Work in Tasmania

A range of resources are available to help you become job ready, advance your career or find available positions in Tasmania.

Things you should know about working in Tasmania

You should also know the following information before your start working in Tasmania:

Finding Work in Tasmania

Job search and career development resources

Make it Tasmania has a range of resources to help guide your online job search in Tasmania, including information about working in Tasmania, finding employment in major industries as well as starting or moving a business.

The Migrant Network Tasmania Employment Information Hub helps state-sponsored skilled migrants and international students to establish careers in Tasmania by providing industry information, job search, skills training and career coaching.

These resources have been developed by Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania with the support from Migration Tasmania.

You can also read our migrant success stories to hear about other migrants' experiences in finding work and settling in Tasmania.

Jobs Tasmania works to increase employment outcomes, workforce participation and re-engagement with work or training for all Tasmanians. Their website contains detailed support and resources for all Tasmanians seeking work, including migrants with working rights.

Professional bodies and industry associations

Professional bodies in your field can help you to develop your skills and provide you an opportunity to network with your prospective employers. You can become a member of your local professional association. You can also register for events and professional development sessions.

A list of professional bodies and industry associations is on the Business Tasmania website.

Career Development Resources

Are you aiming to upskill and develop your career?

The Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is offering free employability assessments and subsidised training for all onshore permanent residents with an eligible skills assessments. The program includes:

  • one employability assessment
  • one check-in session
  • one coaching session
  • one personalised plan to develop your employability skills
  • up to $3,000 to cover skills training.

Do you want to enhance your job readiness?

Jobs Tasmania’s Job Ready Fund provides up to $750 to support migrants who have been residing in Tasmania for more than 6 months to get a job. The assistance can be used for expenses such as White Card accreditation, work boots, protective clothing or tools or training.

The Career Connector service provides personalised career advice, connection to local Jobs Hubs, employment opportunities, service providers, and other programs. The service is avilable to anyone who has been residing in Tasmania for more than six months.

Free face-to-face Career Coaching, Career Coaching Online Learning Modules and industry information is available from the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania. These are open to Tasmanian Nominated Skilled Migrants and their family members, current and Tasmanian international students and graduates.

Have you recently lost work and do you want to reskill?

The Rapid Response Skills Initiative (RRSI) provides up to $3,000 for Tasmanian Nominated Skilled Migrants and their family members who have lost work in the last 12 months with suitable training and licenses including:

  • occupational tickets and licences
  • formal education and training (eg. TasTAFE, other Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers or universities)
  • non-accredited training that is recognised by professional bodies, employers, and other authorities in an area of skill and employment demand - approval or otherwise will wholly be at the discretion of Jobs Tasmania.

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This page was last updated on 18 January 2024