Overview of Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Subclass
The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Subclass (TSS visa) is a temporary visa designed to fill skill shortages in Australia. It is designed to allow employers to hire skilled foreign workers for up to four years, with the possibility of renewal. The TSS visa replaces the 457 visas and is part of the Government’s reforms in response to the Migration Amendment (Temporary Skill Shortage Visas) Bill 2018.
Under this new system, employers will be able to recruit from an approved list of occupations or skills that are deemed as being in shortage in Australia. This list includes highly skilled occupations such as doctors, nurses, engineers and IT professionals.
Employers who wish to sponsor an overseas worker for a Temporary Skill Shortage visa subclass 482 must meet certain criteria before they can apply for approval from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). This includes demonstrating that there are no suitably qualified Australian workers available for the position and providing evidence that their business has met training benchmarks set by DHA. Employers must also ensure that salary requirement are met and there are adequate working conditions provided for their overseas worker(s), including appropriate health cover arrangements if required.
Once approved by DHA, employers may then submit an application on behalf of an overseas worker under one of two streams:
Eligibility Criteria for Employers
Eligibility criteria for employers are the set of requirements that must be met in order for an individual or organization to be considered eligible to become an employer. These criteria are designed to ensure that employers meet certain standards of quality and reliability when it comes to providing employment opportunities and managing workers.
The eligibility criteria for employers can vary depending on the type of business …