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I have been advised by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that I need a skills assessment to apply for a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).

 
You will need to apply for a skills assessment under the 457 Skills Assessment Program if you:
  • hold a passport from one of the nominated countries or Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in the table below; and
  •  are seeking a skills assessment in any of the following occupations in the table below.
​457 Occupations ​457 Nominated Countries and SARs
  Automotive Electrician [321111] Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  Baker [351111] China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  Cabinetmaker [394111] Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  Carpenter [331212] Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, ​India, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  Carpenter and Joiner [331211] ​Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​  Chef [351311] ​Bangladesh*, ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Nepal, Pakistan*, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​  Cook [351411] Bangladesh*, ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Nepal, Pakistan*, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  Diesel Motor Mechanic​ [321212] ​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​  Electrician (General) [341111] ​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam
  Electrician (Special Class) [341112]​ ​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam
​  Fitter (General) [323211] ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  Fitter and Turner [323212]​ ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​  Fitter-Welder [323213] ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​  Joiner [331213] ​Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​  Metal Fabricator [322311] ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​  Metal Machinist (First Class) [323214] ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​Metal Fitters and Machinists (not elsewhere classified) [323299] ​​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​Motor Mechanic (General) [321211] Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​Panelbeater [324111] ​​China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Pastrycook [351112]​ ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​Sheetmetal Trades Worker [322211] ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​Toolmaker [323412] ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
​Welder (First Class) [322313] ​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

*There are no assessment centres in these countries. Applicants are required to travel to a TRA-approved assessment centre in Australia or a 457 or OSAP nominated country for a skills assessment.

You can find more information on the 457 Skills Assessment Program here.
 
Please read the information in the 457 Skills Assessment Applicant Guidelines prior to lodging an application.
 
If your passport country or SAR and occupation are not on this list please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for more information.
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