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457 Visa Changes – List of Removed Occupations

Below we provide a complete list of the occupations entirely removed from the list of eligible (for a 457 visa) skilled occupations, as of the 19th April 2017.

This should help as you seek to see how the recent changes may effect your business and workforce planning. It may be that you were previously able to sponsor a given category or role-type under your Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS), and that now you are wondering if you still can?

Scan the list and if you want to speak with us about options to solve any related business problems, then give us a call to start the conversation.

Note: Information correct 8 May 2017.  Excerpt parts from 457 Agent News May 2017 General Advice Only

A further 16 occupations on the MLTSSL

A further 16 occupations (or categories – indicated by ‘** asterisks’) were restricted to only apply to the following visa programmes:

  1. Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)
  2. Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)
  3. Skilled-Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)

These 16 occupations are indicated via ‘** asterisks’ on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). That is, these 16 occupations are not available for other programmes, such as the 457 visa programme. For further information, see: legislative Instrument.

Also see our blog post providing summary commentary called 457 Visa Changes – Don’t Panic – specifically regarding MLTSSL and STSOL

Removed Occupation and ANZSCO Code

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 411511
  2. Actor 211111
  3. Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers NEC 211199
  4. Aeroplane Pilot 231111
  5. Air Traffic Controller 231112
  6. Air Transport Professionals NEC 231199
  7. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111
  8. Amusement Centre Manager 149111
  9. Antique Dealer 142112
  10. Apparel Cutter 393211
  11. Archaeologist 272414
  12. Archivist 224211
  13. Art Director (Film, Television or Stage) 212311
  14. Artistic Director 212111
  15. Auctioneer 611111
  16. Author 212211
  17. Bed and Breakfast Operator 141911
  18. Betting agency Manager 142113
  19. Biochemist 234513
  20. Biotechnologist 234514
  21. Blacksmith 322111
  22. Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator 149911
  23. Broadcast Transmitter Operator 399511
  24. Building and Engineering Technicians NEC 312999
  25. Business Broker 612111
  26. Butcher or Smallgoods Maker 351211
  27. Call or Contact Centre Manager 149211
  28. Canvas Goods Fabricator 393111
  29. Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager 141211
  30. Cinema or Theatre Manager 149912
  31. Clinical Coder 599915
  32. Clothing Patternmaker 393212
  33. Clothing Trades Workers NEC 393299
  34. Commissioned Defence Force Officer 139111
  35. Commissioned Fire Officer 139112
  36. Commissioned Police Officer 139113
  37. Communications Operator 342312
  38. Community Arts Worker 272611
  39. Composer 211211
  40. Conservation Officer 234311
  41. Construction Estimator 312114
  42. Conveyancer 599111
  43. Corporate Treasurer 221212
  44. Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ) 599212
  45. Deer Farmer 121314
  46. Defence Force Member – Other Ranks 441111
  47. Defence Force Senior Officer 111212
  48. Dental Hygienist 411211
  49. Dental Prosthetist 411212
  50. Dental Therapist 411214
  51. Detective 441311
  52. Director of Photography 212313
  53. Diver 399911
  54. Dog or Horse Racing Official 452318
  55. Drama Teacher (Private Tuition) 249213
  56. Dressmaker or Tailor 393213
  57. Driller 712211
  58. Driving Instructor 451211
  59. Education Reviewer 249112
  60. Electorate Officer 224911
  61. Electronic Engineering Draftsperson 312411
  62. Electronic Engineering Technician 312412
  63. Electroplater 322112
  64. Emergency Service Worker 441211
  65. Engineering Patternmaker 323411
  66. Engraver 323311
  67. Entertainer or Variety Artist 211113
  68. Environmental Health Officer 251311
  69. Exercise Physiologist 234915
  70. Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors NEC 212399
  71. Financial Institution Branch Manager 149914
  72. Fire Fighter 441212
  73. Fire Protection Equipment Technician 399918
  74. First Aid Trainer 451815
  75. Fisheries Officer 311311
  76. Flight Attendant 451711
  77. Floor Finisher 332111
  78. Flying Instructor 231113
  79. Food Technologist 234212
  80. Funeral Director 451311
  81. Funeral Workers NEC 451399
  82. Futures Trader 222212
  83. Gallery or Museum Technician 399311
  84. Gas or Petroleum Operator 399212
  85. Geophysicist 234412
  86. Goat Farmer 121315
  87. Golfer 452412
  88. Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker 392211
  89. Gunsmith 323312
  90. Helicopter Pilot 231114
  91. Historian 272411
  92. Homoeopath 252212
  93. Horse Trainer 361112
  94. Human Resource Adviser 223111
  95. Hydrogeologist 234413
  96. Hydrographer 311415
  97. ICT Support and Test Engineers NEC 263299
  98. ICT Support Technicians NEC 313199
  99. Importer or Exporter 133311
  100. Insurance Investigator 599611
  101. Insurance Risk Surveyor 599613
  102. Intellectual Property Lawyer 271214
  103. Intelligence Officer 224411
  104. Interior Decorator 399912
  105. Jockey 452413
  106. Judge 271211
  107. Kennel Hand 361115
  108. Leather Goods Maker 393112
  109. Legal Executive 599112
  110. Liaison Officer 224912
  111. Licensed Club Manager 141411
  112. Life Scientist (General) 234511
  113. Life Scientists NEC 234599
  114. Light Technician 399513
  115. Magistrate 271212
  116. Maintenance Planner 312911
  117. Marine Surveyor 231215
  118. Marine Transport Professionals NEC 231299
  119. Market Research Analyst 225112
  120. Master Fisher 231211
  121. Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson 312511
  122. Media Producer (excluding Video) 212112
  123. Metal Casting Trades Worker 322114
  124. Metal Polisher 322115
  125. Metallurgist 234912
  126. Microbiologist 234517
  127. Migration Agent (Aus) 224913
  128. Mothercraft Nurse 411412
  129. Multimedia Designer 232413
  130. Music Director 211212
  131. Music Professionals NEC 211299
  132. Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer 399515
  133. Natural and Physical Science Professionals NEC 234999
  134. Nurse Researcher 254212
  135. Nurseryperson 362411
  136. Operating Theatre Technician 311214
  137. Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ) 399913
  138. Optical Mechanic 399914
  139. Other Sports Official 452323
  140. Painter (Visual Arts) 211411
  141. Park Ranger 234314
  142. Parole or Probation Officer 411714
  143. Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) 311216
  144. Petroleum Engineer 233612
  145. Plastics Technician 399916
  146. Plumbing Inspector 312115
  147. Police Officer 441312
  148. Policy Analyst 224412
  149. Policy and Planning Manager 132411
  150. Potter or ceramic artist 211412
  151. Prison Officer 442111
  152. Procurement Manager 133612
  153. Production Manager (Manufacturing) 133512
  154. Public Relations Manager 131114
  155. Quarantine Officer 311313
  156. Radio Journalist 212414
  157. Radio Presenter 212113
  158. Railway Station Manager 149412
  159. Regional Education Manager 134412
  160. Research and Development Manager 132511
  161. Retail Buyer 639211
  162. Retirement Village Manager 141912
  163. Safety Inspector 312611
  164. Sail Maker 393113
  165. Sales Representative (Industrial Products) 225411
  166. Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products) 225412
  167. Saw Maker and Repairer 323315
  168. School Laboratory Technician 311414
  169. Screen Printer 392112
  170. Sculpter 211413
  171. Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member 139211
  172. Shearer 361211
  173. Shoemaker 393114
  174. Singer 211214
  175. Small Offset Printer 392312
  176. Sports Administrator 139915
  177. Sports Umpire 452322
  178. Stock and Station Agent 611112
  179. Surveying or Spatial Science Technician 312116
  180. Technicians and Trades Workers NEC 399999
  181. Telecommunications Cable Jointer 342412
  182. Telecommunications Technician 342414
  183. Television Equipment Operator 399517
  184. Television Presenter 212114
  185. Training and Development Professional 223311
  186. Translator 272413
  187. Travel Agency Manager 142116
  188. Travel Attendants NEC 451799
  189. Tribunal Member 271213
  190. Turf Grower 121218
  191. Vehicle Painter 324311
  192. Vocational Education Teacher (Non-Trades) 242211
  193. Vocational Education Teacher (Trades) 242211
  194. Web Developer 261212
  195. Wholesaler 133312
  196. Wood Turner 394214
  197. Wool Buyer 639212
  198. Wool Classer 399917
  199. Workplace Relations Advisor 223113
  200. Zookeeper 361114