Registered Migration Australia
Exemptions to Labour Market Testing
Even if the occupation is on the LMT list, exemptions from labour market testing will apply where:
The following ANZSCO codes apply to the following occupations:
Labour Market Testing may be required when applying for a 457 Nomination in the following (PDF) list.
Eligible temporary visa holders
At the time of nomination the person is the holder of a Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa or a Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa; and the person is employed in the agricultural sector by the nominating employer (or an associated entity of that business); and the temporary visa does not prohibit the person from performing that employment.
Where required, all evidence about the advertising or other recruitment efforts made in relation to the nominated occupation completed during the last twelve months is required. The standard business sponsors (SBS) must provide evidence of having tested the local labour market when lodging their nomination. The types of evidence required can be found here (opens in a new window)
A complete list of all occupations that may require LMT testing can be found here (opens in a new window)
Licensing and/or Professional Associations
In many occupations you must be registered with or obtain a license from a local authority in the state or territory where you want to practise your occupation. Contact the local authority in your relevant state or territory to enquire about the licensing or registration requirements. It may benefit to become a member of a relevant industry association for your occupation which could help with your employment and visa application prospects.
Before lodging an application for skills assessment it is recommended that you contact us first.
ANZSCO Occupation List Downloads (opens in a new window)