Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

This new 482 visa was introduced by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to replace the 457 Visa

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482 permits the recruitment of overseas talent in an effort to alleviate the skilled labour shortage faced by Australian firms who are unable to find acceptable Australian candidates. During the process, it guarantees that preference is given to Australian workers.

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In order for you to be granted this visa, you need

  • Have a recognised company sponsor
  • The nomination needs to be made under a legitimate occupation.

This visa can be applied for from within Australia or outside of it.

With this visa, you can work in Australia in any of the streams listed below.

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

The three-step application process is

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

With this visa, you are able to enter and exit Australia, and your family member is permitted to work and study there for the period of the visa.

Short-Term Stream

If your firm has been allowed to sponsor you and you work in a profession that is on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), you may be able to apply under this visa stream.

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

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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

Employers who are willing to sponsor in a position that is on the Regional Occupation List (ROL) or the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

  • For a maximum of four years, you can work in Australia with this visa.
  • The visa costs AUD3035.00
  • This visa is one that you can apply for indefinitely.


Labour Agreement Stream

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

Eligibility Criteria For The Applicant

Eligibility for this visa in any stream requires you to fulfil specific requirements, which include:

  • Have worked in the chosen field for at least two years.
  • Hold a nomination that has been authorised by a sponsor.
  • Possess fulfilled the necessary qualifications and/or abilities evaluation.
  • Possess an authentic proof of English language ability meeting the required minimum language requirements.
  • Possess a valid functional visa, subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa, or subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa, depending on whether you were in Australia when you submitted the application.
  • Fulfil any additional conditions or requirements that are relevant to your visa application.
  • Meet the requirements in terms of character and health
  • Respect the unique prerequisites for each stream.

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


The Qualifying Requirements for the Nominating Employers

If you are an employer, you have to fulfil the following requirements in order to sponsor an application from abroad for any skilled position:

  • Be an Australian firm that is legally in operation.
  • Possess a normal business sponsorship
  • The sponsorship fee is AUD420.

After it is approved, the sponsorship will be in effect for five years.

You may designate your worker for a position in one of the skilled occupations listed as eligible, such as the STSOL or MLTSSL, but you must first:

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


English Language Requirements

The medium-term stream requires 5.0 bands or equivalent overall with no less than 5.0 in each module, while the short-term stream requires five bands or similar overall with no less than 4.5 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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