18 APRIL 2017

From 18 April 2017 From 1 July 2017 From March 2018
Overview of Changes from 18 April 2017
 
  1. MAJOR 457 VISA CHANGES
  2. Changes of CSOL and SOL
  3. 216 Occupations removed
  4. List of occupations got affected due to Caveats
MAJOR 457 VISA CHANGES

 

From 18 April 2017

  • No further 457 visa can be granted on the removed occupations after 19th Apr 2017, whether it is an existing application or a new application.
  • The new 457 visa occupation after 18th Apr 2017 must be from the new list called STSOL.
  • Maximum validity for a 457 visa will be 2 years for all new and pending applications.

 

 

 

Changes of CSOL and SOL removing occupations[3]

 

  • SOL is now MLTSSL
    • 189, 489 relative, 485 visa can be applied from this list
  • CSOL is now STSOL also called combined list
    • 190, 489 State, 186 Direct entry, 457 and 407 visa can be applied from this list

 

216 Occupations removed

 

  • 200 occupations removed completely from CSOL and 16 are with restrictions to apply for regional Australia only.
  • If your occupation is in this list, you cannot lodge 457 visa or nomination after 19April 2017.
  • If you have already lodged and the decision is pending then you will be asked by the DIBP to withdraw the nomination and visa and apply for a refund.

 

List of occupations got affected due to Caveats

 

There are three groups of caveat implemented on few occupations.

 

Group A: caveats relating to work experience only. Two years of full time relevant work experience may be required.

Group B: caveats related to regional location. The Group B occupations should be located in regional Australia.

Group C: occupation specific caveats – Different criteria applicable for different occupations in addition to the standard requirements.

 

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Group A – Two years of full time relevant work experience may be required.

 

Occupation ANZSCO Code

 

Advertising Specialist 225111
Contract Administrator 511111
Finance Manager 132211
Graphic Designer 232411
Hairdresser 391111
ICT Project Manager 135112
ICT Support Engineer 263212
ICT Systems Test Engineer 263213
Information and Organisation Professionals nec 224999
Software Tester 261314
University Lecturer 242111

 

 

Group B: These occupations should be located in regional Australia.

 

Occupation ANZSCO Code
Agricultural Technician 311111
Apiarist 121311
Aquaculture Farmer 121111
Beef Cattle Farmer 121312
Cotton Grower 121211
Crop Farmers nec 121299
Dairy Cattle Farmer 121313
Flower Grower 121212
Fruit or Nut Grower 121213
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) 121214
Grape Grower 121215
Horse Breeder 121316
Livestock Farmers nec 121399
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer 121411
Mixed Crop Farmer 121216
Mixed Livestock Farmer 121317
Pig Farmer 121318
Poultry Farmer 121321
Primary Products Inspectors nec 311399
Production Manager (Forestry) 133511
Sheep Farmer 121322
Sugar Cane Grower 121217
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) 121221
Wine Maker 234213

 

 

Group C: Different criteria applicable for different occupations in addition to the standard requirements. Click here for details.

 

Accountant (ANZSCO 221111)

Animal Attendants and Trainers (NEC) (ANZSCO 361199)

Baker (ANZSCO 351111)

Cafe and Restaurant Manager (ANZSCO 141111)

Chefs (ANZSCO 351311)

Chief Executive or Managing Director (ANZSCO 111111)

Conference and Event Organiser (ANZSCO 149311)

Cooks (ANZSCO 351411)

Corporate General Manager (ANZSCO 111211)

Corporate Services Manager (ANZSCO 132111)

Customer Service Managers (ANZSCO 149212)

Facilities Manager (ANZSCO 149913)

Farmer –various (Group 121)

Hair or Beauty Salon Manager (ANZSCO 142114)

Hotel or Motel Manager (ANZSCO 141311)

Management Consultant (ANZSCO 224711)

Marketing Specialist (ANZSCO 225113)

Massage Therapist (ANZSCO 411611)

Mechanical Engineering Technician (ANZSCO 312512)

Pastry Cook (ANZSCO 351112)

Recruitment Consultant (ANZSCO 223112)

Sales and Marketing Manager (ANZSCO 131112)

Supply and Distribution Manager (ANZSCO 133611)

Technical Sales Representatives NEC (note: includes education sales rep) (ANZSCO 225499)

Transport Company Manager (ANZSCO 149413)

 

[1] The Migration Regulations 1994, reg 5.19(7).

 

[2] The Migration Regulations 1994, reg 5.19(7).

 

[3] https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists