Regional Certifying Body

As the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Gladstone Region, GAPDL can assist businesses with employing overseas workers with a subclass 457 visa applying under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Direct Entry Stream.


To employ a skilled worker under this scheme, migration agents or nominating employers must lodge a completed Department of Immigration and Border Protection 1404 Form certified by the approved RCB for the region.


Once a 1404 Form is lodged with GAPDL, we will assess the nomination to ensure adequate evidence has been provided to satisfy the requirements under the Direct Entry Stream.


The completed and certified 1404 form (including all documentation provided) is then returned via post or emailed to the migration agent or nominating business to lodge online with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


GAPDL charge a non-refundable fee (payable at time of submission of the 1404 Form) to process the application. We aim to complete the necessary assessments within five business days however, this timeframe is highly dependent on whether GAPDL will need to seek further information or clarification on any documents submitted with the application.


As at July 2018, GAPDL’s fee for RCB service is $500 plus GST.


Do not hesitate to contact GAPDL via email at or contact the office on (07) 4972 4000 to discuss our RCB service.