Labour Market Testing or LMT

One of the requirements for the approval of a 457 visa and nomination is that we must show to the Department of Immigration that the sponsoring employer has done Labour Market Testing, or LMT.  What this means is you must place an advert online for the job openings you wish to fill with certain 457 workers.  You have to show that you tried to find a local Australian citizen or PR for the position.  It is pretty easy to do and doesn’t cost anything, but it is best to get done as soon as possible.  The advertising evidence is valid for 12 months for the specific job category-for example welder, carpenter etc.  Not all occupations are affected, primarily the trades.

The following list is provided as a guide to the occupations which require labour market testing:

Occupation ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Code
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 411511 Metal Casting Trades Worker 322114
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 Metal Fabricator 322311
Agricultural Engineer 233912 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec 323299
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 Metal Polisher 322115
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111 Midwife 254111
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112 Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) 233611
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) 323113 Mothercraft Nurse 411412
Ambulance Officer 411111 Motor Mechanic (General) 321211
Animal Attendants and Trainers nec 361199 Motorcycle Mechanic 321213
Apparel Cutter 393211 Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer 399515
Arborist 362212 Naval Architect 233916
Auctioneer 611111 Nurse Manager 254311
Automotive Electrician 321111 Nurse Practitioner 254411
Baker 351111 Nurseryperson 362411
Biomedical Engineer 233913 Nursing Clinical Director 134212
Blacksmith 322111 Optical Dispenser 399913
Boat Builder and Repairer 399111 Optical Mechanic 399914
Bricklayer 331111 Other Sports Coach or Instructor 452317
Broadcast Transmitter Operator 399511 Other Sports Official 452323
Building and Engineering Technicians nec 312999 Painting trades workers 332211
Business Broker 612111 Panelbeater 324111
Business Machine Mechanic 342311 Parole or Probation Officer 411714
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker (Excluding the activity of slaughtering animals, or primarily boning, slicing or packaging meat in a non-retail setting.) 351211 Pastrycook 351112
Cabinetmaker 394111 Performing Arts Technicians nec 399599
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) 342411 Petroleum Engineer 233612
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) 399512 Picture Framer 394212
Canvas Goods Fabricator 393111 Plastics Technician 399916
Carpenter 331212 Plumber (General) 334111
Carpenter and Joiner 331211 Power Generation Plant Operator 399213
Chemical Engineer 233111 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer 323314
Chemical Plant Operator 399211 Pressure Welder 322312
Civil Engineer 233211 Print Finisher 392111
Clinical Coder 599915 Printing Machinist 392311
Clothing Patternmaker 393212 Prison Officer 442111
Clothing Trades Workers nec 393299 Production or Plant Engineer 233513
Communications Operator 342312 Property Manager 612112
Community Worker 411711 Real Estate Agency Principal 612113
Cook 351411 Real Estate Agent 612114
Defence Force Member – Other Ranks 441111 Real Estate Representative 612115
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412
Disabilities Services Officer 411712 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413
Diver 399911 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414
Diversional Therapist 411311 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415
Diving Instructor (Open Water) 452311 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416
Dog Handler or Trainer 361111 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417
Dog or Horse Racing Official 452318 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421
Drainer 334113 Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418
Dressmaker or Tailor 393213 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422
Driller 712211 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425
Driving Instructor 451211 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423
Electrical Engineer 233311 Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424
Electrical Linesworker 342211 Registered Nurses nec 254499
Electrician (General) 341111 Residential Care Officer 411715
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 Retail Buyer 639211
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson 312411 Roof plumber 334115
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313 Roof Tiler 333311
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314 Sail Maker 393113
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315 Saw Maker and Repairer 323315
Electronics Engineer 233411 Screen Printer 392112
Electroplater 322112 Shearer 361211
Emergency Service Worker 441211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211
Engineering Manager 133211 Ship’s Engineer 231212
Engineering Patternmaker 323411 Shipwright 399112
Engineering Professionals nec 233999 Shoemaker 393114
Engineering Technologist 233914 Signwriter 399611
Engraver 323311 Small Engine Mechanic 321214
Enrolled Nurse 411411 Small Offset Printer 392312
Environmental Engineer 233915 Snowsport Instructor 452314
Family Support Worker 411713 Solid Plasterer 333212
Farrier 322113 Sound Technician 399516
Fibrous Plasterer 333211 Sports Development Officer 452321
Fire Fighter 441212 Sports Umpire 452322
Fire Protection Equipment Technician 399918 Sportspersons nec 452499
First Aid Trainer 451815 Stock and Station Agent 611112
Fitter (General) 323211 Stonemason 331112
Fitter and Turner 323212 Structural Engineer 233214
Fitter-Welder 323213 Swimming Coach or Instructor 452315
Flight Attendant 451711 Technical Cable Jointer 342212
Floor Finisher 332111 Technicians and Trades Workers nec 399999
Florist 362111 Telecommunications Cable Jointer 342412
Footballer 452411 Telecommunications Engineer 263311
Funeral Director 451311 Telecommunications Linesworker 342413
Funeral Workers nec 451399 Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312
Furniture Finisher 394211 Telecommunications Technician 342414
Gardener (General) 362211 Television Equipment Operator 399517
Gas or Petroleum Operator 399212 Tennis Coach 452316
Gasfitter 334114 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic 323215
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 Toolmaker 323412
Glazier 333111 Transport Engineer 233215
Golfer 452412 Travel Attendants nec 451799
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker 392211 Upholsterer 393311
Greenkeeper 362311 Vehicle Body Builder 324211
Gunsmith 323312 Vehicle Painter 324311
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor 452312 Vehicle Trimmer 324212
Hairdresser 391111 Veterinary Nurse 361311
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor 452313 Wall and Floor Tiler 333411
Horse Trainer 361112 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer 323316
Industrial Engineer 233511 Welder (First Class) 322313
Insurance Agent 611211 Wood Machinist 394213
Insurance Investigator 599611 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec 394299
Insurance Loss Adjuster 599612 Wood Turner 394214
Insurance Risk Surveyor 599613 Wool Buyer 639212
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic 411112 Wool Classer 399917
Interior Decorator 399912 Youth Worker 411716
Jeweller 399411 Zookeeper 361114