Training Benchmark B 457 – Employee Training in Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton


Free Training Plan - Meet Benchmark B Visa Training from pdtraining in Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton
Benchmark B Visa Training

Pdtraining has partnered with the MIA as the preferred training supplier for migration agents and companies required to met Benchmark B 457 training requirements.

To meet benchmark B, consider using the Free Training Plan – Meet Benchmark B Visa Training from pdtraining in Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton and other cities in New Zealand.

Companies and migration agents can meet all the required paperwork by generating a quote and invoice, print student certificates and show that their 457 training requirements have been met as per the legislation.

An employer or migration agent can meet Training Benchmark B by providing evidence of spending 1% of their payroll on training for their employees who are either New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has a list of examples of training that may count towards meeting Training Benchmark B. The key requirement of the training is it must be a formal face-to-face, structured course and must also be independently verifiable.

What is a relevant course of study?

A relevant course of study relates to the business of the applicant, but is not narrowly limited to the occupation of the employees. Training which contributes to the professional development of employees can be counted towards Training Benchmark B.

Furthermore, the training must be relevant to the employer’s business activities.

Apprentices, trainees and graduates

Apprenticeships and traineeships also constitute training positions for the purpose of the 457 visa. Where the employer employs an apprentice or trainee, the salary provided to the person can be counted towards calculating whether the training benchmark of 1% of payroll expenditure has been met as required under Training Benchmark B.

Graduate positions however, are not considered training positions. Sponsors wanting to count expenditure on a graduate position towards Training Benchmark B may only attribute expenditure that is for the formal aspects of the graduate position, for example, the costs for administering the graduate program.

It’s important to understand that wages paid to staff while attending training cannot be counted towards the Benchmark, unless the staff are apprentices, trainees or graduates.

Pdtraining can provide custom training plans and deliver the training within 48 hours of application in emergency situations.

Trainers are available in all capital cities in New Zealand or we can travel to remote locations with an additional charge for travel.

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Pdtraining delivers 1000’s of professional development courses each year in Wellington, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Tauranga, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.

All public courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion.  Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 1300 121 400 to learn more.

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