Training Benchmark B


How does Training Benchmark B benefit me?

Training Benchmark B is only 1%— that’s half the expense of Training Benchmark A.

Training Benchmark B gives you the opportunity to upskill your own employees and improve workplace productivity, which adds direct value to the bottom line of your business.

Less staff turnover means more gains from not needing to train new staff. You’ll be able to retain strong employees while saving on 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.

Do I still need to comply with training benchmark requirements?

Since the introduction of the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy in August 2018, there has been some confusion about what the relevance is, if any, of the Training Benchmark system.

If you are an approved business sponsor and you currently employ anyone, or employ anyone in the future who is on a 457 visa, you will be obligated to meet training benchmark requirements.

Further, if you employ anyone on a 482 visa which was lodged on or before 11th August 2018, you will also have to comply with training benchmarks.

One of two training benchmark options is Training Benchmark B, which costs half of the alternative, Training Benchmark A. Training Benchmark B requires that Australian businesses who sponsor individuals must expend 1% of their gross annual payroll on training staff who are Australian permanent residents or citizens.

Businesses must submit proof of meeting this requirement at the time of nominating a person for a 482 lodged on or before 11 August 2018, or anyone on a 457, 186, 187 visa, or for renewing their status as an approved business sponsor. You must also submit an auditable structured training plan as part of the sponsorship application which outlines clearly how you intend on training Australian staff. At McKkr's, we 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.

configuration28 How it works

number41 Order a training Plan
number40 McKkr's creates and sends the Training Plan for your review
number37 Make payment for the Training Plan
number38 We arrange for the delivery of training and deliver training

computer213 Training Delivery Modes

McKkr's offers flexibility and provides largest selection of delivery mode options.

  • Face-to-face
    Classroom based workshop style training at McKkr’s facilities or at clients' sites at no additional costs. (Terms and conditions apply).
  • E-Learning
    (Self Study) Training materials are sent via e-mail.
  • E-Learning Assist
    This option helps E-Learning participants to connect to the trainers online and have any course related queries answered.

icon1 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.

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