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The Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457) has been replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482) on 18 March 2018.
Eligibility for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa:
This stream is available if an employer wishes to sponsor an overseas skilled worker) on a temporary basis only in occupations listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSOL) for a TSS visa. It can be used to fill positions for a maximum of two years or four years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies.
This stream is available if an employer wishes to sponsor an overseas skilled worker for periods of up to four years in occupations listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL) for a TSS.
This stream is available if your employer wishes to sponsor an overseas worker and has entered into a labour agreement with the Department.
Note: There is no age limit on this visa.
Before you can apply for a TSS visa, your proposed employer will need to lodge a nomination application for you. They will only be able to do this if they are an approved sponsor or have at least lodged an application to become a standard business sponsor. If your employer is still an approved 457 sponsor then they can sponsor you for a TSS (Subclass 482) under that existing sponsorship.
Sponsors also need to evidence mandatory labour market testing to show that they cannot employ an Australian into the position.
This visa allows you to travel to and from Australia for the duration of your visa and:
Sponsorship, Nomination and Visa Charges can be found here.
Which visa is right for you?
Contact us at the Point Migration Agency team office or submit a query online
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