Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

The 457 Visa was replaced with this new 482 visa by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

Employers who are unable to find qualified personnel among Australians may now be able to fill the talent gap by hiring foreign workers under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482. It ensures throughout the process that preference is given to Australian workers.

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In order to be qualified for this visa, you have to,

  • Be supported by a recognised company.
  • The nomination needs to fall under a recognised profession.

This visa can be applied for both inside and outside of Australia.

With this visa, you can work in Australia under any of the following streams.

  • The Short-term stream
  • The Medium-term stream
  • Labour Agreement stream

The three-step application process is:

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

During the validity of this visa, you and your family member are allowed to travel inside Australia as well as work and study there.

Short-term stream

If you work in a profession that is on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and have a business sponsor who has been approved, you may be eligible to apply under this visa stream.

As a principal applicant, candidates may only possess one temporary visa.


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 AUD1455.00

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

Medium-term stream

If a job is on the Regional Occupation List (ROL) or the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), and the employer is willing to sponsor.

  • You can work in Australia for a maximum of four years with this visa.
  • The visa costs AUD3035.00
  • This visa is one that you may apply for at any moment.

Labour Agreement Stream

You may be able to apply under this stream if your Australian employer wishes to sponsor you and has a work agreement with the Department of Home Affairs.

Eligibility Criteria For The Applicant

To be eligible for this visa in any stream, you have to fulfil specific requirements, which are as follows::

  • Possess a minimum of two years of experience in the chosen field of work.
  • Possess a nomination that has been authorised by a sponsor.
  • Have fulfilled all qualification requirements and skills assessments.
  • Own a legitimate English language competency document that satisfies the minimal linguistic requirements.
  • If you are in Australia at the time of application submission, possess a valid functional visa, subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa, or subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa.
  • Fulfil any additional prerequisites or criteria that may be applicable to your visa application.
  • Meet the requirements for morality and health.
  • Meet the particular requirements for each stream.

You must meet the requirements for Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) in order to participate in the Short-term stream.

Qualifications For The Employers Nominated

If you’re an employer, you have to do the following in order to sponsor a candidate from abroad for any skilled position:

  • Have a legitimate business in Australia.
  • Possess a typical business sponsorship
  • Sponsorship fees are AUD420.

The sponsorship will be in effect for five years when it is approved.

Your employee may be nominated for one of the skilled occupations listed on the list of qualifying occupations, such as the STSOL or MLTSSL, but you must first:

  • Send in a legitimate job contract.
  • For each occupation, pay a wage that is at least equal to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT).
  • Indicate in the nomination the job’s location and duration.
  • Provide proof of labour market testing, if necessary.
  • Pay the AUD 330 in fees.


English Language Requirements

For the short-term stream, the minimum required score in English language proficiency is five bands or equivalent overall, with at least 4.5 in each module; for the medium-term stream, the minimum score is five bands or equivalent overall, with at least 5.0 in each module.

Health And Character Requirements

You and any family members you listed on your application need to,

  • Satisfy the health criteria by presenting the legitimate medical certifications that you obtained within a year after submitting your application.
  • Provide the police clearance certificate to prove that you meet the character criterion.


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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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