Training benchmark for 457 sponsorship visa

Employers sponsoring under the 457 visa scheme are required to meet a number of requirements before they can be approved as a sponsor. One such requirement is the need to demonstrate their contribution and commitment to the training of Australians by satisfying one of the “training benchmarks” outlined by DIBP (former DIAC). Nortwest college now offers training for businesses and companies which are required to train their employees to comply with the Temporary Work (Skilled, Subclass 457) visa requirements. More information about the training benchmarks for 457 Visa can be found at

Why to choose Nortwest college?

  • Nortwest college is a Registered Training Organisation providing nationally recognised training programs, courses and professional development with excellent training facilities and proven industry recognition.
  • Nortwest college can assist organisations, which sponsor overseas employees in meeting the government’s Training Benchmark requirement at the lowest possible cost.
  • We are experts in Benchmark Training and we work around your client’s needs.

Nortwest college’s Training program

Is your business planning to employ 457 Visa workers in the NSW? Our training program offers the best ratio between price and quality – our prices are very competitive and the success ratio is extremely high. Nortwest college also offers training to meet both training benchmarks for 457 visa

Training Benchmark A
Training Benchmark A is a simple solution which allows you to pay 2 per cent of payroll to an Approved Training Fund or Industry Training Fund.

Training Benchmark B
Training Benchmark B allows you to spend 1 percent of payroll on training for employees of your business. Nortwest college can provide the training your business needs to meet your Training Benchmark B requirements.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Nortwest college can also help working visa applicants with obtaining formal qualifications through the RPL process. The RPL process recognises the client’s skills and knowledge from previous training or experience both from overseas and Australia. Please read this page for more information about Nortwest college’s RPL.

Interested in training?

Nortwest college offers great prices for high quality training. Training is done on casual basis, but the places are limited, so do not hesitate to contact us today!

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