Tasmania’s State Nomination Program: What’s New for FY 23-24
The Skilled Migration State Nomination Program for Tasmania in the fiscal year 2023-24 has seen some noteworthy updates. These modifications reflect Tasmania’s continuous efforts to align its migration program with the evolving economic and societal needs of the region. For potential migrants, employers, and agents, understanding these changes can pave the way for a smoother migration experience. It offers an opportunity for potential migrants to better position themselves in a competitive landscape.
By familiarising themselves with the new criteria and guidelines, applicants can more effectively strategise their application process. Let’s delve into the recent modifications and explore how they might impact the migration landscape in Tasmania, ensuring a seamless transition for both the state and the incoming workforce.
1. All Occupations Eligible for Subclass 190 Nomination
One of the most significant announcements for the FY 23-24 program is the extension of eligibility for the subclass 190 nomination to all occupations in the Tasmanian Skilled Employment Pathway. Previously, only selected professions could benefit from this program. Now, all roles mentioned in the Department of Home Affairs subclass 190 skilled occupations list can be nominated.
Candidates with a skills assessment listed on the Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL) can become eligible for a subclass 190 nomination after six months of employment in a role closely related to their assessed skill.
For candidates with skills assessments outside of the TOSOL, the eligibility period extends to 15 months of employment in a related role.
2. Updated Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List
The TOSOL has been revised. While specifics were not detailed in the brief, such updates typically mean the addition or removal of certain roles based on Tasmania’s evolving labour market needs. Potential migrants should review the updated list to determine their eligibility and see how their profession is categorised.
3. Changes Targeting Massage Therapists
The requirements for massage therapists have been adjusted. The exact nature of these changes wasn’t specified, but stakeholders in this profession should pay close attention to understand how this might influence their nomination prospects.
4. Adjusted Income Thresholds
In sync with changes in the Australian economic landscape, there have been alterations to the income thresholds. These are now based on the latest Australian median and average earnings and the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold.
5. Minor Tweaks to Priority Attributes
While the exact changes to priority attributes weren’t detailed, any adjustment in this domain could mean a shift in which candidates receive more preference in the nomination process.
6. Comprehensive Policy Guidance
Migration Tasmania’s website has received more detailed policy guidance, particularly in the Additional Information, Exclusions, and Definitions section. This is an invaluable resource for potential migrants seeking clarity on specifics.
7. Updated Service Fee
Candidates should note that the service fee for applying for a nomination has been adjusted to $330 (including GST). However, the good news is that there’s no charge to submit a Registration of Interest.
Legacy Applications and Registrations
For applications lodged before 1 July 2023, the old requirements remain applicable. Similarly, Registrations of Interest submitted before this date will remain valid for the 23-24 program year.
Tasmania’s State Nomination Program for FY 23-24 reflects the state’s evolving priorities and labour market dynamics. As the island state aims to bolster its workforce and drive economic growth, such adjustments are vital to meet both current and future demands. As Tasmania continues to be a sought-after destination for skilled migrants, understanding these changes can provide a competitive edge, especially in an environment where global mobility and migration are becoming increasingly complex.
This knowledge not only aids in making informed decisions but also enhances the chances of a successful application. For more tailored advice and insights, always refer to the official Migration Tasmania website or consult with a registered migration agent, as their expertise can navigate the intricacies of the updated program.
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