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482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS)

TSS visa enables employers to address labour shortages by hiring skilled workers where they cannot find an appropriately skilled Australian. It facilitates employment of foreign workers to address temporary skill shortages, while ensuring that Australian workers get priority. TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation and may have a pathway to permanent residency. From 18 March 2018, the 457 visa was abolished and replaced with the TSS visa (Subclass 482). The TSS 482 visa is comprised of a Short-Term stream,  Medium-Term stream and Labour agreement stream. In some circumstances, if you are nominated in an MLTSSL occupation, you may have a pathway to PR through 186/187 Visa subclass.

REQUIREMENTS

Short-term Stream:

1. Be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible short-term skilled occupations

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2. Have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field

3. Have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation

4. Work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt

5. Meet minimum standards of English language proficiency (IELTS: Overall band score of at least 5.0 with a score of at least 4.5 in each of the test components)

 

Medium-term Stream:

1. Be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations

2. Have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field

3. Have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation

4. Work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt

5. Meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt from needing to show this (IELTS: Overall band score of at least 5.0 with a score of at least 5 in each of the test components)