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New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS) Visa.

Temporary Visas - Australia

On the 18th April 2017 it was announced by the Australian Government that the Temporary Work (457 Skilled Visa, employer sponsored) will be abolished and replaced by a new, more targeted TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa.


The new TSS visa program will have greater emphasis on addressing genuine skill shortages in the Australian work place and safeguarding Australian workers. There is still opportunity for employers and workers to work in Australia, who meet the new criteria.  These significant changes help highlight how quickly things can change in migration and to grab chances whilst you have them. Mate Migration can help you through the process to help you maximise your chances of visa success in this more restrictive environment


The list of eligible skilled occupations for use under Australia’s permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes, The Skilled Occupation List (SOL), has been replaced by the new Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) has replaced the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL). Over 200 occupations were removed entirely from the list on the 19th April 2017 including a number from the Arts, Police, Life Sciences areas. Contact us to see if you can still apply.


Some of the key changes are listed below



Changes come into effect from 19th April 2017 and will be completed in March 2018


Contact us for further details and how Australia can still work for your business and employees
























If you are planning to get large numbers of staff into Australia then you may wish to do this under a Labour Agreement. Click here for an overview of Mate Migrations services.


Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements your company may have or call 0845 680 4817.


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Other Temporary Visas Include:


Working Holiday and Student Visas


Contact Us  Call 0845 680 4817


To see if you are eligible for a visa for Australia, contact us for a free initial visa assessment.


Mate Migration can help you with your Australia emigration and visa application and are cost effective.