Who is this visa for?
The TSS (482 visa) is a sponsored visas which enables Australian employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers and their family member under one of three streams, where they cannot source Australian workers (who are Australian citizens or permanent resident.
There are three visa Pathways:
Short-Term stream (2 year visa)-also known as the skilled occupation list stsol
Medium-Term stream (4 year visa) – also known as the strategic skills list mltssl
Labour Agreement stream
How to get started?
There are three steps to the application process:
Step 1: Sponsorship
To be an eligible sponsor, your business must be either a:
As part of your application to become a standard business sponsor, you need to supply documented evidence that supports you are legally operating in Australia. This includes:
*This is not an exhaustive list and many other documents are required which is assessed on a case by case for employers.
Step 2: Nomination
Nomination is a process of identifying a position to be filled by a foreign employee. In order for the nomination to be approved, the business must demonstrate the following:
Labour market testing
The business needs to advertise the nominated role for a period of at least 4 weeks, during the last 4 month period before the lodgement of the nomination application.
The advertising needs to be carried out on at least 2 allowed advertising platforms which include:
Skilling Australians Fund Levy
As the sponsor, you will need to pay a Skilling Australians Fund levy at the time of nomination.
The levy is calculated per applicant and according to the number of years required for the visa as follows:
Salary- Australian market rate requirements
The salary for the nominated position must be $53,900 plus superannuation and reviewed each year by the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).
Relevant industrial award
The nominated occupation may be governed by a relevant industrial award which will specify the salary that the nominee should be paid.
The sponsoring business needs to demonstrate that it has a genuine need for the nominated position and Department of Home Affairs look at the following:
No equivalent Australian working
The employer may not have an Australian citizen or permanent resident that works as an employee in the same role and location as the nominated role.
If this is the case, this generally requires an employer to provide copy of relevant Australian market salary survey data.
The employer can provide evidence of salary surveys such as Payscale and Hays Salary Guide.
Step 3: Visa Application
Who is eligible for the subclass 482 visa?
A person who:
The short-term stream subclass 482 visa will allow you to work in Australia for up to 2 years, and this can be extended to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation applies.
The following table is a snapshot of the occupations on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List.
The medium-term stream subclass 482 visa will allow you to work in Australia for up to 4 years and this can be extended. This visa also gives you the option to apply permanent residency after three years employment with the one employer.
The following table is a snapshot of the occupations on theMedium to Long-term Skilled Occupation List.
Labour Agreement Stream
The subclass 482 labour agreement stream is suitable is available for a skilled worker whose employer has an approved labour agreement.
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