Labour Market Testing

A guide to Labour Market Testing

One of the new standards for having your Nomination approved by the Department of Home Affairs for the new 482 visa is Labour Market Testing.

The Department has a very specific way they would like this conducted, so we have released a guide for you to keep this process as simple as possible.

The new standards are as follows:

  • the nominated position has been advertised in Australia;
  • the advertisement was in English and included the following information:
    • the title, or a description, of the position;
    • the name of the approved sponsor or the name of the recruitment agency being used by the sponsor; and
    • the annual earnings for the position (unless the annual earnings will be greater than the Fair Work High Income Threshold, currently AUD 142,000);
  • at least two advertisements were published:
    • on a national recruitment website (e.g. SEEK, Indeed, Jora,
      • A recruitment website ‘with national reach’ is a prominent or professional recruitment website that publishes advertisements for positions throughout Australia.
      • A general classifieds website or an advertisement solely through a social media notification, such as Twitter or Instagram is not an acceptable method.
      • We have also been advised that an unpaid advertisement on Gum Tree or a LinkedIn post (as opposed to a paid job add) will likely not be accepted
    • in national print media
      • Print media with ‘national reach’ includes national newspapers or magazines that are published at least monthly and marketed throughout Australia.
    • on national radio, or
      • Radio with ‘national reach’ includes radio programmes that are broadcast or syndicated nationally.

The advertisement must be advertised for 21 days and have been placed in the past 12 months for applications lodged prior to 30th June 2018 or 6 months for applications lodged on 1st July, 2018.

      • If the advertisement is published on a website it is expected that the advertisement would have ‘remained live’ for at least 21 consecutive calendar days.

At InRecruit, we manage this whole process for our employers. We ensure the ads are placed in the correct format, and we monitor the responses and ensure that any suitable candidates are forwarded to you for consideration.

We then prepare a report for the Department of Home Affairs detailing why you have chosen the applicant put forward in the nomination application and why other applicants were unsuccessful.

We have a range of packages from a one-off advertising campaign to ensure that you always have positions that you regularly use advertised at any given time, all without you having to field any calls or emails from candidates.

Contact us today to find out more.