482 visa Medium stream

The TSS 482 Medium term stream enables employers to nominate a position and sponsor an overseas skilled worker for up to 4 years.

This can visa can be renewed. Skilled workers applying for the subclass 482 visa must have an occupation listed on the Medium Long Term Strategic List.

The TSS 482 medium term stream also offers a pathway to permanent residency. Employers can sponsor an employee for permanent residency through the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa or the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa.

English language requirements for the TSS 482 medium term stream are the same as the short term stream. For the 482 visa, this is the equivalent to an IELTS score of 5. The English language requirement does not apply if the candidate holds a passport issued by the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada or the United States or if the nominee has had 5 or more years of secondary of tertiary education conducted in English.

The government’s visa fee is from AUD2,645

Processing times for medium term 482 visa applications is between 1 to 2 months.

The Medium to Long Term Skilled Occupation List

Occupation ANZSCO code List Assessing authority
Accountant (General) 221111 MLTSSL CAANZ



Aeronautical Engineer 233911 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant 234111 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer 233912 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist 234112 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 MLTSSL TRA
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 MLTSSL TRA
Analyst Programmer 261311 MLTSSL ACS
Architect 232111 MLTSSL AACA
Artistic Director 212111 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Arts Administrator or Manager 139911 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Audiologist 252711 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Automotive Electrician 321111 MLTSSL TRA
Barrister 271111 MLTSSL Legal admissions authority of a state or territory
Biochemist 234513 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Biomedical Engineer 233913 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Biotechnologist 234514 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Boat Builder and Repairer 399111 MLTSSL TRA
Botanist 234515 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Bricklayer 331111 MLTSSL TRA
Cabinetmaker 394111 MLTSSL TRA
Cardiologist 253312 MLTSSL MedBA
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 MLTSSL MedBA
Carpenter 331212 MLTSSL TRA
Carpenter and Joiner 331211 MLTSSL TRA
Cartographer 232213 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Chef 351311 MLTSSL TRA
Chemical Engineer 233111 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111 MLTSSL AIM
Chief Information Officer 135111 MLTSSL ACS
Chiropractor 252111 MLTSSL CCEA
Civil Engineer 233211 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 MLTSSL Engineers Australia


Civil Engineering Technician 312212 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist 253313 MLTSSL MedBA
Clinical Psychologist 272311 MLTSSL APS
Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263111 MLTSSL ACS
Conservator 234911 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Construction Project Manager 133111 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Corporate General Manager 111211 MLTSSL AIM
Dancer or Choreographer 211112 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Dermatologist 253911 MLTSSL MedBA
Developer Programmer 261312 MLTSSL ACS
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist 253917 MLTSSL MedBA
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 MLTSSL TRA
Drainer 334113 MLTSSL TRA
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher 241111 MLTSSL AITSL
Economist 224311 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Educational Psychologist 272312 MLTSSL APS
Electrical Engineer 233311 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 MLTSSL TRA
Electrician (General) 341111 MLTSSL TRA
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 MLTSSL TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313 MLTSSL TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314 MLTSSL TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315 MLTSSL TRA
Electronics Engineer 233411 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912 MLTSSL MedBA
Endocrinologist 253315 MLTSSL MedBA
Engineering Manager 133211 MLTSSL Engineers Australia


Engineering Professionals nec 233999 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist 233914 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Environmental Consultant 234312 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Environmental Engineer 233915 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Environmental Manager 139912 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist 234313 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Environmental Scientists nec 234399 MLTSSL VETASSESS
External Auditor 221213 MLTSSL CAANZ



Faculty Head 134411 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Fibrous Plasterer 333211 MLTSSL TRA
Fitter (General) 323211 MLTSSL TRA
Fitter and Turner 323212 MLTSSL TRA
Fitter-Welder 323213 MLTSSL TRA
Food Technologist 234212 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Footballer 452411 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Forester 234113 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Gasfitter 334114 MLTSSL TRA
Gastroenterologist 253316 MLTSSL MedBA
General Practitioner 253111 MLTSSL MedBA
Geophysicist 234412 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Glazier 333111 MLTSSL TRA
Horse Trainer 361112 MLTSSL TRA
Hydrogeologist 234413 MLTSSL VETASSESS
ICT Business Analyst 261111 MLTSSL ACS
ICT Security Specialist 262112 MLTSSL ACS
Industrial Engineer 233511 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Intensive Care Specialist 253317 MLTSSL MedBA
Internal Auditor 221214 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Joiner 331213 MLTSSL TRA
Land Economist 224511 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Landscape Architect 232112 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Life Scientist (General) 234511 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Life Scientists nec 234599 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Lift Mechanic 341113 MLTSSL TRA
Locksmith 323313 MLTSSL TRA
Management Accountant 221112 MLTSSL CAANZ



Management Consultant 224711 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Marine Biologist 234516 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Materials Engineer 233112 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer 233512 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 MLTSSL ASMIRT
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 MLTSSL AIMS
Medical Oncologist 253314 MLTSSL MedBA
Medical Practitioners nec 253999 MLTSSL MedBA
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 MLTSSL ASMIRT
Metal Fabricator 322311 MLTSSL TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 MLTSSL TRA
Metallurgist 234912 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Meteorologist 234913 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Microbiologist 234517 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Midwife 254111 MLTSSL ANMAC
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 233611 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 MLTSSL TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213 MLTSSL TRA
Multimedia Specialist 261211 MLTSSL ACS
Music Director 211212 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental) 211213 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec 234999 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Naval Architect 233916 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Neurologist 253318 MLTSSL MedBA
Neurosurgeon 253513 MLTSSL MedBA
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213 MLTSSL ANZSNM
Nurse Practitioner 254411 MLTSSL ANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director 134212 MLTSSL ANMAC
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253913 MLTSSL MedBA
Occupational Therapist 252411 MLTSSL OTC
Ophthalmologist 253914 MLTSSL MedBA
Optometrist 251411 MLTSSL OCANZ
Organisational Psychologist 272313 MLTSSL APS
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514 MLTSSL MedBA
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912 MLTSSL AOPA
Osteopath 252112 MLTSSL AOAC
Other Spatial Scientist 232214 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515 MLTSSL MedBA
Paediatric Surgeon 253516 MLTSSL MedBA
Paediatrician 253321 MLTSSL MedBA
Painting Trades Worker 332211 MLTSSL TRA
Panelbeater 324111 MLTSSL TRA
Pathologist 253915 MLTSSL MedBA
Petroleum Engineer 233612 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Physicist 234914 MLTSSL VETASSESS


Physiotherapist 252511 MLTSSL APC
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 253517 MLTSSL MedBA
Plumber (General) 334111 MLTSSL TRA
Pressure Welder 322312 MLTSSL TRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Production or Plant Engineer 233513 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Psychiatrist 253411 MLTSSL MedBA
Psychologists nec 272399 MLTSSL APS
Quantity Surveyor 233213 MLTSSL AIQS
Radiation Oncologist 253918 MLTSSL MedBA
Radiocommunications Technician 313211 MLTSSL TRA
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 MLTSSL ANMAC
Registered Nurses nec 254499 MLTSSL ANMAC
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322 MLTSSL MedBA
Rheumatologist 253323 MLTSSL MedBA
Roof Plumber 334115 MLTSSL TRA
Secondary School Teacher 241411 MLTSSL AITSL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 MLTSSL TRA
Shipwright 399112 MLTSSL TRA
Small Engine Mechanic 321214 MLTSSL TRA
Social Worker 272511 MLTSSL AASW
Software and Applications Programmers nec 261399 MLTSSL ACS
Software Engineer 261313 MLTSSL ACS
Solicitor 271311 MLTSSL Legal admissions authority of a state or territory
Solid Plasterer 333212 MLTSSL TRA
Sonographer 251214 MLTSSL ASMIRT
Special Education Teachers nec 241599 MLTSSL AITSL
Special Needs Teacher 241511 MLTSSL AITSL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311 MLTSSL MedBA
Specialist Physicians nec 253399 MLTSSL MedBA
Speech Pathologist 252712 MLTSSL SPA
Statistician 224113 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Stonemason 331112 MLTSSL TRA
Structural Engineer 233214 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Surgeon (General) 253511 MLTSSL MedBA
Surveyor 232212 MLTSSL SSSI
Systems Analyst 261112 MLTSSL ACS
Taxation Accountant 221113 MLTSSL CAANZ



Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512 MLTSSL AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513 MLTSSL AITSL
Technical Cable Jointer 342212 MLTSSL TRA
Telecommunications Engineer 263311 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner 313213 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Tennis Coach 452316 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324 MLTSSL MedBA
Transport Engineer 233215 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
University Lecturer 242111 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Urologist 253518 MLTSSL MedBA
Vascular Surgeon 253521 MLTSSL MedBA
Veterinarian 234711 MLTSSL AVBC
Wall and Floor Tiler 333411 MLTSSL TRA
Welder (First Class) 322313 MLTSSL TRA
Welfare Centre Manager 134214 MLTSSL ACWA
Zoologist 234518 MLTSSL VETASSESS