Tasmania Nomination Changes 2021

Tasmania has recently made changes to the Subclass 491/190 visa nomination criteria. High calibre subclass 491 category applicants may be considered for subclass 190 nomination. Essentially, the Tasmanian government is considering applicants for a subclass 190 even if the applicant does not meet the criteria for a subclass 190 visa.

High Calibre Applicants

How to apply?

To apply, you must select subclass 491 and subclass 190 on the Skillselect EOI. You are also required to prepare a written submission outlining the reasons for your request.

How to determine if you are a ‘high calibre’ applicant?

The government will consider the following as positive attributes:

  • Employment in highly skilled, specialist positions (normally ANZSCO 1 or 2)
  • Rare/unique skills in high demand
  • Specialist health/allied health skills and employment (in a health-related setting)
  • Recent graduate of a TSOL related occupation, with prior skills/experience and can demonstrate strong employment opportunities.
  • Employment directly related to nominated occupation, with highly reputable, well known company.
  • Employed in skilled area of high demand, having lived in Tasmania for two years or more.
  • Extensive residence in Tasmania (over three years) with solid and ongoing skilled employment

Tasmanian Graduate Requirements

If you commence your last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021, new rules will apply.

The new rules are:

  • You must have completed a course 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 at 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.
  • 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), the study must be a degree, diploma or qualification directly related to the Priority Industry Training and Workshop Development Area.
  • If you held a visa that is not a student visa, the study must be directly related to the Priority Industry Training and Workshop Development Area.

Priority Industry Training and Workshop Development Area

There are a few areas that are listed in the Priority Industry Training and Workshop Development Area list. Applicants that apply under this program must meet the minimum qualification level specified for the area. Currently, there are nine areas:

  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Building and construction (including civil construction, energy and infrastructure)
  • Advanced manufacturing and energy (including maritime and defence manufacturing)
  • Information and communications technology
  • Aged services
  • Disability services
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Transport and logistics

See here for the full list.

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