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The next  Canberra Matrix invitation round will be held on or before 25 September 2020.

Information about the nominated occupations and Matrix score invited in each round is available HERE

Applying for RCB support

SKILLED EMPLOYER SPONSORED REGIONAL (SESR) (Effective 1 January 2020)

The role of a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) is to provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs on a SESR nomination using local area knowledge to provide advice on whether the nominee for the position will be paid at least the annual market salary rate for the occupation.

SESR - Guidelines: Applying for RCB support     SESR - Guidelines: Applying for RCB support


REGIONAL SPONSORED MIGRATION SCHEME (RSMS) (ceased 16 November 2019)

The Regional Certifying Body (RCB) assesses information provided by the employer for an RSMS nomination against three criteria to form an opinion on the nominated position. The three criteria are established by the Department of Home Affairs:

• Genuine need;
• Labour market  - position cannot be filled locally; and
• Employment conditions.

The RCB can only assess applications for RSMS nomination submitted with Home Affairs on or before 16 November 2019.


RSMS - Guidelines: Applying for RCB support    RSMS - Guidelines: Applying for RCB support

Applying for RCB support

Please ensure you have read the RCB guidelines to check your eligibility before you apply. A non-refundable $300 service fee is charged for processing applications for RCB support.

• Employers intending to lodge an application for RCB support must create an 'Employer account'

• Migration agents lodging an application on behalf of a client must create an 'Agency account.'

Migration agents / employers

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