Here are some key details about the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa:
- Stream options: The Subclass 482 visa has three streams: a. Short-Term Stream: Allows employers to fill short-term skill shortages with foreign workers for up to two years. b. Medium-Term Stream: Allows employers to source skilled workers for occupations on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) for up to four years. This stream may provide a pathway to permanent residency. c. Labor Agreement Stream: For employers with a labor agreement with the Australian government.
- Employer sponsorship: To be eligible for a Subclass 482 visa, you need a job offer from an Australian employer who is an approved sponsor. The employer must also provide a valid nomination for your position.
- Occupation list: The occupation you are nominated for must be on one of the skilled occupation lists. The Short-Term Stream uses the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), while the Medium-Term Stream uses the MLTSSL.
- Skill and qualification requirements: You must have the skills, qualifications, and experience necessary for the nominated occupation. The specific requirements may vary depending on the occupation.
- English language proficiency: You must demonstrate English language proficiency through a recognized English language test, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent tests.
- Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement: You need to demonstrate that you have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily and will depart at the end of your visa period.
- Health and character requirements: You and your family members must meet health and character requirements by undergoing medical examinations and providing police clearances.
It’s important to note that the Subclass 482 visa is a temporary visa, and the eligibility criteria and requirements can change over time. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is recommended to consult the official Australian government website or seek advice from a registered migration agent.