482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS/Work Visa)

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS/Work Visa)

If you are an Australian employer wanting to address a labour shortage at your workspace, the 482 visa is the correct visa type for you. 482 visa enables you to bring in genuinely skilled workers from overseas where you cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian. 482 work visa facilitates the targeted use of overseas workers to address temporary skill shortages while ensuring that Australian workers get priority. 482 sponsored employee visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor under one of three streams:

  • the Short-Term stream (STSOL)
  • the Medium-Term stream (MLTSSL/ROL)
  • the Labour Agreement stream.


Eligibility Criteria:

You might be able to get 482 sponsored working visa, as an overseas worker, if you have been nominated for a position by an approved sponsor and that nomination has been approved.


  • meet any required skills and qualifications requirements including completing any skills assessments required
  • meet English language requirements
  • if in Australia, hold a substantive visa, a subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa, a subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa or a Subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa
  • have substantially complied with any conditions that apply or applied to your last visa
  • meet health and character requirements


Length of stay:

With 482 working visa, a person can stay in Australia for one to four years, depending on his/her nominated occupation, visa stream and circumstances.

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