Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)

RDA-Riverina provides an assessment for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa as a Regional Certifying Body (RCB). This visa enables skilled migrants to work for a regional employer for a minimum of two years and enjoy the lifestyle of regional Australia.

The program aims to attract young, skilled, English speaking migrants to areas of Australia where they are most needed. Generally, skilled migrants are under 45 years of age, have competent English, at least diploma/trade level qualifications or above (nominated position must be an ANZSCO skill level 1-3 occupation) and relevant work experience.

Please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for further information

If the nominee requires a Skills Assessment to be included with their visa application when submitting to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection please check with the Assessing Authority their time frame in processing the skills assessment as they may take up to six months to provide.

Visa Reform Announcements - 18 April 2017

1 July 2017 changes to the Skilled Migration Program

For more information, or to apply, visit SkillSelect

RDA-Riverina provides assistance to employers through its Skilled Migration Officer. Processing applications incurs an administration fee ($770 incl GST). For payment details contact the Skilled Migration Officer.

NB: Please allow approximately one month for applications to be processed; therefore employers need to consider this when submitting their application. The employer may also be required to pay an additional fee to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. See the website above for details.

The following documents provide further information:

Please review this checklist before submitting an RSMS Nomination.  

It is recommended that employers contact the RDA-Riverina Skilled Migration Officer, Faye Anderson –on either 0269 337 106 or by email to discuss the details further.
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