A temporary visa program, the underlying intention is, once granted the holder will come onshore with the intention to leave Australia once the visa expires.
Some temporary visas are renewable, and some allow the holder to apply for a permanent visa while the visa is in effect.
Examples: Holders of the sc 482 – Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (TSS), the holder of the two-year visa can apply for a sc190 Skilled Nominated Visa.
The holder of the sc482, four-year visa can also apply for a sc 186 Employer Nominated Visa (ENS)
Student visas and Temporary Activity visas are temporary visas.
NEW sc870 – Sponsored Parent Visa, enables one to apply for a long-term visitor visa. Enabling the holder to remain on shore for ten-years.