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.

Project Advantages

Free to enter and exit in 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
Fast processing
The English language requirement is not high
More eligible occupations

Application Requirements

Age requirements:

There is no age requirement for TSS/482 visa

TSMIT requirements:

Applicants must meet the TSMIT Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (currently AUD 70,000)

English requirements:

Short-term visa: IELTS 5 points in average, at least 4.5 points in each band
Medium-term visa: IELTS with an average score of 5 points and no single band less than 5
Australian qualifications may exempt from English language requirements.

Nomination Occupation Requirements:

After November 25, 2023, nominated occupations will no longer be assessed against skilled migration occupation lists.
After November 25, 2023, the nominated occupation will need to be listed in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and the nominated worker will need to continue to work in the occupation nominated for their TSS visa(s)

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)
After November 25, 2023, the period in which TSS visa holders are required to have worked in a position with their sponsoring employer (or in the occupation for medical practitioners and certain executives) will be reduced to 2 out of the 3 years before nomination.

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.

Restrictions on the number of renewals:

After November 25, 2023, limits on the number of Short-term stream TSS applications visa holders can make in Australia will be removed. Applicants who wish to lodge a third or more Short term-stream TSS visa can do so from onshore.
Before November 25, 2023, short term stream TSS holders with visas expiring before the changes will need to travel outside Australia to lodge a third short term-stream TSS application.

Application Process

Preliminary assessment of individual situation and tailor-made plans
Sign a contract
Australian employer apply for employer sponsorship
Employer Submits Job Nomination Application
Submit the visa application and pay the application fees
Waiting for visa review
Visa approved