On 18 April 2017, the government announced that,as of March 2018, the 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. Any changes are being gradually implemented between April 2017 and March 2018.
As of 19 April 2017:
• The number occupations available for subclass 457 visa programme applicationswas reduced by 216
• The new TSS visa programme becamecomprised of two streams –short-term and long-term – and your eligibility for these streams depends on your occupation:
– Short-term stream: a visa of up to two years can be granted…