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Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage

This temporary resident visa allows Australian employers to sponsor skilled worker from overseas to fill a position in their business. The applicant may apply for this visa in Australia if they are holding:
  • A substantive visa; or
  • A Bridging Visa A, B or C.
Who may apply for this visa? This visa subclass has two streams: 
  1. Short-term stream – This stream is for applicants with occupations on the Short-term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL). The visa holder is allowed to work for the sponsor for up to two years which can be extended for a further two year.
  2. Long-term stream – This stream is for applicants with occupations on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). The visa holders is allowed to work for the sponsor for up to four years with eligibility for permanent residency after three years.
To be eligible for this visa, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be nominated by an approved sponsor;
  • Have at least 2 years of full-time relevant work experience in the last 5 years;
  • Have the relevant skills, qualifications and employment background to perform occupation;
  • Have a positive skills assessment if required;
  • Have adequate health insurance in Australia;
  • Have the appropriate level of English language required at time of application; and
  • Pass the health and character requirements.
The sponsoring employer must also meet certain requirements to nominate an employee for this visa:
  • Be lawfully operating in Australia;
  • No adverse information;
  • Must pass the Labour Market Testing (LMT) unless exempted – The LMT involves demonstrating to the Department of Home Affairs that your business is unable to find suitable Australian worker to fill the position in your business;
  • Offer a salary to the nominated employee which must be above the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) which is currently at AUD53,900 plus superannuation per annum. The proposed salary must also be within the market rate for the role; and
  • Pay the required Skilling Australian Funds (SAF) levy at the nomination stage. The current Skilling Australian Funds levy are as follows:
Business Turnover Required SAF levy to be paid per nomination per year
Small business with turnover of less than AUD10 million AUD1,200
Large business with turnover of more than AUD10 million AUD1,800
If a large business is applying for a four-year TSS visa, the sponsor must pay AUD7,200 (AUD1,800 x 4) when the nomination is made. Labour Agreement Stream This temporary resident visa allows Australian employers who have labour agreements with the Australian Government to employ skilled workers from overseas. To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following:
  • Have 2 years of work experience in the nominated occupation unless negotiated in the labour agreement;
  • Have adequate health insurance in Australia;
  • Have a level of English language required for your occupation; and
  • Pass the health and character requirements.
What can I do with this visa?
  • Work full-time for the sponsoring employee
  • Study in Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid
  • Bring members of your family unit
  • Pathway to permanent residency if under Long-term stream

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