Temporary Skill Shortage 482 TSS visa – What is it?
The 482 TSS Visa allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for two and four years under short or medium term streams. They must be must be ”nominated” by a business that holds approval for “Standard Business Sporsorship”.
A business can sponsor foreign workers for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.
The prospective employee can be in or outside Australia when a nomination and visa applicationis made. The program is open to Australian businesses and foreign businesses undertaking businessiness activity in Australia.
Eligibility for 482 TSS visa
- Be nominated for a skilled position by an approved sponsor
- Meet any English language requirements (if applicable)
- Have the right skills to do the job
What is Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) under the 482 TSS Visa Program
SBS is a process that regulates the suitalibility of Australian and Foreign businesses undertaking work in Australia to be evaluated and approved to sponsor and nominate skilled foreign workers to fill positions after undertaking “Labour Mareket Testing” to demonstrates the shortage of skilled workers to fill the available positions.
The 482 TSS Visa program consists of Short-term stream for up to 2 years and in Medium-term stream for up to 4 years. The labour agreement stream stay is dependent on the approved term under a labour agreement.
Priority Migration Skilled Occuparion List (PMSOL)
Eligible skilled occupations are listed Short-term Skiiled Occupation List (STSOL)
MEDIUM – TERM STREAM
Eligible skilled occupations are listed on the Midium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
PRIORITY MIGRATION STREAM
Eligible skilled occupations are listed on the Priority Migration Skilled Occuparion List (PMSOL) are given the highest priority attention.
SBS – Eligibility
To become an approved SBS sponsor under the 482 TSS Visa program a business must meet a number of general requirements. These include:
• being a lawfully operating business
• having no relevant adverse information against your business
• demonstrate that your business is both:
– legally established and
– currently operating, irrespective of whether the business operation is inside or outside Australia.
Summary: Approved Standard Business Sponsorship for 482 TSS Program
To obtain approved SBS status under the TSS visa program a business must submit a complying SBS application with necessary supporting documentation.
With credentials in Legal, Industrial Relations (IR) and Human Resource (HR), and extensive Business experience LICENSED AGENTS can represent and support a business more effectively to both submit a complying application and in the recruitment process, ensuring compliance with Migration and Employment Laws.
The TSS program is strictly enforced and requires both employers and employees to be compliant. With lawful and effectivve guidance an approved employer can confidently rely on LICENSED AGENTS to gain access to skilled employees.
Short-Term – Temporary Skill Shortage Visa
Enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. Usually visa holder can stay and work up to 2 years under short-term.
- The occupation is on the short-term skilled occupations list
Medium-Term – Temporary Skill Shortage Visa
This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.
- Your occupation is on either the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL)
- You can work in Australia for up to four years.
To support Australia’s post COVID economic recovery the Government has introduced the Priority Migration Skills Occupation List (PMSOL). The occupations listed are applicalable to several visa subclassees including the 482 TSS visa. Such occupations are given the highest priority for processing.
Labour Agreement Stream
This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement. It lets foreign employees live and work in Australia temporarily. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.
- Employers must have a valid labour agreement with the Australian government.
This visa is for family members of subclass 457 and TSS visa holders who are applying separately for their TSS visa and wish to join the primary subclass 457 or TSS visa holder in Australia.
- It is for family members of subclass 482 and 457 visa holders.