About the 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

The 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa is the ideal solution if your potential employee is overseas or if they are in Australia on a temporary visa, with limitations in relation to their work permission: maybe they can only work part-time or their visa is about to expire.


This is a temporary visa for skilled workers who take a job offer from an Australian employer. The visa holder is granted full-time work rights but they can only work for the sponsoring employer, in the approved nominated occupation. The visa is granted for up to 4 years but it can be extended for more time after that.


After 2 years the business may be able to nominate the employee for a Permanent Employer Nomination Visa. In some cases your business may be able to do it even sooner than that. We are happy to discuss your eligibility: we determine if your business can become a sponsor and prepare and lodge all applications for you.


When dealing with an honest, competent and experienced Registered Migration Agent from Bravo Migration you maximize your chances of a positive outcome in a faster manner, as we will prepare a decision-ready application and minimise delays.


Let us guide you through exactly which documents are needed for your case. Why waste hours completing forms?

Make sure your business and employee qualify

It is important to assess your business’ and future employee’s eligibility with a Registered Migration Agent who is experienced in this type of application. Contact Bravo Migration now!

The Main Requirements

There are 3 stages involved in obtaining a Subclass 482 visa:




  • The employer must obtain approval as a standard business sponsor
  • The main requirements are:
    • that the business must be trading and operating, and
    • the “Training Australians” Requirement.


Once approved employers of 482 visa holders have to meet Sponsorship Obligations.

They exist to ensure that overseas workers are not exploited, that the 482 visa program is being used to meet genuine skills shortages, and that it is not being used to undercut local salaries and conditions in the labour market.




  • The position being nominated must feature in a certain list issued by the Department of Immigration. Only occupations that require a certain skill level can be sponsored for the 482 visa.
  • The position being nominated must attract a salary package that meets the Minimum Salary as established by the Department of Immigration.
  • It is also necessary to demonstrate that the salary being offered meets average market rates for the role being offered
  • In some cases, it is necessary for the employer to demonstrate that he could not find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill the position.





  • The person being sponsored in the nominated occupation must have qualifications OR work experience is a relevant field.
  • They also need to demonstrate they meet the minimum English levels required, as well as health and character.


Bravo Migration can prepare and lodge:


  • Applications for approval of businesses to sponsor overseas workers;
  • Applications for approval of nominations for all kinds of job offers;
  • Applications for approval of 482 visas for workers and their families.


Work with us and ensure you will get a fast approval!


We are happy to discuss your eligibility and work with you to obtain sponsorship status for your business, as well as visa approval for your employees.


We have worked with corporate clients in a variety of industries: accommodation, food and beverages, technology, marketing, advertising, manufacturing, events, trades services and many more.


Australian immigration rules are complex and prone to continuous changes:


  • Don’t spend hours researching legislation & requirements
  • We give you clear answers and instructions.


We tell you what the requirements really are, and prepare and lodge all the applications on your behalf, so to avoid mistakes and get a fast approval.


Working with Bravo Migration, you will have a dedicated Registered Migration Agent and a Case Manager. This means the whole process will be:


  • easier: the fact that we have worked on thousands of applications like yours means that we know what works. We will ask you for the correct documents with the correct information in a straight-forward manner and will prepare your process properly and provide all the correct documents to the Department of Immigration.
  • more efficient: when dealing with an honest , competent and experienced Registered Migration Agent you maximize your chances of a positive outcome in a faster manner, as we will prepare a decision-ready application, minimising delays.
  • stress-free: the agent will also monitor your case until the Department of Immigration approves it, keeping you informed of its progress and about any changes in legislation that may affect the outcome of your case.


We look forward to taking care of your case!