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Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria

When you apply for Victorian visa sponsorship, your application is assessed against a number of criteria. We apply the criteria below across all applications.

Sponsorship eligibility conditions

Applicants are required to meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requirements.

Applicants holding a provisional visa sponsored by the state of Victoria must demonstrate that they have met the sponsorship eligibility conditions they agreed to at the time of accepting provisional sponsorship.

Living in Victoria

The applicant must have resided in Victoria to have successfully managed their business. Time absent from Victoria generally should be no more than six weeks a year, if more than six weeks, the applicant must submit the business reasons for their absence.

Operational responsibility

The applicant must be able to show that they have been responsible for the day to day operation of their business and the overall strategic direction of the business.

Current data

At the time of lodgement for state sponsorship, the data provided in the application must be no more than three months old and be consistent with Business Activity Statements, financial reports, tax lodgements and any data held by an Australian government department, e.g. Australian Taxation Office and DIBP.

Payment of employees

The applicant is required to comply with the National Minimum Wage standards in regards to 'eligible' employees. For guidance regarding full time and part time employees, holiday pay rate, work cover, superannuation; please consult with your registered accountant.

The Fair Work Commission website provides information about minimum wages for the current period.