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IMMI 09/107 Specifications as made
This instrument specifies the training benchmarks for the purposes of subregulations 2.59(d) and 2.68(e) of the Migration Regulations 1994.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Made 10 Sep 2009
Registered 11 Sep 2009
Tabled HR 15 Sep 2009
Tabled Senate 15 Sep 2009
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2012
Repealed by Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification under regulations 2.59, 2.68 and 5.19 - Specification of Training Benchmarks - June 2012


                                                    Commonwealth of Australia

 

                                                     Migration Regulations 1994

 

SPECIFICATION OF TRAINING BENCHMARKS

(SUBREGULATIONS 2.59(d) AND 2.68(e))

 

I, CHRIS EVANS, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, specify for the purposes of subregulations 2.59(d) and 2.68(e) of Part 2A to the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations) that the benchmarks for the training of Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents are those listed at Schedule A.

 

This Instrument, IMMI 09/107, commences on 14 September 2009.

 

Dated               10 September 2009

 

 

CHRIS EVANS

 

 

 

                                             Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

 


SCHEDULE A

 

Training Benchmarks

 

The business is not required to demonstrate that they are an industry leader in training,

 

The business is required to show that the training that has been, and continues to be, provided to employees who are Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents is related to the purpose of the business. 

 

The training benchmarks for an established business are:

 

A) Recent expenditure, by the business, to the equivalent of at least 2% of the payroll of the business, in payments allocated to an industry training fund, and

a commitment, by the business, to maintain expenditure in each fiscal year, to that level, for the term of approval as a sponsor.

 

OR

 

B) Recent expenditure, by the business, to the equivalent of at least 1% of the payroll of the business, in the provision of training to employees of the business, and

a commitment, by the business, to maintain expenditure in each fiscal year, to that level, for the term of approval as a sponsor.

 

Expenditure that can count towards this benchmark includes:

·               paying for a formal course of study for the business’s employees who are Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents or for TAFE or University students, as part of the organisational training strategy

·               funding a scholarship in a formal course of study approved under the Australian Qualifications Framework for the business’s employees who are Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents or, for TAFE or University students, as part of the organisational training strategy

·               employment of apprentices, trainees or recent graduates on an ongoing basis in numbers proportionate to the size of the business

·               employment of a person who trains the business’ Australian employees who are Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents as a key part of their job

·               evidence of payment of external providers to deliver training for Australian employees

·               on-the-job training that is structured with a timeframe and clearly identified increase in the skills at each stage, and demonstrating:

§         the learning outcomes of the employee at each stage,

§         how the progress of the employee will be monitored and assessed;

§         how the program will provide additional and enhanced skills;

§         the use of qualified trainers to develop the program and set assessments; and

§         the number of people participating and their skill/occupation

 

Expenditure that cannot count towards this benchmark includes training that is:

·               delivered on-the-job, other than on the job training which meets the requirements outlined above under the heading ‘expenditure that can count towards this benchmark’

·               confined to only one or a few aspects of the businesses broader operations, unless the training is in the primary business activity

·               only undertaken by persons who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents

·               only undertaken by persons who are principals in the business or their family members

·               only relating to a very low skill level having regard to the characteristic and size of the business.