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Skilled Migration Program Updates

Final stage opening – all eligible candidates


The Tasmanian Skilled Migration State Nomination Program is now open to Registrations of Interest (ROIs) from all eligible candidates.

This means all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for one of the nomination pathways can register their interest for nomination. This includes candidates who are eligible for an Orange Pass.


New Migration Tasmania Application Gateway update

The new Migration Tasmania Gateway Application Gateway, which will become the central portal for applying for Tasmanian skilled visa nomination, is currently being finalised and tested.

We expect the gateway to go-live in early December 2022. Until then the current interim ROI process remains in place.


Interim ROI process

The interim ROI process will remain in place until the Migration Tasmania Gateway is ready to be deployed.

All candidates who meet the minimum nomination requirements for one of the nomination pathways published on the Migration Tasmania website must seek an invitation to apply for nomination.

Candidates who have at least one gold attribute for their chosen pathway will be immediately invited to apply for nomination.

Candidates who have at least one green attribute for their chosen pathway are likely to be invited to apply for nomination within 2 weeks.

Candidates who have orange attributes may be invited to submit an application for nomination under the interim process which will be open until early December. This will be dependent upon the volume of registrations and number of priority attributes recorded.

If you are not invited to apply for nomination before 9 December 2022 your registration will expire, and you will need to register your interest in the new Migration Tasmania Application Gateway to be considered for a nomination invitation.


How many priority attributes will I need to be invited?

All candidates with at least one gold or green attribute will be invited to submit an application for nomination before the end of the interim period.

It is expected that there will be very high interest in the program and in the absence of any gold or green attributes only those ROIs with at least 6 orange attributes are likely to receive an invitation before the end of the interim period. As interim ROIs will only be held until 9 December 2022, you may wish to wait until the Application Gateway is launched in December before registering interest.

ROIs lodged in the Application Gateway, once launched, will he held for six months.


Interim period - how to register your interest.
Plus, explanatory webinar Thursday 17 November at 2pm.  

Migration Tasmania will also hold an online webinar to discuss the interim process and address common questions.
Register here.

Details of how to register interest during the interim period are below.

Step by step

Step 1 – Visa Eligibility

  • You must first meet the following basic eligibility requirements set by the Department of Home Affairs:
    • not yet turned 45 years of age
    • a valid positive skills assessment for an occupation on one of the Department of Home Affairs Skilled Occupation Lists
    • at least ‘Competent’ English language proficiency
    • at least 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test.
  • Register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Department of Home Affairs through SkillSelect. The EOI is not a visa or nomination application and is only an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa.
  • Find out more about EOIs and SkillSelect.
  • Check that you meet the minimum Tasmanian nomination requirements. There are different nomination pathways and each has different requirements and priority attributes that will determine your pass colour.
  • Details of minimum requirements and priority attributes for each nomination pathway are on this website. You can also use the Migration Tasmania Skilled Nomination Eligibility Checker to help you find the most suitable pathway for your situation and to check if you have any gold or green priority attributes.
  • Complete the Request for Invitation form choosing your intended nomination pathway.
  • Indicate which Gold or Green attributes you have on the checklist for your chosen pathway.
  • Attach your EOI, CV, skills assessment, English test result certification and passport. Your EOI and CV should include your current study and employment and support your claims to any priority attributes.
  • Ensure that all the information you have provided is true and accurate and supports the claims you have made in your request for an invitation.
  • Only those who are invited to lodge an application for nomination will be contacted.
  • If you are invited to apply for nomination you will receive an invitation with a link to complete your application.
  • Your invitation will be valid for 14 days and you must lodge your application within this time.
  • You must ensure you have prepared all required supporting documents for your selected pathway before you apply as well as the documents you will need to make a visa application with the Department of Home Affairs if you are nominated.
  • There is a non-refundable fee of $220 to apply for nomination.
  • There will be an opportunity to reselect and confirm the eligible Subclass during the online application process.
  • Your supporting documents must prove that you meet the minimum nomination requirements for your chosen pathway and any priority attributes you have claimed in your request for invitation. Your application will not be approved if you do not provide the required supporting documents, you provide misleading information, or the information does not support the claims you have made.
  • If you are nominated, Migration Tasmania will advise you by email and you will receive an invitation to lodge your visa application from the Department of Home Affairs.

Step 2 - SkillSelect EOI

  • Register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Department of Home Affairs through SkillSelect. The EOI is not a visa or nomination application and is only an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa.
  • Find out more about EOIs and SkillSelect.

Step 3 – Nomination requirements

  • Check that you meet the minimum Tasmanian nomination requirements. There are different nomination pathways and each has different requirements and priority attributes that will determine your pass colour.
  • Details of minimum requirements and priority attributes for each nomination pathway are on this website. You can also use the Migration Tasmania Skilled Nomination Eligibility Checker to help you find the most suitable pathway for your situation and to check if you have any gold or green priority attributes.

Step 4 - Register your interest and request an invitation to apply

  • Complete the Request for Invitation form choosing your intended nomination pathway.
  • Indicate which Gold or Green attributes you have on the checklist for your chosen pathway.
  • Attach your EOI, CV, skills assessment, English test result certification and passport. Your EOI and CV should include your current study and employment and support your claims to any priority attributes.
  • Ensure that all the information you have provided is true and accurate and supports the claims you have made in your request for an invitation.
  • Only those who are invited to lodge an application for nomination will be contacted.

Step 5 – Apply for nomination

  • If you are invited to apply for nomination you will receive an invitation with a link to complete your application.
  • Your invitation will be valid for 14 days and you must lodge your application within this time.
  • You must ensure you have prepared all required supporting documents for your selected pathway before you apply as well as the documents you will need to make a visa application with the Department of Home Affairs if you are nominated.
  • There is a non-refundable fee of $220 to apply for nomination.
  • There will be an opportunity to reselect and confirm the eligible Subclass during the online application process.
  • Your supporting documents must prove that you meet the minimum nomination requirements for your chosen pathway and any priority attributes you have claimed in your request for invitation. Your application will not be approved if you do not provide the required supporting documents, you provide misleading information, or the information does not support the claims you have made.

Step 6 – Apply for visa

  • If you are nominated, Migration Tasmania will advise you by email and you will receive an invitation to lodge your visa application from the Department of Home Affairs.

New priority attributes added

Additional pay/salary attributes have been added to provide more options for candidates to show their competitiveness: These include:

  • Pay / salary exceeds $53 900 per year (excluding overtime) or $27.64 per hour
  • Pay / salary exceeds $62 000 per year (excluding overtime) or $31.79 per hour
  • Pay / salary exceeds the Australian average (for 2022 – 23 program year $90 617 per year (excluding overtime) or $42.62 per hour)

Candidates can select each of attribute that applies. For example, a candidate who earns more than $90 617 per year can select all three attributes.


Additions to TOSOL

In response to the latest version of the national Skills Commission’s (now Jobs and Skills Australia) Skills Priority List, the following occupation areas have been added to the Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List.

  • 2221 Financial Brokers
  • 2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientist
  • 2415 Special Education Teachers
  • 2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • 2631 Computer Network Professionals
  • 2632 ICT Support and Test Engineers
  • 3242 Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers
  • 3423 Electronics Trades Workers
  • 3424 Telecommunications Trades Workers
  • 3625 Arboriculture Workers
  • 4112 Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists
  • 5111 Contract, Program and Project Administrators
  • 6112 Insurance Agents


Nomination allocation and usage (as at 14 November 2022)


Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa:
Nominations – 637 of 2000 places used
Unfinalised nomination applications – 225
Invitations issued but not yet accepted – 42
Oldest application yet to be processed – lodged 28/9/2022

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa:
Nominations – 409 of 1350 places used
Unfinalised nomination applications – 50
Invitations issued but not yet accepted – 23

Oldest application yet to be assigned for processing – lodged 29/9/2022


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Last updated on 15 November 2022