Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)



​​​​​​​​This visa, referred to as the TSS visa, enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian. It facilitates targeted use of overseas workers to address temporary skill shortages, while ensuring that Australian workers get priority. TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor under one of three streams:

  • the Short-Term stream
  • the Medium-Term stream
  • the Labour Agreement stream.

You might be able to get this visa if you have been sponsored by an approved business you have the required skills to fill a position nominated by an approved business.

To apply you must:

  • be nominated to work in an approved occupation on the Skilled Occupation Lists
  • meet the skill requirements for the nominated occupation (including completing a skills assessments)
  • demonstrate 2 years of full time experience in the relevant occupation
  • meet English requirement
  • meet registration and licensing obligations.