Our Role as a Regional Certifying Body
Our role is to provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs on the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) visa Employer Sponsored stream nomination applications, using local area knowledge to advise on whether the nominee for the position will be paid at least the annual market salary rate for the occupation under the legislative requirements of the scheme.
Additionally, we provide advice to Department of Home Affairs confirming that the terms and conditions of employment applicable to the position will be no less favorable than the terms and conditions that are provided to, or would be provided to, an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident for performing work in the person’s workplace at the same location.
Employer Sponsored stream nominations must be accompanied by advice from an RCB. This advice can be provided before or after lodgment of the Employer Sponsored stream nomination application with the Department of Home Affairs. The Department cannot approve a nomination where advice from an RCB has not been provided.
Employer Sponsored stream nominations will be assessed against a range of criteria, including but not limited to those that RCBs provide advice on. Local knowledge about businesses operating in the specific RCB’s jurisdiction adds value to the assessment process.
Please check the Department of Home Affairs website for further information.
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) 494 visa
The Wimmera Southern Mallee Development RCB is now assessing applications for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) (Provisional) visa (subclass 494).
The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) 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 Wimmera Southern Mallee Development has been gazetted by the Federal Department of Home Affairs as a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Wimmera Southern Mallee region and covers the Local Government Areas of West Wimmera, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Yarriambiack, Northern Grampians, Buloke and Ararat.