482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

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Project Introduction

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482), referred to as TSS visa. The predecessor was the former Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457). The 482 visa allows applicants to work in Australian companies for 2-4 years. There are three types of 482 visas: short-term and medium-term and long-term labour agreements.
Short-term visa stream:
This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.
Medium-term visa stream:
The main jobs are IT, engineering, electricians, mechanical maintenance workers, glass workers, door and window workers and welders, as well as farm employees, etc., and can be renewed.
Labour agreement stream:
This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.
Among them, the short-term visa is valid for 2 years as long as 4 years, and the nominated occupation needs to be on the short-term occupation list; the medium and long-term visa is valid for a maximum of 4 years, and the nominated occupation must be on the MLTSSL list or ROL list; the labour agreement stream visa is valid for the longest 4 years, depending on the length of the agreement.

Among them, the 482 medium and long-term visa is the visa that most applicants will choose at present. After meeting the 3-year work requirement, applicants with medium and long-term 482 visas can obtain permanent residency rights by applying for 186 employer sponsorship.

Project Advantages

The 482 visa allows applicants to work in Australia for four years, during which they can freely travel to and from Australia
Applicants can bring their spouse and dependent children to Australia to live, work and study
No EOI score required, no age and financial requirements, low application threshold
After 3 years of work, can transfer to 186 permanent residence visa
Low application fees and fast processing

Application Requirements

Age requirements:
There is no age requirement for TSS/482 visa
However, if you want to transfer to permanent residence in the future and apply for a 186 visa, you must be under the age of 45.
English requirements:
2-year TSS/482 short-term visa: IELTS 5 points in average, at least 4.5 points in each band
4-year TSS/482 medium-term visa: IELTS with an average score of 5 points and no single band less than 5
For Chinese applicants, the English language requirements can only be waived through 5 years or more of all-English secondary or tertiary education.
Nomination Occupation Requirements:
Before you can apply for a TSS visa, your proposed employer will need to submit a nomination application for you. They will only be able to do this if they are an approved sponsor or have at least submitted an application to become a Standard business sponsor.
The nominated occupation is on the STSOL short-term occupation list and can apply for a short-term TSS/482 visa of up to 2 years (Chinese applicants can apply for a short-term TSS visa of up to 4 years)
Please note that only employers in remote areas can nominate occupations on the ROL list, and some occupations need to meet additional conditions (Caveats)
Work experience requirements:
Both short-term and medium-term TSS/482 visas require applicants to have 2 years of work experience, specifically:
You must have at least 2 years relevant work experience in the nominated occupation or a related field. Such work experience must be completed while working in the nominated occupation or performing tasks at the same skill level in a related field. Work experience gained in a related field would involve tasks which are the same or closely related to those of the nominated position you intend to work as outlined in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). Generally, you should have gained your experience on a full-time basis within the last 5 years. The period does not need to be continuous.
Work experience accumulated during internships, apprenticeships, etc. can be counted as long as certain requirements are met (such as internships, training, etc. during the study of CRISCOS registered courses, and specific industry experience accumulated during the study of PhD or postgraduate courses)
Specific occupations require occupational assessments:
If the visa applicant's nominated position is in some specific occupations, there must be a relevant occupational assessment when submitting the visa application. When submitting a visa application, the applicant only needs to have submitted an application for occupational assessment, and it is not required to have obtained the visa.
Some primary TSS visa applicants must undergo a mandatory skills assessment as part of the visa application process. Applicants who fit into this category and the type of assessment required are outlined in the IMMI 18/039: Mandatory Skills Assessment—Subclass 482 Visa. Depending on your nominated occupation, this will be a skills assessment by Trades Recognition Australia or VETASSESS.
You must be a genuine applicant for entry and stay in Australia as a short term visa holder and have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily and to comply with visa conditions attached to your visa– that is, you must be a 'genuine temporary entrant (GTE)'.
Paying for visa sponsorship refers to asking for, offering, receiving or providing a benefit in return for a sponsorship related event, whether the event occurs or not. You or any secondary applicants must not have, in the past 3 years, engaged in any such conduct. You may still satisfy this criterion if you have engaged in such conduct, and the Minister considers it reasonable to disregard it.
You and any family who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement. If requested, family members not accompanying you to Australia might also need to meet our health requirement.
You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa with you must meet our character requirement. Family members not accompanying you to Australia must also meet the character requirement.
You and any secondary applicants who apply for a TSS visa must meet the health requirement. The results of health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.
If you are 18 years of age or older, you must: have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia booklet and confirm you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you sign or accept the Australian Values Statement.
You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.
Restrictions on the number of renewals:
Generally speaking, you can only apply for short-term TSS/482 visas in Australia twice.
The applicant who wishes to apply for the third TSS/482 visas application must leave the country, unless it conflicts with the international trade obligation

Application Process

Preliminary assessment of individual situation and tailor-made plans
Submit the visa application and pay the application fees
Waiting for visa review and close communication with immigration officer
Health examination
Visa approved