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Temporary Skill Shortage

Visa Subclass


Visa Application Charge (Main Applicant)


About the Visa

The Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa is an Australian visa that allows employers to sponsor skilled workers from overseas to fill temporary skill shortages in their workforce. Here's a brief overview:

  1. Employer Sponsorship: To apply for a Subclass 482 visa, an employer must be approved as a Standard Business Sponsor or Accredited Sponsor. They must also nominate a position that corresponds to an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list.

  2. Occupation Lists: The visa has three streams: Short-Term, Medium-Term, and Labour Agreement. Each stream has different occupation lists with specific requirements and validity periods.

  3. Skill and English Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate that they have the skills, qualifications, and English language proficiency required for the nominated occupation. These requirements vary depending on the occupation and the stream of the visa.

  4. Work Duration: The duration of stay permitted under the Subclass 482 visa depends on the stream and the occupation. In general, the visa can be granted for up to two or four years, with the possibility of renewal.

  5. Work Conditions: Holders of the Subclass 482 visa are generally only allowed to work for their sponsoring employer in the nominated occupation. However, they may be eligible to change employers under certain circumstances.

  6. Family Members: Dependent family members (spouses/partners and children) can be included in the visa application. They are allowed to live, study, and work in Australia, but they must adhere to certain conditions.

  7. Health and Character Requirements: Applicants must meet health and character requirements as part of the visa application process. This may include undergoing health examinations and providing police clearance certificates. Overall, the Subclass 482 TSS visa is an important pathway for employers to address temporary skill shortages by sponsoring skilled workers from overseas, while also providing opportunities for those workers to gain valuable experience and permanent residency in Australia.

Visa Category

Work & Training Visa

Work & Training Visa

The Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa is an Australian visa program designed to address temporary skill shortages in the Australian workforce by allowing employers to sponsor skilled workers from overseas.

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