The 457 visa will be abolished from March 2018. The 457 will be replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortages (TSS) visa from this date.
The TSS visa will have higher requirements than the current 457 visa – in particular:
- Minimum of 2 years work experience
- Labour Market Testing for most applicants
- Higher English for 4-year visas
TSS visa which will comprise the Short-Term(2 years) and Medium-Term stream(4 years).