Skills Shortage 482 Visa

The Skills Shortage 482 Visa  is an employer sponsored visa  where employers  first need to be approved as a Standard Business Sponsor . That approval is valid for 5 years. It is one of the most popular work visas which we  do as a work visas agent


A business sponsor must to show:

  • The business is a lawful, operating business
  • The business can pay a nominated worker
  • The business commits to meeting its sponsorship obligations,


Employers must  nominate under one of the three TSS application streams:

Short Term Stream

  • The nominated occupation must be on the Short Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL)
  • Applicants must show that they are Genuine Temporary Entrants
  • The visa is valid for up to 2 years (unless an International Trade Obligation applies)
  • The visa can only be renewed onshore once
  • No pathway for employer sponsored permanent residence

Medium Term Stream

Under the Medium Term Stream:

  • The occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • A higher English language requirement applies compared to the Short Term Stream
  • The visa under this stream can be valid for up to 4 year

Labour Agreement Stream This stream is for employers who have negotiated a labour agreement with the Australian Government.

Skilling Australians Fund

A Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy is payable for each nomination under the TSS program, as follows:

  • For businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10m:
  • An upfront payment of $1,200 per nominee, per year of intended employment
  • For businesses will an annual turnover of more than $10m:
  • An upfront payment of $1,800 per nominee, per year of intended employment

Labour Market Testing

Under the Skills shortage 482 visa specifications, Immigration requires that all positions nominated for  TSS visas are advertised in three media for at least one month in the preivous four months.

    • The nominated position must be advertised in Australia
    • At least three advertisements must be published, one of which must be on the Government’s JobActive website. The other two advertisements can be in two different places or the same place for two different time periods, such as:
      • A national recruitment website
      • National print media
      • National radio
      • If the sponsor is accredited – on the company’s website
  • Advertising must have remained live for at least 4 weeks
  • The role must be advertised in English, with the position title and duties as well as salary range,


The employee would then apply for a visa to work in Australia to fill the nominated position. This would involve providing evidence that they:

  • Have at least 2 years of full-time, relevant work experience
  • Meet the ANZSCO requirements for the nominated occupation;
  • Meet the English language requirement
    • Short term stream: equivalent to average 5 in IELTS, with no scores under 4.5 in any of the 4 bands
    • Medium term stream: equivalent to a minimum of 5 in each band of IELTS; an average of 5 is not sufficient
    • Labour Agreement stream: Requirements as per the negotiated agreement or template
    • Both streams: Hold a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.
  • Do not have a substantial criminal history and meet the character requirements
  • Meet the health requirements unless a waiver applies


TSS Visas are subject to condition 8607:

  • The employee can only work for the nominating employer, in the occupation in which they were sponsored
  • If registration, licensing or professional membership is required to work in the position, the applicant holds this
  • The holder must commence work within 90 days of grant or arrival in Australia; and
  • The holder is subject to cancellation if they cease work for more than 60 days. You can check the Skills Shortage 482 Visa at 482 Visa.

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Skills Shortage 482 visa

Skills Shortage 482 visa