6150.0 - Australian Labour Account: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Oct 2019  
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Appendix 7: Visa subclasses and Reasons for journey

These tables show the Visa subclasses and Reasons for journey used in the Australian Labour Account.

Visa subclass
400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) (from 23/3/13)
401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) (from 24/11/12)
402 Training and Research (from 24/11/12)
403 Temporary Work (International Relations) (from 24/11/12)
405 Investor Retirement (from 1/11/04)
410 Retirement
416 Special Program
417 Working Holiday
419 Visiting Academic
420 Entertainment
421 Sport
422 Medical Practitioner
423 Media and Film Staff
424 Public Lecturer
426 Diplomatic or Consular
427 Domestic Worker Overseas Executive
428 Religious Worker
430 Supported Dependent of Australian or NZ Citizen Temp in Australia
442 Occupational Trainee
444 Special Category - New Zealand Citizen
456 Business (Short Stay) (from 1/8/96)
457 Temporary Work (Skilled) (from 24/11/12) previously Business (Long Stay) (from 1/8/96)
459 Sponsored Business Visitor (short stay) (from 1/7/00)
461 New Zealand Citizen (Family Relationship) Temporary Visa (from 26/2/01)
462 Work and Holiday
470 Professional Development (from 1/7/03)
476 Skilled - Graduate (from 1/9/07)
482 Temporary Skill Shortage (from 18/03/2018)
485 Temporary Graduate (from 23/3/13) previously Skilled - Graduate (from 1/9/07) (replaced 497)
500 Student (Temporary) (from 01/07/16)
570 Independent ELICOS Sector(from 1/7/01)
571 Schools Sector (from 1/7/01)
572 Vocational Education and Training Sector (from 1/7/01)
573 Higher Education Sector (from 1/7/01)
574 Postgraduate Research Sector (from 1/7/01)
575 Non-Award Foundation/Other Sector (from 1/7/01)
576 Ausaid/Defence Sponsored Sector (from 1/7/01)
995 Diplomatic

Reason for journey

    • Business
    • Convention/conference
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Exhibition – Other/Not Stated/Not Applicable
    • Holiday
    • Visiting friends and relatives

Visa subclass by reason for journey

Visa SubclassReason for journey - used in calculating short term visitor arrivals

401Employment; Education
402Employment; Education
403Employment; Education
405Employment; Education
410Employment; Education
416Employment; Education
417Employment; Education; Holiday; Business; Visiting friends and relatives
419Employment; Education
420Employment; Education
421Employment; Education
422Employment; Education
423Employment; Education
424Employment; Education
426Employment; Education
427Employment; Education
428Employment; Education
430Employment; Education
442Employment; Education
444Employment; Education
456Employment; Education
457Employment; Education; Business; Visiting friends and relatives
459Employment; Education
461Employment; Education
462Employment; Education; Holiday
470Employment; Education
476Employment; Education
482Employment; Education; Business; Visiting friends and relatives
485Employment; Education
500Employment; Education
570Employment; Education
571Employment; Education
572Employment; Education
573Employment; Education
574Employment; Education
575Employment; Education
576Employment; Education
995Employment; Education