Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)
Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)
Temporary Skill Shortage Visa
This visa, referred to as the TSS visa was introduced in March 2018 to replace the Temporary Work (skilled) subclass 457 visa which was abolished at the same time. The TSS visa is a temporary visa that is valid for either one to four years, depending on your nominated occupation, the visa stream and your circumstances.
The TSS visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian.
Employers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can contact us via the Australian Employers section on our website.
TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor under one of three streams:
- The Short-Term stream
- The Medium-Term stream
- The Labour Agreement stream
This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas skilled worker) on a temporary basis only in occupations listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSOL) for a TSS visa – see lists of eligible skilled occupations. It can be used to fill positions for a maximum of:
- two years or
- four years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies
This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas skilled worker) for periods of up to four years in occupations listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL) for a TSS visa – see lists of eligible skilled occupations.
Labour agreement stream
This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas worker) and has entered into a labour agreement with the Department