TSS is a temporary visa allowing approved business sponsor to hire overseas workers, whose nominated occupation is on the short-term skilled occupation list (STSOL), Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), the Regional Occupation List (ROL) or whose occupation are allowed under labour agreement between the employer and the Australian government, to work with the sponsoring employer in Australia.
Following the changes of the points test, there are also changes to how skilled visas applicants are ranked in each invitation round once Expression of Interest (EOI) has been lodged in SkillSelect. This will affect how invitations to apply for visa are issued in each invitation round if points claimed in a pool of applicants are equal. The new ranking system is as described:
From 16 November 2019, there will be changes to the points test of the skilled migration program. This means that all skilled based visa applications, including but not limited to Subclass 189, 190, 489 and 491 (new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa effective 16 Nov 2019) will be assessed under this new points system effective 16 November 2019.