The Temporary Skill Shortage program has come into force on the 18th of March 2018 and replaces the Temporary Skilled Visa 457. Depending on which stream they apply for, Applicants will be allowed to work and live in Australia for a length of time that varies between 2 and 4 years.
A significant innovation brought by the 482 visa is the introduction of two streams: Short-Term-Stream and Medium-Term-Stream. That comes with the introduction of two new lists of occupations: STSOL and MLTSS.
Applicants whose occupation is listed on the STSOL list will only be able to apply under the Short-Term-Stream. The visa granted will be for a maximum of two years, renewable to two additional year.
On the other end, applicants whose occupation is listed on the MLTSS list will be able to apply under the Medium-Term-Stream and be able to transition to PR through the 186 Visa in its Transitional Stream. This will happen after having hold a 482 Visa for three years.