Emma Mackey to speak on the 457 Visa Program at Chartered Secretaries Australia
Emma Mackey will be speaking about the 457 Visa Program for Chartered Secretaries Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday 22 August 2012 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. She will cover the following topics:
- The Australian visa system: Facts and figures
- The risks in employing workers without permission to work
- The 457 Visa Program: Standard Business Sponsors & Labour Agreements
- 457 visa sponsorship compliance, reporting and other obligations
- Common pitfalls for 457 sponsors
- When things go wrong: Penalties and reputational risk
- 457 program as a pathway to permanent residency to attract and retain top talent.
This topic is pertinent to directors, company secretaries, managers and human resources practitioners who are dealing with skills shortages in their industries or are currently using the 457 Program. Australian employers are increasing accessing the global market to recruit skilled workers. Foreign workers must hold an Australian visa, which gives them permission to work, before they can be employed in Australia. The most common temporary working visa is the Subclass 457 visa.
Use of the 457 Visa Program has increased in recent times. Department of Immigration & Citizenship figures for 2011 show that 11,290 companies were approved as sponsors in that year, bringing the total number of active sponsors to 18,530 at 30 June 2011. Most of these sponsors are small or medium businesses. In 2011, 48,000 new Subclass 457 visas were issued.
Bookings can be made via Chartered Secretaries Australia Website