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Migration Tasmania Update

Jul 13, 2023 | TAS | 0 comments

In July of this year, the Australian government released a series of changes to its immigration system. Tasmania released its 2023-24 State Nomination Program which is expected to be available by 4pm on Friday 7 July 2023. 

The state of Tasmania is an island located south of Australia, with approximately 500,000 inhabitants. Tasmania is one of the most popular places among immigrants who want to come to Australia. Some of the new features of its skilled migration program for 2023-24 include:

  •    Extending eligibility for subclass 190 nomination to all occupations in the Tasmanian Skilled Employment pathway
  • an updated Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List
  • changes to requirements for massage therapists
  • changes to income thresholds based on updates to Australian median and average earnings and the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold
  • minor changes to priority attributes
  • more detailed policy guidance in the Additional Information, Exclusions and Definitions section of the Migration Tasmania website.

As a reminder, application service fees have increased to AUD$330 (including GST). There is no cost to submit an expression of interest.

Applications for nomination that have been lodged but not decided before 1 July 2023 will continue to be processed against the requirements that were in place at the time of application. If approved, they will be nominated in SkillSelect from Monday 3 July 2023.

Registrations of Interest (ROIs) submitted before 1 July 2023 will remain valid for the 2023-24 program year. If invited to apply for nomination the requirements and settings that were in place at the time of ROI submission will apply.

New minimum eligibility requirements and priority attributes apply to ROIs and applications submitted from 5 July 2023. In cases where new requirements are likely to be beneficial, candidates may wish to withdraw their current ROI and submit a new one.

There are also exciting support and resources for skilled migrants:

  • Free employability assessments and subsidised training.
  • Job Ready Fund offering financial assistance for job-related expenses.
  • Career Connector service for personalized advice and connections.
  • Free career coaching, online modules, and industry info from Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania.
  • Rapid Response Skills Initiative providing training support for those who lost work.