What is the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

The STSOL is an occupations list that allows for TSS visa eligibility with up to 2 years validity and can be renewed only once for up to a further 2 years. No employer nominated permanent residence option is available under the temporary residence transition stream of the 186 visa unless transitional arrangements apply (held or submitted an application for a 457 visa on or before 18 April 2017).

The skills requirement will need to be met under any chosen occupational category as per the ANZSCO dictionary and the minimum of 2 years employment experience requirement that forms part of the skill requirement (Department of Home Affairs policy only, not law – we are sure to see challenges at review stage for refusals on this ground in the coming months).

For more detail on the STSOL click here.

Free Assessment

Make an Enquiry

Subscribe to PKH VisaNews

‚ÄčComplete your name and email address below to receive our regular newsletter:



What Do Our Clients Say About Us?

“Thank you very much for your help and support. It was a real pleasure working with you and I was pleased to communicate and work with you in such a professional manner”. Cristian

“I used PK Harrison for my permanent residency visa and I found them very professional and efficient and I would recommend them for any visa type you need for Australia”. - Alan

"I am always amazed at the level of professionalism and accountability that PK Harrison Australian Visa Services delivers. As a fast paced business, our immigration needs are crucial to the success of the company. PK Harrison Australian Visa Services are quick to respond and always willing to go the extra mile to help us secure vital talent. - Matthew, Founding Director - The Fundraising People

"Definitely one of the most efficient teams that I have ever dealt with. They are reliable, prompt and thorough with their services”. - Amirna

"I have recently used these services and it was very efficient and got my husband's visa approved fast and effectively. I really couldn't have done this on my own. It would be very difficult for me to get a visa without the help of this service”. - Natalie


Where Is PK Harrison Australian Visa Services?

Locally owned and operated, PK Harrison Australian Visa Services offers a comprehensive range of visa advice and assistance services for individuals and businesses. Located in the North West of Sydney, PK Harrison Australian Visa is raising the standard of what you can expect from a migration agency.

Assessments are available via Video Conference, in person or over the phone. If you would like assistance, advice and support from a leading Sydney migration agent, Preston Harrison is ready to assist you every step of the process. You can utilise services of the team at PK Harrison Australian Visa Services in Sydney, or from anywhere in the world!

Take the first step of your journey of living, working or studying in Australia by contacting us today.