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Perth Western Australian Regional Certifying Body (RCB) Requirements and Processing Update
Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for Perth WA is still processing all RCB applications lodged before end of June. A confirmation letter has been sent out to applicants to confirm if a visa application has been lodged before end of June. If not, the RCB application will be assessed with the new July criteria. – Updated 14 July 2012
The new Regional Certifying Body (RCB) Regulations for Perth Metropolitan area have been released yesterday (22 March 2012) and we are delighted to note that there is now NO Labour Market Testing!! – Updated 23 March 2012
Previous published on 25 Nov 2011:
In regards to the certification requirements for Regional Sonsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 119/857) visas in Perth Western Australia, the Western Australian State Migration Office (SMO) has advised that the proposed changes to the requirements for the Perth Metropolitan Regional Certifying Body (RCB) have not been agreed by the WA Government.
Under current requirements, employers are still required to provide evidence of Labour Market Testing (LMT), at least 3months local and national newspaper and online advertisment.
The SMO are continuing to negotiate the new terms and conditions with other sections of the WA Government.
Currently, there are 120 RCB applications awaiting assessment under the new regulations. These will continue to be held over until new regulations are in place.
DIAC has advised that applications already submitted which require RCB certification will not be assessed until at least 5 to 8 months after lodgement. It is hoped that the RCB certification issues will be resolved prior to that time.