Migration Tasmania

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Subclass 190 - Skilled Nominated Visa

Current Program Status

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.

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Last updated on 15 November 2022

Overview, eligibility and important information (2022-23)

Overview

The Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers which allows you to live and work in Tasmania.

Nomination from Tasmania for this visa provides you with 5 additional points to help meet the Department of Home Affairs points test pass mark of 65 points.

If you are nominated by the Tasmanian Government for this visa, you must live in Tasmania for at least 2 years after the visa has been granted.

Eligibility and important information

Visa Requirements - Department of Home Affairs

To be eligible for state nomination, you must meet the following requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs.

You must have:

* not yet turned 45 years of age
* nominated an occupation on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations
* a valid and positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation
* at least ‘Competent’ English language proficiency
* at least 65 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test.

Visit the Department of Home Affairs for more detailed information on these and other relevant requirements.

Please note that you also need to meet the Tasmanian Government nomination requirements to be eligible for state nomination.


Additional information

Unsuccessful Subclass 190 applications may also be considered for Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa nomination. If you would like this to occur you must include Subclass 491 as an option on your SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI). Unsuccessful Subclass 190 applicants who fail to include both options will not be supported for visa nomination.

Do you have outstanding financial debts to the Tasmanian Government? If you or any family members (including those who don't apply for nomination with you) owe fees to Tasmanian Government agencies, such as for education or health, the debt must be paid or arrangements for payment must be made prior to seeking nomination. You will not be eligible for nomination until the debt has been paid or a payment plan has been accepted by the agency.

Visa state nomination Application Fee

Applications for Tasmanian nomination incur a non-refundable service fee of AUD$220 (GST inclusive).

During the online application process the $220 fee will be requested and after the fee is processed you will be able to 'SUBMIT' the nomination application.

If payment is not made or is unsuccessful, the application will be saved and remain 'In Progress' on the system for 2 weeks until the payment is finalised and the application lodged. After 2 weeks if an application has not been lodged it will lapse and close.

Payment is only available by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

The fee is non-refundable regardless of the application outcome.

If you lodge an application and you are not eligible, or the claims in your Registration of Interest were incorrect or not supported by evidence, it will be declined, and no refund of the service fee will be provided.

Assessment of an application is based solely on the information and supporting documents provided. If the application is incomplete, does not meet the nomination criteria, or the documentation supplied does not support the claims made in the Registration of Interest, the application will be refused.

Last updated on 6 October 2022

How to apply (2022-23) Interim 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.

The Tasmanian Government is not permitted to provide migration advice concerning visa options. Only registered migration agents or lawyers can provide migration advice specific to your individual circumstances. A complete list of migration agents can be found at: www.mara.gov.au

You can find a registered lawyer through the website of your local state or territory Law society or bar association www.lawcouncil.asn.au/about-us/our-constituent-bodies-and-directors

The process

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.

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. There is no option to amend an ROI and please do not submit multiple ROI forms.
  • 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.

Last updated on 16 November 2022

Tasmanian Skilled Employment Pathway (2022-23)

To be considered for this pathway you must meet all of the minimum criteria below.

You may also need to possess one or more of the priority attributes listed for this pathway (refer to the table below).

Minimum Criteria

  • Your employment must be in an occupation listed on the Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL).
  • You must have been working in Tasmania for 6 months immediately prior to your application. Your employment must average at least 20 hours per week over the 6 month period immediately prior to lodging your application.
  • You must currently be living in Tasmania and intend to continue living in Tasmania (your dependents must not be living in another Australian state or territory).
  • Your employment needs to be to be closely related to your nominated occupation (a skilled role within the same ANZSCO 4 digit group - more guidance can be found in the TOSOL).
  • There 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).
  • If you are a subcontractor, you may be considered in this pathway if you have a related skills assessment and at least 12 months business activity in Tasmania.

Employment and conditions:

  • Your employer must be a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months.
  • Your wages and conditions must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, with salary or wages that are also equivalent to the market salary rate.
  • There 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.

Priority Attributes

The following attributes are used to rank Registrations of Interest. Only the most competitive candidates are invited to apply for nomination.
Check the TOSOL for any caveats that may apply to your occupation. These must be met to achieve gold or green attributes.

Please also read and refer to the Migration Tasmania:
- Additional information, exclusions and definitions
- Critical Roles list
- Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL)

Last updated on 15 November 2022

Tasmanian Skilled Graduate Pathway (2022-23)

To be considered for this pathway you must meet all of the minimum criteria below.*

You may also need to possess one or more of the priority attributes listed for this pathway (refer to the table below).

Minimum Criteria

You may also need to possess one or more of the priority attributes listed for this pathway (refer to the table below).

  • You must have completed a course of study and obtained a letter of completion from a tertiary institution in Tasmania registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • You must have lived in the state for at least two calendar years from the commencement of your course and for the duration of your studies.
  • Your course of study must be AQF 5 (Diploma) or higher, or at least Certificate III related to an ANZSCO Major Group 3 or Group 4 occupation, and be listed on CRICOS with a duration of at least 92 weeks.
  • Your course must have been completed full-time and on-site in Tasmania.
  • you must currently be living in Tasmania and intend to continue living in Tasmania.

Tasmanian PhD candidates who have not completed an undergraduate degree in Tasmania are eligible in this pathway after living in Tasmania and completing at least 2 years of their PhD discipline in Tasmania.

* Graduates who were affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions should consider the flexible requirements for visa state nomination applicants affected by COVID-19 restrictions

Priority Attributes

The following attributes are used to rank Registrations of Interest. Only the most competitive candidates are invited to apply for nomination.
Check the TOSOL for any caveats that may apply to your occupation. These must be met to achieve gold or green attributes.

Please also read and refer to the Migration Tasmania:
- Additional information, exclusions and definitions
- Critical Roles list
- Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL)

Last updated on 24 November 2022

Tasmanian Established Resident Pathway (2022-23)

To be considered for this pathway you must meet all of the minimum criteria below.

You may also need to possess one or more of the priority attributes listed for this pathway (refer to the table below).

Minimum Criteria

  • You must have been living in Tasmania for at least 3 years (with no more than 50 percent of your total Australian residence period spent in another Australian state or territory), and one of:
    • Currently be employed in Tasmania in an ANZSCO Skill Levels 1-3, including a cumulative 12 out of the last 24 months, (a minimum 20 hours per week on average).
    • Currently be employed in Tasmania, including a cumulative 18 months in the last 3 years, in an ANZSCO Skill Level 4 or 5 (a minimum 20 hours per week on average).
    • Have operated a business for at least the last 2 years with taxable earnings equivalent to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (currently $53 900).

Priority Attributes

The following attributes are used to rank Registrations of Interest. Only the most competitive candidates are invited to apply for nomination.
Check the TOSOL for any caveats that may apply to your occupation. These must be met to achieve gold or green attributes.

Please also read and refer to the Migration Tasmania:
- Additional information, exclusions and definitions
- Critical Roles list
- Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL)

Last updated on 16 November 2022

Document checklist

Supporting Information and Documents required:

When you apply for nomination you must supply documentation that supports the claims you made in your Registration of Interest and your application for nomination.

If you cannot support the claims you made in either your Registration of Interest and your application for nomination, your application will be refused.

Please ensure you have read and understood the nomination requirements before preparing the evidence listed below.

  • The documents listed below will be required to be uploaded during the online application process and before an application can be successfully lodged.
  • Migration Tasmania may also contact you for additional documents if required and directly contact people and organisations you have listed to confirm the information. This may include education providers, employers and real estate agents.
  • It is important that you ensure all documentation provided is current, up-to-date and genuine. You can update information by logging into your Migration Tasmanian Gateway account.
  • Where documentation or information is found to be false or misleading an application will be declined. Details may also be passed on to other agencies such as the Department of Home Affairs.

There are 3 groups of documents to upload:

1.   ESSENTIAL (required for all applications)

2.   PATHWAY SPECIFIC (required and related to your choice of nomination pathway)

3.   ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING (other miscellaneous documents)

IMPORTANT: Skills assessments and English tests must be current at time of nomination or visa applications may be refused by Home Affairs.


1. Essential required documents - all pathways:

  • Passport (Bio-Data page).
  • SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI) including the personal/education/employment details referred to in your Registration of Interest and nomination application.
  • Skills assessment issued by the relevant assessing body for your stated occupation. Must be dated within the last 3 years.
  • English language report (English proficiency test result ) dated within the last 3 years.
    If you hold a passport issued by the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America, or Republic of Ireland and do not need to complete an English language test for your skilled visa please attach a further copy of your passport bio data page.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume (up-to-date, including employment claims quoted in your registration and application).

2. Pathway specific documents (also required):

Tasmanian Skilled Employment (Subclass 190)

  • Current visa grant notice including any bridging visa notice or Administrative Appeals Tribunal or Federal Court review information if applicable (VEVO printouts are not acceptable).
  • Bank transaction statements showing daily activities in Tasmania since the date of arrival in Tasmania (upload as monthly or quarterly reports only and do not exceed 40 pages).
  • Evidence of living in Tasmania rental agreements OR if not available, statutory declarations.
  • Travel itinerary - airline/Spirit of Tasmania itinerary showing permanent arrival in Tasmania.
  • Signed employment contract/letter of offer.
  • Pay slips for 6 months immediately prior to application submission.
  • Tax assessment notice or employer payment summary - if employment commenced prior to 1 July 2022.
  • Most recent superannuation statement.
  • Evidence that pay and conditions are consistent with local market rates.
    This can be demonstrated by:
    - reference to an industrial award or enterprise agreement
    - market salary survey data such as Hays Salary guides or Payscale
    - advertisements from the last 6 months for equivalent positions in the same location (e.g. Seek, Indeed, CareerOne)
    - remuneration surveys completed by a reputable organisation, or
    - written advice from unions or employer associations.
  • Evidence of sponsoring employer support - if currently holding a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) and worked less than 12 months with their Tasmanian-based sponsoring employer.
  • Evidence of any other Australian Qualifications - academic transcript(s) and completion letter(s)

Tasmanian Skilled Graduate (Subclass 190)

  • Current visa grant notice including any bridging visa notice or Administrative Appeals Tribunal or Federal Court review information if applicable (VEVO printouts are not acceptable).
  • Evidence of Tasmanian qualifications - academic transcript and completion letter.
  • Evidence of CoE verification for all students enrolled in Tasmanian studies after 1 August 2022. For these future applicants a non-CoE enrolment will not be accepted.
  • Evidence of any other Australian qualifications - academic transcript(s) and completion letter(s).
  • Bank transaction statements showing daily activities in Tasmania since the date of arrival in Tasmania (upload as monthly or quarterly reports only and do not exceed 40 pages).
  • Evidence of living in Tasmania rental agreements OR if not available, statutory declarations.
  • Travel itinerary - airline/Spirit of Tasmania itinerary showing permanent arrival in Tasmania.
  • Employment or business information*
    • Current and previous employment contracts
    • Pay slips covering the duration of your employment
    • Most recent tax assessment notice or employer payment summary (if employment/business operation commenced prior to 1 July 2022)
    • Most recent superannuation statements
    • Evidence that your pay and conditions are consistent with local market rates. This can be  demonstrated by:
      - reference to an industrial award or enterprise agreement
      - market salary survey data such as Hays Salary guides or Payscale
      - advertisements from the last 6 months for equivalent positions in the same location (eg Seek, Indeed, CareerOne)
      - remuneration surveys completed by a reputable organisation
      - written advice from unions or employer associations
    • If operating a business
      • business registration and operational evidence (ABN/ASIC certificate)
      • business bank transaction statements
      • business profit and loss statement
      • Business Activity Statements lodged with the Australian Taxation Office

*(if not working or operating business please attach a 'blank' pdf or personal statement)

Tasmanian Established Resident (Subclass 190)

  • Current visa grant notice including any bridging visa notice or Administrative Appeals Tribunal or Federal Court review information if applicable (VEVO printouts are not acceptable).
  • Bank transaction statements showing daily activities in Tasmania since the date of arrival in Tasmania (upload as monthly or quarterly reports only and do not exceed 40 pages).
  • Evidence of living in Tasmania rental agreements OR if not available, statutory declarations.
  • Travel itinerary - airline/Spirit of Tasmania itinerary showing permanent arrival in Tasmania.
  • Employment or business information*
    • Current and previous employment contracts
    • Pay slips covering the duration of your employment
    • Most recent tax assessment notice or employer payment summary (if employment/business operation commenced prior to 1 July 2022)
    • Most recent superannuation statements
    • Evidence that your pay and conditions are consistent with local market rates. This can be  demonstrated by:
      - reference to an industrial award or enterprise agreement
      - market salary survey data such as Hays Salary guides or Payscale
      - advertisements from the last 6 months for equivalent positions in the same location (eg Seek, Indeed, CareerOne)
      - remuneration surveys completed by a reputable organisation
      - written advice from unions or employer associations
    • If operating a business
      • business registration and operational evidence (ABN/ASIC certificate)
      • business bank transaction statements
      • business profit and loss statement
      • Business Activity Statements lodged with the Australian Taxation Office

*(if not working or operating business please attach a 'blank' pdf or personal statement)


3. Additional Supporting Documents:

** Please note: to avoid delays in the processing of your application, be sure to title your additional documents appropriately and upload them separately, not all as one document. 

Below are some additional documents you may provide during the online application process.

  • Outstanding Tasmanian debts/payment plan summary (REQUIRED if you have an outstanding debt) that is signed and witnessed.
  • Declaration of nomination obligations if application has been submitted by a Migration Agent.
  • Appointment of a registered migration agent legal practitioner or exempt person Form 956 if application has been submitted by a Migration Agent.
  • Personal statement that is a maximum one-page summary of your current situation and intentions. It is very important to include this where your ties to Tasmania are unclear, you have lived in another part of Australia for a more than 2 years before moving to Tasmania or your family members are overseas or have only recently joined you.
    Include the following points:
    • Why do you wish to settle in Tasmania?
    • What additional career or business prospects or opportunities do you have in Tasmania that you cannot pursue elsewhere in Australia?
    • Details of family members settling with you. Where are they? How long have they lived in Tasmania? Are they currently studying or working?
    • If your spouse/partner or any dependents are currently overseas, explain why. If they have recently moved to Tasmania from another Australian state or territory, explain why and what they intend to do in Tasmania
  • Tasmanian drivers’ license.
  • Volunteer certificates and evidence.
  • Current employment reference Letter.
  • Evidence of job offers and interviews.
  • Adult dependant's passport bio-data page.
  • Adult dependant's current resume.
  • Dependant child/children passports bio-data pages.
  • Adult dependant's skills assessment if available.
  • Adult dependant's employment contract if currently employed in Tasmania.
  • Evidence of marriage, dependant relationship if claiming to meet dependant-related priority attributes. Adult dependant must be included in Expression of Interest on Skillselect.
  • Evidence of other educational qualifications achieved interstate or overseas.

Last updated on 22 November 2022