The Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (also known as the TSS visa) has replaced the old 457 visa which was abolished in 2018.
The 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa is temporary and it allows you to accept a job offer from an Australian employer and work for them. You get full-time work rights but you can only work for the sponsoring employer, in the approved nominated occupation, unless another employer takes over your sponsorship.
The TSS visa is designed to help employers fill the labour shortages in Australia with qualified workers from abroad in the event when a suitable local applicant cannot be sourced to fulfil a role.
There are three streams that applicants can apply for under the new TSS visa: TheShort-Term stream, the Medium-Term stream and the Labour Agreement Stream.
Employers must nominate their preferred applicants through one of these streams