Tasmania has opened the application process for state sponsorship using their new requirements. The government has released a summary of the changes regarding its 190 and 491 sponsorship requirements. These new changes are now incorporated into their website.
The main changes are in relation to the Tasmanian Graduate stream and the Work stream and the sponsorship requirements. These details are;
Category 1 – Tasmanian graduates (for students who commence their study after 30 June 2021)
- Subclass 190 nomination applicants must have completed a course of at least 92 weeks in a full-time capacity, and have lived in Tasmania for two years.
- All applicants (subclass 190 and 491) must provide a career plan explaining how their studies have increased their ability to find skilled work in Tasmania (unless already working in a skilled capacity).
- Certificate III / IV studies must be directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area.
- All applicants who do not hold a Student visa at the time they complete their studies must have completed a course directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area. These courses can be found on page 3 of the fact sheet (below).
- All applicants must have reasonable prospects for skilled employment within 2-3 years of nomination.
Category 2 – Working in Tasmania
- All new applicants must be receiving pay and conditions that are same as those that would be received by an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
- A reviewed and updated version of the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List will be published on 29 January 2021 (for subclass 190 applicants).
For employment commencing after 29 January 2021, pay must also be equivalent to the salary rate in the local labour market for similar positions.
Employment commencing after 29 January 2021 in positions classified at ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 will not be eligible for nomination unless:
- the employment is ongoing for at least 6 months beyond the application date
- the applicant has reasonable career development prospects in the industry
- the employment is located at least 50 kilometers from a population centre of more than 5000 people, in a position for which there is a genuine and demonstrated severe labour recruitment difficulty, or
- it is associated with aged care and individual support (Unit Group 4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers) (relevant qualifications of at least Certificate III required), or
- the position involves specialist qualifications or experience that are not available in the local community, and
- evidence of prior related employment experience and/or qualifications are provided.
Category 3A – Overseas applicant (TSOL)
- A reviewed and updated version of the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List will be published on 29 January 2021.
- Applications will only be accepted where first invited to apply by Migration Tasmania via SkillSelect.
Category 3B – Overseas applicant (Job Offer)
- Pay and conditions must be equivalent to the market salary rate and the same as those that would apply to Australian permanent residents and citizens.
Category 5 – Small business owner
- Applicants must show an understanding of the responsibilities and requirements around treating employees fairly by completing the record-keeping, managing employees and hiring employees units in the Fair Work Ombudsman’s online learning centre.
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