Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494)


To apply for a SESR 494 Visa go to  Department of Home Affairs 

Once you have applied you will be directed to RDA Murray as an authorised Regional Certifying Body (RCB) appointed by the Minister for Immigration to provide an assessment to the Department of Home Affairs for Annual Market Salary Rate under the SESR 494 visa.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR)

RDA Murray is a Regional Certifying Body for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494).

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR visa) enables Australian employers in designated regional areas to nominate skilled overseas workers. The SESR is to assist employers in regional and low population growth areas of Australia where they have been unable to fill vacant positions with Australian citizens or permanent residents living in or wishing to move to the regional area where the nominated position is located.

When an employer decides to nominate a skilled overseas worker for a SESR visa in the Employer Sponsored (ES) stream, the nomination must be accompanied by advice completed by a relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB).  The RCB must have responsibility for the area where the nominated position is located. RCBs provide advice to the Department regarding the Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR) for the occupation.

More information about the SESR visa here

Regional Australia

The SESR visa covers all of Australia except Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Areas of Australia is further defined by reference to a Legislative Instrument that specifies regional areas by post code.

View Designated regional area postcodes here.

RCB Assessment

A “request for assessment” can be made electronically (preferred) by emailing skilledmigration@rdamurray.org.au or for paper based applications post to: RDA Murray 2/566 Kiewa Street Albury NSW 2640

For each request for assessment lodged, the RCB must provide the Department with advice as to whether the identified person would be paid at least the AMSR for the occupation.

Criteria: Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR)

There is a market salary rate framework for the SESR visa program. As a result, where the overseas skilled worker will be paid less than AUD250,000, nominators need to demonstrate that:

  • they have determined the AMSR
  • the overseas skilled worker will not be paid less than this amount (i.e. less than what an Australian worker would be paid)
  • both the AMSR and what the overseas skilled worker will be paid, excluding any non-monetary benefits in both cases, must be no less than the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) – i.e. currently AUD53,900.

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494) (SESR 494) enables employers in regional areas to nominate skilled migrants for a provisional visa from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in Australia to fill skill shortages in their business. 

Regional Certifying Body (SESR subclass 494)

As a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Murray Region, RDA Murray provides advice to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) on the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR visa) in the Employer Sponsored (ES) stream.

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The RCB’s role is to provide advice to Home Affairs on the SESR - ES applications, using local area knowledge to advise on whether the nominee for the position will be paid at least the Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR) for the occupation.

ES stream nominations must be accompanied by advice from an RCB; however, this advice can be provided before or after lodgement of the ES stream nomination application with Home Affairs.

RCBs must provide their assessment advice to Home Affairs within 28 days of receipt of the request. RCB advice is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

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Regional Certifying Body (SESR subclass 494)

Q: Why do I need RCB advice?

The RCB’s role is to provide advice to Home Affairs on the SESR - ES applications, using local area knowledge to advise on whether the nominee for the position will be paid at least the Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR) for the occupation.

ES stream nominations must be accompanied by advice from an RCB; however, this advice can be provided before or after lodgment of the ES stream nomination application with Home Affairs.

 

All Employer requests for SESR 494 Annual Market Salary Rate assessments CLICK HERE

Processing time is up to 4 weeks and the fee for assessment is $770.00AUD (incl GST)

Payments are non-refundable and must be paid prior to an assessment.

For further information please contact, Edwina on 0427 267 753 or by email skilledmigration@rdamurray.org.au