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Changes to the 457 visa program

27 /04/ 2017 Comments are Closed

The Government recently announced changes to the 457 visa program (view the Prime Minister’s announcement via Facebook). Please see below a summary of the changes:

  • The Government is abolishing 457 visas
  • Anyone now in Australia on a 457 visa will not be affected by the new arrangements, and will continue under the system of the current program
  • The new program includes two visa classes, a short term two-year stream which has a reduced list of applicable occupations
  • The second is a long-term skills gaps stream which will have a four-year limit and require a higher standard of English than the first stream. In the majority of cases, this stream will also attract mandatory labour market testing
  • Both streams will require prior work experience, and a criminal record check.

Please contact VTIC Policy Manager, Kristina Burke via email: kburke@vtic.com.au if your business is impacted by the changes.

Read the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s media release for more information >>

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