Skills In Demand visa
(Subclass 482)

Planning to work in Australia temporarily? (Formally known as “Temporary Skill Shortage Visa – Subclass 482”)

VISA Duration

2 to 4 years*

Work Hours

No Limit*

Average Processing

13 to 51 days after successful completion of application.*


The Skills In Demand Visa Subclass 482 visa, previously known as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa, enables employers in Australia to sponsor skilled overseas workers to fill specific roles experiencing a demonstrated shortage of qualified Australian workers. This visa has undergone changes and is now structured into three primary streams, addressing distinct labour market needs.

VISA Streams & Durations:

Tier 1 – Specialist Skills Pathway

  • No specific occupation list is applicable, except for exclusions such as trades workers, machine operators, drivers, and laborers.
  • Requires guaranteed annual earnings of at least $135,000, indexed annually.
  • Offers priority processing with a commitment to a 7-day median visa processing time.


Tier 2 – Core Skills Pathway

  • Features a simplified and regularly updated Core Skills Occupation list managed by Jobs and Skills Australia.
  • Requires guaranteed annual earnings of at least $70,000, indexed annually.


Tier 3 – Essential Skills Pathway

  • Targets occupations earning under $70,000 per year but engaged in essential skill occupations.
  • Further assessment by the government is in progress to introduce this pathway, likely to be sector-specific with a robust regulatory framework, minimum standards, and ongoing advice from Jobs and Skills Australia.


It remains crucial to assess your specific purpose of visit and choose the appropriate stream that aligns with your intentions. Each stream has specific requirements, conditions, and limitations that applicants need to consider before applying.

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Work Hours:

Under the Subclass 482 visa, the primary condition is to work for the sponsoring employer in the nominated occupation with no limit to hours. However, any significant changes in employment, such as a different employer or occupation, might necessitate a new visa application or alter the visa conditions.


To be eligible for the Skills in Demand VISA (Subclass 482), you must meet certain criteria, which may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Nomination Occupation: be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible short-term skilled occupations
  • Relevant Experience: have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field
  • Skills Assessment: if this is required for your occupation
  • One Employer: work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt
  • Sufficient Financial Means: You should have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Australia.
  • Health and Character Requirements: You must meet certain health and character requirements. This includes undergoing a health examination and obtaining relevant police clearances.

At OZI Immigration Services, we understand the complexities of the visa application process. Our experienced team will guide you through each step, ensuring that your application meets all the necessary requirements for a successful outcome.

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

Australia offers various types of visas, including tourist visas, student visas, work visas, skilled visas, partner visas, and more. The specific visa you need depends on your purpose of travel and eligibility.

To apply for an Australian visa, you typically need to complete an online application through the Department of Home Affairs’ website. The application will require you to provide personal information, supporting documents, and pay the required fees.

The processing time for an Australian visa can vary depending on the type of visa and individual circumstances. It can range from a few days to several months. It’s advisable to apply well in advance of your intended travel date.

It depends on the type of visa you hold. Visitors to Australia on tourist visas are not required to have health insurance. However, it’s highly recommended to have adequate health insurance coverage as healthcare costs in Australia can be high.

In some cases, it is possible to extend your stay in Australia. However, it depends on the type of visa you hold and the specific circumstances. It’s important to check the conditions of your visa and consult with the Department of Home Affairs or a registered migration agent for guidance.

The cost of an Australian visa varies depending on the type of visa and the duration of your stay. The fees can range from AUD 140 for a tourist visa to several thousand dollars for more complex visas like skilled migration visas. It’s best to check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for the specific fees.

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