Regional Certifying Body - Great South Coast
Warrnambool City Council is the gazetted Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for employer nominations for the Great South Coast group of Councils:
- Warrnambool City
- Moyne, Corangamite
- Southern Grampians and
- Colac-Otway shires LGAs.
For all Employer Nominations under the new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) 494 visa, please refer to the existing RSMS documentary evidence Checklist and submit ALL documents listed, until the 494 visa-specific checklist is developed.
As a minimum we would request:
- Printout of the online DHA employer nomination
- Evidence of either your approval from the DHA as a standard business sponsor OR you have already entered into a Labour Agreement that authorises nominations for a SESR visa
- DHA Form 1404 advice (prepopulated)
- Position Description
- Contract of Employment
- Organisation Structure Chart
- Statement of need (as above)
- Proof of labour market testing
- Business ABN/ACN
- Financial Statements
We have a turn-around time of 10 working days, assuming your documentation meets our request standard.
Please Note: Regional Certifying Bodies (RCBs) only provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs. RCBs make no final decisions and neither approve nor refuse employer nominations. Obtaining positive RCB advice does not automatically guarantee that the regional employer nomination will also be approved by the Department of Home Affairs. If the regional employer nomination is not approved by the Department, contacting the RCB is not the appropriate pathway to seek a review of the Department’s decision. In case of a refusal decision by the Department of Home Affairs, the Department will provide the nominating employer or their agent with advice in relation to any appeal rights they may have.
A cost-recovery fee of $400 (plus GST) is payable for Regional Certifying Body (RCB) Employer Nomination assessments for both Visa nominations.
Address: Warrnambool Civic Centre
25 Liebig Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280
Phone: 1300 003 280 (local call) or (03) 5559 4800
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
Warrnambool City Council
PO Box 198