Tasmania State and Regional Sponsor 2021 Update
The Tasmanian Nominated Skilled Migration Program will reopen with updated requirements to general applications on 29 January 2021 at 1 pm (AEDT)
Until this time interim program restrictions remain in place.
Read more about Tasmania Interim program: https://www.racc.net.au/tasmania-interim-nomination
Tasmania State and Regional Sponsor 2021 Allocation
Tasmania has now received its full nomination quota for the 2020 – 21 program year. The full allocation is made up of:
Subclass 491 – 1400 places
Subclass 190 – 1000 places
Business migration – 45 places
Tasmania State and Regional Sponsor Invitation Round Update
Approximately 25% of skilled visa nomination places have been used.
So far (13 January 2021) following are the Nomination Numbers:
Subclass 491 – 393
Subclass 190 – 223
Business migration – <20
Tasmania State and Regional Sponsor Current Criteria
Tasmania subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa)
Eligibility through Study pathway
1. Have completed and graduated from a 2 Year Course* from a CRICOS registered provider in Tasmania
2. Have lived in the state for at least 2 years and during your period of study prior to applying for visa state Nomination
3. You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania
What to Study?
TAS State is most interested in those students who can make a positive contribution to the state. Your likelihood of Tasmanian nomination will be increased if your Tasmanian studies or other experiences in Tasmania are related to our skills needs (from the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List)
TASMANIA state gives particularly high regard to people who have studied or have experience in high-demand occupations, including:
Trades and construction
Community services (including aged and disability care)
Further weight is given to those applicants who currently live and work in an area outside Greater Hobart and intend to do so after nomination.
Tasmania subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional Visa)
Eligibility through Study pathway
1. You must have completed and graduated from a minimum 40-week course from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania
( The course undertaken must be a degree (bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma (standard, advanced, associate or graduate), or trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO) )
2. You have lived in the state for at least 1 year during your period of study
3. You and your dependents are currently living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of your ongoing genuine commitment.
What happens if you already have a positive skills Assessment?
If you already have a positive skills assessment outside of Australia, you may be eligible to apply for subclass 491 upon completing an eligible 1-year course.
For example, if you have a positive skills assessment outside of Tasmania as an Engineer/ Auditor / Accountant and you move to Tasmania and conduct a 1 Year above Bachelor Level course, you may be eligible for subclass 491.
Since you already have a positive skills assessment, you do not necessarily have to do a course which is on the list, to be eligible to apply for subclass 491, you will need to take a bachelor or above level course for a year or an above certificate III level course if it's
(minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZCO occupation.
This group includes:
Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers
Construction Trades Workers
Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers
Food Trades Workers
Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers
Other Technicians and Trades Workers
If you already have a positive skills assessment or you can get one soon, the following could be plausible study options for you:
Graduate Diploma in Management (1 Year Course): https://www.racc.net.au/tas-graduate-diploma-of-management
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership (1 Year Course): https://www.racc.net.au/graduate-diploma-of-leadership
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