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Basic Information About Temporary Work Skilled Visa in Australia

Updated on February 23, 2014

Australia is one of the best place to work, settle and pursue a successful career and is preferred by a large number of people from across the Globe. The amazing lifestyle, natural beauty, perfect climatic conditions, career opportunities and the helpful minded people makes Australia one of the most preferred career destinations for different professionals. It is not an easy task to enter Australia and start working somewhere and there are different methods and paths which needs to be followed properly so as to make you eligible to work in Australia. The first thing that you need to acquire is a valid Visa that enables you to work in this beautiful country. One of the most common and basic type of Visa that helps you to work in Australia is the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) in Australia is something that helps skilled workers from across the globe to come down to Australia and work for any of the approved business for a time frame of upto 4 years. There are many hurdles and things to take care if you are serious about taking Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) in Australia. One of the major things is that you should be sponsored by any of the approved business in Australia. The businesses in Australia can indeed sponsor anyone outside Australia, if they find it difficult to get a skilled worker from Australian citizens or permanent residents. You can either be outside or inside Australia at the time you file your application.

The Temporary Work Skilled Visa in Australia is really helpful for those willing to carve a career in Australia or for those wishing to work and settle in Australia. Anyone having a Temporary Work Skilled Visa in Australia can work in Australia for upto 4 years. For those who find it difficult to stay away from their family back home, there is a good news that the Temporary Work Skilled Visa also allows you to bring your family to work or study in Australia. This will be a good move as Australia is one of the best place to study and work when compared with other countries. The Temporary Work Skilled Visa also allows you to travel in and out of Australia whenever and as often as you wish.

Since the Temporary Work Skilled Visa in Australia is a sponsored Visa, you need to make sure that your employer is an approved sponsor failing to which you will need to face serious problems. Your employer should also nominate you for a position in their company and without that you cannot become eligible for a Temporary Work Skilled Visa in Australia. You can really apply for this visa once your employer files application to nominate and sponsor you.

Various aspects of the Temporary Work Skilled Visa or the Subclass 457 visa program tend to change from time to time and such changes are contained in a legal document known as the legislative instrument. You cannot apply for this Visa in Australia if you hold another Visa which has a 'No further stay' condition. Ultimately you must also possess a valid passport and other travel documents before apply for this Visa.

Hope that the above said points prove to be helpful to you, if you are planning to work and settle in Australia. This is most basic visa type that you can get and once you settle around you can opt for other methods which will indeed lead you in obtaining a permanent resident visa. More detailed information about Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) in Australia can be obtained from

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    • georgescifo profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from India

      Thanks Snigdha

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      4 years ago

      Highly Informative

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      5 years ago from India

      You are always Welcome @teaches12345 and also thanks for your comments.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I have heard Australia is a beautiful country and this would make a visit become a reality. A visa is a good way to see a country and get to now the culture. Thanks for the information.

    • georgescifo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from India

      You are right Mary!!

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      Mary @ Green Global Travel 

      5 years ago

      I frequently encourage people to pursue working holidays and international internships while visas are relatively are relatively easy to obtain and will pass on your thoughts and the resource!

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      5 years ago from India

      Thanks for your honest comment, BlossomSB!!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I'm sure that this information should be useful to anyone interested in gaining experience in their line of work and also having the opportunity to travel and enjoy the many unique things that help to make up the varied facets of Australia.


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