Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

Australia Department of Home Affairs introduced this new visa in replacement of the 457 Visa.

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Subclass 482 aims to address the shortage of the skilled workers for the employers who are unable to source the suitable talent amongst Australians by allowing recruitment of overseas pool of talent. In the process, it makes sure that the Australian workers are first preference.

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To become eligible for this visa, you must

  • Be sponsored by an approved business
  • The nomination must be under an approved occupation

You can lodge this visa from Australia or outside of Australia.

You can work in Australia on this visa under any of the below streams

  • the Short-Term stream
  • the Medium-Term stream
  • Labour Agreement stream

The three-step application process is:

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

You can travel in and out of Australia on this visa and your family member can work and study in Australia for the duration of this visa.

Short-Term Stream

You can be eligible to apply under this visa stream, if you have an approved business sponsor you in an occupation listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

However, applicants are only allowed to hold one temporary visa as a primary applicant.

The visa is divided into two streams:

This visa allows you to work in Australia on a position for

  • two years
  • four years (in case of International Trade Obligation, if applicable)

The cost of this visa is AUD1150

The visa under this stream can be renewed only once while you are in Australia.


Medium-Term Stream

If there is an employer willing to sponsor in an occupation listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL).

This visa allows you to work in Australia for up to four years.

The visa costs AUD2400

You can apply for this visa unlimited times.

Labour Agreement Stream

If an Australian employer has a labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs and wants to sponsor you then you can be eligible to apply under this stream.

Eligibility Criteria For The Applicant

You must meet certain set criteria to be eligible for this visa under any stream, which are that you must:

  • Have a minimum of 2-years work experience in the occupation selected
  • Hold a sanctioned nomination by an approved sponsor
  • Have completed any skills assessment/ Qualification requisites
  • Hold a valid English language proficiency proof fulfilling the minimum language criteria
  • Have a valid functional visa, a subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, a subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa or a Subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa, if you are in Australia at the time of lodging the application
  • Meet any other requirements or conditions that applies to your visa application.
  • Fulfil the conditions for health and character
  • Fulfil the specific requirements of the individual stream

For the Short-term stream, you will have to fulfil the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement.


Eligibility Criteria For The Nominating Employers

If you are an employer, then to be able to sponsor an overseas applicant to fill any skilled position, you must:

  • Be a legally operating business in Australia
  • Have a standard business sponsorship
  • Pay the sponsorship fees is AUD420

The sponsorship will be valid for a period of five years from the date of its approval.

You can nominate your employee for an eligible occupation in the list of eligible skilled occupation i.e the MLTSSL or STSOL and you must:

  • Submit a valid employment contract
  • Pay the salary equivalent to or more than Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) for the respective occupation
  • Specify the location and period of the job in the nomination
  • Give the evidence of Labour Market Testing (where required)
  • Pay the fees of AUD330


English Language Requirements

English language requirement for the short-term stream is of 5 Bands or equivalent overall with no less than 4.5 in each module and for the medium-term stream is of 5 Bands or equivalent overall with no less than 5.0 in each module.

Health And Character Requirements

You along with your family members included in your application must

  • fulfil the requirement of heath by providing the valid medical certificates obtain within 12 months of application lodgement.
  • Satisfy the character requirement by submitting the police clearance certificate


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Including Family Members In Your Application

You can include your spouse and your/ your spouse’s child/ step child

Applying for any visa requires great deal of attentiveness. Your application might be subject to many conditions. To make sure you do not face any hurdles in your application and the visa process, consider seeking the advice of our Registered Migration Agents who have been working closely with the Australian migration laws since past many years and have handle the most critical of cases including the tribunal appeals.

Also, we have compared the short-term and long-term streams and provided a detail synopsis of the visa and its effect which you can check out in this complete guide of TSS Visa.

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