TemporaRY SKILL SHORTAGE visa

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Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) or “TSS visa” is a temporary visa that allows visa holders to work for an Australian employer on full time basis. It is a work visa which enables Australian employers to sponsor and nominate a person from overseas to work in their business in Australia, where they are unable to find skilled labour in Australia. The visa holders can work in their nominated occupation for full time.

There are 3 streams under subclass 482 visa

  • The Short-Term stream
  • The Medium-Term stream
  • Labour Agreement Stream

Short-term Stream

this stream allows you to work in Australia for 2 years. You must:

  • be nominated to work in an eligible short-term skilled occupation list (STSOL)
  • have at least 2 years relevant experience in the nominated occupation
  • have a relevant skills assessment
  • work only for your sponsor
  • have scored a minimum overall score of 5.0 with a minimum score of 4.5 in each module of IELTS (or equivalent)

Medium-term Stream

this stream allows you to work in Australia for 4 years. You must:

  • be nominated to work in an eligible medium & long-term skilled occupation (MLTSL)
  • have at least 2 years relevant experience in the nominated occupation
  • have a relevant skills assessment
  • work only for your sponsor
  • have scored a minimum overall score of 5.0 with a minimum score of 4.5 in each module of IELTS (or equivalent)

Labour Agreement Stream

this stream allows you to work in Australia for 4 years. You must:

  • be nominated to work in a specified occupation under the terms of a labour agreement (between employer and Australian government)
  • have at least 2 years relevant experience in the nominated occupation
  • have a relevant skills assessment
  • work only for your sponsor
  • have scored a minimum overall score of 5.0 with a minimum score of 4.5 in each module of IELTS (or equivalent)

Application

The TSS 482 visa subclass involves a three-step process:
  • A sponsorship application by the employer
  • Nomination application for a skilled position by the employer
  • A visa application by the proposed employee
  • Application

    you can be in or outside Australia when you apply and at the time of the decision.

    Eligibility

    Sponsor

    before you apply for this visa, your proposed employer needs to submit a nomination application.

    the employer must be an approved sponsor

    The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

    Health requirement

    you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

    Skill Assessment

    you must be able to provide a copy of your skill assessment with your application.

    skill assessment is conducted by relevant assessing authority based on your industry.

    your skill assessment must be less than 3 years old before the invitation date.

    Way2Oz Migration can assist in getting your skill assessment done.

    Character requirement

    you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

    Health Cover - OVHC

    you and your family members must maintain adequate health insurance for the entire visa duration.

    this health cover is called OVHC – Overseas Visitor Health Cover and is only available from an approved Australian health insurance provider.

    Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

    you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

    Genuine Temporary Entrant

    you must be a genuine temporary entrant and intend to return back to home country after completing your studies in Australia.

    Paying for Visa sponsorship

    you or any secondary applicant must not have engaged in any such conduct in the past 3 years where you were asked for, offered, received or provided a benefit in return for a sponsorship.

    Visa

    Visa cost for TSS 482 visa under this category depends on the stream you are applying under.

    • Short-term Stream – AUD 1,265
    • Medium-term Stream – AUD 2,645
    • Labour Agreement Stream – AUD 2,645
    • Subsequent Entrant – AUD 1,265

    You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

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