General Guide to subclass 457 program occupations which are not exempt from labour market testing

This visa is now closed to new applications.

The following list is provided as a general guide to the subclass 457 program occupations which require labour market testing unless an international trade obligation applies.

Any additional occupations which do not appear in the list below but are eligible for the subclass 457 program and are described by ANZSCO as being skill level 3 or 4 will also require labour market testing unless an international trade obligation applies.

OccupationANZSCO Code
Aeronautical Engineer233911
Agricultural Engineer233912
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)323112
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)323113
Animal Attendants and Trainers nec361199
Arborist362212
Automotive Electrician321111
Baker351111
Biomedical Engineer233913
Boat Builder and Repairer399111
Bricklayer331111
Business Machine Mechanic342311
Cabinetmaker394111
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)342411
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)399512
Carpenter331212
Carpenter and Joiner331211
Chemical Engineer233111
Chemical Plant Operator399211
Civil Engineer233211
Cook351411
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212
Diversional Therapist411311
Diving Instructor (Open Water)452311
Dog Handler or Trainer361111
Drainer334113
Electrical Engineer233311
Electrician (General)341111
Electrician (Special Class)341112
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315
Electronics Engineer233411
Engineering Manager133211
Engineering Professionals nec233999
Engineering Technologist233914
Enrolled Nurse411411
Environmental Engineer233915
Farrier 322113
Fibrous Plasterer 333211
Fitter (General)323211
Fitter and Turner323212
Fitter-Welder 323213
Florist362111
Footballer452411
Furniture Finisher394211
Gardener (General)362211
Gasfitter334114
Geotechnical Engineer233212
Glazier333111
Greenkeeper362311
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor452312
Hairdresser391111
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor452313
Industrial Engineer233511
Insurance Agent611211
Insurance Loss Adjuster599612
Jeweller399411
Joiner331213
Landscape Gardener362213
Lift Mechanic341113
Locksmith323313
Make Up Artist399514
Materials Engineer233112
Mechanical Engineer233512
Metal Fabricator322311
Metal Fitters and Machinists nec323299
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214
Midwife254111
Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)233611
Motor Mechanic (General)321211
Motorcycle Mechanic321213
Naval Architect233916
Nurse Manager254311
Nurse Practitioner254411
Nursing Clinical Director134212
Other Sports Coach or Instructor452317
Painting trades workers 332211
Panelbeater324111
Pastrycook351112
Performing Arts Technicians nec399599
Petroleum Engineer233612
Plumber (General)334111
Power Generation Plant Operator399213
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer323314
Print Finisher392111
Printing Machinist392311
Production or Plant Engineer233513
​Property Manager​612112
​Real Estate Representative​612115
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)254413
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)254417
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424
Registered Nurses nec254499
Roof plumber334115
Roof Tiler333311
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211
Shipwright399112
Signwriter399611
Small Engine Mechanic 321214
Snowsport Instructor452314
Solid Plasterer333212
Sound Technician399516
Sportspersons nec452499
Structural Engineer233214
Swimming Coach or Instructor452315
Technical Cable Jointer342212
Telecommunications Engineer263311
Telecommunications Linesworker342413
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312
Tennis Coach452316
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic323215
Toolmaker323412
Transport Engineer233215
Upholsterer393311
Vehicle Body Builder324211
Vehicle Trimmer324212
Veterinary Nurse361311
Wall and Floor Tiler333411
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer323316
Welder (First Class)322313
Wood Machinist394213
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec394299