Tasmania State Nomination Program


Tasmania State Nomination Program

Migration Tasmania has announced that they have received an interim allocation for the state nomination program for 2020-21 until the federal budget is announced in October 2020.


Applicants from the critical roles outlined in the DoHA website will be given first priority for the nominations. Existing applications from the non-critical role will be considered once all the critical role applications are processed. Non-critical role applicants may not receive a response until October 2020 or later.


Applications submitted before 1 pm, 25 August 2020 (Subclass 190/491).


Migration Tasmania will e-mail all applicants who lodged their application, offering them an opportunity to either:

  • request priority consideration on the basis that they are engaged in a critical role supporting the health system or the Tasmanian economy, or
  • withdraw their application for nomination and receive a full refund of the application fee, or
  • continue with their application in respect of a requirement to demonstrate that their nomination will lead to a genuine ongoing and meaningful contribution to Tasmanias economic recovery.


Applications submitted after 1 pm, 25 August 2020 (Subclass 190/491).


All new applications must meet the minimum requirements of their chosen nomination category and demonstrate that the applicant is critical to supporting Tasmanias response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.


Applicants must provide a letter of support from their employer clearly explaining how their role is critical to providing medical services, the supply of essential goods and services, or delivering services in sectors critical to Tasmanias economic recovery. If an applicant cannot show that their role is critical, it will not be supported for nomination.


Critical Roles

Information on the critical roles can be found of the DoHA website. Link: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/critical-skills-and-sectors


In addition, Tasmania will accept new applications from people employed in:

  • health and allied health occupations, including in private and not-for-profit sectors
  • senior support workers/enrolled nurses/registered nurses in aged, disability and community care (minimum diploma qualified).


New requirements will be reviewed in October 2020 after Federal Budget and allocations for 2020-21 migration are announced. FAQ and further information can be found here: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/256222/Q_and_A_Interim_Allocations_and_Priorities_Aug-Oct_2020.pdf


Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2020-2021_program_year_update


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