Q1. Can I apply for PR with a 482 short-term visa?
The skilled visa 482 is a popular and commonly used type of short term and temporary visa. You can apply for a PR if the occupation that your work on is listed on MLTSSL.
Q2. Can I study while on a 482 visa?
You can study while you are on a temporary skilled visa 482 and also work for your sponsoring employer for 4 years. However, you have to study at your own expense and you do not get any government support for your studies.
Q3. Can I renew a 482 visa?
The duration of skilled visa 482 is 2 to 4 years. You can only renew it once while you are onshore, in Australia.
Q4. Can I change my employer on a 482 visa?
No, you cannot change your employer while you are on a skilled visa 482. If you want to work with a new employer, then you need sponsorship or approved nomination from the new employer for your visa.
Q5. What happens if I quit my job on a 482 visa?
If you voluntarily or involuntarily quit your job while on a skilled visa 482, your sponsoring employer needs to inform the department of home affairs within 60 days. If you are without employment for 60 consecutive days, you are in breach of condition 8607. You need to either get a different category of visa or find another employer within that time to sponsor a subclass 482 visa for you. Otherwise, you will need to leave Australia.