 OF 2005) - SCHEDULE 1

Amendments relating to approval of nominated positions and related visas

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1            Subregulation 5.19 (1B)

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      (1B)    The Minister may, in writing, approve or reject an application.

2            Subregulation 5.19 (1C)

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      (1C)    However:

                (a)     the Minister must approve an application if:

                          ( i )     the application is made in accordance with subregulation (1A); and

                         (ii)     the nominated position is the subject of an employer nomination that:

                                   (A)      if the application was made using form 785 — meets the requirements of subregulation (2); or

                                   (B)      if the application was made using form 1054 — meets the requirements of subregulation (4); and

                         (iii)     the employer is not the subject of an action that is described in section 140L of the Act; and

               (b)     the Minister must reject an application if any of the requirements in paragraph (a) is not met.

3            Paragraph 5.19 (1D) (a)

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                (a)     a copy of the written approval or rejection of the application; and

4            Subregulations 5.19 (2), (3) and (3A)

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         (2)    An employer nomination meets the requirements of this subregulation if:

                (a)     the employer nomination is made by an employer in respect of a need for a paid employee (the employee ) in a business:

                          ( i )     actively and lawfully operating in Australia ; and

                         (ii)     operated by that employer; and

               (b)     the Minister is satisfied that nothing adverse is known to Immigration about the business background of:

                          ( i )     the employer; or

                         (ii)     any officer of any of the entities that constitute the employer; or

                         (iii)     any individual who is a member of a partnership that is 1 of the entities that constitute the employer; and

                (c)     the Minister is satisfied that the employer has a satisfactory record of compliance with the immigration laws of Australia ; and

               (d)     the Minister is satisfied that the employer has a satisfactory record of compliance with workplace relations laws of:

                          ( i )     the Commonwealth; and

                         (ii)     each State or Territory in which the employer operates the business and has employees of that business; and

                (e)     the Minister is satisfied:

                          ( i )     that the employer has made, and continues to make, adequate provision for training existing employees in work relevant to the business; or

                         (ii)     if the business is newly established, that the employer is making adequate provision for future training of employees in work relevant to the business; and

                (f)     the appointment will:

                          ( i )     provide the employee with full-time employment; and

                         (ii)     be for at least 3 years, and not subject to any express exclusion of the possibility of renewal; and

                (g)     the employee’s working conditions will be no less favourable than working conditions provided for under relevant Australian legislation and awards; and

                (h)     the tasks to be performed in the nominated position:

                          ( i )     correspond to the tasks of an occupation specified in a Gazette Notice in force for this subparagraph at the time at which the application for approval of the nominated position is made; and

                         (ii)     will be carried out in a location specified, for the relevant occupation, in a Gazette Notice in force for this subparagraph at the time at which the application for approval of the nominated position is made ; and

                 ( i )     the employee will be paid a salary in the nominated position that is at least the salary specified , for the relevant occupation and location, in a Gazette Notice in force for this paragraph at the time at which the application for approval of the nominated position is made .

5            Subparagraph 5.19 (4) (a) ( i )

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                          ( i )     actively and lawfully operating in regional Australia ; and

6            Sub-subparagraph 5.19 (4) (b) ( i ) (B)

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2 years; or

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2 years; and

7            After sub-subparagraph 5.19 (4) (b) ( i ) (B)

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                                   (C)      will be located in regional Australia ; or

8            Sub-subparagraph 5.19 (4) (b) (ii) (A)

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                                   (A)      will provide the employee with either continuing full-time employment or seasonal employment that will continue; and

9            Sub-subparagraph 5.19 (4) (b) (ii) (B)

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undertaken

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in regional Australia

10          After sub-subparagraph 5.19 (4) (b) (ii) (B)

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                                   (C)      will be located in regional Australia ; and

11          Paragraph 5.19 (4) (ca)

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12          Paragraph 5.19 (4) (e)

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                (e)     a body specified by Gazette Notice for this paragraph certifies that the employer nomination meets the requirements of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c); and

                (f)     the Minister is satisfied that nothing adverse is known to Immigration about the business background of:

                          ( i )     the employer; or

                         (ii)     any officer of any of the entities that constitute the employer; or

                         (iii)     any individual who is a member of a partnership that is 1 of the entities that constitute the employer; and

                (g)     the Minister is satisfied that the employer has a satisfactory record of compliance with the immigration laws of Australia ; and

                (h)     the Minister is satisfied that the employer has a satisfactory record of compliance with workplace relations laws of:

                          ( i )     the Commonwealth; and

                         (ii)     each State or Territory in which the employer operates the business and has employees of that business.

13          After subregulation 5.19 (4)

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         (5)    In this regulation:

regional Australia means a part of Australia specified by Gazette Notice for this definition.

14          Schedule 1, paragraph 1114 (3) (a)

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                (a)     Application must be made in Australia , but not in immigration clearance.

15          Schedule 1, paragraph 1121 (3) (a)

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                (a)     Application must be made in Australia , but not in immigration clearance.

16          Schedule 2, Division 119.1

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119.1      Interpretation

119.111       In this Part:

regional Australia has the same meaning as in regulation 5.19.

Note 1    For approved appointment , see regulation 5.19.

Note 2    For functional English , see regulation 5.17 .

17          Schedule 2, subclause 119.211 (1)

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                   (1)   The applicant has been nominated by an employer, in accordance with subregulation 5.19 (4), for an appointment in the business of that employer.

18          Schedule 2, subclauses 119.211 (3), (4) and (5)

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                   (3)   If subclause (2) does not apply, the applicant:

                   (a)      unless exceptional circumstances apply, has not turned 45; and

                  (b)      unless exceptional circumstances apply, has functional English; and

                   (c)      unless exceptional circumstances apply, has a diploma (within the meaning of subregulation 2.26A (6)) or higher qualification, that is relevant to the appointment.

                   (4)   If it is mandatory in Australia that a person:

                   (a)      hold a licence of a particular kind; or

                  (b)      hold registration of a particular kind; or

                   (c)      be a member (or a member of a particular kind) of a particular professional body;

                   to perform tasks of the kind to be performed under the appointment, the applicant is, or is eligible to become, the holder of the licence, the holder of the registration, or a member of the body.

19          Schedule 2, clause 119.221

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119.221       The appointment mentioned in subclause 119.211 (1):

                   (a)      has been approved; and

                  (b)      has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      continues to satisfy the criteria for approval; and

                  ( d )      is still available to the applicant.

Note    See regulation 5.19 for the criteria for approval of the appointment.

20          Schedule 2, after clause 119.311

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119.312       Any nomination given in respect of the other person mentioned in clause 119.311 includes the applicant.

21          Schedule 2, Division 120.1, note

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Note 1    For IASS agreement , see regulation 1.16B.

Note 2    For labour agreement , see regulation 1.03.

Note 3    For RHQ agreement , see regulation 1.16A.

There are no interpretation provisions specific to this Part

22          Schedule 2, subclauses 120.211 (2) to (5)

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                   (2)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated to work in Australia, in accordance with a labour agreement that is in effect, by an employer that is a party to that labour agreement; and

                  (b)      the applicant has qualifications and experience that are suitable for the position to be taken by the applicant under the labour agreement; and

                   (c)      unless exceptional circumstances apply, the applicant has not turned 45; and

                  (d)      the requirements of the labour agreement have been met in relation to the application.

                   (3)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated to work in Australia, in accordance with an RHQ agreement that is in effect, by an employer that is a party to that RHQ agreement; and

                  (b)      the requirements of the RHQ agreement have been met in relation to the application.

                   (4)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated to work in Australia, in accordance with an IASS agreement that is in effect, by an employer that is a party to that IASS agreement; and

                  (b)      the applicant has qualifications and experience that are suitable for the position to be taken by the applicant under the IASS agreement; and

                   (c)      unless exceptional circumstances apply, the applicant has not turned 45; and

                  (d)      the requirements of the IASS agreement have been met in relation to the application.

                   (5)   For an applicant who, under regulation 2.08C, is taken to have applied for a Labour Agreement (Migrant) (Class AU) visa, and who seeks to enter Australia to work in accordance with a labour agreement:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated to work in Australia, in accordance with a labour agreement that is in effect, by an employer that is a party to that labour agreement; and

                  (b)      the applicant has qualifications and experience that are suitable for the position to be taken by the applicant under the labour agreement; and

                   (c)      the applicant had not turned 45 at the time of the application for an Independent (Migrant) (Class AT) visa, a Skilled — Independent (Migrant) (Class BN) visa or a Skill Matching (Migrant) (Class BR) visa; and

                  (d)      the requirements of the labour agreement have been met in relation to the application.

23          Schedule 2, after clause 120.225

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120.226       (1)   The applicant meets the requirements of subclause (2), (3) or (4).

                   (2)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the employer mentioned in subclause 120.211 (2) or (5) is a party to a labour agreement that is in effect; and

                  (b)      the nomination mentioned in subclause 120.211 (2) or (5):

                              ( i )    has been approved; and

                             (ii)    has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      the position specified in the nomination is still available to the applicant.

                   (3)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the employer mentioned in subclause 120.211 (3) is a party to an RHQ agreement that is in effect; and

               (b)     the nomination mentioned in subclause 120.211 (3):

                              ( i )    has been approved; and

                             (ii)    has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      the position specified in the nomination is still available to the applicant.

                   (4)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the employer mentioned in subclause 120.211 (4) is a party to an IASS agreement that is in effect; and

                  (b)      the nomination mentioned in subclause 120.211 (4):

                              ( i )    has been approved; and

                             (ii)    has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      the position specified in the nomination is still available to the applicant.

24          Schedule 2, after clause 120.311

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120.312       Any nomination given in respect of the other person mentioned in clause 120.311 includes the applicant.

25          Schedule 2, clause 121.211

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121.211       Each of the following is satisfied:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated by an employer, in accordance with subregulation 5.19 (2), for an appointment in the business of that employer;

                  (b)      either :

                              ( i )    both of the following are met:

                                    (A)    an assessing authority specified by the Minister in a Gazette Notice for this sub‑subparagraph as the assessing authority for the occupation to which the appointment relates has assessed the applicant’s skills as suitable;

                                    (B)    unless exceptional circumstances apply, the applicant has been employed in the occupation to which the appointment relates for at least 3 years before making the application; or

                             (ii)    the applicant will be paid a salary in the nominated position that is at least the amount of salary specified in a Gazette Notice for this subparagraph;

                   (c)      the applicant:

                              ( i )    unless exceptional circumstances apply, has not turned 45; and

                             (ii)    unless exceptional circumstances apply, has vocational English.

26          Schedule 2, after clause 121.212

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121.213       If it is mandatory in Australia that a person:

                   (a)      hold a licence of a particular kind; or

                  (b)      hold registration of a particular kind; or

                   (c)      be a member (or a member of a particular kind) of a particular professional body;

                   to perform tasks of the kind to be performed under the appointment, the applicant is, or is eligible to become, the holder of the licence, the holder of the registration, or a member of the body.

27          Schedule 2, clause 121.221

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121.221       The appointment mentioned in paragraph 121.211 (a):

                   (a)      has been approved; and

                  (b)      has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      continues to satisfy the criteria for approval; and

                  ( d )      is still available to the applicant.

Note    See regulation 5.19 for the criteria for approval of the appointment.

28          Schedule 2, after clause 121.311

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121.312       Any nomination given in respect of the other person mentioned in clause 121.311 includes the applicant.

29          Schedule 2, paragraph 457.326 (a)

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                   (a)      the applicant is outside Australia ; and

30          Schedule 2, Division 855.1, note

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Note 1    For award course , see regulation 1.03.

Note 2    For category A course , see regulation 1.03.

Note 3    For category B student , see regulation 1.03.

Note 4    For diploma , see subregulation 2.26A (6).

Note 5    For IASS agreement , see regulation 1.16B.

Note 6    For labour agreement , see regulation 1.03.

Note 7    For RHQ agreement , see regulation 1.16A.

There are no interpretation provisions specific to this Part

31          Schedule 2, subclause 855.213 (1)

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                   (1)   The applicant meets the requirements of subclause (2), (3) or (4).

32          Schedule 2, subclauses 855.213 (2) and (3)

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                   (2)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated to work in Australia, in accordance with a labour agreement that is in effect, by an employer that is a party to that labour agreement; and

                  (b)      the applicant has qualifications and experience that are suitable for the position to be taken by the applicant under the labour agreement; and

                   (c)      unless exceptional circumstances apply, the applicant has not turned 45; and

                  (d)      the requirements of the labour agreement have been met in relation to the application.

                   (3)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated to work in Australia, in accordance with an RHQ agreement that is in effect, by an employer that is a party to that RHQ agreement; and

                  (b)      the requirements of the RHQ agreement have been met in relation to the application.

                   (4)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated to work in Australia, in accordance with an IASS agreement that is in effect, by an employer that is a party to that IASS agreement; and

                  (b)      the applicant has qualifications and experience that are suitable for the position to be taken by the applicant under the IASS agreement; and

                   (c)      unless exceptional circumstances apply, the applicant has not turned 45; and

                  (d)      the requirements of the IASS agreement have been met in relation to the application.

33          Schedule 2, clause 855.221

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855.221       (1)   The applicant meets the requirements of subclause (2), (3) or (4).

                   (2)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the employer mentioned in subclause 855.213 (2) is a party to a labour agreement that is in effect; and

                  (b)      the nomination mentioned in subclause 855.213 (2):

                              ( i )    has been approved; and

                             (ii)    has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      the position specified in the nomination is still available to the applicant.

                   (3)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the employer mentioned in subclause 855.213 (3) is a party to an RHQ agreement that is in effect; and

                  (b)     the nomination mentioned in subclause 855.213 (3):

                              ( i )    has been approved; and

                             (ii)    has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      the position specified in the nomination is still available to the applicant.

                   (4)   An applicant meets the requirements of this subclause if:

                   (a)      the employer mentioned in subclause 855.213 (4) is a party to an IASS agreement that is in effect; and

                  (b)      the nomination mentioned in subclause 855.213 (4):

                              ( i )    has been approved; and

                             (ii)    has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      the position specified in the nomination is still available to the applicant.

34          Schedule 2, clause 855.222

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855.222       The Minister is satisfied that the applicant’s working conditions will be no less favourable than working conditions provided for under relevant Australian legislation and awards.

35          Schedule 2, clause 855.312

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855.312       Any nomination given in respect of that other person includes the applicant.

36          Schedule 2, clause 856.213

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856.213       Each of the following is satisfied:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated by an employer, in accordance with subregulation 5.19 (2), for an appointment in the business of that employer;

                  (b)      either :

                              ( i )    both of the following are met:

                                    (A)    an assessing authority specified by the Minister in a Gazette Notice for this sub‑subparagraph as the assessing authority for the occupation to which the appointment relates has assessed the applicant’s skills as suitable;

                                    (B)    unless exceptional circumstances apply, the applicant has been employed in the occupation to which the appointment relates for at least 3 years before making the application; or

                             (ii)    the applicant will be paid a salary in the nominated position that is at least the amount of salary specified in a Gazette Notice for this subparagraph; or

                            (iii)    the applicant:

                                    (A)    holds a Subclass 457, 418, 422, 428, 421 or 444 visa; and

                                    (B)    has worked full-time in the occupation to which the appointment relates in Australia, while holding a visa of a subclass mentioned in sub-subparagraph (A), for at least the period of 2 years immediately before making the application; and

                                    (C)    has worked full-time for the employer mentioned in paragraph (a), and in the occupation to which the appointment relates, while holding a visa of a subclass mentioned in sub-subparagraph (A), for at least the period of 1 year immediately before making the application ;

                   (c)      the applicant:

                              ( i )    unless exceptional circumstances apply, has not turned 45; and

                             (ii)    unless exceptional circumstances apply, has vocational English.

37          Schedule 2, after clause 856.214

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856.215       If it is mandatory in Australia that a person:

                   (a)      hold a licence of a particular kind; or

                  (b)      hold registration of a particular kind; or

                   (c)      be a member (or a member of a particular kind) of a particular professional body;

                   to perform tasks of the kind to be performed under the appointment, the applicant is, or is eligible to become, the holder of the licence, the holder of the registration, or a member of the body.

38          Schedule 2, clause 856.221

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856.221       The appointment mentioned in paragraph 856.213 (a):

                   (a)      has been approved; and

                  (b)      has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      continues to satisfy the criteria for approval; and

                  ( d )      is still available to the applicant.

Note    See regulation 5.19 for the criteria for approval of the appointment.

39          Schedule 2, clause 856.312

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856.312       Any nomination given in respect of that other person includes the applicant.

40          Schedule 2, Division 857.1

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857.1      Interpretation

857.111       In this Part:

regional Australia has the same meaning as in regulation 5.19.

Note 1    For approved appointment , see regulation 5.19.

Note 2    For award course , see regulation 1.03.

Note 3    For category A course , see regulation 1.03.

Note 4    For category B student , see regulation 1.03.

Note 5    For diploma , see subregulation 2.26A (6).

Note 6    For functional English , see regulation 5.17 .

Note 7    For IASS agreement , see regulation 1.16B.

Note 8    For labour agreement , see regulation 1.03.

Note 9    For RHQ agreement , see regulation 1.16A.

41          Schedule 2, clause 857.213

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857.213       Each of the following is satisfied:

                   (a)      the applicant has been nominated by an employer, in accordance with subregulation 5.19 (4), for an appointment in the business of that employer;

                  (b)      the applicant

                              ( i )    in the case of an applicant who is taken, under regulation 2.08CA or 2.08CB, to have applied for an Employer Nomination (Residence) (Class BW) visa:

                                    (A)    had not turned 45 at the time of the application for a Skilled — New Zealand Citizen (Residence) (Class DB) or Skilled — Independent Overseas Student (Residence) (Class DD) visa; and

                                    (B)    has vocational English; and

                                    (C)    has a diploma (within the meaning of subregulation 2.26A (6)), or a higher qualification, that is, unless the appointment is exceptional, relevant to that appointment; or

                             (ii)    in any other case:

                                    (A)    unless exceptional circumstances apply, has not turned 45; and

                                    (B)    unless exceptional circumstances apply, has functional English; and

                                    (C)    unless exceptional circumstances apply, has a diploma (within the meaning of subregulation 2.26A (6)) or a higher qualification, that is relevant to the appointment;

                   (c)      if it is mandatory in Australia that a person:

                              ( i )    hold a licence of a particular kind; or

                             (ii)    hold registration of a particular kind; or

                            (iii)    be a member (or a member of a particular kind) of a particular professional body;

                            to perform tasks of the kind to be performed under the appointment, the applicant is, or is eligible to become, the holder of the licence, the holder of the registration, or a member of the body.

42          Schedule 2, clause 857.221

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857.221       The appointment mentioned in paragraph 857.213 (a):

                   (a)      has been approved; and

                  (b)      has not been withdrawn; and

                   (c)      continues to satisfy the criteria for approval; and

                  ( d )      is still available to the applicant.

Note    See regulation 5.19 for the criteria for approval of the appointment.

43          Schedule 2, clause 857.312

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857.312       Any nomination given in respect of that other person includes the applicant.


 



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