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Updates on the Skilled and Business Migration Programs


Interim visa nomination allocations and priorities

Migration Tasmania is competitively assessing all existing applications in accordance with priorities established by the Department of Home Affairs.

With the very limited number of nomination places available, nomination cannot be guaranteed and only those in critical roles or able to provide the most compelling claims will be supported.

All new applications lodged after 1pm (AEST), Tuesday 25th August 2020 must meet the minimum requirements of their chosen nomination category and demonstrate that the applicant is critical to supporting Tasmania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.

Applicants must provide a letter of support from their employer clearly explaining how their role is critical to providing medical services, the supply of essential goods and services, or delivering services in sectors critical to Tasmania’s economic recovery. If an applicant cannot show that their role is critical, it will not be supported for nomination.

Note: Chefs and Cooks – Now included in interim program

All new and existing nomination applicants employed full-time as chefs or cooks will be considered for the interim quota, if their visa is due to expire before 31 December 2020. Applicants must be in a genuine and ongoing skilled role with a minimum qualification Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or skills assessment as a Chef or Cook. This does not normally include lower-skilled employment in limited service restaurants, e.g. sushi makers, pizza makers.

The scope of these priority areas may change as the needs of Tasmania’s economy evolves.


For prospective business investors

Migration Tasmania is seeking interest from high calibre business investors who can make a significant contribution to Tasmania’s economy. We are looking for business proposals which display some of the following key attributes:

· Investment in a regional area (which generally excludes Hobart CBD and suburbs)

· Generation and/or retention of local jobs for Tasmanians.

Prospective applicants can show interest by completing a short “intention to apply” form, providing details of their background, experience and plans. Migration Tasmania will contact those with the best value proposition and invite them to provide full application details.

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