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Working in Australia

Legislative instruments

The table below provides information on the formal legislative instrument(s) which specify the occupations available for the skilled visa types listed.

Visa Program(s)Subclasses (streams or types)Legislative Instrument(s)
Skilled independent permanent visas Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – Points-tested stream

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated
IMMI 18/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities
Skilled nominated permanent visas Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated
IMMI 18/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities
Employer sponsored visa programsTemporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) IMMI 18/048: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 482 Visa
  Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) - this visa is closed to new applications.


For applications lodged before 17 January 2018, see: IMMI 17/060: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 457 Visa

For applications lodged on or after 17 January 2018, see: IMMI 18/004: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 457 Visa  
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186)
IMMI 18/049: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)The below legislative instrument lists eligible skilled occupations for the RSMS visa ​IMMI 18/043: Specification of Occupations — Subclass 187 Visa

The below legislative instrument lists skilled occupations which require skills assessments IMMI 12/096 – Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities
Other temporary visa programs Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work

Training visa (subclass 407)
IMMI 18/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities

IMMI 18/050: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 407 Visa