TASMANIA will open to new applications from 12:00pm Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Tasmania’s nomination quota for the 2021–22 program year is:

1. Subclass 491 – 2200 places

2. Subclass 190 – 1100 places

However, it is expected that there are 500 places will be spend for applications from last financial year 2020-2021. 

There are some changes in migration required has been updated
  1. Tasmanian Graduates (Category 1)

Employment is not necessary for this category. However, if applicants have evidence of employment or business operation, they will be prioritised in assessment process. Evidences should be:

    • 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)
  1. 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.

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2020-2021_program_year_update?fbclid=IwAR0biuMncBB-30BQd3803hQti8Z-QOHVle-JmbWAg9UK7id3Pt1sleP87xY

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