Tasmania State Sponsorship

The Tasmanian state government can sponsor the State Sponsorship 190 permanent residency visa and 489 temporary residency visa.

Tasmania 190 and 489 visa invitation statistics (source: Department of Home Affairs Skillselect) from 1 July 2018 to the end of 11 June 2019:

Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa 681
Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa 1,197
Total 1,878

Tasmania State Sponsorship


You can be nominated if you have an occupation on the on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List or Short Term Skilled Occupation List, and you also satisfy the following requirements for Tasmanian state nomination.


The Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List TSOL is primarily used in the assessment of applications falling under the ‘Overseas Applicant Category (3A)’ for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489). The TSOL may also be used for prioritising and/or limiting nominations based on nomination places available for both the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).

190 visa - Permanent Residency visa

 

Source: Tasmanian state government Migration Tasmania website

 

The Tasmanian state government will consider your application for nomination if you fall into any of the following categories, however satisfying the requirements specified for a below category does not guarantee that the Tasmanian state government will approve your state sponsorship application. The state government body will assess each application individually with a focus on your ability to address a number of assessment criteria, including:

 

  • Availability of nomination places
  • Your ability to meet the minimum requirements
  • Demand for your particular skills and expertise, and your employment prospects in Tasmania
  • Suitability and transferability of your qualifications, skills and experience – including any specialist capabilities – to the needs of Tasmania’s labour market
  • Your ability and commitment to establishing yourself, and any dependants, in Tasmania on a long term basis
  • Number of points that you are claiming
  • English language ability
  • Genuineness and accuracy of claims put forward in your application

 

Category 1

Tasmanian Graduate with 2 years minimum study in Tasmania

 

You must meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • Completed your studies in Tasmania for at least 2 years, and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania, and you satisfy the Australian study requirement on the basis of your studies in Tasmania.
  • You lived in Tasmania during your relevant 2 year study period.
  • You and your dependants family members who are included in your visa application must be currently living in Tasmania.

For applicants who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution prior to 31 July 2017, to be considered for this category, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed your studies in Tasmania, and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania. The course undertaken and completed must satisfy all the following:
    • Either a degree (a bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)
    • Minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks)
    • Full-time and on-site in Tasmania.
    • You lived in Tasmania during your relevant study period, for at least 12 months during your period of study.

 

Category 2

Working in Tasmania

 

You must meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • Working in Tasmania for at least 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination. 
  • Your employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:
    • an existing, current and genuine need for your position within the business
    • an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position.
  • Your employer needs to be providing you with a position that is relevant to the nominated occupation for your application.
  • Your employment least 35 hours per week in one full-time job, or in two or more part-time jobs.
  • You and your dependants family members who are included in your visa application must be currently living in Tasmania.

Please note that internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for the purpose of this category.

 

Category 3

Overseas applicant (job offer)

You must be living overseas and meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • You, and any of your dependants, have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months
  • Must provide a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania, for a position that is relevant to the nominated occupation for your application.
  • Your employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:
    • an existing, current and genuine need for your position within the business
    • an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position.

489 visa - Temporary visa

 

Source: Tasmanian state government Migration Tasmania website

 

The Tasmanian state government will consider your application for nomination if you fall into any of the following categories, however satisfying the requirements specified for a below category does not guarantee that the Tasmanian state government will approve your state sponsorship application. The state government body will assess each application individually with a focus on your ability to address a number of assessment criteria, including:

 

  • Availability of nomination places
  • Your ability to meet the minimum requirements
  • Demand for your particular skills and expertise, and your employment prospects in Tasmania
  • Suitability and transferability of your qualifications, skills and experience – including any specialist capabilities – to the needs of Tasmania’s labour market
  • Your ability and commitment to establishing yourself, and any dependants, in Tasmania on a long term basis
  • Number of points that you are claiming
  • English language ability
  • Genuineness and accuracy of claims put forward in your application

 

Category 1

Tasmanian Graduate with 2 years minimum study in Tasmania

 

You must meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • Completed your studies in Tasmania, and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania. The course undertaken and completed must satisfy all the following:
    • Either a degree (a bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)
    • Minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks)
    • Full-time and on-site in Tasmania.
    • You lived in Tasmania during your relevant study period, for at least 12 months during your period of study.

 

Category 2

Working in Tasmania

 

You must meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • Working in Tasmania for at least 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination. 
  • Your employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:
    • an existing, current and genuine need for your position within the business
    • an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position.
  • Your employer needs to be providing you with a position that is relevant to the nominated occupation for your application. If your employment is for a position at ANZSCO skill level 4 or below, your employer must also provide evidence that your nominated role cannot be filed by a local person (i.e advertising and labour market testing to be completed by the employer)
  • Your employment least 35 hours per week in one full-time job, or in two or more part-time jobs.
  • You and your dependants family members who are included in your visa application must be currently living in Tasmania.

 

Please note that internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for the purpose of this category.

 

Category 3A

Overseas applicant (TSOL)

 

You must be living overseas and meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • Nominated occupation must be listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL)
  • You, and any of your dependants, have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months
  • English examination results with at least Proficient English scores, or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand
  • Provide research in relation to the Tasmanian labour market and provide evidence that there are sufficient employment opportunities (at least five and not more than eight opportunities) in your nominated occupation in Tasmania and that you have:
    • skills and recent experience relevant to the researched employment opportunities
    • skills and experience relevant to the Tasmanian economy
    • access to sufficient financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in Tasmania while you seek employment

 

If your application is one of ‘high calibre’, and the Tasmanian Government is satisfied that you will be able to secure employment with ease due to your skills and previous work experience, you may be invited to apply for the Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated visa. Each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis and factors which would be considered to determine ‘high calibre’ applications include, but are not limited to, points claimed, English language competency, financial assets available for migration, evidence of interest from Tasmanian employers to employ you, level of skill shortage for your nominated occupation in Tasmania, and skills of dependants.

 

Category 3B

Overseas applicant (Job offer)

 

You must be living overseas and meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • You, and any of your dependants, have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months
  • Must provide a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania, for a position that is relevant to the nominated occupation for your application.
  • Your employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:
    • an existing, current and genuine need for your position within the business
    • an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position.

 

Category 4

Family in Tasmania

 

To be considered for this category you must have a family member who satisfies all of the following:

  • Is an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen
  • Has lived as a permanent resident or an Australian citizen in Tasmania for 12 months or more
  • Is your parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle or grandparent
  • Agrees to support you when you arrive in Tasmania and assist you in the process of gaining employment in Tasmania

 

Category 5

Small Business Owner

 

You can apply for this category if you are already in Australia, and you have a business is operating in Tasmania. If your business is operating in another state of Australia, you are required to demonstrate a genuine intention and commitment to move the business to Tasmania.

 

You must meet all the following criteria for this category:

  • Demonstrate that you have past business ownership or management experience in starting a similar business and/or in an industry closely related to the proposed business
  • Provide evidence and demonstrate your business’ profitability: that is, your business has been making profit in the last two years, or has the potential to be profitable in the next two years
  • Demonstrate your financial capacity to support projected establishment and running costs, along with your initial settlement in Tasmania
  • 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 your proposed business in Tasmania, particularly where the business would be competing with other similar existing businesses already established in Tasmania

Tasmania Occupation List - March 2019

 

Source: Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List TSOL (updated 16 March 2019)

This list is primarily used in the assessment of applications falling under the ‘Overseas Applicant Category (3A)’ for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489). The TSOL may also be used for prioritising and/or limiting nominations based on nomination places available for both the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).

ANZSCO Occupation Assessing Authority Subclass
190
Subclass
489
121111 Aquaculture Farmer VETASSESS No Yes
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower VETASSESS No Yes
121215 Grape Grower VETASSESS Yes Yes
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer VETASSESS No Yes
121221 Vegetable Grower VETASSESS Yes Yes
121299 Crop Farmers nec VETASSESS No Yes
121311 Apiarist VETASSESS Yes Yes
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer VETASSESS No Yes
121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer VETASSESS No Yes
121316 Horse Breeder VETASSESS No Yes
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer VETASSESS No Yes
121318 Pig Farmer VETASSESS No Yes
121321 Poultry Farmer VETASSESS Yes Yes
121322 Sheep Farmer VETASSESS Yes Yes
121399 Livestock Farmers nec VETASSESS No Yes
131112 Sales and Marketing Manager AIM Yes Yes
133111 Construction Project Manager VETASSESS Yes Yes
133211 Engineering Manager Engineers Australia/AIM Yes Yes
133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing) VETASSESS Yes Yes
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager AIM Yes Yes
134212 Nursing Clinical Director ANMAC Yes Yes
134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager VETASSESS Yes Yes
134214 Welfare Centre Manager ACWA/VETASSESS Yes Yes
139914 Quality Assurance Manager VETASSESS Yes Yes
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager VETASSESS Yes Yes
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager VETASSESS Yes Yes
149413 Transport Company Manager VETASSESS Yes Yes
224512 Valuer VETASSESS Yes Yes
224711 Management Consultant VETASSESS Yes Yes
232111 Architect AACA Yes Yes
232212 Surveyor SSSI Yes Yes
232312 Industrial Designer VETASSESS Yes Yes
232611 Urban and Regional Planner VETASSESS Yes Yes
233211 Civil Engineer Engineers Australia Yes Yes
233212 Geotechnical Engineer Engineers Australia Yes Yes
233213 Quantity Surveyor AIQS Yes Yes
233214 Structural Engineer Engineers Australia Yes Yes
233215 Transport Engineer Engineers Australia Yes Yes
233311 Electrical Engineer Engineers Australia Yes Yes
233512 Mechanical Engineer Engineers Australia Yes Yes
233911 Aeronautical Engineer Engineers Australia Yes Yes
233914 Engineering Technologist* Engineers Australia Yes Yes
234111 Agricultural Consultant VETASSESS Yes Yes
234112 Agricultural Scientist VETASSESS Yes Yes
234213 Wine Maker VETASSESS No Yes
234711 Veterinarian AVBC Yes Yes
234914 Physicist (Medical Physicist only) ACPSEM Yes Yes
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher AITSL Yes Yes
241213 Primary School Teacher AITSL Yes Yes
241411 Secondary School Teacher AITSL Yes Yes
241511 Special Needs Teacher AITSL Yes Yes
251111 Dietitian DAA Yes Yes
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer AIR Yes Yes
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist AIR Yes Yes
251214 Sonographer AIR Yes Yes
251912 Orthotist or Prosthetist VETASSESS Yes Yes
252111 Chiropractor CCEA Yes Yes
252112 Osteopath ANZOC Yes Yes
252311 Dental Specialist ADC Yes Yes
252312 Dentist ADC No Yes
252411 Occupational Therapist OTC Yes Yes
252511 Physiotherapist APC Yes Yes
252611 Podiatrist APodC/ANZPAC Yes Yes
252711 Audiologist VETASSESS Yes Yes
252712 Speech Pathologist SPA Yes Yes
253111 General Practitioner Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253211 Anaesthetist Medical Board of Australia No Yes
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine) Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253312 Cardiologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253313 Clinical Haematologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253314 Medical Oncologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253315 Endocrinologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253316 Gastroenterologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253317 Intensive Care Specialist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253318 Neurologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253321 Paediatrician Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253399 Specialist Physicians nec Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253411 Psychiatrist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253511 Surgeon (General) Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253513 Neurosurgeon Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253514 Orthopedic Surgeon Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253516 Paediatric Surgeon Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253518 Urologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253521 Vascular Surgeon Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253911 Dermatologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253914 Ophthalmologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253915 Pathologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253918 Radiation Oncologist Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
253999 Medical Practitioners nec Medical Board of Australia Yes Yes
254111 Midwife ANMAC Yes Yes
254411 Nurse Practitioner ANMAC Yes Yes
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) ANMAC Yes Yes
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) ANMAC Yes Yes
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) ANMAC Yes Yes
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) ANMAC Yes Yes
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) ANMAC Yes Yes
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) ANMAC Yes Yes
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) ANMAC Yes Yes
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) ANMAC Yes Yes
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) ANMAC Yes Yes
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) ANMAC Yes Yes
254424 Registered Nurses (Surgical) ANMAC Yes Yes
254425 Registered Nurses (Paediatrics) ANMAC Yes Yes
254499 Registered Nurses nec ANMAC Yes Yes
271311 Solicitor The Law Society of Tasmania Yes Yes
272311 Clinical Psychologist APS Yes Yes
272399 Psychologists nec APS Yes Yes
272412 Interpreter NAATI Yes Yes
272511 Social Worker AASW Yes Yes
311111 Agricultural Technician VETASSESS No Yes
312111 Architectural Draftsperson VETASSESS Yes Yes
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson Engineers Aust./VETASSESS Yes Yes
312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician TRA Yes Yes
321111 Automotive Electrician TRA Yes Yes
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) TRA Yes Yes
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic TRA Yes Yes
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic TRA Yes Yes
321214 Small Engine Mechanic TRA Yes Yes
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker TRA Yes Yes
322311 Metal Fabricator TRA Yes Yes
322313 Welder (First Class) TRA Yes Yes
323211 Fitter (General) TRA Yes Yes
323212 Fitter and Turner TRA Yes Yes
323213 Fitter-Welder TRA Yes Yes
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) TRA Yes Yes
323313 Locksmith TRA Yes Yes
324111 Panelbeater TRA Yes Yes
331111 Bricklayer TRA Yes Yes
331112 Stonemason TRA Yes Yes
331211 Carpenter and Joiner TRA Yes Yes
331212 Carpenter TRA Yes Yes
332211 Painting trades workers TRA Yes Yes
333111 Glazier TRA Yes Yes
333211 Fibrous Plasterer TRA Yes Yes
333212 Solid Plasterer TRA Yes Yes
333311 Roof Tiler TRA Yes Yes
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler TRA Yes Yes
334111 Plumber (General) TRA Yes Yes
341111 Electrician (General) TRA Yes Yes
342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic TRA Yes Yes
351111 Baker TRA Yes Yes
351112 Pastry Cook TRA Yes Yes
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker TRA Yes Yes
351311 Chef TRA Yes Yes
351411 Cook TRA Yes Yes
362211 Gardener (General) TRA Yes Yes
391111 Hairdresser TRA Yes Yes
394111 Cabinetmaker TRA Yes Yes
411111 Ambulance Officer VETASSESS Yes Yes
411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic VETASSESS Yes Yes
411213 Dental Technician TRA No Yes
411411 Enrolled Nurse ANMAC Yes Yes
411711 Community Worker VETASSESS Yes Yes
411712 Disabilities Services Officer VETASSESS Yes Yes
411715 Residential Care Officer VETASSESS Yes Yes
411716 Youth Worker VETASSESS Yes Yes
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Nirpjit Kaur

Hi Peng
I have job invite from Tasmania in my field that is Accounting on full time basis. I have one year part time experience from Melbourne. So can you please suggest that when can i start my job in tasmania or Do i need to wait till November for looking at any changes in immigration rules??
Thank you

John

Hi we are on bridging visa for 485 graduate visa as chef.is there a chance for us to get a pr in tasmania.thank uou

RAHUL VERMA

Hi Peng,
My brother in law is Doctor (Medicine) in India and is interested in moving to Australia, his age is 47 , is he eligible for PR or any other visa that can later lead to PR?

Jay

Hi
I have skilled assessment and PTE score and valid experience of electrical engineer,

What about job opportunities for electrical engineer in Tasmania.

Suleyman Eminbayli

Can I study in Tasmania just to be eligible and then use my naati assessment to apply for 190? Thanks in advance.

Ranjeet Sandhu

Hello everyone..!!

I have been assessed as an Engineering Technologist by Engineers Australia but I don’t have any work experience points to claim. I have 65 points right now (Age = 30, Qualification =15, PTE = 20). Is there any chance to get an invite from any Australian state with these points without having work experience?

Keron

Hi! I am currently a nurse have almost 8 years of experience. However, I have not studied in Australia and the only way for me to apply state sponsorship is through a job offer. But I don’t think I could let an employer wait that long for me to apply 190, so 489 seems to be my option. I saw that there is a chance of being invited to apply 190 even I apply 489 cat3A, do you think you could prepare me for the chance of getting this opportunity? I am currently 65 points without state sponsorship score. Turning… Read more »

John

Hi Peng i was reading the website of Home affairs about skill assessment on visa 190 do you need to hold your skills assesment for 3 years before you can apply for this visa?

Yaya

Hi there could I pls ask if I m operating a restaurant and would like to hire them as a full time chef who is going to apply visa 190 do I need to have 100!seats and also have 3 full time staff already in my restaurant? Then I can hire them in term of their skill assessment? As I don’t think this informations are right ?

shahid

Dear Peng,

I am a qualified Chef. I have got a positive Chef skill assessment from TRA. Currently my points is 55 without 10 points from state. I am trying to get a better score to gain more points.

My inquiry is If my wife study in Tasmania on a student visa, and I am on dependent visa. Will I as a main applicant for 190/489 visa be still eligible to meet the study requirements for Tasmania.?

Is any chance to get invited with 65 plus points without working in Tasmania, will be invited 489v?

Duygu Turkeli

Dear Peng,
I hope this message suits you well.
Thank you for your detailed explanation for each category about visa 190 for Tasmania. Currently, I am a Master of Commerce student at Macquarie University. I am here with my partner, and we are thinking of relocating to Tasmania to be able to get a PR through him. At this point, I want to know if there are any changes in the requirements for applicants who enrolled in who enrolled who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution after 31 July 2017

Roopnavdeep singh

hi my wife is main applicant and we have been living in tasmania from 4 months .
our skill assessment has been refused by VETASSES [family support worker]
she is completing her 35 hours an week .and my migration lawyer said there is no way we can appeal and re apply skills assessment .
is there any way we can get our skills assessment or we can apply any visa which doesnot require skill assessment.