482 TSS Visa Application

Applying for a 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa is a critical step for skilled workers aiming to contribute to the Australian workforce. This guide outlines the essential criteria and steps involved in the application, ensuring a smooth journey towards obtaining your visa.

Key Application Criteria:

  • Skills Assessment: Required for certain occupations and nationalities to confirm suitability.
  • Previous Visa Compliance: Applicants must have complied with previous Australian visa conditions.
  • Genuine Intention: Must genuinely intend to work in the nominated occupation.
  • Relevant Experience: At least two years of work experience in the nominated or a related field.
  • English Proficiency: Must meet the English language requirements.
  • Health Insurance: Applicants need health coverage for their stay.
  • Workplace Location: The role must be within the sponsoring business or an associated entity.

 

Skills Assessment for 482 TSS Visa:

  • A skills assessment may be necessary for primary visa applicants, depending on their occupation and visa stream.
  • This assessment evaluates qualifications and experience against the nominated occupation.
  • TSS skills assessments are specific to this visa and do not apply to permanent residency applications.

Substantial Compliance:

Applicants in Australia must have adhered to the conditions of their current or most recent visa.

 

Demonstrating Genuine Intention:

The Department must be convinced of the applicant’s genuine intention to perform in the nominated role.

 

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

Applicants must prove their capability to perform the nominated occupation through relevant qualifications and experience.

 

Specific Requirements for Medical Doctors:

Must be recognized by the National Medical Board and registered to practice.

 

English Proficiency Requirements:

It varies by stream, with specific scores required for IELTS, PTE, and other approved tests. Exemptions apply to certain passport holders and other specified categories.

Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa in the Short‑term stream

  • IELTS – overall band score of at least 5.0 – score of at least 4.5 for each test component.
  • PTE – overall band score of at least 36 – score of at least 30 for each test component.

 

Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa in the Medium‑term stream

  • IELTS – overall band score of at least 5.0 – score of at least 5.0 for each test component.
  • PTE – overall band score of at least 36 – score of at least 36 for each test component.

Applicants holding passports from the following countries are exempted from undertaking a formal English test:

    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
    • Canada
    • New Zealand
    • Republic of Ireland

Other exempt categories of applicant include:

    • Those who have completed five (5) years of full-time secondary or tertiary study, where the medium of instruction was English.
    • Those who have obtained some form of necessary professional licencing in relation to the nomination occupation which imposes a minimum English score equivalent or superior to that required by the TSS visa requirements.  
    • Those working for an overseas business and are coming to work in Australia for said company or its associated entity and have been nominated for a position with annual earnings of at least $96,400.

Diplomatic and consular staff are similarly exempt from the 482 TSS English requirements.

 

Labour Market Testing (LMT):

Except for certain international agreements, employers must advertise the position in Australia to demonstrate no suitable local candidate is available.

 

Application Charges:

Charges differ between the Short-term and Medium/Long-term streams, including additional applicant charges based on age.

Short Term Stream

  • Base application charge: $1,455
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $1,455
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $365

Medium/Long Term Stream and Labour Agreement Stream

  • Base application charge: $3,035
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $3,035
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $760

 

Navigating the 482 TSS Visa Application:

This streamlined guide is designed to assist both employers and applicants in understanding the comprehensive process of applying for a 482 TSS Visa. For detailed advice and the latest information, consulting with a migration expert is highly recommended.

 

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