State Nomination from Tasmania

Tasmania welcomes skilled migrants from all over the world who can make Tasmania's society and economy globally competitive

Tasmania (TAS) State Nomination for Skilled and Business Visas

The State Government of Tasmania actively pursues skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy, progress, cultural diversity and community safety.

Tasmania (TAS) State Nomination for Skilled Migration Visas

Tasmania's skilled migration program is for people wanting to move to the state who have skills that the state need. Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state's enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, reputable schools and a globally recognised university. State nomination from Tasmania is available for the following two visa categories:
- Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 190)
- Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)

Meeting the minimum nomination requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered state nomination from the Tasmanian Government. The Department of Home Affairs sets a nomination quota for the state each year, which limits the number of applicants that can be nominated.

Tasmania (TAS) Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 491) Visa

Tasmanian Graduate Requirements

If you commenced your last course of study in Tasmania before 30 June 2021

- You must have completed and graduated 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 a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO); and must have a minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks); and must be full time and on-site in Tasmania.
-You must have lived in the state for at least 1 year and during your period of study prior to applying for visa state nomination.
- You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania and able to provide evidence of your genuine ongoing commitment to remain in Tasmania.
- If you are not currently in skilled employment you must provide a career plan that explains how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania. This may include areas unrelated to your Tasmanian study.

Employment is not a minimum requirement for this category of nomination. 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; and
- The employment has been more than 3 months in duration; and
- 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).

If you commenced your last course of study in Tasmania commenced after 30 June 2021

- You must have completed a course of study and obtained a letter of completion from a tertiary institution in Tasmania registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
- Your course of study must be listed on CRICOS with a duration of at least 40 weeks and must have been completed full time and on-site in Tasmania You must have lived in Tasmania for least one year from the commencement of your course and for the duration of your studies.
- You and your dependents must be currently living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of your ongoing genuine commitment.
- If you are not currently in skilled employment you must provide a career plan that explains how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania. This may include areas unrelated to your Tasmanian study.
- Your study does not need to be related to your nominated occupation, however a relevant skills assessment will be highly regarded
- If you held a Student visa (subclass 500) when you completed your last course of study in Tasmania, the study must be: a degree (bachelor, masters or any higher degree), or a diploma (standard, advanced, associate or graduate); or a qualification directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.
- If you held a visa that was NOT a Student visa (subclass 500) at the time you completed your last course of study in Tasmania, the study MUST be directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.

Working in Tasmania Requirements

- You must have been working in Tasmania for 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination. You do not have to be working in your nominated occupation.
- If you have a skills assessment and related employment in an occupation listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL), then you may be eligible for nomination after 3 months of employment.
- Your employment needs to be at least 35 hours per week, (20 hours per week when completing industry specific training for ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 positions) in one full-time job or in two or more part-time jobs and you are able to provide evidence of your employment claims, and fill a genuine, ongoing skill shortage in Tasmania.
- You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania and provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania.
- Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months.
- There must be a genuine, ongoing need for your position within the business (including a minimum 12 month contract with at least 3 months remaining at the time you apply for nomination). The contract may be casual, but must comply with the Fair Work Ombudsman’s National Employment Standards.
- Your wages and conditions must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and salary or wages are equivalent to the market salary rate.

Employment in positions classified at ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 will not be eligible for the purposes of state nomination unless: the employment is ongoing, for at least 6 months beyond the application date; and you have reasonable career development prospects in the industry; and it is located at least 50 km from a population centre of more than 5000 people, in a position for which there is a genuine and demonstrated severe labour recruitment difficulty (unless it is associated with aged care and individual support Unit Group 4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers for which relevant qualifications of at least Certificate III is required; or the position involves specialist qualifications or experience that are not available in the local community); and
evidence of prior related employment experience and/or qualifications are provided; and you are engaged in / have completed a course of relevant, industry-specific training while working with your employer.

Overseas Applicant (TSOL) Requirements

- Your nominated occupation should be listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL).
- You, or any of your dependents must not have lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months.
- You have achieved the English requirement specified on the TSOL for your nominated occupation in a recognised English language test or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand.
- You have read and meet the 'other requirements and notes column' specified on the TSOL for your nominated occupation.
- You have access to sufficient financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in Tasmania for at least 6 months while you seek employment.
- You have researched the Tasmanian labour market, have been invited to seek nomination, and unless your occupation is listed as “High Demand” in the TSOL, provide evidence that there are sufficient employment opportunities in Tasmania or that you have reasonable prospects for employment related to your occupation.
If your occupation is listed as “High Demand” and you meet the specified requirements, employability evidence is not required.

You cannot apply for nomination in this category before being invited by Migration Tasmania.

Overseas Applicant (Job Offer) Requirements

- Have received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania that is in your nominated occupation.
- If the job offer is in an area related to the TSOL you must have a Skills Assessment in that area and should meet the additional English and registration/experience requirements listed for that occupation on the TSOL.
- You, or any of your dependents have not have lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months.
- Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months.
- Your wages and conditions must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and salary or wages are equivalent to the market salary rate.
- There is a genuine and ongoing need for your position within the business and the capacity for the business to sustain your employment.

Family in Tasmania Requirements

You should be applying from outside Tasmania and have an immediate family member who:
- Has been an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen for a minimum of 12 months prior to the lodgement of your application.
- Is currently residing in Tasmania and has been for a minimum of 12 months.
- Is a parent, brother, sister, child, aunt, uncle, or grandparent.
- Agrees to support and assist you in the process of gaining employment in Tasmania upon your arrival in Tasmania.

Relationships by marriage, such as sister-in-law or brother-in-law, are not acceptable for this category. You as applicant must hold the direct relationship with the sponsoring family member.

Small Business Owner Requirements

- You must demonstrate that you have established and operated your business in Tasmania for at least 6 months.
- You demonstrate that the business is highly likely able to give you a personal income that would meet the minimum taxable income requirement set by Home Affairs for the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa. Currently, that is A$53,900 per year for at least 3 years in the next 5 years.
- You must show that you have an understanding of the responsibilities and requirements around treating employees fairly by completing key units on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s online learning centre.

You must provide a comprehensive business plan with:
- Evidence of thorough research into, and understanding of, the target market
- Research and understanding of relevant industry conditions, licensing and/or registration requirements for the business in Tasmania.
- Realistic market opportunities for the proposed business in Tasmania, particularly where the business would be competing with other similar existing businesses already established in Tasmania.

Tasmania (TAS) Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa

Applicants nominated for a Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa will not be able reapply for a Subclass 190. However, Tasmania will consider applicants who have applied for nomination in any of the subclass 491 categories for subclass 190 nomination, if they can demonstrate that they are a “high calibre” candidate, even if they do not meet the subclass 190 category requirements. Applicants who believe they warrant consideration as high calibre candidates should supply a written submission included in the Commitment Letter of their application outlining their reason(s) for their request.

Tasmanian Graduate Requirements

If you commenced your last course of study in Tasmania before 30 June 2021

- You must have completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania and met the Australian study requirement through study in Tasmania.
- Your course of study must have been completed full time and on-site in Tasmania.
- Have lived in the state for at least 2 years and during your period of study prior to applying for visa state nomination.
- You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania and able to provide evidence of your genuine ongoing commitment to remain in Tasmania.
- If you are not currently in skilled employment you must provide a career plan that explains how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania. This may include areas unrelated to your Tasmanian study.

If you commenced your last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021

- You must have completed a course of study and obtained a letter of completion from a tertiary institution in Tasmania registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
- Your course of study must be listed on CRICOS with a duration of at least 92 weeks* and must have been completed full time and on-site in Tasmania.
- You must have lived in the state for at least 2 calendar years from the commencement of your course and for the duration of your studies.
- You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania and demonstrate a genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania.
- If you are not currently in skilled employment you must provide a career plan that explains how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania. This may include areas unrelated to your Tasmanian study.
- Your study does not need to be related to your nominated occupation, however a relevant skills assessment will be highly regarded.
- If you held a Student visa (subclass 500) when you completed your last course of study in Tasmania, the study must be: a degree (bachelor, masters or any higher degree), or a diploma (standard, advanced, associate or graduate); or a qualification directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.
- If you held a visa that was NOT a Student visa (subclass 500) at the time you completed your last course of study in Tasmania, the study MUST be directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.

Working in Tasmania Requirements

- You must have been working in Tasmania for 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination. Your employment needs to be at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or in two or more part-time jobs and you are able to provide evidence of your employment claims.
- You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania and provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania.
- Your 6 months' employment needs to be in a nominated occupation that is listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL). The applicants must have the English Proficiency listed on TSOL, but not those listed in “Other requirements and notes”.
- Your employer must be a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months.
- There must be a genuine, ongoing need for your position within the business (including a minimum 12 month contract with at least 3 months remaining at the time you apply for nomination). The contract may be casual but must comply with the Fair Work Ombudsman’s National Employment Standards.
- Your wages and conditions must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and salary or wages are equivalent to the market salary rate.

Tasmania (TAS) State Nomination for Business Migration Visas

Tasmania’s Business Migration State Nomination Program recognises the significant contributions business migrants make to Tasmania’s economic growth and cultural diversity. The program seeks successful business owners, innovators, and entrepreneurs with the ability to operate businesses and develop business concepts that will genuinely benefit Tasmania’s economy.

TAS State Nomination for Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa Subclass 188

Subclass 188 Business Innovation Stream

To be nominated for a subclass 188 visa under the Business Innovation stream you must:
- Be able to meet the visa requirements for a subclass 188 visa under the Business Innovation stream published by the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs). Please refer to the Home Affairs website for details.
- Be a successful business owner or innovator proposing a new business or partnering with an existing Australian  business partner to develop new technologies or innovations, enhance industry capabilities, or offer a product or service with a distinct point of difference, which is suited to Tasmanian conditions.
- Be able to invest at least AUD 200,000 to establish a new business or purchase an existing business in Tasmania.
- Have a realistic, well-researched and plausible business plan.
- Demonstrate that you have or can acquire the relevant knowledge, skills, experiences, qualifications, licences etc. to undertake senior level day-to-day and strategic management of the business in Tasmania.
- Have sufficient funds to settle in Tasmania.
- Intend to live in Tasmania and contribute to Tasmania’s economy while you hold a subclass 188 visa associated with Tasmanian nomination.
- Agree to the nomination undertakings.

If partnering with an Australian-based business partner
- You must demonstrate your genuine commitment to invest with an Australian-based business partner to either enhance an existing business or start a new business in Tasmania.

If investing in an existing business in Tasmania
- The business must not be a franchise.
- You must provide evidence of the agreement to invest.

If introducing technologies and innovations with existing patent and trademarks to Tasmania
- You must have ownership of the relevant patents and/or trademarks from an authorised governing body, or you can use the technology without breaching intellectual property rights laws.

If you need an age waiver and/or special endorsement
- If you are seeking an age waiver for exceptional economic benefit or 10-point special endorsement for unique and important benefit, you must demonstrate that your proposed business is of unique and important benefit to Tasmania. It must: be substantially different or innovative compared with existing businesses; or allow Tasmania to gain some significant competitive advantage that it does not currently have; or demonstrate that you have exceptional qualifications and experience linked to the business.

Subclass 188 Entrepreneur Stream

To be nominated under the Entrepreneur stream for a subclass 188 visa you must:
- Be able to meet the Department of Home Affairs visa requirements for the Entrepreneur stream.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge, expertise, or a track record in developing the product or service you are targeting.
- Provide personal funding contribution of at least AUD 50,000 towards the proposed entrepreneurial activity.
- Demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to settle in Tasmania.
- If currently in Australia, hold a visa with work rights that will allow you to engage in the proposed business concept in Tasmania while waiting for the outcome of a subclass 188 visa application.
- Intend to live in Tasmania and contribute to Tasmania’s economy and community while you hold a subclass 188 visa associated with Tasmanian nomination.
- You must agree to the nomination undertakings.

If you need an age waiver under the Entrepreneur category, it will be considered on a case by case basis and supported in exceptional circumstances only. You must demonstrate why your proposal would be of exceptional economic benefit to Tasmania.

Subclass 188 Investor Stream

Nomination in the Investor stream will not be offered this program year.

Subclass 188 Significant Investor Stream

Nomination in the Significant investor stream will not be offered this program year.

TAS State Nomination for Business Innovation and Investment Visa Subclass 888

Criteria is same as for Subclass 188 visa and fulfilling the obligations undertaken by the applicant as part of Subclass 188 visa nomination process.

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