The Subclass 482 TSS visa allows skilled overseas workers, who have been sponsored by an eligible Australian business to live and work in Australia on a specified temporary basis, generally between 1 to 4 years.
There are two main lists under this visa, namely the Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSSOL), which is a 2 year visa with an option for a 2 year renewal, and no pathway to permanent residence, and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) which is a 4 year visa, that can lead to permanent residence in the future. There is also a Regional Occupation List (ROL) available.
The nominated position and skill level must meet legislative requirements and the primary visa applicant must have the requisite skill and/or work experience to undertake the nominated occupation. The primary visa applicant must meet English language standards and pass health and character checks. Eligible dependent family members may be included in the Subclass 482 visa application.
The sponsoring employer must have a valid Standard Business Sponsorship agreement in place in order to nominate an overseas worker for a Subclass 482 visa (see Standard Business Sponsorship Agreements).