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17 May 2021

Can the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy be refunded?

The skilling Australians fund levy can be refunded in the following instances:

  • The sponsorship and visa applications are approved, but the overseas skilled worker (visa holder) does not arrive/commence employment with the employer.
  • The employer's sponsorship and nomination application for the overseas skilled worker is approved, but the associated visa application is refused on health or character grounds.
  • A TSS visa holder leaves the sponsoring employer within the first 12 months of employment where the visa period was for more than 12 months. Refunds will only be available in this scenario for unused full years of the SAF levy. Note this does not apply to ENS or RSMS holders who leave their employer within the first 12 months of employment.
  • The nomination fee is refunded (for example where a concurrent sponsor application is refused).

As a courtesy to existing clients, we will arrange the refund on a complimentary basis to existing employers who fall in any of the above situations. Please contact us if you think these situations may apply to your business.

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