What is Accredited Sponsorship ?
Accredited Sponsorship status is granted to Australian employers that possess a significant, regular and ongoing need to sponsor/nominate overseas workers under the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) (TSS) visa. Applications lodged by Accredited Sponsors receive privileged treatment by the Department of Immigration, resulting in faster turn-around times. To be an accredited sponsor, the company must have been a standard business sponsor.
Most applications lodged by Accredited Sponsors are finalised in less than 5 days. In addition, certain low risk TSS nomination applications will also receive streamlined processing (that is, the nominations are auto-approved and a decision is made within minutes of lodgement).