TAS – Skilled Visas for Medical Professionals

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for Medical Professionals

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member of nominated by a state or territory government. To found out if you are eligible and the process for the visa, please refer to our Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-Tested) Stream page.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visas for Medical Professionals

Unlike the 189 visa, both 190 and 491 visas require skilled workers to be nominated by a state or territory government. The main difference between these two visas is that the 491 visa is a temporary visa (5 year validity). Skilled workers will have a pathway to permanent residency once they live and work in regional area for 3 years. For more information, please visit our Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) page.

Tasmania

Subclass 190 – Category 1 Tasmanian Graduate

Category 1.1: Commenced last course of study in Tasmania before 30 June 2021

  1. Your occupation is on the Department of Home Affairs’ Skilled Occupation List
  2. Must have graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania (2 academic years, full-time and on campus)
  3. Have lived in Tasmania for at least 2 years – during study until prior to applying for state nomination
  4. Must provide a career plan explaining how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania if you are not currently in skilled employment

Category 1.2: Commenced last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021

  1. Your occupation is on the Department of Home Affairs’ Skilled Occupation List
  2. Must have graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania (1 academic year, full-time and on campus) and obtained a letter of completion from the institution
  3. Have lived in Tasmania for at least 2 years – commencement of your course and for the duration of your studies
  4. Must provide a career plan explaining how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania if you are not currently in skilled employment

*Note: Employment is not a requirement for the above 2 categories. However, evidence of employment or business operation will be taken into consideration if you have been employed for more than 3 months OR the business owned has been operating for at least 6 months.

Subclass 190 – Category 2 Working in Tasmania

Category 2.1: Commenced employment in Tasmania before 29 January 2021

  1. Your occupation is on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL) – see Medical Professionals List below
  2. Must have been working in Tasmania for 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination in your nominated occupation (at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or two or more jobs)
  3. Your pay and employment conditions must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Category 2.2: Commenced employment in Tasmania after 29 January 2021

  1. Your occupation is on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL) – see Medical Professionals List below
  2. Must have been working in Tasmania for 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination in your nominated occupation (at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or two or more jobs)
  3. 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
  4. Pay must be equivalent to the salary rate in the local labour market for similar positions (for employment commencing after 29 January 2021)

Subclass 491 – Category 1 Tasmanian Graduate

Category 1.1: Commenced last course of study in Tasmania before 30 June 2021

  1. Your occupation is on the Department of Home Affairs’ Skilled Occupation List
  2. Must have graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania (1 academic year, full-time and on campus)
  3. Have lived in Tasmania for at least 1 year – during study until prior to applying for state nomination
  4. Must provide a career plan explaining how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania if you are not currently in skilled employment

Category 1.2: Commenced last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021

  1. Your occupation is on the Department of Home Affairs’ Skilled Occupation List
  2. Must have graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania (1 academic year, full-time and on campus) and obtained a letter of completion from the institution
  3. Have lived in Tasmania for at least 1 year – commencement of your course and for the duration of your studies
  4. Must provide a career plan explaining how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania if you are not currently in skilled employment

*Note: Employment is not a requirement for the above 2 categories. However, evidence of employment or business operation will be taken into consideration if you have been employed for more than 3 months OR the business owned has been operating for at least 6 months.

Subclass 491 – Category 2 Working in Tasmania

Category 2.1: Commenced employment in Tasmania before 29 January 2021

  1. Must have been working in Tasmania for 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination (at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or two or more jobs). You do not have to be working in your nominated occupation.
  2. Your pay and employment conditions must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Category 2.2: Commenced employment in Tasmania after 29 January 2021

  1. Must have been working in Tasmania for 6 months immediately prior to your application for state nomination (at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or two or more jobs; 20 hours per week when completing industry specific training for ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 positions). You do not have to be working in your nominated occupation.
  2. If your occupation is listed on the TSOL (see below for Medical Professionals Lis), you may be eligible for nomination after 3 months of employment if you have a skills assessment
  3. 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
  4. Your pay and employment conditions must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Subclass 491 – Category 3A Overseas Applicant (TSOL) (Invitation Only)

  1. Your occupation is on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL) – see Medical Professionals List below
  2. If your occupation is not designated as “High Demand”, must meet the additional English and registration/experience requirements (see below)
  3. Must have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months
  4. 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

Subclass 491 – Category 3B Overseas Applicant (Job Offer)

  1. Received a job offer for a job based in Tasmania that is in your nominated occupation
  2. If the job offer is in an area related to the TSOL, must have skills assessment and should meet the additional English and registration/experience requirements (see below)
  3. Must have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months
  4. Your pay and employment conditions must be equivalent to the market salary rate and the same as those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident
Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL) – Medical Professionals
Occupation High Demand Occupation Status English Proficiency (Category 3A Only) Other Requirements and Notes
(Category 3A Only)
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient –  Stage 1 skills assessment from Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

– 3 years post-qualification work experience

Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration or Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited Certificate of Substantial Equivalence or Final Certificate

– 3 years post-qualification work experience

Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) (ANZSCO 254416) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499) Yes Open for all nomination categories Proficient – AHPRA registration (in-principle registration accepted)
– 2 years post-qualification work experience
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer (ANZSCO 251211) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Medical Radiation Therapist (ANZSCO 251212) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Sonographer (ANZSCO 251214) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Hospital Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251511) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – Full AHPRA registration (in-principle or provisional registration not sufficient)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Retail Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251513) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – Full AHPRA registration (in-principle or provisional registration not sufficient)
– 2 years related post-qualification work experience
Orthotist or Prosthetist  (ANZSCO 251912) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Speech Pathologist (ANZSCO 252712) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111 No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Psychotherapist (ANZSCO 272314) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Psychologists (nec) (ANZSCO 272399) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Anaesthetic Technician (ANZSCO 311211) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Cardiac Technician (ANZSCO 311212) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Medical Laboratory Technician (ANZSCO 311213) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Operating Theatre Technician (ANZSCO 311214) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Pharmacy Technician (ANZSCO 311215) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Pathology Collector/Phlebotomist (ANZSCO 311216) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Medical Technician Nec (ANZSCO 311299) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience
Divisional Therapist (ANZSCO 411311) No Open for all nomination categories Proficient – At least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience

Jamie Lim

Jamie is an Australian Regulated Migration Advisor (RMA 1799460).  Jamie has extensive immigration services experience across multiple visa subclasses and specialises in employer sponsored visas. He has a wide range of experience in corporate migration, including employer-sponsored visas and immigration compliance, and has managed small to large multinational corporate clients. Jamie also has specific experience with medical professionals, skills assessments, state sponsorships as well as partner visas. Book a time with Jamie here.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. Jamie speaks Mandarin Chinese as a second language.

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