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Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) or "TSS visa" is a work visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor a person from overseas to work in their business in Australia.
This particular work visa was introduced on 19 March 2019. It replaced the Temporary Work visa subclass 457 which has been abolished by DHA.

If you have the skills to fill a job position with an Australian employer who is looking to recruit you then you may be eligible for the TSS visa.

There are three (3) streams to the TSS visa:
● The Short-Term stream
● The Medium-Term stream
● The Labour Agreement stream

You can select the stream that applies to you by referring to the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List. If your occupation makes you eligible under the short-term stream then the maximum period that your TSS visa will be approved for is two (2) years. If your occupation makes you eligible under the medium-term stream, then the maximum period that your TSS visa will be approved for is four (4) years.

Eligibility Criteria for the Applicant

You must meet certain set criteria to be eligible for this visa under any stream, which is that you must:
● Have a minimum of 2-years work experience in the occupation selected
● Hold a sanctioned nomination by an approved sponsor
● Have completed any skills assessment/ Qualification requisites
● Hold a valid English language proficiency proof fulfilling the minimum language criteria
● Have a valid functional visa, a subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, a subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa, or a Subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa, if you are in Australia at the time of lodging the application
● Meet any other requirements or conditions that apply to your visa application.
● Fulfill the conditions for health and character
● Fulfill the specific requirements of the individual stream
For the Short-term stream, you will have to fulfill the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement.