Last April, significant changes were announced to the Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 Visa. These changes have been staggered throughout the past year, with the 457 Visa set to be abolished in March 2018. With less than a month until the transition from the 457 Visa to the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa, it is crucial that you are aware of the changes and how it may affect you, your employees and your business.
March 2018 Visa Changes
As you may be aware, the 457 Visa will be officially abolished and replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa as of March 2018. Some of the changes include:
Skilled Occupation Lists - STSOL and MLTSSL
Occupations fall into two lists, the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
You are able to view the Skilled Occupation Lists here – https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/work/skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl