1 pointIf you are eligible to apply for permanent residency, get your application lodged before March 2018 as I cant see many employers wanting to pay the skilling australians fund !!!!! Training requirement: Employers nominating a worker for an ENS or RSMS visa will be required to pay a contribution to the Skilling Australians Fund. The contribution will be: o payable in full at the time the worker is nominated. o $3,000 for small businesses (those with annual turnover of less than $10 million) and $5,000 for other businesses.
1 pointhttp://www.border.gov.au/WorkinginAustralia/Documents/reforms-australia-permanent-employer-sponsored-migration-programme.pdf So it appears as holders of 457 visa granted on or before 18th April 2017 will still be able to apply via TRT as long as under 50
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