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Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)

This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill. There are 3 different streams for TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa.

TSS Subclass 482

To apply for Permanent Employer Nomination scheme, subclass 186, the applicants nominated occupation needs to be in the MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills list).

However, commencing on 1 July 2022, a person holding a Temporary Skill shortage Visa (subclass 482), if has a nominated occupation in the Short-Term skilled occupation list (STSOL), may be eligible to apply for permanent employer sponsorship (subclass 186) given that, 

  • The applicant was in Australia for a cumulative total of at least 12 months between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021, and,

  • Employed by a person actively and lawfully operating a business in Australia at the time the nomination application is made.

It is very important for both employers and employees to have a clear understanding of these visas' requirements in order to make visa applications successful.


A slight error may result in visa rejection and you will lose precious time and money.

Employer Sponsored Visa
TSS 482 visa

Even after the visa is granted, there are a lot of obligations that employers and employees have to follow. Therefore, it is necessary and essential for you to seek genuine advice from Registered Migration Agents. Following are few of the occupations which are in the short term list but can fall under this category and be eligible to apply for permanent employer sponsorship visa (subclass 186):

Fashion designer, enrolled nurse, baker, cook, disabilities services officer, finance manager, hairdresser, ICT Managers nec, Hospital pharmacist, ICT support engineer, interpreter, marketing specialist, massage therapist, primary school teacher, pastry cook, retail pharmacist, web designer, youth worker etc.


Book Consultation

Book a Consultation with Registered Migration Agent (MARN1572961) via this link:

All our Consultations are Free apart from PR pathway/Business/Employer Sponsored/TSS/Training visas. There is a consultation fee of $79+GST which will be reimbursed to you once you sign up for any RACC service.

It will be a one to one zoom session with our Registered Migration Agent who will assess your background, situation and will advise accordingly. Check all our Consultation options here:

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We give the best advice based on your needs


We assess your situation to 

ensure you meet the 



We compile all of your

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We submit your application​

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