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:
- Developer Programmer
- Café or Restaurant Manager
- Marketing Specialist
- Software Engineer
- ICT Business Analyst
- University Lecturer
- Management Consultant
- General Practitioner
- Resident Medical Officer
- Sales and Marketing Manager
- Accountant (General)
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
- 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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