Applying for a NT RCB assessment

A Northern Territory (NT) employer wishing to make an application for assessment to the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) should complete the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme - Regional Certifying Body advice Form 1404 and provide supporting documentation.

The following checklist provides a list of documents that need to be submitted to the NT RCB when a NT employer is applying for a RCB assessment.

Required documentation must be provided as an Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word DOC / DOCX attachments to the email only, no 'cloud' downloads.

The documents required vary depending on whether the sponsoring employer is:

  • a public company (listed on the ASX) or is a government department / agency, or
  • any other organisation or business.
Publicly listed companies / government departments or agencies​ All other employers​
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme - Regional Certifying Body advice Form 1404. Get Form 1404 from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website
  • If the business is using a migration agent an Advice by a migration agent / exempt person of providing immigration assistance - Form 956* or other written documentation, signed by both the agent and the nominating employer, confirming that the agent is providing advice on the employers behalf. Get Form 956 from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website 
    * Form 956 must not be older than 90 days at the time of lodgement.
  • Statement from the employer on how the position contributes to the business outputs including a job description.
  • Australian Business Register and Australian Securities & Investments Commission database extracts for the nominating business.
  • Letter of offer / employment contract outlining terms and conditions and referencing either:
    • the relevant enterprise agreement, or
    • where there is no enterprise agreement, the relevant award.
  • statutory declaration (32.9 kb) | statutory declaration (18.5 kb) (this is not required for a government department) stating that the terms and conditions applicable to the position will be no less favourable than the terms and conditions that:
    • are provided, or
    • would be provided

    to an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident for performing equivalent work in this business.

    The terms and conditions will be no less than those as expressed in the letter of offer / employment contract.

    There is a genuine need for the nominator to employ a paid employee to work in the position under the nominator's direct control.

    The position cannot be filled by an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident who is living in the same local area where the nominated position exists.

    The declaration must include the business name, ABN and the terms and conditions being offered. It must also be signed by a person authorised by the nominating employer to make such an undertaking.

  • If the occupation is not on the Northern Territory Skilled Occupation Priority List evidence that the business is unable to recruit locally (genuine job advertisements, recruitment outcomes and other evidence of recruitment activities).
  • Employee profile including their CV, qualifications, passport ID page, number of dependants and current visa or last substantive visa if on a Bridging Visa (if applicable).
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme - Regional Certifying Body advice Form 1404. Get Form 1404 from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website
  • If the business is using a migration agent an Advice by a migration agent / exempt person of providing immigration assistance - Form 956* or other written documentation, signed by both the agent and the nominating employer, confirming that the agent is providing advice on the employers behalf. Get Form 956 from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website 
    * Form 956 must not be older than 90 days at the time of lodgement.
  • Business profile (or link to the business’s website if the website has a business profile or annual report).
  • If the business is involved in a Trust arrangement, please provide a copy of the Trust Deed.
  • Organisation chart of less than six months old (showing the position, reporting structure and number of employees).
  • Job description.
  • A full financial report for the previous financial year and BAS statements from 1 July until present.
  • Australian Business Register and Australian Securities & Investments Commission database extracts for the nominating business.
  • Documents showing the current employment terms and conditions if the nominee is currently employed by the nominating business, for example, payslips, or previous employment contract.
  • Letter of offer / employment contract outlining terms and conditions and referencing either:
    • the relevant enterprise agreement or
    • if there is no enterprise agreement in place the relevant award.
  • statutory declaration (32.9 kb)statutory declaration (18.5 kb) stating that the terms and conditions applicable to the position will be no less favourable than the terms and conditions that:
    • are provided, or
    • would be provided

    to an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident for performing equivalent work in this business.

    The terms and conditions will be no less than those as expressed in the letter of offer / employment contract.

    There is a genuine need for the nominator to employ a paid employee to work in the position under the nominator's direct control.

    The position cannot be filled by an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident who is living in the same local area where the nominated position exists.

    The declaration must include the business name, ABN and the terms and conditions being offered. It must also be signed by an appropriate person within the nominating employer.

  • If the occupation is not on the Northern Territory Skilled Occupation Priority List evidence that the business is unable to recruit locally (genuine job advertisements, recruitment outcomes and other evidence of recruitment activities).
  • Employee profile including their CV, qualifications, passport ID page, number of dependants and current visa or last substantive visa if on a Bridging Visa (if applicable).

There may be circumstances where NT RCB case officers request additional documents to support their assessment decision.

Requests for assessment can be submitted as:

  • an electronic application, by emailing an application scanned as a single PDF to migration@nt.gov.au
  • hardcopy, by mail to:
    • MigrationNT
      Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
      GPO Box 3200
      Darwin NT 0801
  • Or courier / hand delivered to:
    • Darwin
      MigrationNT 
      Department of Trade, Business and Innovation 
      Level 2 Development House
      76 The Esplanade
      Darwin NT 0800
    • Alice Springs
      Territory Business Centre 
      The Green Well Building
      50 Bath Street
      Alice Springs NT 0871​

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Last updated: 12 October 2017