Why TSS visa?

  • 4 streams available
  • Work in Australia for 2 to 4 years
  • Best option for skilled workers
  • Get sponsored by Employer in Australia
  • Study while working
SUBCLASS 482: TEMPORARY SKILLED SHORTAGE VISA

This visa allows an employer in Australia to sponsor a foreign worker who is skilled in a particular area and is fit to fill a job position. The employer resorts to recruiting a foreign national because he/she cannot find a person with the requisite skill among Australian citizens.

Job outlook in Australia

There are more than 4 lakhs job vacancies in more than 15 sectors.  The top in demand occupations and average annual salaries paid are given below:

Occupation Annual Salary in (AUD)
IT $99,642 – $ 115, 000
Marketing & Sales $84,072 – $103,202
Engineering $92,517 – $110,008
Hospitality $60,000 – $75,000
Healthcare $101,569- $169279
Accounting & Finance $77,842 – $92,347
Human Resources $80,000 – $99,519
Construction $72,604 – $99,552
Professional and Scientific Services $90,569 – $108,544
 DIFFERENT STREAMS UNDER TSS VISA

The visa is available under 4 streams namely:

  • Short-term stream
  • Medium-term stream
  • Labor Agreement stream
  • Subsequent Entrant
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE VISA

To be eligible to apply for this visa, you must:

  • Possess the right skills to do the job
  • Get nomination for a skilled position by an approved sponsor
  • Get the relevant requirements in the English language
SHORT-TERM STREAM

After getting this visa, you can:

  • Be employed in Australia for up to 2 years. You could work up to 4 years if an ITO (International Trade Obligation) applies. Those with a Hong Kong passport may stay in Australia for up to 5 years
  • Travel to and from Australia any number of times as long as the visa is valid
  • Apply for Australia PR, if you are eligible

To get the visa, you must:

  • Get nominated to work in a job that’s listed on the short-term skilled occupations list deemed eligible
  • Have a relevant work experience of at least 2 years in your nominated job or a field related to it
  • Have a skills assessment deemed relevant done in case it’s needed for your job
  • Work solely for your sponsor or an associated entity, if you are not exempt
  • Achieve the minimum standards as regards proficiency in the English language if you are not exempt from needing to show this
  • The cost involved is AUD 1,265.
MEDIUM-TERM STREAM

After getting this visa, you can:

  • Be employed in Australia for up to 4 years. If you are holding a Hong Kong passport you can work for up to 5 years
  • Study (without government assistance)
  • Travel in and out of Australia any number of times while the validity of the visa is intact
  • Apply for Australia PR, if eligible

To get the visa, you must:

  • Get nominated to work in a job that’s on the list of medium and long-term skilled jobs deemed eligible
  • Possess at least 2 years of work experience that’s relevant in your nominated job or a field related to it
  • Get a relevant assessment as regards your skills in case it’s needed for your job
  • Work for none other than your sponsor if not an associated entity provided you are not exempt
  • Meet the minimum standards of language proficiency in the English language if you are not exempt from the requirement to prove it

The cost involved is AUD 2,645.

LABOR AGREEMENT STREAM

When you come to work in Australia as part of this stream, you are nominated by Australian employers who have made a labor agreement with the Australian government. The labour agreement allows you to live and work in Australia temporarily.

After getting this visa, you can:

  • Be employed in Australia for up to 4 years for your sponsor. If you are holding a Hong Kong passport, you can be employed for up to 5 years
  • Travel in and out of Australia any number of times, while the validity of the visa is still intact
  • Study (without government assistance)

To get the visa, you must:

  • Get nominated to be employed in occupation under the labor agreement terms
  • Have a minimum work experience of 2 years in your nominated job or a field that’s related
  • Have a skills assessment that’s relevant in case this is required for your job
  • Work for none other than your sponsor
  • Achieve minimum standards of language proficiency in the English language if you aren’t exempt from such requirement

The cost involved is AUD 2,645.

Visa Fees

Visa Category

Type of applicant

Fee Effective from 1st July 22

Current Visa fee

Subclass 189

Main Applicant

 AUD 4240

AUD 4115

Applicant above 18 yrs

AUD 2115

AUD 2055

Applicant below 18 yrs

AUD 1060

AUD 1030

Subclass 190

Main Applicant

AUD 4240

AUD 4115

Applicant above 18 yrs

 AUD 2120

AUD 2060

Applicant below 18 yrs

AUD 1060

 AUD 1030

Subclass 491

Main Applicant

AUD 4240

AUD 4115

Applicant above 18 yrs

AUD 2120

AUD 2060

Applicant below 18 yrs

AUD 1060

AUD 1030

SUBSEQUENT ENTRANT

This visa is meant for family members of holders of visas TSS visa and Subclass 457. TSS applicants are those who are submitting applications separately for their TSS visa. They have intentions to join the primary holder of a TSS visa or Subclass 457 in Australia.

After getting this visa, you can:

  • Travel in and out of Australia any number of times, while the validity of the visa is intact
  • Reside, work, and study in Australia

To get this visa, you must be a dependent or partner of the holder of a subclass 457 or 482 visa.

The cost involved is AUD 1,265.

FAQ
What is Temporary Skill Shortage Visa?

The Temporary Skill Shortage visa is also known as Subclass 482 visa. This is a work visa and you can apply for the visa only if a sponsor will invite you for the visa. The sponsor has to produce an evidence that you are a genuine person who has the ability to fill up the position as an overseas worker.

What are the streams under Temporary Skill Shortage visa?

The streams for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa are as follows:

  • Short-Term Stream
  • Medium-Term Stream
  • Labour Agreement Stream
  • Subsequent Entrant
What is Short-Term Stream under Subclass 482 Visa?

Short-term stream is a stream in which the employers are allowed to invite skilled workers if they are unable to find any Australian workers for different positions. The invited candidates have the option of staying in Australia for up to two years.

They can stay for four years if there is an International Trade Obligation. The passport holders of Hong Kong can stay in Australia for up to five years under this stream. The cost of this visa is AUD1,290.

What is Medium-Stream under Subclass 482 visa?

This is a stream in which employers are allowed to bring foreign workers to Australia if they are unable to find any Australian workers for different positions. The candidates invited under this stream can stay in Australia for four years. The passport holders of Hong Kong can stay up to five years. The cost of this visa is AUD2,690.

What is Labour Agreement Stream?

The Labour Agreement Stream has been introduced to invite skilled workers that employers have nominated. Candidates invited under this stream can live temporarily in Australia. The agreement has been developed between the employers and the Australian government. The candidates invited under this stream can stay in Australia for up to four years. The Hong Kong passport holders can stay up to five years. The cost of this visa is AUD2,690.

What are the requirements needed to apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa?

The requirements needed to apply for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa are as follows:

Passport and ID

The applicants must have a valid passport along with the requirements for ID like ID card, marriage certificate, and many more.

Qualification and experience

You need to submit the requirements in which your experience, qualifications, and skills are mentioned. A proof of license or registration is also needed along with the references of the previous employers, awards, and relevant certificates.

Skills assessment documents

You may have to submit skills assessment requirements but it depends on the type of stream under which you have applied.

Language proficiency proof

You need to provide a proof related to the English language proficiency.

Health Insurance

If you are staying in Australia, you must have a valid health insurance.

Character evidence

You will have to submit form 80 and form 1221 to prove your good character. Other requirements are also required like police certificates, etc.

Requirements for the partners

If you and your partner are applying for the visa, you need to submit all the requirements of your partner like marriage certificate, identification requirements, etc. The partner also has to submit character requirements.

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