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Migration Tasmania

for business and skilled migrants

Additional information for Employers

Alternate visa options

If you are an employer and having difficulty finding a suitable candidate for a vacant position locally, there are many skilled workers currently onshore with full work rights, on a temporary, provisional or permanent visa. Some of the visas you may encounter are listed below.

For those on a temporary or provisional visa, please note that obtaining skilled work assists them with pathways to permanent residency that do not require direct employer sponsorship.

Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190)

Migrants on these visas are permanent residents with full work rights (even if not yet a citizen).

The 190 visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. The visa holder must remain in the state or territory which nominates them for the first two years.

Read detailed information about this visa on the Department of Home Affairs website. Enquiries regarding these visas subclasses should be directed to Department of Home Affairs. State Nomination enquiries for the 190 visa can be directed to Migration Tasmania.

Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) / (subclass 491)

The 489 visa and the 491 visa are for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. This visa allows skilled workers to live and work (with full work rights) in specified regional areas in Australia for up to four years (489) and five years (491). Permanent residency is available in as little as two years (489) and three years (491) if work and residency requirements set by Department of Home Affairs are met. The whole of Tasmania qualifies as regional.

Read detailed information about this visa on the Department of Home Affairs website. Enquiries regarding these visas subclasses should be directed to Department of Home Affairs. State Nomination enquiries for the 491 visa can be directed to Migration Tasmania.

Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485)

Post course completion, international students may be eligible for a temporary graduate 485 visa. This gives them full work rights for the duration of the visa, which can be from 18 months up to 4 years, depending on their qualification.

Whilst they are still studying, international students can work for up to 20 hours per week during the semester and for unlimited hours during semester breaks.

Read detailed information about this visa on the Department of Home Affairs website. Enquiries regarding this visa subclass should be directed to Department of Home Affairs.

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

If you find a skilled worker onshore you can check the work rights attached to their visa using the Department of Home Affairs Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).