The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers which allows you to live and work in Tasmania.
State nomination from Tasmania for this visa provides you with five additional points to help meet the Department of Home Affairs points test pass mark of 65 points. More information on this is available under ‘Eligibility’.
If you are nominated by the Tasmanian Government for this visa, you must live in Tasmania for two years after the visa has been granted.Eligibility:
To be eligible to apply 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 State SOL
- 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.
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||At least 6 for each of the 4 components|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)||At least 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 21 for writing and 18 for speaking|
|Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)||At least 50 for each of the 4 components|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||At least B for each of the 4 components|
|Cambridge C1 Advanced test||At least 169 in each of the 4 components|
Meeting the nomination requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered state nomination from the Tasmanian Government.
Every application for visa nomination goes through a highly competitive process and is assessed individually with a focus on your ability to address a number of assessment criteria, including:
- the availability of nomination places
- your ability to meet the minimum requirements
- the demand for your particular skills and expertise, and your ability to find work in Tasmania
- the suitability and transferability of your qualifications, skills and experience – including any specialist capabilities – to the needs of Tasmania’s labour market
- your demonstrated ability and commitment to establishing yourself, and any dependants, in Tasmania with a view to your prospects for long-term settlement in the state
- number of points claimed in the points test
- level of English language competency
- genuineness and accuracy of claims put forward in your application.
Regard is given to applicants who have skills in particular need in the Tasmanian economy including:
- Health and medical professions
- Construction industries
- Agricultural professions
* Applicants currently holding a BRIDGING VISA due to AAT or Judicial Review are asked to include with their application a written explanation detailing their plans for visa lodgement in the event that they are supported for visa state nomination.
Category 1 – Tasmanian Graduate
To be considered for this category you must meet all the following criteria.
- Have completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania and met the Australian study requirement through study in Tasmania.
- Have lived in the state for at least 2 years and during your period of study.
- You and your dependants must currently be living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania. (Refer to the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for indicators as to how to meet this requirement).
Category 2 – Working in Tasmania
To be considered for this category, you must meet all of the following criteria:
- You must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to your application for state nomination.
- Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business.
- Your employment needs to be in your nominated occupation.
- Your employment needs to be at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or in two or more part-time jobs and you are able to provide evidence of your employment claims (see Document Checklist – Employment for more details).
- You and your dependants must currently be living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania (please refer to disclaimer at the bottom of this page for indicators as to how to meet this requirement).
Please note that internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for the purpose of this category.
* There are areas of non-skill shortage in Tasmania that are not supported for visa state nomination under the ‘Working in Tasmania’ visa state nomination category. Occupations relating to supermarkets, service stations, limited service restaurants, massage clinics and taxi/uber driving are some examples of these areas.
Category 3 – Overseas applicant (job offer)
To be considered for this category, you must be living overseas and meet all of the following criteria.
- You must have received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania that is in your nominated occupation.
- You, or any of your dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months.
- You will need to be able to provide evidence of your employment claims (see Document Checklist for more details).
- an existing, current and genuine need for your position within the business
- an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position.
- Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:
If you have not secured employment in Tasmania, you may still be eligible to apply for the new Subclass 491 visa after the 16th of November 2019. (Details available soon.)
Commitment to Tasmania statement
If you have been living in Tasmania for the past 12 months, explain in your own words in no more than two pages, what you love about living in Tasmania and why you want to continue living in the state for at least two more years following the granting of a visa.
If you are not currently living in Tasmania or recently moved, explain in your own words in no more than two pages, why you want to live in Tasmania for at least two years from date of permanent arrival.
In writing the Commitment to Tasmania statement, you should take into account the following points:
- why Tasmania’s lifestyle suits your way of life more than any other city in Australia
- include evidence that you have personally researched Tasmania’s lifestyle and attractions
- avoid using statements that are obviously copied from other sources (and not written in your own words)
- if your spouse / partner (if applicable) intend to work, include evidence that they have also researched employment opportunities in Tasmania and are satisfied that they will be successful in attaining employment
- if you have studied or lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months indicate why you want to move away to Tasmania instead
- if your spouse / partner or any dependents have studied or lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months indicate whether they will be moving with you to the state, and if not, why not.
Nomination by another Australian state / territory
If you have currently or previously applied to another Australian state or territory for nomination of a skilled migration visa, you must attach a statement explaining why you are now applying for state nomination with Tasmania.
Currently in Tasmania
If you are not an overseas applicant attach bank statements to demonstrate that you are currently living in Tasmania. The statements must show activity such as ATM withdrawals and evidence of income or shopping expenditure. A residential agreement will also be sufficient.
Also provide evidence that your dependants are living in Tasmania such as a copy of a driver’s licence, proof of employment or bank statements.