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  1. lnicolson

    AAT appeal for 186 nomination refusal

    Anyone had any Christmas miracles and get a hearing date?!
  2. Hey jimmy, what was your refusal reason? wait times are currently up to 2 years. ive been waiting 14 months so far
  3. lnicolson

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Afternoon currently on appeal (16 months so far) for failing to reach training benchmarks in one year of the sponsorship. has anyone had any success at appeal with this issue? Our agent believes we have a good case based on the location (rural) we are in as it is hard for us to get employees whether that be Australian or not and for them to commit to long term employment to do training with. also the recent changes in the training levy and the new announcement of the regional visa should help us.
  4. lnicolson

    AAT appeal for 186 nomination refusal

    Just thought I’d add my timeline in 457 June 2014 (already worked during WHV with company) PR lodged July 2017 documents requested August 2018 refusal September 2018 appeal submitted September 2018 reason for refusal - training benchmark not met. Despite agent assuring us everything was correct. Then advised that “ the process of splitting the training amount of the years of sponsorship apparently doesn’t happen anymore. They must have changed it and it has to be specific for each year” that’s from my agent!! Someone I’m paying to know what’s happening. we are in a bit of a catch 22 with training. Owners don’t count for training. We don’t have Australians in the business (rural and rely on backpackers). If we had a full time Australian, we wouldn’t need a 457 but we don’t so we need a 457. Mind boggles! hope everyone isn’t stressing too much. Can’t do anything until the hearing date arrives
  5. lnicolson

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Very positive in taking it to the AAT. We are rural WA and a small full time working team so it’s extremely difficult for us to leave to do training, what with staffing and owners having children. The lack of interest in the job positions when advertised frim Australians didn’t help us with meeting the training requirements. Our staff are very transient and generally backpackers. My agent advised this today.... “The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is able to take into account extraneous issues, such as isolation, the lack of Australian staff and the lack of opportunity for training.”
  6. lnicolson

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    We paid our training fees yearly. The problem was a shortage in one year. We don’t have any full time Australians working for us and the owners, both Australian citizens don’t count for training any longer like the previously did which is where we fell short as the discounted some of the training from them.
  7. lnicolson

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    This is from my agent this morning. 5. Reason for refusal: Did not meet the Training Benchmark B requirement for one of the years The Training Benchmark rules have changed over recent years, and what was once acceptable (average the years of the approved SBS) now appears no longer to be acceptable. You can no longer ‘turn back the clock’ and make up the difference. This lack of flexibility is causing a great deal of angst for many employers with files still pending. Our clients have always been able to ‘make up the difference’ in previous years.
  8. lnicolson

    Hotel manager

    Visa refused training not met. Appeal has been submitted
  9. lnicolson

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    2 year WHV (9 months with current employer) 4 years 457 (same employer) Application submitted 27/11/17 further documents requested 16/7/18 visa refused 14/8/18 training requirments not met. appeal already in process. Agent believes we have a very good case for appeal due to extenuating circumstances. If you’re training isn’t 100% correct, don’t submit it. They are really taking a hard line on training this year. Our accounts showed all the training. Receipts were also issued. Training we were told counted, went against us which was a considerable amount for 2 years. If you are doing this by yourself I highly recommend seeing an agent in regards to the training. Sh!t day yesterday but nothing else I can do. It’s up to an appeal now. Good of luck everyone else!
  10. lnicolson

    Hotel manager

    Still waiting
  11. lnicolson

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    My file got opened a few days ago so there goes your agents theory.
  12. lnicolson

    Hotel manager

    I applied for my approved manager before I went on my 457 as it was a requirement from my MA If you are managing an establishment with the sale and consumption of alcohol and the liceneee is not in the premises working while you are, YOU need an approved managers if you are applying for a manager PR then I would recommend you get it now as immigration will want to know that you have a licence to work there
  13. lnicolson

    Hotel manager

    You need to have an Approved Managers Card to work in a licensed premises without the licensee needing to be working. If you are selling alcohol you need an RSA and Approved Managers to be able to work alone. You will be refused without it as this licence is needed where alcohol is being served or sold
  14. lnicolson

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Anyone who has applied for hotel/motel/bar/restaurant manager had to provide evidence of the licence you have to manage the premises? Ie, approved managers when alcohol is being served/sold. Was your approved manager enough evidence? Or did you have to provide anything from RGL to state that you had the appropriate licence to operate?
  15. lnicolson

    Hotel manager

    File opened today and asked for further information. Approved managers licence. Submitted 27/11 so 7:5months to this stage
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