Q. Who are affected?
foreign workers under the Subclass 457, ENS or RSMS programmes and employers
planning on recruiting foreign workers on TSS visas.
Q. Is there a minimum level of work experience required?
YES. There will be a requirement that primary applicants for the TSS have at least 2 years relevant work experience.
Q. What about the character and health criteria?
The health criteria are also being made more stringent.Applicants will be required
to provide police clearance certificates where applicable.
Applicants will have to be able to satisfy Public Interest Criterion 4007; waivers will no longer be available under Public Interest Criterion 4006A, which enabled employers to provide written undertakings that they would meet health costs if the applicant otherwise failed to satisfy health criteria. A waiver will still be available under PIC 4007 – however, applicants will need to show that they will not impose an undue burden on the Australian health system or access to services by Australian citizens and permanent residents.