The Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa subclass 482 is for skilled individuals who want to work in Australia temporarily. Depending on your job and your skills, the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa subclass 482 lets you work in Australia for up to four years and allows you to travel to and from Australia throughout its duration. It also allows your family members to work and study here.
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)1 for a maximum of two years (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)*1 for up to four years, 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); and
1 year, 2 years, 3 years or 4 years for the medium-term or labour agreements stream.
To apply for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa subclass 482, you must be sponsored by an approved employer and meet a number of other requirements.
You may be eligible to apply if you:
have been successfully nominated for a position by an approved sponsor
have adequate health insurance
have the required skills and qualifications
meet English language requirements
comply with other requirements and conditions as outlined by the Australian Government
Pathways to Permanent Residency
Option 1 To apply for Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Visa via direct entry or temporary residence transition stream, with fully support from the sponsor.
Option 2 To apply for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 Visa via direct entry or temporary residence transition stream, with fully support from the sponsor.
Please also check "Job Opportunities" section for additional information.
Employer Sponsored Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482)
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