Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa (‘TSS’)

In March 2018, the Subclass 482 replaced the Temporary Work (Subclass 457) visa. In order to apply for Subclass 482 visa, an applicant is required to have an employer sponsor.

 It’s a three stage process, including the sponsoring company being a Standard Business Sponsor or Overseas Business Sponsor, the sponsor subsequently submits a nomination application, then a Subclass 482 visa application can be lodged.

 We strongly suggest employers seek migration assistance, as a Subclass 482 visa cannot be approved with an approved nomination from the sponsoring employer.

 There’s numerous elements critical to the success of a Subclass 482 nomination and visa, including evidence of appropriate advertising, equivalent pay of Australian employees, sufficient English language testing, qualification & experience criteria etc. We provide detailed guidance on all relevant criteria which gives all applications the best chance of success when submitted to the Department of Home Affairs.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 494) visa

This is another employer sponsored pathway through an Australian business. In a regional scheme, the visa is offered as an opportunity for employers in more remote parts of Australia to fill skill shortages. This scheme offers opportunities to those working in a variety of industries and occupations, that they may not have access to via the TSS, ENS or other Australian working visas.

 The Subclass 494 results in a five-year visa, with an avenue to permanent residency available after three years. A Subclass 494 visa holder is required to live and work for their regional employer for three years before becoming eligible for the permanent visa.


Training and Temporary Activities (Subclass 407 or 408) visa

The Subclass 407 and 408 are alternative visa solutions to the Subclass 482. They encompass nominating visa applicants whom either require additional training within their field or work within a certain industry.

The Subclass 407 is aimed towards individuals whom are in the preliminary stages of their career and require additional training in order to obtain licensing/registration or work-place based experience.

The Subclass 408 is geared towards those within certain industries, such as special events, religious work, sporting events, undertaking research, domestic work, superyacht crew, entertainers, film or television performers, and certain other temporary activities.

Temporary Work Short Stay Specialist (Subclass 400) visa

Should a company require a highly specialised individual for a 3-6 month period, then the Subclass 400 is a suitable visa solution. This subclass is suitable for numerous occupations, we specifically see this Subclass applicable in ICT, engineering, management and numerous other industries.

Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa

Whether a company has found a prospective employee offshore or already have an employee in Australia on a temporary work visa, they may be able to sponsor them for permanent residency.

There are two main streams within the Subclass 186 Scheme, being Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) and Direct Entry (DE).

TRT is for applicants who have held a Subclass 457/482 for numerous years and if eligible, could transition to permanent residency. DE is a direct transition, without being required to undertake a waiting period. The Subclass 186 is occupation dependent, therefore applicants are required to be sponsored in certain occupations on the relevant legislative occupation list.

Contact us today regarding eligibility criteria for a temporary or permanent work visa in Australia