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To maintain flexibility in the subclass 457 visa program, certain aspects of the program are subject to change from time to time. The aspects of the program that might change are contained in what is known as a legislative instrument.
These legislative instruments are essentially legal documents that describe particular rules of the subclass 457 visa program that might be changed by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. Legislative instruments are published on the ComLaw website.
This page lists and links to these legislative instruments and gives a brief description of what is contained in the instrument.
The explanations and names for the instruments listed here are in plain English to assist with understanding what each instrument does. For the precise legal definition of the role of the instrument and its Federal Register of Legislative Instruments number, please refer to the instrument itself.
From 19 April 2017, occupations listed in:
in the following legislative instrument (Compilation No. 2
dated 19 April 2017) are eligible for subclass 457 visas.
2016/059 - Specification of Occupations, a Person or Body, a Country or Countries.
list of eligible skilled occupations which includes the eligible occupations for subclass 457 on both schedules is available in alphabetical order.
These occupations are described in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations.See:
Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
This instrument lists the tests and scores that are required to demonstrate English language proficiency for subclass 457 applicants and also the occupations and salary levels where a subclass 457 visa applicant is not required to demonstrate their English proficiency.See:
English Language Exemptions
This instrument lists the requirements to meet the required training benchmarks to be eligible for sponsorship under the subclass 457 visa program.See:
Specification of Training Benchmarks
This instrument lists the dollar amounts for the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) and the exemption from the requirement to demonstrate equivalent terms and conditions of employment (market salary rates).See:
Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) and market rates exemption level
This instrument specifies the method for determining the terms and conditions of employment (market salary rates) where there is no equivalent Australian worker in that location.See:
Specification of method to determine terms and conditions of employment
This instrument lists the occupations where the requirement to work directly for the sponsor is waived.See:
Specification of Occupations for Nominations in Relation to Subclass 457 for Positions other than in the Business of the Nominator
This instrument specifies the period in which labour market testing must be undertaken.See:
Specified period in which labour market testing must be undertaken
This instrument specifies the occupations which are exempt from labour market testing.See:
Specification of occupations exempt from labour market testing
This instrument lists the international trade obligations which are inconsistent with the labour market testing requirement (i.e. where labour market testing is not required).See:
Determination of international trade obligations relating to labour market testing
This instrument lists the international trade obligations arising from the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement which are inconsistent with the labour market testing requirement (that is, where labour market testing is not required).See: Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Determination 2014
This instrument lists the international trade obligations arising under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement which are inconsistent with the labour market testing requirement (that is, where labour market testing is not required).See: Determination of international trade obligations relating to labour market testing 2015