Tasmanian Skilled Migration State Nomination Program Update

Tasmanian Skilled Migration State Nomination Program Update

2023-24 Program Allocations

The Australian Government has issued Tasmania’s allocation for the state and territory  nominated visa categories for the 2023-24 program year. The allocations are:

 
Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa: 600 places

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa: 600 places

 
No new nomination allocations have been provided for the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) in the 2023-24 program year for any jurisdiction.
 
This allocation is significantly lower than anticipated. The Department of Home Affairs has advised that reductions have been enacted across the entire State and Territory Nominated Program due to the large number of visa applications on-hand following the high quotas and subsequent number of nominations issued in 2022-23.

We understand that this will be of significant concern to many current and prospective applicants. We are continuing to engage with the Australian Government  on this matter.

Further details in relation to how Tasmania’s Skilled Migration State Nomination Program will be managed for 2023-24 will be provided shortly.


Applications for nomination lodged but not yet decided

Applications for nomination that have been lodged but not decided will continue to be processed. Those lodged before 1 July 2023 against the requirements that were in place at the time of application. If approved, they will be nominated in SkillSelect shortly.


Migration Tasmania Webinars

The next program information and Q&A Webinar will be held on 30 August 2023 10:30am – 11:30am AEST.

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Caseload processing details (at 24 August 2023)

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa:

  • Nominations – 0 of 600 places used
  • Nomination applications lodged but not decided – 160
  • Invitations to apply for nomination issued but not yet accepted – 7

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa:

  • Nominations – 0 of 600 places used
  • Nomination applications lodged but not decided – 149
  • Invitations to apply for nomination issued but not yet accepted – 42

Further details on state and territory nomination allocations van be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Support and Resources for Skilled Migrants


Are you aiming to upskill and develop your career?

The Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is offering free employability assessments and subsidised training for all onshore permanent residents with an eligible skills assessments. The program includes:

  • one employability assessment
  • one check-in session
  • one coaching session
  • one personalised plan to develop your employability skills
  • up to $3,000 to cover skills training.

 
Do you want to enhance your job readiness?

 
Jobs Tasmania’s Job Ready Fund provides up to $750 to support migrants who have been residing in Tasmania for more than 6 months to get a job. The assistance can be used for expenses such as White Card accreditation, work boots, protective clothing or tools or training. 

 
The Career Connector service provides personalised career advice, connection to local Jobs Hubs, employment opportunities, service providers, and other programs. The service is avilable to anyone who has been residing in Tasmania for more than six months.


Free face-to-face Career CoachingCareer Coaching Online Learning Modules and industry information is available from the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania. These are open to Tasmanian Nominated Skilled Migrants and their family members, current and Tasmanian international students and graduates.

Have you recently lost work and do you want to reskill?

The Rapid Response Skills Initiative (RRSI) provides up to $3,000 for Tasmanian Nominated Skilled Migrants and their family members who have lost work in the last 12 months with suitable training and licenses including:

  • occupational tickets and licences
  • formal education and training (eg. TasTAFE, other Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers or universities)
  • non-accredited training that is recognised by professional bodies, employers, and other authorities in an area of skill and employment demand - approval or otherwise will wholly be at the discretion of Jobs Tasmania.

Source: Migration Tasmania Newsletter