Provisional Skilled visas

Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Visa - Subclass 482

The TSS programme is designed to fill temporary skill shortages in Australia, by allowing employers to sponsor appropriately skilled overseas workers where they are unable to source these skills in the local labour market.  

The subclass 482 visa may provide a pathway to a permanent residence through Temporary Residence Transition Stream (TRTS), once the visa holder worked full-time for the sponsoring employer for 3 years.

You need an employer to sponsor you. You need to have at least 2 years work experience in your nominated occupation.

The employer-sponsored visa programme involves a 3-stage application process of Sponsorship, Nomination and Visa Application, all of which must be approved for a successful application. 

There is no age restriction but need to have English proficiency unless exempt.

Work Regional visa- Subclass 491

This provisional visa was announced on 16 November 2019 and aims to bring skilled overseas workers to regional parts of Australia to support population growth and economic development in regional communities.

This visa has a 5 years term and is point tested skilled visa. It provides pathway to permanent residency through the Skilled Regional visa subclass 191, which will be introduced from 16 November 2022.

You must be nominated by a state or territory government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you.

You must have an occupation on a relevant Skilled occupation list and have a suitable skill assessment for the occupation.

You need to be invited to apply and satisfy the points test (currently 65)

You must be under 45 years old, unless an exemption and have English proficiency unless exempt.

Only holders of either the Subclass 491 or 494 visas will be eligible for the new permanent residence visa. There will be no direct entry provision or eligibility from other visa subclasses.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional - Subclass 494

This provisional visa was announced on 16 November 2019 and like the subclass 491 and provide a pathway to permanent residence with a new Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa, which will be introduced from 16 November 2022.

This visa has a 5 years term and requires a sponsorship by an employer in regionals. The visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

You must be nominated to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list and have at least 3 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation.

You need to have relevant skills assessment and work only for your sponsor or associated entity.

You must be under 45 years old, unless an exemption and have English proficiency unless exempt.

Contact us today to book your initial consultation and start the process to obtain your skilled visa.