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Employer Sponsored Migration (Visas)

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) – Subclass 482

The subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS) is designed to allow Australian employers to recruit overseas employees when businesses are unable to fulfil their employment needs from within the Australian market. The visa is a temporary residency visa that can be granted for a period of time ranging from 3 months to 4 years depending on whether the nominated occupation is listed on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), or the Regional Occupation List (ROL). The visa process is a three-phase process involving a sponsorship, nomination and visa application. 

Before an applicant can apply for a TSS visa, the proposed employer will need to lodge a nomination application for the employee.

The proposed employer needs to satisfy a number of criteria including providing evidence that it is actively engaged in business activities and has a satisfactory training record. New businesses and proposals may be considered if there is a clear intention to establish the business and an auditable training plan is in place.

Businesses that have no formal operating base or representation in Australia may also apply to bring employees to Australia, on a temporary basis, in order to

  • Establish a branch, joint venture or agency distribution and subsidiary branches in Australia; or 
  • Fulfil obligations for a contract or other business activity in Australia

The proposed employer will need to nominate an occupation for the employee that is on the government’s gazetted list and will need to demonstrate that the employee will be paid a market-related salary. In addition, for the nomination to be approved, the market salary rate must be greater than the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). The TSMIT is currently A$53,900

Employees must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and qualifications to undertake the position nominated. In addition, the employee and family members will need to pass medical and character checks.

So that we may assess your eligibility for a General Skilled Migration, please complete the following Assessment Form.

Speak to our Consultants

Michelle Oztas: +27 11 783 9440

Garry Loseby: +61 404 371 683

Registered Migration Agent No. 9803463

Contact Details

Tel: +27 11 783 9440
Australian Mobile: +61 404 371 683

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Rosebank, Johannesburg
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