Migration Tasmania Update

Skilled Migration Eligibility checker now available

Update by Migration Tasmania

  • The Migration Tasmania Skilled Nomination Eligibility Checker is now available. Potential applicants and their agents can use this to check eligibility for Tasmanian nomination, find the most appropriate nomination pathway and learn which additional priority attributes they may have.
  • In the current stage of the Tasmanian Skilled Migration State Nomination program only those eligible candidates who have at least one gold or green priority attribute can register their interest in nomination.
  • The application gateway will be available to all eligible candidates in October 2022.

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2021-2022_program_year_update 

Addition to Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL) – Hotel or Motel Manager

Update by Migration Tasmania

  • Although not in the National Skills Commission Skills Priority List for Tasmania, after receiving industry advice, 141311 Hotel or Motel Manager has been add to the TOSOL.
  • This means candidates with a skills assessment for this occupation will be eligible for subclass 190 nomination in the Tasmanian Skilled Employment pathway after working in a closely related role for 6 months in Tasmania, or for subclass 491 nomination after 3 months. They may also qualify for additional priority attributes in other pathways.
  • The TOSOL is updated periodically on the advice of the National Skills Commission as well as the receipt of other industry, employment and government information

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2021-2022_program_year_update 

Interim opening – common reasons for not being invited to apply for nomination

By Migration Tasmania

In the current stage of the Tasmanian Skilled Migration State Nomination program, candidates must meet the minimum requirements for one of the nomination pathways published on the Migration Tasmania website, and have at least one of the gold or green attributes listed for that pathway.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements or have a green or gold attribute will not be invited to apply for nomination and will not be contacted.

Common reasons candidates have not been invited during this stage include:

  • Did not meet minimum eligibility requirements.
    • Some candidates seeking subclass 190 nomination in the Tasmanian Skilled Employment pathway have had less than the six months employment related to their skills assessment required by that pathway. While green and gold attributes give priority to employment experience of at least three months, this does not over-ride the minimum eligibility requirement.
  • Tasmanian Skilled Graduate pathway  job-offer related to skills assessment or Tasmanian study.
    • Some candidates are relying upon recently commenced employment as a job offer. To be eligible for this priority attribute the employment must not yet have commenced.
    • Candidates with a job offer but who have not yet commenced this employment must list this on their attached resume.
  • Incomplete Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and resumes.
    • Both EOIs and CVs must list the employment being used to claim eligibility for nomination and priority attributes.
    • The full EOI details must be attached, not the point score summary table.
  • Only skilled employment (ANZSCO skill levels 1-3) roles are eligible for gold or green attributes.
    • Some candidates are claiming gold or green attributes for employment related to study that does not meet the ANZSCO skill levels 1-3 standard.
    • For example, driver-store person, aged / individual support worker, extended care assistants and assistants in nursing are classified as ANZSCO skill level 4 roles.
  • Skilled employment or business operation related to study.
    • To claim the green attribute for employment or business operation that is related to a graduates Tasmanian study, the course must have a direct vocational relevance.
    • For example, this would include an engineering graduate working as an engineer, or a hospitality management graduate working as a front of house manager. It would not include a business management or leadership graduate running a café unless the course had a direct, verifiable and relevant hospitality specialisation.
  • Overseas Skilled Occupation Profiles pathway ( Overseas applicants who do not have a job offer).
    • Candidates seeking nomination in the Overseas Skilled Occupation Profiles pathway must first be contacted by Migration Tasmania through SkillSelect. This contact provides instructions on how to apply for nomination.
    • An invitation to apply for nomination in this pathway will not be issued if Migration Tasmania has not already made contact through SkillSelect.

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements but do not have a gold or green attribute will be able to register interest on the Application gateway in October 2022.

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2021-2022_program_year_update 

Tasmania nomination allocation and usage (as of 19 September 2022)

475 of 3350 places used

Nomination allocation and usage (as of 19 September 2022)

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa:
Nominations  225 of 2000 places used

  • Unfinalised nomination applications  117
  • Invitations issued  225

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa:
Nominations  250 of 1350 places used

  • Unfinalised nomination applications  41
  • Invitations issued (not including OSOP pathway)  117
  • OSOP pathway invitations issued – 441

Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2021-2022_program_year_update 

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