Tasmania Releases State Migration Plan

By Mark Webster
23 December 2010

Tasmania has now released their State Migration Plan. A list of occupations has been produced - but this applies only to people being nominated for the offshore Skilled - Sponsored subclass 176 visa, and in some cases, the offshore Skilled - Regional Sponsored subclass 475 visa. For the onshore Skilled - Sponsored visa, any occupation on the STNSOL (Schedule 4 SOL) can be nominated, but the applicant must have studied in Tasmania for 2 years. For the Skilled - Regional Sponsored visa, any occupation on the STNSOL (Schedule 4 SOL) is possible, but special criteria might apply depending on the applicant's circumstances (see below).

Occupations on the Tasmanian State Migration Plan List

There are 157 occupations on the Tasmanian State Migration Plan List. These cover a wide range of specialisations such as:
  • Engineering - both professional level and technician/drafting
  • Accounting
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Solicitors
  • Medical practitioners
  • Allied health such as Dentists, Chiropractors, Radiographers etc
  • Registered Nurses
  • IT Professionals
  • Psychologists, Social Workers and Counsellors
  • Community workers, residential care officers, and youth workers
  • Trades such as electricians, mechanics, metalworkers, construction trades
  • Cooks and Chefs
  • Hairdressers

English Requirements

For the 176 and 475 subclasses, the English requirements for some occupations are quite high. For example, secondary school teachers and solicitors must show IELTS of 8 overall. Many more occupations require a band score of 7 or 7.5, including many trades.

Work Experience Requirements

If nominating an occupation off the Tasmanian State Migration Plan List, applicants need a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the occupation. For some occupations, 3 or 5 years of work experience may be required.

Offshore Skilled - Sponsored (PR - subclass 176)

  • Occupation on Tasmanian SMP List
  • Job offer or strong interest from a Tasmanian employer
  • Links to Tasmania and genuine desire to live & work in Tasmania
  • Transferable assets: $20,000 for primary applicant, $10,000 for each dependent

Onshore Skilled - Sponsored (PR - subclass 886)

  • Any occupation from the STNSOL will be considered
  • Must have worked in nominated occupation in Tasmania for at least 3 months after completion of the qualification
  • Must have studied for 2 years in Tasmania - interstate graduates will not be considered
  • Personal links to Tasmania and transferable assets will be considered

Offshore Skilled - Regional Sponsored (3 Year Provisional - subclass 475)

  • Meet one of the following:
    • Occupation on Tasmanian SMP List and strong employment prospects in Tasmania; or
    • Not on SMP List but Job offer from a Tasmanian employer; or
    • Recent graduate from a Tasmanian educational institution; and
  • Links to Tasmania and genuine desire to live & work in Tasmania
  • Transferable assets: $20,000 for primary applicant, $10,000 for each dependent

Onshore Skilled - Regional Sponsored (3 Year Provisional - subclass 487)

  • Any occupation from the STNSOL will be considered
  • Tasmanian Graduates:
    • Studied in Tasmania for 2 years; and
    • If no job offer, explanation of skilled employment in Tasmania will be secured;
  • Interstate Graduates and Working Holiday/Occupational Trainee Visa Holders
    Must have worked in nominated occupation in Tasmania for at least 3 months after completion of the qualification
  • Personal links to Tasmania and transferable assets will be considered

Conclusion

The Tasmanian State Migration Plan represents a good opportunity for:
  • Applicants with excellent English language ability applying offshore for the Skilled - Sponsored visa; and
  • Graduates from Tasmanian educational institutions
Feel free to contact us if you would like advice on applying for Tasmanian state nomination.

References

Tasmanian State Migration Plan

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