How does Training Benchmark B benefit you
- You only spend 1%, which is literally half the expense of Training Benchmark A.
- Training Benchmark B gives you the opportunity to up-skill your own employees and improve workplace productivity, which adds direct value to the bottom line of the business.
- Less staff turnover - gains from not needing to train new staff results in savings of unnecessary recruitment costs.
You can depend on ethical, prompt, professional and transparent services from McKkr’s to help you meet your training benchmark obligations.
What we offer you
McKkr’s is an industry leader in Training Benchmark B and offers one of the largest selection of courses for Australian businesses to meet Training Benchmark B requirements which are suitable for most occupations and industries. We tailor our courses to suit the needs of clients so that the training directly adds value to the bottom line by improving workplace productivity. We have training venues in all capital cities in Australia and deliver training Australia-wide.
As part of our services we also offer a free report on relevance of training for the business, which may be crucial for the success of the sponsorship obligation and on-going compliance.
McKkr's awards a Certificate of Completion of Training to all trainees.
McKkr's also provides a Certificate to their client organisations for their commitment to training staff.
What is Training Benchmark B
Australian businesses who hire overseas workers and are approved sponsor organisations by the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) must meet Training Benchmarks obligations. One of two training benchmark options is Training Benchmark B, which costs half of the alternative, Training Benchmark A. In addition, Training Benchmark B allows Australian businesses to incur required training expenses in training their own staff.
To qualify for Training Benchmark B, Australian businesses must have Australian permanent residents or citizens working for them whom they can train as part of their training benchmark obligations. The current requirement is that such businesses must spend 1% of their gross annual payroll in training their employees.
Businesses applying for sponsorship approval from the DOHA must commit to the training expenses of minimum 1% of their gross payroll under Training Benchmark B. This means that businesses must spend this amount and submit the receipt of payment from us at the time of submitting the application to the DOHA. The receipt of payment must be prior to the date of sponsorship application. It is also a requirement that they must also submit an auditable structured training plan as part of their sponsorship application.
However, businesses which have been operating for less than one year at the time of sponsorship application are not required to make this payment upfront prior to the date of application. Such businesses need to show their commitment to training their Australian employees. At McKkr's we provide a free commitment letter to all such clients along with an auditable structured training plan.
At McKkr's, we also provide an obligation free auditable structured training plan at no cost to all our clients.
Who needs to be trained
Though the objective of this scheme is to train Australians, non-Australian employees can also be trained under this obligation as long as Australians are included in the training when the training is delivered to non-Australian employees. They can be employed by a company on full-time, part-time or even on a casual/contract basis.
How we help
We prepare an obligation free training plan at no cost to our clients within 24 hours or even within minutes when requested. Our auditable structured training plan meets all requirements of Training Benchmark B.
As part of this service, we also provide a commitment letter to companies that are trading for less than 12 months in Australia, showing the company’s commitment to do the training in order to be compliant.
How it works
Order a training Plan
McKkr's creates and sends the Training Plan for your review
Make payment for the Training Plan
We arrange for the delivery of training and deliver training
Training Delivery Modes
McKkr's offers flexibility and provides largest selection of delivery mode options.
Classroom based workshop style training at McKkr’s facilities or at clients' sites at no additional costs. (Terms and conditions apply).
(Self Study) Training materials are sent via e-mail.
This option helps E-Learning participants to connect to the trainers online and have any course related queries answered.
Order a Training Plan
To order a Training Plan, click here and fill in the form which should not take more than one minute of your time. Upon receipt of the completed form, we will send you an obligation free structured auditable training plan that meets all requirements of Training Benchmark B.Training Courses List