Project Description

Become a sponsor – Standard Business Sponsorship(SBS)

When you become a standard business sponsor, you can sponsor someone to work for you on a:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)

482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill. Temporary Skill Shortage visa 482 enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. TSS visa applicants are required to have worked in the nominated occupation, or a related field, for at least two years to be eligible for a TSS visa. This means if you have recently graduated with a relevant Bachelor degree from an Australian university you would generally not qualify for the TSS visa unless you have completed another qualification overseas and have 2 years of experience after that qualification. TSS visa applicants must also meet the ANZSCO Skill Level requirement of your occupation

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Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa – Subclass 482- Employers

From 18 March 2018, the 457 visa was abolished and replaced with the TSS visa (Subclass 482). The TSS 482 visa is comprised of a Short-Term stream, Medium-Term stream and Labour agreement stream.

A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work. The business must be a Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) or an Overseas Business Sponsor (OBS) to sponsor you under the TSS visa.

Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) is a first and required for all businesses, step to employ overseas employee.

Short-term stream – this is for employers to source genuine temporary overseas skilled workers in occupations included on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) for a maximum of two years each time (or up to four years if an international trade obligation applies)
Medium-term stream – this is for employers to source highly skilled overseas workers to fill medium-term critical skills in occupations included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupations List (ROL) for up to four years (each time), with eligibility to apply for permanent residence after three years
Labour Agreement stream – this is for employers to source overseas skilled workers in accordance with a labour agreement with the Commonwealth, on the basis of a demonstrated need that cannot be met in the Australian labour market and standard visa programs are not available, with the capacity to negotiate a permanent residence option.

At the time of lodging a TSS nomination application, employers will need to select an employment period of up to:

1 year or 2 years for the short-term stream (unless an international trade obligation applies-up to 4 years); and
1 year, 2 years, 3 years or 4 years for the medium-term or labour agreements stream.

The TSS 482 visa involves a three-step process:

Step 1: a sponsorship application by the employer (the employer needs to be a lawfull, active, operating business and meet local labour and employment practices).

Step 2: The second part of the application process is the nomination application. This is regarding the position to be filled, salary details, efforts to hire Australian workers and the ‘genuineness’ of the position. The business must also be viable to sponsor from overseas.

Step 3: a visa application by the nominated employee. The visa applicant must demonstrate that they meet the skills required for their occupation as well as health and character requirements.

The TSS 482 visa involves a three-step process, Sponsorship for the business is a first step.

Standard Business Sponsorship(SBS) is valid for 5 years from the date it is approved.

Do you have a legally established and currently operating business in Australia (in some cases business can be outside of Australia)?

There is no adverse information regarding your business?

Additional requirements for businesses in Australia including but not limited to:

  • you should have a strong record of, or a demonstrated commitment to, employing local labour
  • you must declare that you will not engage in discriminatory recruitment practices

As a approved business sponsor you are required to follow some rules. To find full list check link below. If you have any questions about your obligations as Pacific-Center consultants.

Sponsorship obligations for Standard business.

Nomination is a step 2 in TSS 482 visa process

Nomination is regarding the position to be filled, salary details, efforts to hire Australian workers and the ‘genuineness’ of the position. The business must also be viable to sponsor from overseas.

The following are the key requirements which must be satisfied in order for a business to nominate an occupation for the purposes of a TSS visa (482 visa). There are other requirements depending on individual circumstances however these are the key relevant requirements for most businesses:

  • The business must be an approved standard business sponsor or a party to a labour agreement.
  • The occupation must be on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List or the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List and the nominated occupation must correspond to the occupation specified in those lists.
  • The terms and conditions of employment for the proposed 482 visa holder must be no less favourable than the terms and conditions which are provided, or which would be provided, to Australian citizens and permanent residents for performing the same work at the same location (which includes paying market salary rate salary).
  • The market salary rate must be greater than the temporary skilled migration income threshold (TSMIT).
  • The position associated with the nominated occupation must be “genuine”.
  • A signed employment contract should be provided.

Standard Business Sponsorship(SBS) is valid for 5 years from the date it is approved.

Visa is for:

Short-Term TSS Visa (482) –  for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies.

Medium and Long Term TSS Visa (482) – Up to 4 years

Labour agreement stream – Up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement.

Short-Term TSS Visa (482)

You can work in Australia for up to 2 years for your sponsor or work in Australia for up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies
You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid
If eligible, You can apply for permanent residence

Medium and Long Term TSS Visa (482)

You can work in Australia for up to 4 years
You can study (you won’t receive government assistance)
You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid
If eligible, You can apply for permanent residence

How much cost visa to Australia

As a Sponsor keep in mind Sponsorship and Nomination fees MUST be paid by Business and can not be reimbursed by applicant.

Applicant can be in out out of Australia when applying.

Bridging visa will be issued only for on shore applications. Specific condition including work and travel permission will vary deepens on applicant situation. please contact us for details.

Short-Term TSS Visa (482)

Medium and Long Term TSS Visa (482)

TSS Visa – Short Stream 482 Visa in Regional (ROL)