Temporary skill shortage visa

 

Temporary skill shortage visa (482)

The 482 Temporary skills shortage visa is utilised by companies to fill gaps in their employee base. This visa enables the holder to be able to work in Australia to fill a void in the workforce when local employment is unable to do so. The visa has three streams that are used most often by clients, and depending on the chosen stream, different factors will be involved in the approval. Please check the 482 visa occupation list.

The streams for 482 visa are short-term stream, medium and long term stream and lastly, labour agreement stream.

The requirement for short-term stream

  • The applicant must be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of appropriate short-term skilled occupations
  • have at least 2 years of relevant work experience in the nominated occupation or a related field
  • have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for the specific occupation
  • work only for the sponsor or associated entity, unless exempt
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless exempt.

The requirement for Medium and Long Term Stream

  • Must be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations
  • have at least 2 years of relevant work experience in the nominated occupation or a related field
  • have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for the occupation
  • work only for the sponsor or associated entity, unless exempt
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless exempt from needing to show this.

The requirement for Labour agreement stream

This is for employers to source overseas skilled workers in accordance with a labour agreement with the Commonwealth, on the basis of a demonstrated need that cannot be met in the Australian labour market and standard visa programs are not available, with the capacity to negotiate a permanent residence option.

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