Victoria University has been approved by the Department of Home Affairs to receive Training Benchmark A contributions.

If your business sponsors a non-Australian citizen to work in Australia on a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457), our Scholarship Fund will help you meet your Training Benchmark A requirements, with your contribution going to local students to assist with their education and training.

The training fund study area must correspond to the skill shortage that your business is seeking to fill. For example, if you are a law firm sponsoring an IT specialist, the study area will need to be IT.

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For more information about contributing to our Scholarships Fund in order to meet Training Benchmark A, contact the Advancement Office.

Phone: +61 3 9919 1014
Email: [email protected].

Overview of 457 visa requirements

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to relocate to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years.

To be approved as a sponsor of subclass 457 visas, and employ workers on that visa, your business must meet one of two training benchmarks set by the Department of Home Affairs.

These require that your business invests in training Australians to meet long-term skills shortages while employing non-Australian citizens to fill current shortages.

Your organisation may make this investment via Training Benchmark A: contributing financially to an approved training provider, such as VU.

Register your interest in training benchmark contributions

Complete this form to help us process your interest in Training Benchmark A contribution for the subclass 457 visa program.

Please answer these questions in relation to the business/company that you’re completing this form on behalf of.

Receipts can only be issued once the funds have been received into the Victoria University Philanthropic Fund (VUPF) bank account. In some instances, depending on your financial institution and their selected payment gateway, this could be up to 48 hours.

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