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Update regarding legislation changes for TSS Visas – Subclass 482

The Department of Home Affairs have implemented changes to the occupation lists and caveats relating to the Temporary Skills Shortage TSS visa subclass 482 as of 11th March 2019.

Here is a summary of the key changes for TSS applications lodged on or after 11th March:

  • New caveat for the occupation of General Practitioner, Medical Practitioner NEC and Resident Medical Officer has been introduced;
    Nomination applications must be accompanied by a current health workforce certificate. The initiative will direct doctors into areas that have lower access to services such as rural, remote and regional areas of Australia. It is not intended to reduce current service provision, but to reduce unnecessary growth in areas that currently have high levels of access to (Medicare) services. A Health Workforce Certificate is a letter issued by a RWA confirming the genuine need to fill a primary healthcare position at a given location in Australia by an overseas doctor
  • A new caveat has been introduced for the occupation of Recruitment Consultant;
    Excludes positions with nominated annual earnings of less than $80,000 (previously $90,000)
  • The following occupations have been moved from the STSOL to the MLTSSL;
    • Arts Administrator or Manager
    • Dancer of Choreographer
    • Music Director
    • Artistic Director
    • Tennis Coach
    • Footballer 
  • The following occupation has been added to the MLTSSL;
    • Pressure Welder
  • The following occupations have been removed and can no longer be nominated; 
    • Visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)
    • Dentist
    • Anaesthetist
    • Textile clothing and footwear mechanic
    • Watch and clock maker and repairer
    • Chemical plant operator
    • Power Generation Plant Operator
    • Library technician
  • Additional farming and agricultural occupations have also been moved form the STSOL to the ROL
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