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If your occupation falls in the below list you may be eligible to apply for the the short-term TSS visa is valid for two years. It can be renewed onshore once, for a further two years.

  • Under this program, short-term TSS visa holders can remain in Australia for a maximum of four years.
  • Unlike the medium-term visa, there is no pathway for Australian permanent residency.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience will be required.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience will be required.
  • must be paid a minimum salary rate or or higher, where a caveat applies
  • Meet the TSS visa training requirements 

If you are not on the below list have a look through the below:

  • Medium and Long term list for TSS visa
  • Regional Occupation List for TSS visa

Short Term Skilled Occupation List (Starting 11 March 2019)

2 added to MLTSSL

telecommunications network planner313213
pressure welder322312

6 moved from STSOL to MLTSSL

arts administrator or manager139911
dancer or choreographer211112
music director211212
artistic director212111
tennis coach452316
footballer (caveat applies)452411

16 moved from STSOL to ROL

aquaculture farmer121111
cotton grower121211
fruit or nut grower121213
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214
mixed crop farmer121216
sugar cane grower121217
crop farmers (nec)121299
beef cattle farmer121312
dairy cattle farmer121313
mixed livestock farmer121317
pig farmer121318
sheep farmer121322
livestock farmers (nec)121399
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411

5 removed from STSOL

visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215
watch and clock maker and repairer323316
chemical plant operator399211
library technician399312
  ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
   OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions
     (see section 8) 
 1aquaculture farmer1211119 
 2cotton grower1212119 
 3flower grower1212129 
 4fruit or nut grower1212139 
5grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) /1212149 
   field crop grower (NZ)   
 6grape grower1212159 
 7mixed crop farmer1212169 
 8sugar cane grower1212179 
9vegetable grower (Aus) / market1212219 
   gardener (NZ)   
 10crop farmers (nec)1212999 
 12beef cattle farmer1213129 
 13dairy cattle farmer1213139 
 14mixed livestock farmer1213179 
 15pig farmer1213189 
 16poultry farmer1213219 
 17sheep farmer1213229 
 18livestock farmers (nec)1213999 
 19mixed crop and livestock farmer1214119 
 20sales and marketing manager1311123, 11, 20 
 21advertising manager131113  
22corporate services manager1321114, 20, 22 

Short Term Skilled Occupation List

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
 OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions
   (see section 8)
23finance manager132211 
24human resource manager132311 
25research and development manager132511 
27production manager (forestry)133511 
28production manager (manufacturing)133512 
29production manager (mining)133513 
30supply and distribution manager1336113, 11, 20
31health and welfare services managers134299 
32school principal134311 
33education managers (nec)134499 
34ICT project manager135112 
35ICT managers (nec)135199 
36arts administrator or manager139911 
37laboratory manager139913 
38quality assurance manager139914 
39specialist managers (nec) except:139999 
  • ambassador; or
  • archbishop; or
  • bishop
  40cafe or restaurant manager1411118 
  41hotel or motel manager1413119 
  42accommodation and hospitality141999  
   managers (nec)   
  43customer service manager1492122, 11, 19 
  44conference and event organiser1493112, 19 
  45transport company manager1494139, 19, 21 
  46facilities manager14991314 
  47dancer or choreographer211112  
  48music director211212  
  49music professionals (nec)211299  
  51visual arts and crafts professionals211499  
  52artistic director212111  
  53book or script editor212212  
  54director (film, television, radio or212312  
   Specification of occupations for Subclass 482 visaPart 2
     Section 5
  Short Term Skilled Occupation List    
  ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3  
   OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions
     (see section 8)  
 55film and video editor212314   
 56program director (television or radio)212315   
 57stage manager212316   
 58technical director212317   
 59video producer212318   
 61newspaper or periodical editor212412   
 62print journalist212413   
 63technical writer212415   
 64television journalist212416   
 65journalists and other writers (nec)212499   
 66company secretary221211   
 67commodities trader222111   
 68finance broker222112   
 69insurance broker222113   
 70financial brokers (nec)222199   
 71financial market dealer222211   
 72stockbroking dealer222213   
 73financial dealers (nec)222299   
 74financial investment adviser222311   
 75financial investment manager222312   
 76recruitment consultant22311219, 21, 23  
 77ICT trainer223211   
 79gallery or museum curator224212   
 80health information manager224213   
 81records manager224214   
 83organisation and methods analyst224712   
 84patents examiner224914   
85information and organisation224999   
   professionals (nec)    
 86advertising specialist225111   
 87marketing specialist2251132, 11, 19  
 88ICT account manager225211   
 89ICT business development manager225212   
 90ICT sales representative225213   
91public relations professional225311   
   Migration (IMMI 18/048: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 482 Visa)5 

Short Term Skilled Occupation List

 ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
  OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions
    (see section 8)
 92technical sales representatives (nec)2254992, 15
  including education sales  
 93fashion designer232311 
 94industrial designer232312 
 95jewellery designer232313 
 96graphic designer232411 
 98web designer232414 
 99interior designer232511 
 100urban and regional planner232611 
 102primary school teacher241213 
 103middle school teacher (Aus) /241311 
  intermediate school teacher (NZ)  
 104education adviser249111 
 105art teacher (private tuition)249211 
 106dance teacher (private tuition)249212 
 107music teacher (private tuition)249214 
 108private tutors and teachers (nec)249299 
 109teacher of English to speakers of other249311 
 112occupational health and safety adviser251312 
 114hospital pharmacist251511 
 115industrial pharmacist251512 
 116retail pharmacist251513 
 117health promotion officer251911 
 118health diagnostic and promotion251999 
  professionals (nec)  
 121traditional Chinese medicine252214 
 122complementary health therapists (nec)252299 
 123dental specialist252311 
   Specification of occupations for Subclass 482 visaPart 2
  Short Term Skilled Occupation List    
  ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3  
   OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions
     (see section 8)  
 125resident medical officer253112   
 127nurse educator254211   
 128nurse researcher254212   
 129nurse manager254311   
 130web developer261212   
 131software tester261314   
 132database administrator262111   
 133systems administrator262113   
 134network administrator263112   
 135network analyst263113   
 136ICT quality assurance engineer263211   
 137ICT support engineer263212   
 138ICT systems test engineer263213   
 139ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299   
140judicial and other legal professionals271299   
 141careers counsellor272111   
 142drug and alcohol counsellor272112   
 143family and marriage counsellor272113   
 144rehabilitation counsellor272114   
 145student counsellor272115   
 146counsellors (nec)272199   
 149social professionals (nec)272499   
 150recreation officer272612   
 151welfare worker272613   
 152anaesthetic technician311211   
 153cardiac technician311212   
 154medical laboratory technician311213   
 155pharmacy technician311215   
 156medical technicians (nec)311299   
 157meat inspector311312   
 158primary products inspectors (nec)311399   
 159chemistry technician311411   
 160earth science technician311412   
161life science technician311413   
  ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3 
   OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions 
     (see section 8) 
  162science technicians (nec)311499  
  163architectural draftsperson312111  
  164building inspector312113  
  165architectural, building and surveying312199  
   technicians (nec)   
  166mechanical engineering technician31251216 
  167metallurgical or materials technician312912  
  168mine deputy312913  
  169hardware technician313111  
  170ICT customer support officer313112  
  171web administrator313113  
  172ICT support technicians (nec)313199  
  174aircraft maintenance engineer323111  
  175aircraft maintenance engineer323112  
  176aircraft maintenance engineer323113  
  177textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215  
  178metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299  
  179precision instrument maker and323314  
  180watch and clock maker and repairer323316  
  182vehicle body builder324211  
  183vehicle trimmer324212  
  184roof tiler333311  
  185business machine mechanic342311  
  186cabler (data and telecommunications)342411  
  187telecommunications linesworker342413  
  190butcher or smallgoods maker351211  
  191cook3514117, 8 
  192dog handler or trainer361111  
  193animal attendants and trainers (nec)36119918 
  194veterinary nurse361311  
   Specification of occupations for Subclass 482 visa  Part 2
  Short Term Skilled Occupation List   
  ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
   OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions
     (see section 8) 
 196gardener (general)362211  
 198landscape gardener362213  
 201print finisher392111  
 202printing machinist392311  
 203dressmaker or tailor393213  
 205furniture finisher394211  
 206wood machinist394213  
207wood machinists and other wood trades394299  
   workers (nec)   
 208chemical plant operator399211  
 209power generation plant operator399213  
 210library technician399312  
212camera operator (film, television or399512  
 213make up artist399514  
 214sound technician399516  
 215performing arts technicians (nec)399599  
 217ambulance officer411111  
 218intensive care ambulance paramedic411112  
 219dental technician411213  
 220diversional therapist411311  
 221enrolled nurse411411  
 222massage therapist41161112 
 223community worker411711  
 224disabilities services officer411712  
 225family support worker411713  
 226residential care officer411715  
 227youth worker411716  
 228diving instructor (open water)452311  
 229gymnastics coach or instructor452312  
 230horse riding coach or instructor452313  
 231snowsport instructor452314  

Short Term Skilled Occupation List

 ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
  OccupationANZSCO codeInapplicability conditions
    (see section 8)
 232swimming coach or instructor452315 
 233tennis coach452316 
 234other sports coach or instructor452317 
 235sports development officer452321 
 237sportspersons (nec)452499 
 238contract administrator511111 
 239program or project administrator511112 
 240insurance loss adjuster599612 
 241insurance agent611211 
 242retail buyer63921111