Changes to Eligible Occupation List and English language exemption
Changes to the Subclass 457 visa Eligible Occupation List came into effect on 15 February 2011. Seven occupations were removed from the list while four were added.
SPECIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONS FOR NOMINATIONS IN RELATION TO SUBCLASS 457 (BUSINESS (LONG STAY)) AND SUBCLASS 442 (OCCUPATIONAL TRAINEE) VISAS
(PARAGRAPHS 2.72(10)(aa) and 2.72I(5)(ba))
English language exemptions for some occupations were also slightly modified.
All primary applicants must meet the English language requirement for visa grant unless they fall into one of the categories of exempted persons, and where English language proficiency is not required for registration or licensing purposes.
Exemptions are based on:
* Country of Citizenship
* Nominated occupation
* Salary level
* Secondary and/or Higher Education studies.
LEVEL OF SALARY AND EXEMPTIONS TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOR SUBCLASS 457 (BUSINESS (LONG STAY)) VISAS
(PARAGRAPH 457.223(6)(a) AND SUBCLAUSE 457.223(11))
To get a copy of the latest approved List of 457 Visa Occupations, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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June 17, 2013 22:17:48
Is baker or pastrycook exempted from English requirement?
April 13, 2013 17:18:20
hi iam completed 2 year painting and decorating course(diploma) .i got 457 visa on june 2012 for 4 years. i had ielts 5.5 overall at the time of 457 visa. now my ielts expires. my question is after 1 more year can i apply for permanent residency? i need ielts again? if i want to change my sponsor i need ielts again? thanks
April 08, 2013 13:15:30
My husband is in australia and i am in india iapplied for tourist visa but it refuses 2times now my husband decided to apply 457visa so to whom should we consult or plz suggest any employer.
March 20, 2013 05:30:00
i did certificate 3 in cookery.and certificate 4 of business. i have 5.5 score in ielts.i have 5.5 in listening.4.5 in reading,5 in writing and 6 in speaking.can i apply for cook sponsorship .thanks
March 19, 2013 03:23:40
Hi I have completed 2years on 457visa as cook now I am applying pr do I need ielts score or not ? If I need how much ielts score do I need for pr ? Pls reply me I m very thankful to u thxs
November 02, 2012 02:49:48
jagvir singhhello,i ve done b.tech in elcecronits &communication & i ve 3 yr experience in telecom field. m 27 yrs old. my relatives r also living in australia. n i also want to come aus. with PR. i wnt to know in which catagory i can apply to get PRvisa.???
sarbjit kaur brar
July 25, 2012 04:27:41
hi my name is sarbjit i done my study in diploma of hospitality management (cookery) then i applied for student visa but that is refused and now i m on bridging visa so plz i want to confirm about 457 visa and how many score i need in ielts and can i apply for this if someone sponsor to me thanx
July 21, 2012 21:25:37
Good day Hi i am holding 457 visa and working here in Australia for 4 years as refrigeration nd air conditioning mechanic, what would be the passing grade for my trade if i take IELTS Regards
May 22, 2012 06:42:46
Hi I am on 457 visa and I want to apply for my PR.I am trying to convince my employer but he is just winching as soon as I raise my concern. Any ideas how I can apply for my PR before my visa expires.
jose santiago bersano
May 16, 2012 06:22:14
Hi, I'm jose. I am in australia by the IRE program and my sponsor wants to apply for my visa .. 457 need to pass the IELTS? I do not speak very fluent English .. but for my sponsor that's no problem because I have 8 years of experience in beekeeping and understand what he wants to do? I get the visa? thanks jose.
md liton dewan
May 10, 2012 03:21:13
Hi i am liton dewan i working for an company and i want to permanent residency visa in fect before i had been IELTS course 5 but now i leas course and at present i have only 4 so how can i get this my visa and permanent residency . do you have any idea sand me and my email please
March 30, 2012 05:31:16
Hi, I have a relative who is holding a 457 visa and will expire this september, He would like to find a different employer with a new 457 visa, can he do this? if yes, how? THANKS
March 14, 2012 06:09:56
i finish cookery in 2009 and i have done TRA also. i am working in resturent as cook. one day one costumer ask me to work in his resturent and he want to give me sponsor also. what i need to do and do i need ielts marks or not.
March 13, 2012 07:20:14
I have a sponsorship I will work in kitchen from next month as I finished my course last month how many Banda i need to apply 457 visa , my skills are not assessed do I have any need tra for chef or cook .
March 08, 2012 05:53:39
hi,i did diploma in business administration for one year and advanced diploma in business for 6 months im looking for 457 visa i hav an employer who got car yard in melbourne he is ready to sponsor me so, plzz help me which position can i setup in car yard
February 15, 2012 06:27:05
hi, i am kaarthikeshan from sri lanka, basically i am agriculture farmer,from a farming background, i have more than 12 years of mixed crop farming experience, so i am looking for a 457 visa as a mixed crop farmer, can i get a job in this field in australian regional areas?
Dely Rose Alferez
February 13, 2012 21:51:42
Hi, Good day! I just want to know about the english language exemptions. I am currently holding a 457 visa and I want to convert it into permanent residency but the problem is my IELTS test had expired last 2009 already. Am I included in the exemptions? Furthermore, how much do you charge in facilitating my paperworks for permanent residency. thank you so much and I hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Dely Rose Alferez
February 09, 2012 21:04:06
Our company is looking to sponsor a potential Visa Applicant. The problem we have, is the Eligible Occupation List does not include a suitable Occupation to suit our applicant. How can we get the Occupation to be added to the list ? Any advise will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
February 02, 2012 09:45:55
Hi, I am a Mining Engineer. I have 6 for IELTS and i have 4 years experience and 31 years old.am i eligible for visa 457?
January 28, 2012 15:48:17
hi ive got a company to sponsor me but my trade scaffolder isnt on the shortage list im 31 and british so would i still manage to obtain a 457 visa ?? any help would be gratefully received
January 18, 2012 21:59:00
Hi there, I am an IT professional from India,I am working here in a project.I wish to convert my Visa(457) to Permanent residency.Please help me by advising how i can do that and what are the requirements.Thanks
January 15, 2012 21:45:53
hi, i am working in kitchen and my employer want to sponsor me on 457 visa, so could u tell me, after 457 visa when i apply for PR? what is requirement for convert 457 to PR VISA, and how many ielts band require ?i had done cer IV commercial cookery.
December 12, 2011 00:57:12
hi,i am doing work in kitchen and i done certificate3 in hospitality and diploma as well.if i get sponsorship from my employer,so how many ielts band need?what we need to do like everything for get pr in westren australia?plz tell me .thanks.
November 16, 2011 07:43:30
Hi, I had application PR, but my application is refusal because my ielts is not satisfy ( 3.5 ). In July next year my visa is expire. My employer going sponsor again and i want to extend visa. What thing should i have to do?
November 07, 2011 05:17:20
Hi, My name is Afzal.I ma on 457 visa as a Diesel Motor Mechanic. I have IELTS score only 5. Speaking 6,Writing 5 Listening 5 and Reading 4. Can apply for 856 visa please ?If yes then How ?
October 27, 2011 07:41:16
I am a overseas sponsored skilled meat worker from Ghana, and i have been working for my sponsors for three years now,and i want to apply for PR, what is the reguired IELTS score.My annual salary is 52954.00 dollars, education level equivalant to year 9. Thank you.
September 24, 2011 07:57:03
Hi is hairdressing still on the list
August 12, 2011 15:06:01
Hi, I have approved 457. Now, I wish to convert my visa into PR. Please reply whether I need IELTS certification before getting the 457 converted to PR / or logging a PR application? Thanks
July 01, 2011 05:42:54
Good day, I graduated my bachelor's degree in the Philippines,as of now working as "Trade person & other related works" specifically as Stonemason under 457 visa,I'm I eligible for English exemption if my employer sponsor me?...many thanks....cheers.
June 11, 2011 16:09:09
hello, I am an accountant and would like to know if I need the ielts score 7 academic each module or not for obtaining a 457 visa. thanks in advance
May 30, 2011 18:59:43
Hello, I want to así some question. I'm from Ecuador in south América, I can aplly for a visa 457? I already I have me certificación in TRA, leven III in automatice electrician. What leven of english leed for this visa? Thanks, please answer me any questions.
May 07, 2011 02:14:48
Hi,I am a butcher and my boss wants to sponser me .Am I eligible for english exemption.