With the use of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482), also known as the "TSS visa," an Australian employer can sponsor an individual from outside to work for them in Australia.
This specific work visa was introduced on the 19th of March 2019. The Temporary Work Visa Subclass 457 was abolished by the DHA.
If you have the skills to fill a position with an Australian company that is looking to hire you, you may qualify for the TSS visa.
There are three (3) streams of TSS visas:
- The Short-Term stream
- The Medium-Term stream
- The Labour Agreement stream
Consult the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List to choose the stream that applies to you. If your occupation qualifies you for the short-term stream, you will be granted a TSS visa for a maximum of two (2) years. If your occupation qualifies you for the medium-term stream, your TSS visa will be granted for a maximum of four (4) years.
Eligibility Criteria for the Applicant
To be eligible for this visa under any stream, you must fulfill specific requirements, which are as follows:
- Have at least two years of work experience in the chosen field.
- Accept a nomination that has been authorized by a sponsor.
- Fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements or skills evaluations
- Possess a valid English language proof that satisfies the required language requirements.
- If you are in Australia at the time the application is submitted, you must have a valid functional visa, subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa, or subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa.
- Comply with any additional conditions or requirements that relate to your visa application.
- Meet the requirements for good health and moral integrity
- Comply with the standards unique to each stream.
You must meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criterion for the Short-term stream.