Skilled Migration Program
Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state’s enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, reputable schools and a globally recognised university. The Tasmanian Government actively pursues skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and cultural diversity.
Tasmania’s nomination quota for the 2021–2022 program year is:
Subclass 491 Visa – 2200 places
Subclass 190 Visa – 1100 places
Around 500 of these places are expected to be used for applications carried over from the 2020-21 program year.
2021-2022 Program Purpose and Priorities
The Tasmanian State Nomination Skilled Migration Program supports Tasmanian businesses and increases the state’s working age population. It does this by attracting and retaining migrants with skills genuinely in need by employers, or with the capacity to settle in Tasmania through skilled employment in the long-term, and business activities that will increase employment opportunities for locals.
Migration Tasmania’s nomination priorities are:
- Candidates with an employment and a skills assessment related to critical roles (generally health, allied health, infrastructure engineering).
- Candidates with an employment and skills assessment related to the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List.
- Candidates in other skilled employment (ANZSCO Skill Level 1-3) with a related skills assessment.
- New business owners providing substantial employment opportunities for local Australian citizens, permanent residents or provisional visa holders.
- All other eligible candidates with skills or training relevant to the needs of Tasmania and who are able to make a genuine contribution to Tasmania through skilled employment.
What are critical roles?
These roles include people:
- engaged by the Tasmanian Government and directly assisting in Tasmania’s COVID-19 response (due to their specialist skills and experience)
- providing critical medical services including all general nursing and medical positions with the Tasmanian Health Service
- directly involved in the supply of essential goods and services (medical, technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, agricultural technology, food production, and maritime industry)
- delivering services in sectors critical to economic recovery (financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film and television production, and emerging technology)
- would normally include a significant and recognised contribution to export income, significant flow-on employment and economic benefits, high value national / international exposure
In addition, Migration Tasmania also gives high regard to applications from people employed in the following areas:
- 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)
- qualified and experienced chefs and cooks
Migration Tasmania may add to these areas as the needs of Tasmania’s economy evolves. Lower skilled positions such as retail workers, harvest labour, delivery drivers, or warehouse staff are not included as critical roles.
How to apply