Project Description

482 Temporary Skill Shortage

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. 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

TSS visa enables employers to address labour shortages by hiring skilled workers where they cannot find an appropriately skilled Australian. It facilitates employment of foreign workers to address temporary skill shortages, while ensuring that Australian workers get priority. TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation and may have a pathway to permanent residency ( IN MANY OCCUPATIONS LISTED ON MLTSSL ).

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.

There are three streams available under the TSS 482 visa:

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.

Short-Term TSS Visa (482)

You must be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible short-term skilled occupations
You must have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field
You must have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation
You must work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt
You must meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt from needing to show this

Medium and Long Term TSS Visa (482)

You must be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations
You must have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field
You must have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation
You must work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt
You must meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt from needing to show this

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.

Short-Term TSS Visa (482) – You can stay 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

You can be in or outside Australia​ when you loading your 482 visa application. You can also apply for 482 visa while you are a holder of a BVA,BVB or BVC ). If you had a history of visa being refused or cancelled, pleas contact us.

Short-Term TSS Visa (482)

Medium and Long Term TSS Visa (482)

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