Tasmanian Skilled Migration Program to Reopen

From Friday 29 January 2021, The Tasmanian Skilled Migration Program will reopen to general applications.
To aid in Australia’s economic recovery, the Department of Home Affairs has directed that priority be given to:
  1. High quality subclass 188 and 132 (Business Innovation and Investment Program) nomination applications
  2. Applicants critical* to supporting Tasmania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including individuals providing critical or specialist medical services, critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services, or delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery
  3. Applicants currently in Australia who can demonstrate their capacity to meaningfully contribute to economic recovery through skilled employment.
This means that applications which match these criteria will be processed before any others. If you’ve already lodged an application and are not in one of these priority groups, your application will not be processed until after priority applications. From time to time, and dependant on available places, other applications will be considered.
Applicants must demonstrate how they will contribute to economic recovery in Tasmania. This can be done by making supporting claims:
  • employment in highly skilled, hard to fill roles
  • high value skills or experience not readily found in the local community
  • long-term high-value financial contribution to the local economy leading to additional employment outcomes for locals
  • involvement in Tasmanian business or enterprise that is significantly reliant on the applicant’s ongoing presence in Tasmania
  • a clear, plausible potential to live in Tasmania and contribute to the development of skills which are needed in Tasmania.
*Critical means:
  • engaged by Tasmanian Government and directly assisting in Tasmania’s COVID-19 response
  • providing critical or specialist medical services or delivering medical supplies potentially associated with the COVID-19 response. This includes all general nursing and medical positions with the Tasmanian Health Service
  • directly involved in the supply of essential goods and services (medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, agricultural technology, food production, and the maritime industry) including highly skilled and specialised roles in:
    • infrastructure engineering and maintenance such as dams, large-/high-complexity bridges, irrigation schemes, transport logistics planning and maintenance
    • agriculture such as artificial insemination technicians, wool classers, livestock pregnancy scanners
    • the supply of essential goods and services which would be in jeopardy without the applicant.
  • delivering services in sectors critical to economic recovery such as financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film and television production and emerging technology which:
    • must be high-value/highly-skilled/specialised roles
    • would normally include a significant and recognised contribution to export income, significant flow-on employment and economic benefits, high-value national/ international exposure.
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