FULL LIST: All the jobs abolished from the 457 visa scheme

Angus Kidman 19 April 2017

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Which occupations are off the list, and which ones still qualify for a skilled migration visa?

Yesterday the Federal Government announced plans to eliminate the current 457 visa scheme which allows businesses to employ skilled workers from overseas in specific occupations.

The 457 visa will be replaced with two new visas: a short-term visa for two years, and a "medium-term" four-year visa. Applicants for the latter can eventually qualify for permanent residency, but must satisfy a tougher series of tests, including a minimum salary and a three-year minimum residency before applying for permanent residency.

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A total of 268 occupations qualify for the two-year visa, while 167 qualify for the four-year visa. The rules for the 457 visa cover 651 occupations, which means that 216 occupations are now no longer eligible for any kind of skilled migration visa.

The lists below show the 216 occupations which have been dropped altogether (marked with a cross), along with the remaining occupations which still potentially qualify for short or long-term visa applicants (marked with a tick). Type a search term in the box to look for specific roles.

OccupationStatus
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health WorkerNo
Accountant (General)Yes
ActorNo
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers necNo
ActuaryYes
AcupuncturistYes
Advertising ManagerYes
Advertising SpecialistYes
Aeronautical EngineerYes
Aeroplane PilotNo
Agricultural ConsultantYes
Agricultural EngineerYes
Agricultural ScientistYes
Agricultural TechnicianYes
Air Traffic ControllerNo
Air Transport Professionals necNo
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services PlumberYes
Airconditioning & Refrigeration MechanicYes
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)No
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)Yes
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)Yes
AmbassadorYes
Ambulance OfficerYes
Amusement Centre ManagerNo
Anaesthetic TechnicianYes
AnaesthetistYes
Analyst ProgrammerYes
Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec)Yes
Antique DealerNo
ApiaristYes
Apparel CutterNo
Aquaculture FarmerYes
ArboristYes
ArchaeologistNo
ArchbishopYes
ArchitectYes
Architectural DraftspersonYes
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec)Yes
ArchivistNo
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)No
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)Yes
Artistic DirectorNo
Arts Administrator or ManagerYes
AuctioneerNo
AudiologistYes
AuthorNo
Automotive ElectricianYes
BakerYes
BarristerYes
Bed and Breakfast OperatorNo
Beef Cattle FarmerYes
Betting agency ManagerNo
BiochemistNo
Biomedical EngineerYes
BiotechnologistNo
BishopYes
BlacksmithNo
Boarding Kennel or Cattery OperatorNo
Boat Builder & RepairerYes
Book or Script EditorYes
BotanistYes
BricklayerYes
Broadcast Transmitter OperatorNo
Building and Engineering Technicians necNo
Building AssociateYes
Building InspectorYes
Business BrokerNo
Business Machine MechanicYes
Butcher or Smallgoods MakerNo
CabinetmakerYes
Cabler (Data & Telecommunications)Yes
Cafe or Restaurant ManagerYes
Call or Contact Centre ManagerNo
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)Yes
Canvas Goods FabricatorNo
Caravan Park and Camping Ground ManagerNo
Cardiac TechnicianYes
CardiologistYes
Cardiothoracic SurgeonYes
Careers CounsellorYes
CarpenterYes
Carpenter & JoinerYes
CartographerYes
ChefYes
Chemical EngineerNo
Chemical Plant OperatorYes
ChemistYes
Chemistry TechnicianYes
Chief Executive or Managing DirectorYes
Chief Information OfficerYes
Child Care Centre ManagerYes
ChiropractorYes
Cinema or Theatre ManagerNo
Civil EngineerYes
Civil Engineering DraftspersonYes
Civil Engineering TechnicianNo
Clinical CoderNo
Clinical HaematologistYes
Clinical PsychologistYes
Clothing PatternmakerNo
Clothing Trades Workers necNo
Commissioned Defence Force OfficerNo
Commissioned Fire OfficerNo
Commissioned Police OfficerNo
Commodities TraderYes
Communications OperatorNo
Community Arts WorkerNo
Community WorkerYes
Company SecretaryYes
Complementary Health Therapists (nec)Yes
ComposerNo
Computer Network & Systems EngineerYes
Conference & Event OrganiserYes
Conservation OfficerNo
ConservatorYes
Construction EstimatorNo
Construction Project ManagerYes
Contract AdministratorYes
ConveyancerNo
CookYes
CopywriterYes
Corporate General ManagerYes
Corporate Services ManagerYes
Corporate TreasurerNo
Cotton GrowerYes
Counsellors (nec)Yes
Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ)No
Crop Farmers (nec)Yes
Customer Service ManagerYes
Dairy Cattle FarmerYes
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)Yes
Dancer or ChoreographerYes
Database AdministratorYes
Deer FarmerNo
Defence Force Member - Other RanksNo
Defence Force Senior OfficerNo
Dental HygienistNo
Dental ProsthetistNo
Dental SpecialistYes
Dental TechnicianYes
Dental TherapistNo
DentistYes
DermatologistYes
DetectiveNo
Developer ProgrammerYes
Diagnostic & Interventional RadiologistYes
Diesel Motor MechanicYes
DietitianYes
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)Yes
Director of PhotographyNo
Disabilities Services OfficerYes
DiverNo
Diversional TherapistYes
Diving Instructor (Open Water)Yes
Dog Handler or TrainerYes
Dog or Horse Racing OfficialNo
DrainerYes
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)No
Dressmaker or TailorNo
DrillerNo
Driving InstructorNo
Drug & Alcohol CounsellorYes
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) TeacherYes
Earth Science TechnicianYes
EconomistYes
Education AdviserYes
Education Managers (nec)Yes
Education ReviewerNo
Educational PsychologistYes
Electorate OfficerNo
Electrical EngineerYes
Electrical Engineering DraftspersonYes
Electrical Engineering TechnicianYes
Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ)No
Electrician (General)Yes
Electrician (Special Class)Yes
Electronic Engineering DraftspersonNo
Electronic Engineering TechnicianNo
Electronic Equipment Trades WorkerYes
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)Yes
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)Yes
Electronics EngineerNo
ElectroplaterNo
Emergency Medicine SpecialistYes
Emergency Service WorkerNo
EndocrinologistYes
Engineering ManagerYes
Engineering PatternmakerNo
Engineering Professionals (nec)Yes
Engineering TechnologistYes
EngraverNo
Enrolled NurseYes
Entertainer or Variety ArtistNo
Environmental ConsultantYes
Environmental EngineerYes
Environmental Health OfficerNo
Environmental ManagerYes
Environmental Research ScientistYes
Environmental Scientists (nec)Yes
Equipment Hire ManagerYes
Exercise PhysiologistNo
External AuditorYes
Facilities ManagerYes
Faculty HeadYes
Family & Marriage CounsellorYes
Family Support WorkerYes
FarrierYes
Fashion DesignerYes
Fibrous PlastererYes
Film & Video EditorYes
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors necNo
Finance BrokerYes
Finance ManagerYes
Financial Brokers (nec)Yes
Financial Dealers (nec)Yes
Financial Institution Branch ManagerNo
Financial Investment AdviserYes
Financial Investment ManagerYes
Financial Market DealerYes
Fire FighterNo
Fire Protection Equipment TechnicianNo
First Aid TrainerNo
Fisheries OfficerNo
Fitness Centre ManagerYes
Fitter & TurnerYes
Fitter (General)Yes
Fitter-WelderYes
Fleet ManagerYes
Flight AttendantNo
Floor FinisherNo
FloristYes
Flower GrowerYes
Flying InstructorNo
Food TechnologistNo
FootballerYes
ForesterYes
Fruit or Nut GrowerYes
Funeral DirectorNo
Funeral Workers necNo
Furniture FinisherYes
Futures TraderNo
Gallery or Museum CuratorYes
Gallery or Museum TechnicianNo
Gardener (General)Yes
Gas or Petroleum OperatorNo
GasfitterYes
GastroenterologistYes
General PractitionerYes
GeologistYes
GeophysicistNo
Geotechnical EngineerYes
GlazierYes
Goat FarmerNo
GolferNo
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ)Yes
Grape GrowerYes
Graphic DesignerYes
Graphic Pre-press Trades WorkerNo
GreenkeeperYes
GunsmithNo
Gymnastics Coach or InstructorYes
Hair or Beauty Salon ManagerYes
HairdresserYes
Hardware TechnicianYes
Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec)Yes
Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (nec)Yes
Health Information ManagerYes
Health Promotion OfficerYes
Helicopter PilotNo
HistorianNo
HomoeopathNo
Horse BreederYes
Horse Riding Coach or InstructorYes
Horse TrainerNo
Hospital PharmacistYes
Hotel or Motel ManagerYes
Human Resource AdviserNo
Human Resource ManagerYes
HydrogeologistNo
HydrographerNo
ICT Account ManagerYes
ICT Business AnalystYes
ICT Business Development ManagerYes
ICT Customer Support OfficerYes
ICT Managers (nec)Yes
ICT Project ManagerYes
ICT Quality Assurance EngineerYes
ICT Sales RepresentativeYes
ICT Security SpecialistYes
ICT Support and Test Engineers necNo
ICT Support EngineerYes
ICT Support Technicians necNo
ICT Systems Test EngineerYes
ICT TrainerYes
IllustratorYes
Importer or ExporterNo
Industrial DesignerYes
Industrial EngineerNo
Industrial PharmacistYes
Information and Organisation Professionals (nec)Yes
Insurance AgentYes
Insurance BrokerYes
Insurance InvestigatorNo
Insurance Loss AdjusterYes
Insurance Risk SurveyorNo
Intellectual Property LawyerNo
Intelligence OfficerNo
Intensive Care Ambulance ParamedicYes
Intensive Care SpecialistYes
Interior DecoratorNo
Interior DesignerYes
Internal AuditorYes
InterpreterYes
JewellerYes
Jewellery DesignerYes
JockeyNo
JoinerYes
Journalists & Other Writers (nec)Yes
JudgeNo
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec)Yes
Kennel HandNo
Laboratory ManagerYes
Land EconomistYes
Landscape ArchitectYes
Landscape GardenerYes
Leather Goods MakerNo
Legal ExecutiveNo
Liaison OfficerNo
LibrarianYes
Library TechnicianYes
Licensed Club ManagerNo
Life Science TechnicianYes
Life Scientist (General)No
Life Scientists necNo
Lift MechanicYes
Light TechnicianNo
Livestock  Farmers (nec)Yes
LocksmithYes
MagistrateNo
Maintenance PlannerNo
Make Up ArtistYes
Management AccountantYes
Management ConsultantYes
ManufacturerYes
Marine BiologistYes
Marine SurveyorNo
Marine Transport Professionals necNo
Market Research AnalystNo
Marketing SpecialistYes
Massage TherapistYes
Master FisherNo
Materials EngineerNo
MathematicianYes
Meat InspectorYes
Mechanical EngineerYes
Mechanical Engineering DraftspersonNo
Mechanical Engineering TechnicianYes
Media Producer (excluding Video)No
Medical Administrator (Aus) / Medical Superintendent (NZ)No
Medical Diagnostic RadiographerYes
Medical Laboratory ScientistYes
Medical Laboratory TechnicianYes
Medical OncologistYes
Medical Practitioners (nec)Yes
Medical Radiation TherapistYes
Medical Technicians (nec)Yes
Metal Casting Trades WorkerNo
Metal FabricatorYes
Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec)Yes
Metal Machinist (First Class)Yes
Metal PolisherNo
Metallurgical or Materials TechnicianYes
MetallurgistNo
MeteorologistYes
MicrobiologistNo
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)Yes
MidwifeYes
Migration Agent (Aus)No
Mine DeputyYes
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)Yes
Minister of Religion*Yes
Mixed Crop & Livestock FarmerYes
Mixed Crop FarmerYes
Mixed Livestock FarmerYes
Mothercraft NurseNo
Motor Mechanic (General)Yes
Motorcycle MechanicYes
Multimedia DesignerNo
Multimedia SpecialistYes
Music DirectorNo
Music Professionals necNo
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)Yes
Musical Instrument Maker or RepairerNo
Musician (Instrumental)Yes
Natural and Physical Science Professionals necNo
NaturopathYes
Naval ArchitectYes
Network AdministratorYes
Network AnalystYes
NeurologistYes
NeurosurgeonYes
Newspaper or Periodical EditorYes
Nuclear Medicine TechnologistYes
Nurse EducatorYes
Nurse ManagerYes
Nurse PractitionerYes
Nurse ResearcherNo
NurserypersonNo
Nursing Clinical DirectorYes
NutritionistYes
Obstetrician & GynaecologistYes
Occupational Health and Safety AdviserYes
Occupational TherapistYes
Operating Theatre TechnicianNo
OphthalmologistYes
Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ)No
Optical MechanicNo
OptometristYes
Organisation & Methods AnalystYes
Organisational PsychologistYes
Orthopaedic SurgeonYes
OrthoptistYes
Orthotist or ProsthetistYes
OsteopathYes
Other Spatial ScientistYes
Other Sports Coach or InstructorYes
Other Sports OfficialNo
OtorhinolaryngologistYes
Paediatric SurgeonYes
PaediatricianYes
Painter (Visual Arts)No
Painting Trades WorkersYes
PanelbeaterYes
Park RangerNo
Parole or Probation OfficerNo
PastrycookYes
Patents ExaminerYes
PathologistYes
Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)No
Performing Arts Technicians (nec)Yes
Petroleum EngineerNo
Pharmacy TechnicianYes
PhotographerYes
PhysicistYes
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)Yes
PhysiotherapistYes
Picture FramerYes
Pig FarmerYes
Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeonYes
Plastics TechnicianNo
Plumber (General)Yes
Plumbing InspectorNo
PodiatristYes
Police OfficerNo
Policy AnalystNo
Policy and Planning ManagerNo
Post Office ManagerYes
Potter or ceramic artistNo
Poultry FarmerYes
Power Generation Plant OperatorYes
Precision Instrument Maker & RepairerYes
Pressure WelderNo
Primary Health Organisation ManagerYes
Primary Products Inspectors (nec)Yes
Primary School TeacherYes
Print FinisherYes
Print JournalistYes
Printing MachinistYes
Prison OfficerNo
Private Tutors & Teachers (nec)Yes
Procurement ManagerNo
Production Manager (Forestry)Yes
Production Manager (Manufacturing)No
Production Manager (Mining)No
Production or Plant EngineerNo
Program Director (Television or Radio)Yes
Program or Project AdministratorYes
Project BuilderNo
Property ManagerYes
PsychiatristYes
Psychologists (nec)Yes
PsychotherapistYes
Public Relations ManagerNo
Public Relations ProfessionalYes
Quality Assurance ManagerYes
Quantity SurveyorYes
Quarantine OfficerNo
Radiation OncologistYes
Radio Communications TechnicianYes
Radio JournalistNo
Radio PresenterNo
Railway Station ManagerNo
Real Estate Agency PrincipalYes
Real Estate AgentYes
Real Estate RepresentativeYes
Records ManagerYes
Recreation OfficerYes
Recruitment ConsultantYes
Regional Education ManagerNo
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)Yes
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)Yes
Registered Nurse (Community Health)Yes
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)Yes
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)Yes
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)Yes
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)Yes
Registered Nurse (Medical)Yes
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)Yes
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)Yes
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)Yes
Registered Nurse (Surgical)Yes
Registered Nurses (nec)Yes
Rehabilitation CounsellorYes
Renal Medicine SpecialistYes
Research and Development ManagerNo
Resident Medical OfficerYes
Residential Care OfficerYes
Retail BuyerNo
Retail PharmacistYes
Retirement Village ManagerNo
RheumatologistYes
Roof PlumberYes
Roof TilerYes
Safety InspectorNo
Sail MakerNo
Sales & Marketing ManagerYes
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)No
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)No
Saw Maker and RepairerNo
School Laboratory TechnicianNo
School PrincipalYes
Science Technicians (nec)Yes
Screen PrinterNo
SculptorNo
Secondary School TeacherYes
Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force MemberNo
ShearerNo
Sheep FarmerYes
Sheetmetal Trades WorkerYes
Ship's EngineerNo
Ship's MasterNo
Ship's OfficerNo
ShipwrightYes
ShoemakerNo
SignwriterYes
SingerNo
Small Engine MechanicYes
Small Offset PrinterNo
Snowsport InstructorYes
Social Professionals (nec)Yes
Social WorkerYes
Software & Applications  Programmers (nec)Yes
Software EngineerYes
Software TesterYes
SolicitorYes
Solid PlastererYes
SonographerYes
Sound TechnicianYes
Special Education Teachers (nec)Yes
Special Needs TeacherYes
Specialist Managers (nec)  exceptYes
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)Yes
Specialist Physicians (nec)Yes
Speech PathologistYes
Sports AdministratorNo
Sports Centre ManagerYes
Sports Development OfficerYes
Sports UmpireNo
Sportspersons (nec)Yes
Stage ManagerYes
StatisticianYes
Stock and Station AgentNo
Stockbroking DealerYes
StonemasonNo
Structural EngineerYes
Student CounsellorYes
Sugar Cane GrowerYes
Supply and Distribution ManagerYes
Surgeon (General)Yes
Surveying or Spatial Science TechnicianNo
SurveyorYes
Swimming Coach or InstructorYes
Systems AdministratorYes
Systems AnalystYes
Taxation AccountantYes
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other LanguagesYes
Teacher of the Hearing ImpairedYes
Teacher of the Sight ImpairedYes
Technical Cable JointerYes
Technical DirectorYes
Technical Sales Representatives (nec) including, but not limited to, education sales representativesYes
Technical WriterYes
Technicians and Trades Workers necNo
Telecommunications Cable JointerNo
Telecommunications EngineerYes
Telecommunications Field EngineerYes
Telecommunications LinesworkerYes
Telecommunications Network EngineerYes
Telecommunications Network PlannerNo
Telecommunications Technical Officer or TechnologistYes
Telecommunications TechnicianNo
Television Equipment OperatorNo
Television JournalistYes
Television PresenterNo
Tennis CoachYes
Textile, Clothing  & Footwear MechanicYes
Thoracic Medicine SpecialistYes
ToolmakerYes
Traditional Chinese Medicine PractitionerYes
Training and Development ProfessionalNo
TranslatorNo
Transport Company ManagerYes
Transport EngineerYes
Travel Agency ManagerNo
Travel Attendants necNo
Tribunal Member No
Turf GrowerNo
University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)Yes
University TutorYes
UpholstererYes
Urban & Regional PlannerYes
UrologistYes
ValuerYes
Vascular SurgeonYes
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)Yes
Vehicle Body BuilderYes
Vehicle PainterNo
Vehicle TrimmerYes
VeterinarianYes
Veterinary NurseYes
Video ProducerYes
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec)Yes
Vocational Education Teacher (Non-Trades) No
Vocational Education Teacher (Trades) No
Wall & Floor TilerYes
Watch & Clock Maker & RepairerYes
Web AdministratorYes
Web DesignerYes
Web DeveloperNo
Welder (First Class)Yes
Welfare Centre ManagerYes
Welfare WorkerYes
WholesalerNo
Wine MakerYes
Wood MachinistYes
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec)Yes
Wood TurnerNo
Wool BuyerNo
Wool ClasserNo
Workplace Relations AdvisorNo
Youth WorkerYes
ZookeeperNo
ZoologistYes

Currently, around 95,000 workers are employed on 457 visas, representing less than 1% of the total workforce. Existing 457 holders will not be subject to the new rules, and different rules will apply in regional areas, where migrant workers are frequently used for harvesting and other farm activities.

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