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visa Changes in subclass 457 occupations

See the occupations listed under subclass 457 along with the caveats applicable to each occupation as on 01/07/201.  Visit https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00848

An example of how caveat works:

Accountant (general) – The occupation is inapplicable:

  • If the position is a clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk position
  • The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000
  • The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.

 

The details of caveats that are applicable to the occupations are listed on: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00848

 

Penal Clearance:

Police checks have become mandatory for all 457 visa applications lodged on or after 1 July 2017.

 

English language requirements:

The exemption for applicants with a salary over AUD$96,400 has been removed for applications lodged on or after 1 July 2017.