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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Workshop (Sydney)

16/07/2019 10:00 to 16/07/2019 12:30

Venue: Cardno Offices Sydney

Australia is in the midst of the largest construction boom in its history. And while our contracting and consulting industries are focused on supporting and growing local skills and capacity, there remains an urgent need to supplement our workforce with skills from overseas.  

In 2018, the Australian Government abolished the old 457 visa and replaced it with the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. However, a lack of industry knowledge about the change - coupled with the ineligibility of a number of industry-critical skills sets – has resulted in fewer applications and/or delays across the transport and infrastructure sectors.

RA’s Capacity Stream is running a national series of workshops to show how to make the most of the TSS visa system, and to look at what we can do collectively to ensure the skills we need are included on the skilled occupations list.


Date:        Tuesday 16 July 2019

Time:        10am - 12.30pm (including light lunch)

Where:     Cardno Offices, Level 9/203 Pacific Highway, Sydney NSW

Diet:         Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements




Carter Bovard, Partner - National Practice Leader (Immigration), PwC

Carter has over 17 years experience in corporate immigration service delivery across Australia, Asia Pacific, the United States, and Mexico, overseeing high volume immigration programs in a variety of industries. 

He has worked with top tier global law firms, managing global vendor networks and client accounts, and has been responsible for regional service delivery initiatives in Latin America and Asia Pacific. He has a deep understanding of current processes and immigration trends in these regions. 

Carter currently leads the immigration practice for PwC Australia and is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the firm’s immigration business. Carter also coordinates with high level officials in both the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to act as a voice of business in policy development and free trade negotiations. Carter was admitted to the PwC partnership in January 2017.






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