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Revision of Labour Market Testing for the 482 Visa

Written By Michelle O'Sullivan
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Michelle O'Sullivan

Please click here for current LMT requirements in effect from 12 August 2018.

On the 16th of April, we reported that the Federal Government had changed Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. We are pleased to report that the Department of Home Affairs has announced a revision to its rules around the advertising accepted to meet the requirement for LMT for the TSS visa.

It has been announced that LinkedIn’s online recruitment advertising will now be accepted, reversing an earlier decision to reject advertising on social networks as part of LMT. Advertising from other social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram will still not be accepted, along with advertising on the general classified site Gumtree.

The revision of the requirements should be welcome news to many employers, for whom LinkedIn now forms a key part of their advertising for candidates. In a further concession for LMT, the Department has also indicated that advertising on industry-specific recruitment websites that are relevant to the nominated occupation will also be accepted.

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