Subclass 482


The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482) or TSS visa is the temporary work visa in Australia. The employers who are unable to find suitable talent amongst Australians can sponsor a suitably skilled foreign worker to fill a position. It was introduced on 19 March 2019 to replace Temporary Work visa subclass 457 which has been abolished by Australia Department of Home Affairs

The major three streams of subclass 482

  • The Short-Term stream
  • The Medium-Term stream
  • The Labour Agreement stream

Eligibility Criteria to avail Subclass 482 (TSS) Visa

  • There is no age requirement for this visa
  • The applicant should have an occupation on the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List
  • The applicant should have been nominated for a job position by an Australian employer
  • should have the relevant skills and qualifications for that occupation
  • should  have at least two years of work experience in the relevant occupation
  • You have vocational English language ability
  • Should meet health and character requirements
  • If the applicant is in Australia while applying, they should have a substantive visa, or a bridging visa A, B, or C and have complied with visa condition.

Employer Requirements

Standard Business Sponsorship

Before an employer can sponsor a foreign worker under the TSS visa program, they must obtain Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) status. To achieve this, employers must meet several criteria, including demonstrating a commitment to training Australian workers and compliance with Australian workplace laws.

    Labour Market Testing (LMT)

    Employers must conduct labour market testing in most cases to demonstrate that there are no suitable Australian workers available to fill the position before sponsoring a foreign worker. LMT typically involves advertising the job vacancy locally, and employers must provide evidence of their efforts.

      Market Salary Rate

        Employers must pay their sponsored foreign workers at least the market salary rate for the occupation. This ensures that foreign workers are not undercutting Australian wages and working conditions. The market salary rate is determined based on various factors, including location, industry, and experience.

        Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy

          Employers are required to pay a Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy for each foreign worker they sponsor under the TSS visa program. This levy is used to fund training and skill development initiatives for Australian workers. The amount of the levy varies depending on the size and turnover of the sponsoring business.

          Notification Obligations

            Employers must inform the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) of any significant changes in their business, such as changes in ownership, financial difficulties, or if their sponsored worker ceases employment. Timely notification is crucial to ensure ongoing compliance.

            Maintain Records

              Employers are required to keep detailed records of their employment and sponsorship activities for up to five years. These records must be readily available for inspection by relevant government authorities.

              Cooperation with Inspections and Audits

                Employers must cooperate with any inspections or audits conducted by government authorities, including the Fair Work Ombudsman and the DHA. Non-compliance can lead to sanctions and penalties.

                Provide Adequate Working Conditions

                Employers must ensure that sponsored foreign workers receive the same working conditions as Australian employees, including access to entitlements such as leave, superannuation, and occupational health and safety protections.

                Can I Include Family Members on Subclass 482 Visa?

                Yes, you can apply with family members that belong to your close family unit:

                • Your spouse or de facto partner.
                • Your minor child or your partner’s minor child.
                • Your adult dependent child or your partner’s adult dependent child.
                • You or your partner’s grandchild (minor or dependent).

                What you and your family can do whilst on a Subclass 482 Visa?

                If you are granted this visa as a primary applicant, you can travel to and from Australia for the duration of the visa and will be entitled to work only for the approved sponsor who has nominated you in your chosen occupation.

                Whilst holding this visa, your family members – included in your application –  can travel to and from Australia for the duration of the visa and can work or study in Australia without restriction.

                What Does this Visa Allow You to Do?

                • The TSS Subclass 482 visa is a temporary visa that permits the holder to live in Australia while working full-time for the sponsoring employer in the nominated position. Applicants for a TSS visa may include dependent members of the family unit.
                • Family members, as a secondary dependent on the main 482 visa applicant, can enjoy unrestricted work rights whilst the holder of a 482 visa.


                We have limited openings at the moment for below profiles from our employer!

                • Restaurant Managers
                • Nurses(Early Childhood Care)
                • Mechanical Engineers
                • Maintenance Electrician
                • Meat Workers
                • Machinery Operator
                • Maintenance Plumber
                • Electrical Supervisor
                • Maintenance Supervisor
                • Maintenance Electrician
                • Maintenance Fitter

                If you’re willing to work in Australia under work permit then please fill in the details below for our experts to review and inform you if there’s any opportunity for your Work Permit through subclass 482 or any other category. We will call you back within 24 hours after receiving the inquiry form to discuss your opportunity in detail.

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