Temporary Skills Shortage Visa

A Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa allows foreign skilled workers to gain employment in Australia and support the country’s ever-growing labour market.

The journey to successfully gaining an Australian visa is not only complex and time-consuming, it is also unique to the applicant. Every person’s life history, work experience and skill set is different which means each visa application will vary in what is required.

The TSS Visa is a three-step process involving gaining employer sponsorship, nominating the desired position/s for the employee and then finally submitting the visa application. To help you gain clarity on what you need to arrange prior to beginning the application,  including exams and assessments, Endeavour Partners Group has created a TSS Visa Checklist.

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Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 407


To pursue his dreams of becoming a Flying Instructor, Wing moved from Hong Kong to Australia to study a Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane). Wing had already been awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in his home country. He arrived in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa before transitioning to a Visitor Visa. After three years, Wing had completed his diploma and was seeking further training opportunities to help gain more experience in the aviation field.


From assessing Wing’s age, qualifications and English level, Endeavour was able to determine his eligibility for a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 407). Through this initial consultation and assessment, the team sourced a suitable education provider to employ Wing for his Flying Instructor training both in the classroom and in a live environment. 


After successfully gaining sponsorship from the educational provider, the second phase was to seek an approval for a Flying Instructor position. Endeavour needed to demonstrate that an approved training program was available and the educational provider was qualified to train a flying instructor. An extensive amount of documentation was provided to satisfy the Government’s checklist. 

The third step was to acquire approval for Wing’s visa application to ensure he possessed the base knowledge and means to benefit from the proposed training. 

The process from sponsorship to visa success was smooth, and after 18 months, Wing was granted a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 407). This two-year visa enabled him to remain in Australia to complete his training. After this period, if Wing wanted to remain in Australia, he could apply for a Skilled Visa by way of a business sponsoring him for the role.