The New TSS 482 Work Visa, What Is it?

In March 2018, the 457 work visa will be replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa.
Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Work Visa

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

On March 18, 2018, the 457 work visa was replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa.

Some highlights of the TSS visa are:

It has two streams:

Short-Term Stream (up to 2 years)

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website states that “The Short-Term stream is designed for Australian businesses to fill skill gaps for up to two years with skilled overseas workers where an Australian worker is not available.”

Regarding the Short-Term stream, the DIPB site adds that “Unlike the current subclass 457 visa, this stream will allow onshore renewals only once, and involve a genuine temporary entrant assessment to prevent de facto residence.”

Medium-Term Stream (up to 4 years)

“The Medium-Term stream is designed for Australian businesses to fill critical skill gaps for up to four years

with highly skilled overseas workers, where an Australian worker is not available.” (DIPB)

Please note this difference between the TSS and 457 visas: “The Medium-Term stream will have a permanent residence option after three years, subject to meeting all other eligibility criteria, rather than after two years from the subclass 457 visa.” (DIPB)

Both the Short-Term and the Medium-Term streams have eligibility requirements that include:

Occupation lists

Onshore renewals

A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

Criminal background checks

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Read about Australia’s TSS 482 work visa and other Australian work visas.

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