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27 March 2017

Department policy was updated on 27 March 2017 in relation to mandatory skills assessments under the 457 visa program.

Exemptions to mandatory skills assessments for applicants nominated as Program or Project Administrators (ANZSCO 511112) or Specialist Managers NEC (ANZSCO 139999) have been expanded to cover individuals who are applying for a repeat 457 application and completed a VETASSESS skills assessment for their previous visa for the same occupation; or are nominated as intra-company transfers and employed in a similar occupation for the same company overseas.

Assessing Officers may also exercise their discretion, with the approval of 457 program management, not to require a VETASSESS Skills Assessment from a visa applicant if the applicant has significant formal qualifications and/or extensive work experience and a salary level of $180,000 or more or the sponsor is accredited.

Whether you need a temporary visa, family visa, work visa or assistance with skilled migration, you can rely on us for a successful outcome. Our Registered Migration Agent Sydney is ready to help your dream of living in Australia a reality.



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