When will the Skilling Australians Fund be implemented?

The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy is expected to be implemented in the first quarter of 2018-19, i.e. before 30 September 2018.

Once implemented, a nominating employer will be required to pay a training contribution charge, based on the visa being applied for, the proposed visa duration and the turnover of the business.

The proposed SAF levies are as follows:

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa:

For businesses with a turnover of:

  • Less than $10M – the SAF contribution will be $1200 per year
  • $10M or more – the SAF contribution will be $1800 per year

Subclass 186 or subclass 187 visas:

For businesses with a turnover of:

  • Less than $10M – the SAF contribution will be $3000 one-off
  • $10M or more – the SAF contribution will be $5000 one-off

TSS and 186/187 nomination applications should be lodged as soon as possible to avoid having to pay the SAF levy.

https://www.education.gov.au/skilling-australians-fund