The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, subclass 482, allows skilled workers to work in Australia for an approved employer in an occupation listed on the relevant skilled occupation list. Here are the general requirements for the 482 visa:
- Sponsorship by an Approved Employer:
- The applicant must have a job offer from an Australian employer who is an approved sponsor or is eligible to become one.
- The employer needs to apply for and receive approval as a Standard Business Sponsor before the visa application.
- Occupation List:
- The applicant’s occupation must be listed on one of the occupation lists: the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL).
- Skills Assessment:
- The applicant must have a valid skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for their nominated occupation.
- The skills assessment ensures that the applicant has the required skills and qualifications for the nominated occupation.
- English Language Proficiency:
- The applicant must meet the English language requirements, which typically involve demonstrating competent English through language test results such as IELTS, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, or Cambridge English.
- Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement:
- The applicant must satisfy the GTE requirement, which assesses whether they genuinely intend to stay in Australia temporarily and have a genuine reason to enter and remain in the country.
- Salary and Employment Conditions:
- The employer must offer terms and conditions of employment that meet the relevant Australian standards, including paying a market salary rate.
- Health and Character Requirements:
- The applicant must meet health and character requirements. This involves undergoing a medical examination and obtaining police clearance certificates.
It’s important to note that the subclass 482 visa has various streams, each with its specific requirements and conditions. These include the Short-Term Stream, Medium-Term Stream, and Labor Agreement Stream. The specific requirements and validity period of the visa can differ based on the stream chosen.