Temporary Skills Shortage Program (TSS) | Australian Trade Training College

Temporary Skills Shortage Program (TSS)

The TSS Skills Assessment Program is an assessment pathway for applicants applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa.

These applicants:


  • work in a nominated occupation and hold a passport from a nominated country or Special Administrative Region (SAR) as indicated on Trades Recognition Australia;
  • are required by the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) to have a skills assessment for temporary migration.

The relevant legislative instrument for mandatory skills assessment – subclass 482 visa (TSS visa) can be found via Legislation.gov.au


The aims of this program is to ensure successful applicants can contribute immediately to Australia’s skilled workforce.


Successful applicants will receive a TSS Skills Assessment Result.


Before submitting an application for TSS skills assessment, we recommend reading the full TSS Program Outline document AND refer to the Stage 1 Applicant Checklist and Stage 2 Applicant Checklist when collating your evidence and documentation, to avoid delays with processing your application.


For Trades Recognition enquiries, contact the team on 1300 017 199.


TSS Pathways

Pathway 1
For applicants who do not have a relevant Australian VET qualification.


Pathway 2
For applicants who have a relevant Australian VET qualification or a current, identified Australian occupational licence.

Full Program Outline

Before applying, we recommend you read the full outline document which includes eligibility criteria, costs and other key information.


Register for a TSS Skills Assessment

Submit your details below to start an application for the TSS Skills Assessment. An Australian Trade Training College team member will be in touch to take you through the next steps.

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