Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457)

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

As of 18th March 2018, the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) has been discontinued and replaced by the Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (Subclass 482).

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

The Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa enables skilled workers to be employed in Australia for an approved business, for a period of up to four years.

To be eligible for this visa, you must be sponsored by an Australian business that has been approved by the government. The visa is designed to assist Australian businesses in filling skill gaps within their industries.

A business can sponsor a skilled worker under this visa if they are unable to source a suitable Australian citizen or permanent resident for the role.

The visa application can be lodged while you are either inside or outside Australia.

Privileges Granted by This Visa

This visa permits you to:

  • Engage in employment in Australia for up to four years
  • Relocate your family members to work or study in Australia
  • Travel internationally and return to Australia multiple times


Visa Application Requirements

Here are the basic requirements for applying for this visa:

  • You must have a nomination for an occupation on the Skilled Occupation Lists (Previously Form 1121i).
  • You need to meet the skill criteria for your nominated occupation, which requires providing the right documents and possibly undergoing a skill assessment.
  • You must fulfill any necessary registration and licensing obligations, which your sponsor should help with.
  • You must demonstrate vocational English language proficiency, as per the requirements of tests like IELTS or OET, depending on your job.
  • An approved business must nominate you.
  • You need to meet health requirements and have sufficient health insurance, unless Medicare covers you.
  • You must satisfy certain character requirements.

When applying for an employment visa, knowing your rights as an employee under an authorized Australian employer is important. The Fair Work Act 2009 covers all employees, including those on subclass 457 visas, ensuring fair pay and basic workplace rights.

Aussizz Group assists both employees and employers. If you’re an employer looking to nominate an employee, we’re here to help.
Sponsorship Requirements

  • Your business must operate lawfully.
  • Australian businesses need to meet training requirements.
  • You must agree to the specified number of subclass 457 workers to be nominated.
  • Your business should have no negative information against it.


How to Become a Sponsor

  • Apply for standard business sponsorship.
  • Negotiate a labor agreement.

Regardless of whether you are a sponsor or the sponsored, Aussizz Group can assist you in reaching your objectives. With expertise in both Australia and India, we serve as a robust bridge between the two nations, ensuring mutual benefits.

Our professional team is dedicated to addressing the needs of both sponsors and sponsored individuals, helping you maximize this opportunity.

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