Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457)

NOTE: This visa is no longer available for new applicants.

Starting from 18th March 2018, the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) has been phased out and replaced by the new Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (Subclass 482).

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NOTE: This visa is no longer available for new applicants.

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, also known as subclass 457, permits skilled workers to enter Australia and work for an authorized business for up to four years.

Eligibility for this visa requires sponsorship by an approved Australian business. The primary goal of this visa is to help Australian businesses address labor shortages in their respective industries.

A business may sponsor an individual for this visa if they are unable to find a suitable Australian citizen or permanent resident for the skilled position.

Applicants can be either in Australia or overseas when submitting their application.

Benefits of This Visa

With this visa, you can

  • Work in Australia for a duration of up to four years
  • Bring your family members to work or study in Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia as frequently as desired


Essential Requirements

To apply for this visa, you need to fulfill the following essential requirements:

  • You must be nominated for a role listed on the Skilled Occupation Lists (Previously known as Form 1121i).
  • You must demonstrate your skills for the nominated role by providing the necessary documents. Additionally, a skills assessment may be required depending on your occupation.
  • You must fulfill any registration and licensing requirements, which your sponsoring employer should provide.
  • You must have vocational English proficiency, as determined by tests like IELTS or OET, depending on your occupation.
  • You must be nominated by an approved business.
  • You must meet health requirements and have adequate health insurance, unless covered by Medicare.
  • You must meet character requirements.

As an applicant for an employment visa, it’s crucial to understand your rights as an employee under an authorized Australian employer. All employees, including those on subclass 457 visas, are protected by the Fair Work Act 2009, ensuring fair pay and workplace rights and conditions.

Aussizz Group supports both employees and employers. If you’re an employer looking to nominate a prospective employee, we’re here to assist you.
Requirements for Sponsors

  • Your business must be lawfully operating.
  • Australian businesses must meet training requirements.
  • You must agree to the number of subclass 457 workers to be nominated.
  • There must be no adverse information against your business.


Two Paths to Becoming a Sponsor

  • Apply to be a standard business sponsor.
  • Negotiate a labor agreement.

Whether you’re a sponsor or a sponsored individual, Aussizz Group can help you achieve your goals. With expertise in both Australia and India, we act as a strong bridge connecting the two countries, ensuring a win-win situation for both parties.

Our professional team is equipped to cater to the needs of both sponsors and sponsored individuals, ensuring you make the most of this opportunity.

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