12 Jan 2018

Eligible occupations for a 457 Visa will change from 17 January

If you are looking to apply for a skilled visa such as a 457 or Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa (which will replace 457’s from March 2018), you may already know that your nominated occupation will need to be listed as eligible on the skilled occupation lists: Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

Every six months, the Government reviews the STSOL to ensure it continues to reflect Australia’s market needs. We’ve recently received word that the six-monthly review has now been completed and that a new STSOL will be released on or around 17 January and become effective immediately.

We expect that the review will see some occupations removed from the STSOL. During the review process, several occupations were flagged for removal (such as Recruitment Consultant, Building Associate and Accommodation and Hospitality Managers), while several others were flagged for possible addition (University Tutor and Psychotherapist).

There may also see be additional changes to the occupation lists in March 2018 with the introduction of the TSS Visa, which are expected to impact permanent employer-sponsored visas.

To understand your eligibility for an Australian work visa, get a complimentary visa assessment or contact one of our Migration Agents on 08 6263 4406 or

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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