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16 Jan 2018

In March  2018 the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa comes into effect. The TSS visa replaces the old subclass 457. Underpinning the new TSS visa is a new training levy which will need to be satisfied by employers looking to employ skilled foreign workers. 

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2 Jun 2017

On 19 April 2017, the:

  • Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaced the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) and is available in Schedule 1 of the relevant legislative instrument

  • Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the p...

2 Jun 2017

The TSS visa will be made up of two streams, with the following criteria and restrictions to apply: 

Short-term stream

  • For occupations on the STSOL

  • Granted for a maximum term of two years

  • Visa can be renewed onshore once only

  • Applicant must demonstrate...

2 Jun 2017

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced significant changes to employer sponsored skilled migration visas. The first is the establishment of the subclass 457 visas in favour of the new Temporary Skills Shortage visa (TSS visa). Significant changes have al...

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Abolishment of subclass 457 visa

June 2, 2017

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