Subclass-482 visa- At a Glance

Subclass 457 visa has a new name called Subclass 482 visa. Although the features of subclass 482 is like Subclass 457 visa. Subclass-482 is also known as TSS (Temporary Skilled Shortage) Visa.

What are the features of Subclass 482 visa

  • It enables employer to access a skilled overseas worker if an appropriate skilled Australian worker cannot be found.
  • A sponsoring business must nominate an overseas worker.
  • The visa holder must be provided with remuneration and employment condition equivalent to an Australian worker in similar capacity.
  • Employer needs to meet AMSR (Annual Market Salary Rate)
  • “Non-discriminatory workforce” test will apply. Business must not have engaged in discriminatory recruitment practices. For example, if the employer workforce is predominantly made up of overseas workers.
  • Must work in the same occupation for which the visa was granted. Condition 8607 will apply.
  • There should not be any adverse information about the sponsoring business.

There are three streams of Subclass 482 visa

Short-term stream

  • This allows a business to sponsor an overseas worker for a maximum of two years (or up to four years)
  • Occupation must be listed on STSOL (Short-term Skilled Occupation List)
  • Onshore renewal for further 2 years term.
  • May apply again from outside Australia.
  • Must meet the GTE (Genuine Temporary entrant criteria)
  • Applicant should have at least two years of relevant work experience in nominated occupations and related roles.
  • English proficiency requirement is overall 5 band and 4.5 in each band.

 Medium-term stream

  • This allows a business to sponsor overseas worker for a maximum of 4 years.
  • Occupation must be listed on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List)
  • May further renew while in Australia.
  • English proficiency requirement is overall 5 and minimum 5.
  • Potential to obtain permanent residency (PR) visa Subclass 186 or Subclass 187 visa.

Labour Agreement stream

This allows a business to sponsor overseas worker in accordance with a labour agreement with the Commonwealth


For list of eligible skilled occupations visit (last updated on 17th January 2018) https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/work/skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists

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