List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Testing

Labour Market Testing may be required when applying for a 457 Nomination in the following occupations.

Exemptions to Labour Market Testing

Even if the occupation is on the LMT list, exemptions from labour market testing apply where:
  • The applicant is a citizen of Chile or Thailand, or a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or South Korea;
  • Where the employee already works for an associated entity of the sponsor in Chile, New Zealand or an ASEAN country (Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam);
  • Where the employee has worked full time for the nominating business for the last 2 years;
  • Where the business operates in a WTO member country and is seeking to sponsor senior management staff to work in Australia; or
  • Where workers are required to respond to a major disaster


The list below indicates if the occupation is on:

Click on the row headers to sort the table of occupations.


Occupation Authority IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
133211 Engineering Manager Engineers Australia/AIM IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
134212 Nursing Clinical Director ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
231212 Ship's Engineer AMSA RSMSOL
233111 Chemical Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233112 Materials Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233211 Civil Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233212 Geotechnical Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233214 Structural Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233215 Transport Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233311 Electrical Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233411 Electronics Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233511 Industrial Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233512 Mechanical Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233513 Production or Plant Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) Engineers Australia ESOL RSMSOL
233612 Petroleum Engineer Engineers Australia ESOL RSMSOL
233911 Aeronautical Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233912 Agricultural Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233913 Biomedical Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233914 Engineering Technologist Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233915 Environmental Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233916 Naval Architect (Aus) / Marine Designer (NZ) Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
233999 Engineering Professionals nec Engineers Australia ESOL RSMSOL
254111 Midwife ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254311 Nurse Manager ANMAC/VETASSESS STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254411 Nurse Practitioner ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
254499 Registered Nurses nec ANMAC IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
263311 Telecommunications Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer Engineers Australia IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
311216 Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) AIMS RSMSOL
312411 Electronic Engineering Draftsperson Engineers Australia RSMSOL
312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson Engineers Australia RSMSOL
312999 Building and Engineering Technicians nec VETASSESS C RSMSOL
321111 Automotive Electrician TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
321214 Small Engine Mechanic TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
322111 Blacksmith TRA RSMSOL
322112 Electroplater TRA RSMSOL
322113 Farrier TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
322114 Metal Casting Trades Worker TRA RSMSOL
322115 Metal Polisher TRA RSMSOL
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
322311 Metal Fabricator TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
322312 Pressure Welder TRA IFSOL RSMSOL
322313 Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323211 Fitter (General) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323212 Fitter and Turner TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323213 Fitter-Welder TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323311 Engraver TRA RSMSOL
323312 Gunsmith TRA RSMSOL
323313 Locksmith TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323315 Saw Doctor TRA RSMSOL
323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
323411 Engineering Patternmaker TRA RSMSOL
323412 Toolmaker TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
324111 Panelbeater TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
324211 Vehicle Body Builder TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
324212 Vehicle Trimmer TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
324311 Vehicle Painter TRA RSMSOL
331111 Bricklayer TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
331112 Stonemason TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
331211 Carpenter and Joiner TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
331212 Carpenter TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
331213 Joiner TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
332111 Floor Finisher TRA RSMSOL
332211 Painting Trades Worker TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
333111 Glazier TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
333211 Fibrous Plasterer TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
333212 Solid Plasterer TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
333311 Roof Tiler TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
334111 Plumber (General) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
334113 Drainer (Aus) / Drainlayer (NZ) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
334114 Gasfitter TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
334115 Roof Plumber TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
341111 Electrician (General) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
341112 Electrician (Special Class) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
341113 Lift Mechanic TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342211 Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ) TRA IFSOL RSMSOL
342212 Technical Cable Jointer TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342311 Business Machine Mechanic TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342312 Communications Operator TRA RSMSOL
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342412 Telecommunications Cable Jointer TRA RSMSOL
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker (Aus) / Telecommunications Line Mechanic (NZ) TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
342414 Telecommunications Technician TRA RSMSOL
351111 Baker TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
351112 Pastrycook TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
351411 Cook TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
361111 Dog Trainer or Handler VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
361112 Horse Trainer TRA ESOL RSMSOL
361114 Zookeeper VETASSESS D RSMSOL
361115 Kennel Hand VETASSESS D RSMSOL
361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
361211 Shearer VETASSESS D RSMSOL
361311 Veterinary Nurse VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
362111 Florist TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
362211 Gardener (General) TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
362212 Arborist TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
362213 Landscape Gardener TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
362311 Greenkeeper TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
362411 Nurseryperson TRA RSMSOL
391111 Hairdresser TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
392111 Print Finisher TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
392112 Screen Printer TRA RSMSOL
392211 Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker TRA RSMSOL
392311 Printing Machinist TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
392312 Small Offset Printer TRA RSMSOL
393111 Canvas Goods Fabricator TRA RSMSOL
393112 Leather Goods Maker TRA RSMSOL
393113 Sail Maker TRA RSMSOL
393114 Shoemaker TRA RSMSOL
393211 Apparel Cutter TRA RSMSOL
393212 Clothing Patternmaker TRA RSMSOL
393213 Dressmaker or Tailor TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
393299 Clothing Trades Workers nec VETASSESS D RSMSOL
393311 Upholsterer TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
394111 Cabinetmaker TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
394211 Furniture Finisher TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
394212 Picture Framer TRA RSMSOL
394213 Wood Machinist TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
394214 Wood Turner TRA RSMSOL
394299 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399111 Boat Builder and Repairer TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399112 Shipwright TRA IFSOL STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399211 Chemical Plant Operator TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399212 Gas or Petroleum Operator TRA RSMSOL
399213 Power Generation Plant Operator TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399411 Jeweller TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399511 Broadcast Transmitter Operator TRA RSMSOL
399512 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399513 Light Technician TRA RSMSOL
399514 Make Up Artist TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399515 Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer TRA RSMSOL
399516 Sound Technician TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399517 Television Equipment Operator TRA RSMSOL
399599 Performing Arts Technicians nec VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399611 Signwriter TRA STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
399911 Diver VETASSESS D RSMSOL
399913 Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ) TRA RSMSOL
399914 Optical Mechanic TRA RSMSOL
399916 Plastics Technician TRA RSMSOL
399917 Wool Classer TRA RSMSOL
399918 Fire Protection Equipment Technician TRA RSMSOL
399999 Technicians and Trades Workers nec TRA RSMSOL
411311 Diversional Therapist VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
411411 Enrolled Nurse ANMAC STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
411412 Mothercraft Nurse VETASSESS C RSMSOL
441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks VETASSESS D RSMSOL
441211 Emergency Service Worker VETASSESS D RSMSOL
441212 Fire Fighter VETASSESS D RSMSOL
442111 Prison Officer VETASSESS F
451211 Driving Instructor VETASSESS D RSMSOL
451399 Funeral Workers nec VETASSESS D RSMSOL
451711 Flight Attendant VETASSESS D RSMSOL
451799 Travel Attendants nec VETASSESS D RSMSOL
451815 First Aid Trainer VETASSESS D RSMSOL
452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water) VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452314 Snowsport Instructor VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452316 Tennis Coach VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452318 Dog and Horse Racing Official VETASSESS D RSMSOL
452322 Sports Umpire VETASSESS D RSMSOL
452323 Other Sports Official VETASSESS D RSMSOL
452411 Footballer VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
452412 Golfer VETASSESS D RSMSOL
452413 Jockey TRA RSMSOL
452499 Sportspersons nec VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
599212 Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ) VETASSESS D RSMSOL
599611 Insurance Investigator VETASSESS D RSMSOL
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
599613 Insurance Risk Surveyor VETASSESS D RSMSOL
599915 Clinical Coder VETASSESS D RSMSOL
611111 Auctioneer VETASSESS D RSMSOL
611112 Stock and Station Agent VETASSESS D RSMSOL
611211 Insurance Agent VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
612111 Business Broker VETASSESS D RSMSOL
612112 Property Manager VETASSESS D RSMSOL
612114 Real Estate Agent VETASSESS D RSMSOL
612115 Real Estate Representative VETASSESS D RSMSOL
639211 Retail Buyer VETASSESS D STNOL ESOL RSMSOL
639212 Wool Buyer VETASSESS D RSMSOL
712211 Driller TRA


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