0055 Leven Smash Repairs Pty Ltd

General information

Submitterʼs name
Leven Smash Repairs Pty Ltd
Submitted on behalf of
Employer

About the submission

Is your organisation an Approved Sponsor for any of the following programs?
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa program
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa program
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa program
  • Labour agreements
Yes
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
No
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Retail Trade
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
Regional / Rural
New South Wales

Responses

1. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Yes

What occupations should be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) to the MLTSSL.

324111 Panelbeater
324311 Vehicle Painter

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the MLTSSL.

We are a local business in a rural region and have been for the past 30+ years. It has become harder to employ skilled tradesman in the rural areas. The access to 457 visa sponsorship has allowed our business to close this gap and employ skilled tradesman. We work with all major insurance companies which host a range of partnership agreements. This ensures we maintain a certain level of continual work flow through our business. We also need to continue to meet the level of work from the insurers to maintain these agreements. We now employ 5 team members on 457 visa which allows us to get through the allocated work from the insures. It also ensures that we can service our local rural communities by getting vehicles back on the road in a timely manner to keep consumers happy.
We pride ourselves on being able to provide a better life for our 457 visa applicants here in Australia, they come to Australia for a better life and we are proud that we can support them and their families. They are treated as fair as anyone else and bring so much joy to our team cultures across both businesses.
With being in business for 30+ years, the best way to maintain this industry and support our local rural communities is through 457 visa applications and apprentices, which has dropped significantly over the years. Many would comment that the trade is slowing, but in our long term goals we wish to maintain multiple 457 visa applications and have at least 10 apprentices at any given time. So at the same time as giving others a chance at a better life in Australia on 457 applications we aim to train our local residents through apprenticeships, these two factors are what will allow us to continue business in the rural regions and support local communities.

2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

Yes

What occupations do you recommend should be added to the STSOL?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved be moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL.

324111 Panelbeater
324311 Vehicle Painter

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the STSOL.

We are a local business in a rural region and have been for the past 30+ years. It has become harder to employ skilled tradesman in the rural areas. The access to 457 visa sponsorship has allowed our business to close this gap and employ skilled tradesman. We work with all major insurance companies which host a range of partnership agreements. This ensures we maintain a certain level of continual work flow through our business. We also need to continue to meet the level of work from the insurers to maintain these agreements. We now employ 5 team members on 457 visa which allows us to get through the allocated work from the insures. It also ensures that we can service our local rural communities by getting vehicles back on the road in a timely manner to keep consumers happy.
We pride ourselves on being able to provide a better life for our 457 visa applicants here in Australia, they come to Australia for a better life and we are proud that we can support them and their families. They are treated as fair as anyone else and bring so much joy to our team cultures across both businesses.
With being in business for 30+ years, the best way to maintain this industry and support our local rural communities is through 457 visa applications and apprentices, which has dropped significantly over the years. Many would comment that the trade is slowing, but in our long term goals we wish to maintain multiple 457 visa applications and have at least 10 apprentices at any given time. So at the same time as giving others a chance at a better life in Australia on 457 applications we aim to train our local residents through apprenticeships, these two factors are what will allow us to continue business in the rural regions and support local communities.

3. Do you consider that occupations need to be removed from the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSSL) or the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

No
Do you have any supporting material for your submission?
No

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