Temporary Skills Shortage. Subclass 482 (TSS)

TSS visa (Subclass 482) enables employers to address labour shortages by hiring skilled workers where they cannot find an appropriately skilled Australian candidate. The 482 is a temporary visa, which entitles skilled workers to work in Australia for up to four years if they are sponsored by an approved Australian employer. It is compulsory for your professional skills or work experience to be relevant to the position you are applying for in Australia.

TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation and in some cases may have a pathway to permanent residency.

Streams

This visa is comprised of tree streams:  short-term stream, medium-term stream and Labour agreement stream.

The TSS visa is a temporary visa which allows an overseas worker to live in Australia, while working full-time for his or her sponsoring employer, in the nominated position.

Applicants with occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) may be eligible for visas of up to 2 years, which can be renewed onshore once for an additional 2  years and, potentially, for another 2 years if applying from offshore.

Requirements

  • All applicants must be nominated by a business which meets all sponsorship requirements and has been approved as a sponsor;
  • Employers must pay Australian market salary rates for the nominated occupation;
  • Employers must demonstrate that they have tried to source workers from Australian labour market;
  • Must obtain a score of minimum 5 (with minimum of 4.5 in each of the components) in the IELTS or equivalent test;
  • At least 2 years of work experience related to the nominated occupation is required;
  • Demonstrate appropriate skills and qualifications to work in the nominated occupation;
  • Meet health and character requirements.

The TSS visa is a temporary visa which allows an overseas worker to live in Australia, while working full-time for his or her sponsoring employer, in the nominated position.

Applicants whose occupations are on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL) can apply for up to 4 years (with eligibility for permanent residency after 3 years, depending on meeting standard age, English, Health and Character requirements).

Requirements

  • All applicants must be nominated by a business which meets all sponsorship requirements and has been approved as a sponsor;
  • Employers must pay Australian market salary rates for the nominated occupation;
  • Employers must demonstrate that they have tried to source workers from Australian labour market;
  • Must obtain a score of minimum 5 in the IELTS or equivalent test;
  • At least 2 years of work experience related to the nominated occupation is required;
  • Demonstrate appropriate skills and qualifications to work in the nominated occupation;
  • Meet health and character requirements.

This stream is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement, which is developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS INCLUDES 3 STEPS:
  1. Sponsorship application by the employer. The employer needs to be a lawful, operating business and meet local labour and employment practices requirements.
  2. Nomination application for the position, which includes salary details, efforts to hire Australian workers and the ‘genuineness’ of the position.
  3. Visa application by the nominated employee. The visa applicant must demonstrate that he or she meets the skills required for the occupation as well as health and character requirements.
How Sydney Visa can assist:

Our aim is to support our clients from initial assessment through to the visa grant and subsequent relocation to Australia. Therefore, Sydney Visa offers Comprehensive Employer Sponsored Visa Application package as well as Australian job search services.

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