TSS 482 visa changes – March 2019


Recent changes have been announced which impact on the Temporary Work (Skilled)visa (TSS Visa subclass 482-previously 457 visa).

The dairy industry is taking positive and comprehensive steps to address the widespread skills shortage in the dairy industry which has occurred as a result of larger and more complex enterprises and this announcement will greatly assist the dairy industry in this transition phase.

Dairy Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO classification) is now on the Regional Occupation List, eligible for the 482 Temporary Skills Shortage 4-year visa and the 187 Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme visa (which offers a permanent residency pathway).

The 187 visa is a skilled visa for high level managers (above FLH8) with a bachelor degree qualification or a minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in the industry.

The pathway to permanent residency is vital to ensuring Australian dairy farmers can attract skilled overseas workers.

Read more about the recent changes here