Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Subclass 482)

Australia Visa Overview

When it comes to moving to Australia, one of the most confusing aspects is the vast myriad of visa options you can choose as a basis for your Australia Visa application. One of these visa options is the Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Subclass 482) and to assist our visitors we have provided a high-level summary of this visa class below.

Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Subclass 482) Overview

The Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Class GK) (Subclass 482) is a temporary employer-sponsored visa thus an eligible sponsor is required. The purpose of this visa is to allow Australian employers to nominate highly skilled professionals for temporary visas.

Obtaining a subclass 482 visa is a 3-stage process:

  1. Sponsorship: The employer must be or have applied for approval as a standard business sponsor.
  2. Nomination: The employer must lodge a nomination for the applicant or existing holder of a Subclass 482 visa.
  3. Visa Application: The applicant applies for Subclass 482 visa under a relevant stream.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application unless, you are lodging your third visa application in the Short-term stream, then you must be offshore.
  • This visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia.
  • There are 3 different visa streams: Short-term, Medium-term and Labour Agreement
  • This is a temporary visa and allows you to stay in Australia for the period proposed and specified in your approved nomination. After three years on this visa certain applicants may be eligible to meet the requirements for permanent residency.

Key Eligibility requirements – Common criteria to all streams

  • Your employer must have applied for approval of the nomination of the occupation which your visa application relates.
  • Depending on your occupation and nationality you may be required to complete a relevant Skills Assessment.
  • Your employer must be an Approved Work Sponsor
  • You must have a genuine intention to perform the nominated occupation and the position must also be genuine.
  • You must have the skills, qualifications and employment background necessary to perform the tasks of the nominated occupation.
  • You must have adequate arrangements for health insurance.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.
  • You must satisfy specific Nomination Criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for such as having an occupation on the relevant list of eligible occupations etc.
  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for.

Key Eligibility requirements – Short-term stream

  • You must have worked in the nominated occupation or a related field for at least 2 years.
  • You must have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily.
  • You must demonstrate your English proficiency by achieving an overall score of at least 5 with a minimum score of 4.5 for each of the 4 components on the IELTS test. (Alternative tests can be used including OET, TOEFL, PTE Academic, CAE). There are prescribed exemptions to this requirement for example if you hold a specified type of passport etc.
  • Unless exempt, you must be employed to work in your nominated occupation and in a position in your employer’s business or associated entity.

Key Eligibility requirements – Medium-term stream

  • You must have worked in the nominated occupation or a related field for at least 2 years.
  • You must demonstrate your English proficiency by achieving an overall score of at least 5 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 components on the IELTS test. (Alternative tests can be used including OET, TOEFL, PTE Academic, CAE). There are prescribed exemptions to this requirement for example if you hold a specified type of passport etc.
  • Unless exempt, you must be employed to work in your nominated occupation and in a position in your employer’s business or associated entity.

Key Eligibility requirements – Labour Agreement stream

  • Your nominated occupation must be the subject of a work agreement between the Commonwealth and your employer (sponsor).
  • You must have worked in the nominated occupation or a related field for at least 2 years unless otherwise considered by the Minister.
  • You must have suitable English proficiency to perform the tasks of your nominated occupation.

Criteria and requirements relevant to Approval of nominated positions or Approval as a Standard Business Sponsor have NOT been included in the above summary. An approved sponsor and nomination are required for this visa.

Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Subclass 482) – Is this Visa type for you?

If you are considering applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Subclass 482) we would love to hear from you. Tell us about your journey in our comments below. If you have any questions we encourage you to post these in our forums. You can access our community forums by Clicking Here.

Please note this is only a high-level summary of the Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Subclass 482) visa

The above is not an exhaustive list of requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage TSS Visa (Subclass 482). This content on this page is provided for Getting Down Under visitors as general information purposes only, it is not immigration advice and must not be construed as such. While due care has been taken to ensure that the content is kept-up-to-date and correct, the accuracy of the information cannot be guarantee due to the frequent changes in migration law. Please view our Disclaimer for more information. Post Last Updated: 2020-10-12 10:40:15




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  1. My name is Timothy Muchulu I’m a Heavy Equipment mechanic with more than 4 years of working experience.i want to migrate to Australia I have a valid
    Passport but I don’t have a vetassess as well as IELTS is there any sponsorship offered please advise.

  2. Hi, Is there any sponsorship available for 482 TSS visa? I am currently holding 9 yrs of experience in software field and specialised in big data and data Engineering . Kindly let me know how can I contact the visa sponsorship employers, please share if any contacts available?

  3. Hello, looking for some advice. We are here currently on a TSS 482 Short Term Visa. We are almost 1 year in already. We stay in Toowoomba QLD and I work in Roma QLD. My employer will sponsor us on another TSS 482 short term visa once our first visa is up. My question is after our 3rd year on a 482 visa could we apply for a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) Temporary Residence Transition stream? I have investigated it a bit and looks a bit confusing but just looking for some advice. Cheers.

    1. Hi Michael, the 187 Visa had a name change and is now the 494 though this visa class isn’t that different to the 482 (apart from the fact that it has a regional focus). You’d need to be on a 494 visa for 3 years before you could apply for PR so this may not be the best transition path for you. Mor einfo on the 494 Visa here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-employer-sponsored-regional-494

      What is your occupation as having a job on the Medium/Long term list is generally a requirement and maybe an initial hurdle for you. There are other pathways but it’s easier if your occupation is on the long term list. ALl the best – Mark

  4. Hi there,

    My husband and I are currently living in New Zealand we have only recently moved here. We are looking into moving to Australia at some stage. He is a qualified Linesman with 8 years experience. I am a qualified AUSTSWIM instructor.
    Would you be able to recommend a pathway for us into Australia to eventually gain permanent residency.
    Thanks :)

    1. Hi There Paige. Would these be fair descriptions of your roles? Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ) – ANZSCO 342211 , Swimming Coach or Instructor – ANZSCO 452315. If so, both of these occupations currently only appear on the short term occupations lists (not for PR related Visa classes).

      Do you have PR in New Zealand? If so, a path may be to go from PR to New Zealand Citizen which would then give you some flexibility to live and work in Australia (as a NZ Citizen)?

  5. I am a enrolled nurse and my husband a boiler maker but we were not in our professions for the last 10 years because we started our own bakery Bussiness. We want to immigrate to Australia but cannot apply for a skilled visa because we are not in our professions for the past 3 to 5 years and we dont want to go on a investors visa. What options are there for us? Thank you in advance

    1. Hi Rene, as you have eluded, you’ll need to meet the ‘Recency of practice’ criteria to qualify. Baker (Baker – ANZSCO 35111 is supported by a number of Visa options including the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) so sponsorship could be an option for you. Your circumstances are, however, quite unusual so I would highly recommend you seek the advice from a registered migration agent. Most will provide an initial consultation for a relatively low cost which will set out a broader range of potential pathways for you.

      Tips on finding a registered migration agent here: How to Identify a qualified Australian Migration Agent?

      Regards

      Mark

      Sorry I couldn’t help further.