Tasmania has opened the 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program with some new features.
The changes to Tasmania’s 2023-24 Skilled Migration State Nomination Program include:
- All occupations in the Tasmanian Skilled Employment pathway having extended eligibility for subclass 190 visa nomination;
- An updated Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL);
- Changes to income thresholds based on updated Australian median and average earnings and the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold;
- Minor changes to priority attributes.
As part of the new changes, applicants will be considered for skilled migration to Tasmania under Tasmanian Skilled Employment pathway of the subclass 190 visa if their occupation is listed on the Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL).
To be eligible for skilled migration to Tasmania under this stream, applicants must have a skills assessment in the nominated occupation and must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to submitting the application.
Applicants who do not belong to an occupation listed on the Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL) can still be considered for a state nomination for the Tasmanian Skilled Employment pathway of the subclass 190 visa by working in a closely related field in Tasmania for at least 15 months prior to submitting the application.
However, the occupation must be present on the Department of Home Affairs’ Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
For both options, applicants need to be living in Tasmania and there must be a genuine need for that position to the employer.
Applicants for a subclass 190 visa state nomination from Tasmania will still need to submit a Registration of Interest (ROI).
Candidates who submitted their ROIs before 1 July 2023 will follow the previous criteria for the 2023-24 program year.
Candidates who submitted their ROIs from 5 July 2023 will have their applications processed in accordance with the new eligibility requirements.
In cases where applications are likely to benefit from the new requirements, applicants can choose to withdraw their existing ROIs and submit a new one.