Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482

What is a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Subclass 482?

 

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa allows employers to sponsor overseas workers to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis.

You must be sponsored by an approved Standard Business Sponsor. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.

This visa has two streams:

 

  • Medium-term – This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas skilled worker) for periods of up to four years in occupations listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL) for a TSS visa; see lists of eligible skilled occupations

 

  • Short-term - This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas skilled worker) on a temporary basis only in occupations listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSOL) for a TSS visa - see lists of eligible skilled occupations. It can be used to fill positions for a maximum of:

 

The minimum requirements for the Medium-term and Short-term streams of this visa are as follows:

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Requirements

NOTE: the below requirements lists are NOT complete, please contact us for further details.

 

Employer

The business seeking to employ you must:

  • be actively and lawfully operating in Australia

  • have undertaken ‘Labour Market Testing’ (LMT) i.e. attempted to recruit a suitably skilled and qualified Australian to work in the nominated position. The business must provide evidence that it has advertised the position within the last 4 months (for applications lodged after 18 June 2018).

 

Visa Applicant

 

1. The Medium-term stream visa is valid for 4 years and may lead to Permanent Residency (eligibility criteria apply). To qualify for the Medium-term stream of this visa:

 

  • have skills (qualifications and/or work experience) that match those required for the nominated position

  • have at least two years of full-time experience (or the part-time equivalent) in your nominated occupation (or a related field)

  • have the required level of English Proficiency:

  • hold a valid passport issued by the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland (and you are a citizen of that country) OR

  • have an IELTS test score of at least 5 in EACH test component OR other equivalent test

  • genuinely intend to work in the nominated position

  • meet any mandatory licensing, registration or professional membership requirements

  • have made adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia, and meet the relevant health and character criteria

 

2. The Short-term stream is valid for a maximum of 2 years. To qualify for the Short-term stream of this visa:

 

  • the nominated position must be on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

  • genuinely intend to stay in Australia on a temporary basis only

  • have the required level of English Proficiency:

  • hold a valid passport issued by the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland (and you are a citizen of that country) OR

  • an IELTS overall test score of at least 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in EACH test component) OR other equivalent test

  • genuinely intend to work in the nominated position

  • meet any mandatory licensing, registration or professional membership requirements

  • have made adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia, and meet the relevant health and character criteria

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