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TSS Visa

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We created a job site specifically for skilled migrant workers wanting to work in Australia. Search current job vacancies that offer sponsorship and apply to employers or recruiters directly. Alternatively, contact Visa Jobs and our team can connect you with our recruitment partners.

Learn about the TSS/482 visa

What is the TSS/482 visa

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa, also known as the TSS or 482 Visa was created to help employers fill job vacancies with skilled overseas workers when they are unable to find suitable applicants from the local labour market.

This visa is a temporary visa that allows you and your family to live and work in Australia and will be granted for 1 to 4 years. In order for the visa to be granted, you must have an eligible employer willing to sponsor you. In addition to being nominated by an employer, there are a number of TSS visa requirements that must be met. Once the TSS/482 Visa is approved, the primary visa applicant will only be able to work for the employer who has nominated them.

Who is it for

The TSS/482 visa is for skilled migrants who want to live and work in Australia. This visa is only suitable for people who have the required level of skill and experience in specific occupations.

For the TSS/482 visa, only certain occupations can be sponsored and the occupation list is updated based on which occupations there is a shortage of skilled workers for. Each occupation listed belongs to an occupation list which is important as this will affect the price of the visa, how long it can be granted for, and if can lead on to certain Permanent Residency visas.

With this visa you can

TSS Visa Requirements

TSS visa requirements

For every occupation, there are certain visa requirements you must prove that you meet, in order for you to be granted a TSS visa. 

The TSS visa requirements include:

Take our online test to check you meet the TSS visa requirements!

It’s important that before starting the TSS/482 visa process, you make sure you meet all of the TSS visa requirements. The TSS visa requirements are slightly different for each occupation so to help, we have created a free online eligibility assessment. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete and based on your answers, you will find out straight away if you meet the TSS visa requirements. 

Visa Jobs TSS visa process

  • Take our free eligibility test
    01 Understand the visa

    The first step is to understand the TSS visa requirements and check your visa eligibility. Use our free online test and information centre to make sure this is the right visa option for you.

  • Get your documents checked
    02 Gather your documents

    There are a number of documents you will need to gather for the visa application. We will explain exactly what documents to gather and can even have our Registered Migration Agent (RMA) partners check them.

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    VJ recruiters
    Job offer
    03 Find a job

    Finding your dream job can be extremely hard, especially if you are overseas. We have created our Visa Jobs job site specifically for skilled migrants. In addition, we have partnered with a number of recruitment companies if you need help.

  • 04 Lodge your visa application

    Once you have been offered a job offering sponsorship, it's time to lodge your visa application. Using all of the documents you gathered in step 2. Our RMA partners will take care of all of this so all you have to do is start planning your new life.

Our end-to-end solution to help you get your TSS visa

If you want Visa Jobs to help you through the process, contact us today to get started. Send us a copy of your CV along with any relevant information about your situation, and we can explain what to do.

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All of the information provided has been gathered and written based on general information that is available at the Department of Home Affairs website.

This information is not legal advice and should be used for general information purposes only. 

We strongly recommend you engage a Registered Migration Agent who can complete a full assessment and advise you accordingly. If you would like to be connected with a Registered Migration Agent, please contact us and we will find an agent to help you.  

Let Visa Jobs help you get your TSS visa

If you are interested in learning more about the TSS/482 visa, contact us today. We will explain the process, TSS visa requirements, and which documents to gather. We can get your visa eligibility assessed by MARA Registered Migration Agents and then connect you with employers or recruiters.

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