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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, Glenelg, Southern Grampians and Colac-Otway shires LGAs.

For each employer nomination under the RSMS sub class 187 visa we require complete documentation as it will be submitted to the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA), including a statement as to the "need for an additional paid employee".

As a minimum we would request:

  • Printout of the online DoHA employer nomination
  • DoHA 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 do not charge a fee for the regional certification service but we do request that you provide a self-addressed, pre-paid Australia Post Express envelope for the return of your documentation.

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 RSMS employer nominations. Obtaining positive RCB advice does not automatically guarantee that the RSMS employer nomination will also be approved by the Department of Home Affairs. If the RSMS 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.




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