Occupation Skill Shortages
Are you looking to employ a skilled worker from overseas?
If you are looking to hire an individual under a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 visa (formally the subclass 457 visa), the very first step is to check whether the occupation has been identified as having a skill shortage.
The TSS Visa is only available for a select number of occupations, split between two different lists.
This is for employers to source genuine temporary overseas skilled workers in occupations included on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) for a maximum of two years (or up to four years if an international trade obligation applies). The worker will not be eligible to apply for permanent residency via the Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 186 Visa or the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa.
Medium and Long-Term stream
This is for employers to source highly skilled overseas workers to fill medium-term critical skills in occupations included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) for up to four years, with eligibility to apply for permanent residence after three years through the Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 186 visa or directly via the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa.
Even if the occupation you are looking to fill is on either the STSOL or the MLTSSL, you have to check whether there is any caveats associated with the occupation. Caveats can range from the minimum base salary, required work experience, how many employees your business has, your annual business turnover and more.
If the occupation you are looking to hire a skilled overseas worker in is on either the STSOL or the MTLSSL and you are able to satisfy any caveats, before you nominate an individual for TSS Sponsorship, you will need to prove that you have tested the local market to see if there was a suitably qualified local worker who could fill the position.
If you are unsure about whether the occupation you are trying to fill can be filled with a skilled worker under the TSS Visa, talk to us… firstname.lastname@example.org