The position must be an occupation on the 457 List which is called the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List. (insert link to the list).

Not all occupations can be sponsored for a 457, so it is very important to determine if the position you want to go ahead with is eligible for approval.

The most popular occupations for 457 visa sponsorship for the year 2014-2015 to 31 March 2015 are as follows:

  1. Developer Programmer
  2. Cook
  3. Café or Restaurant Manager
  4. Marketing Specialist
  5. Software Engineer
  6. ICT Business Analyst
  7. University Lecturer
  8. Management Consultant
  9. General Practitioner
  10. Resident Medical Officer
  11. Chef
  12. Sales and Marketing Manager
  13. Accountant (General)
  14. Mechanical Engineering Technician
  15. ICT Project Manager

If the occupation to be nominated is not on the Skilled Occupation Lists then a Labour Agreement will be required. You can always speak to Work Visa Lawyers if you need to clarify the occupation or to learn more about Labour Agreements.


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