Tasmania Skilled Migration Program


Tasmania Skilled Migration Program

Only minimal changes have been made to nomination requirements for the 2021-22 program year. Additional guidance and clarifications for candidates have been published on the Migration Tasmania website. A summary of this information is below:

Tasmanian Graduates (Category 1)

  • Employment not necessary for this category

Employment is not a minimum requirement for the Tasmanian Graduate nomination category however evidence of employment or business operation will be taken into consideration in our assessment where:

  • the employer is well established and has been operating in Tasmania for at least 12 months
  • the employment has been for more than 3 months in duration
  • the business owned by the applicant has been operating for at least 6 months, or
  • where candidates have been employed in the dairy, meat, accommodation, logistics or farming industry for at least the previous 6 months prior to lodging their application for nomination, they should have completed relevant industry training of at least Cert III (or equivalent training provided by industry peak bodies),
  • International Student Graduates guidance page

This page has been updated with additional guidance for candidates to complete their career plan.

Working in Tasmania (category 2)

  • 3 months minimum TSOL employment

Candidates who have a skills assessment for an occupation on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List will be eligible for subclass 491 nomination after working in a related position for a minimum of three months.

  • Acknowledgement of sponsor employer for current subclass 482 holders

To help demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in Tasmania, applicants who currently hold a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) and who have worked less than 12 months with their Tasmanian-based sponsoring employer must provide a letter of support from their current sponsoring employer.

  • Additional guidance regarding a well-established business operating in Tasmania

A well-established business actively operating in Tasmania would be normally be expected to have:

  • permanent business signage
  • an active/ongoing online presence, advertising and marketing
  • a Tasmanian address as a registered business location
  • a local landline contact number
  • an ongoing office space (not a residential address) that is not casual or virtual (including corporate/co-shared offices), and
  • permanent representation of employees at the stated business location.
  • Semi-skilled employment  demonstrating development prospects through industry-based training

A period of industry-based training while working with their employer may demonstrate career development prospects for lower skilled employment or substitute for existing qualifications not available in larger population centres.

More information about the Bridging Visa holders, 2021-22 Program Purpose and Priorities, Critical Roles, and Migration Program Q and A webinar can be found here: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2020-2021_program_year_update

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