Categories in which you can apply for the sc 491 from Tasmania

Tasmanian Government has introduced several categories from which you can apply for the Sub Class 491 visas. However, meeting the nomination requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered State Nomination from the Tasmanian Government. Your nomination shall be dependent on many factors, including the quota of nominations given to the State of Tasmania by the Department of Home Affairs.

Applicants who have skills in areas of particular need within the Tasmanian economy will be held in high regard, particularly if living in an area outside of Greater Hobart.

 

These include:

• Health

• Trades and construction

• Engineering

• Community services (including aged and disability care)

 

CATEGORY 1 – TASMANIAN GRADUATE

 

To be considered for this category, you must meet all of the following criteria;

• you must have completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania. The course undertaken:

o must be a degree (bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma (standard, advanced, associate or graduate) or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)

• must have a minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks)

• must be full time and on-site in Tasmania

• you have lived in the state for at least 1 year during your period of study

• you and your dependents are currently living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of your ongoing genuine commitment.

 

If your study has been in an area that is not related to an occupation on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL), you need to include with your application your CAREER PLAN that explains how your studies have increased your ability to find skilled work in Tasmania.

 

Tasmanian Government has introduced flexible nomination requirements for applicants who have been affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. For more information regarding the flexible nomination requirements, https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants/skilled_regional.

 

CATEGORY 2 – WORKING IN TASMANIA

 

To be considered for this category, you must meet all of the following criteria:

• you must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to your application for state nomination. You do not have to be working in your nominated occupation. Your employment needs to:

o be at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or in two or more part-time jobs and you are able to provide evidence of your employment claims (see Document Checklist – Employment for more details)

o fill a genuine, ongoing skill shortage in Tasmania

• you and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania

• your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months

• there must be a genuine need for your position within the business.

Tasmanian government has put forth a list of occupations, which they will not consider under the “Working in Tasmania” category. This list comprises of the employments under the following sectors;

• supermarkets

• service stations

• limited-service restaurants** (cooks, chefs and café / restaurant managers)

• massage clinics

• taxi/uber driving

 

Tasmanian Government has introduced flexible nomination requirements for applicants who have been affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. For more information regarding the flexible nomination requirements, https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants/skilled_regional.

 

CATEGORY 3A – OVERSEAS APPLICANT (TSOL) – Currently HIGH DEMAND OCCUPATIONS ONLY

 

To be considered for this category, you must be living overseas and meet all of the following criteria:

• your nominated occupation must be listed as ‘HIGH DEMAND’ on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL) – (please note the English Proficiency and Other Requirements listed on TSOL do apply to this category)

• you or any of your dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months

• you have achieved the English requirement specified on the TSOL for your nominated occupation in a recognised English language test or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand

• you have read and met the ‘other requirements and notes column’ specified on the TSOL for your nominated occupation

• you have access to sufficient financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in Tasmania for at least 6 months while you seek employment

 

CATEGORY 3B – OVERSEAS APPLICANT (JOB OFFER)

 

To be considered for this category, you must be living overseas and meet all of the following criteria:

• have received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania that is in your nominated occupation

• you or any of your dependents have not have lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months

• your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months

• there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:

o an existing, current, and genuine need for your position within the business

o an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position

 

CATEGORY 4 – FAMILY IN TASMANIA

 

To be considered for this category you must have an IMMEDIATE family member who meets all of the following criteria:

• has been an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen for a minimum of 12 months prior to the lodgement of your application

• is currently residing in Tasmania and has been for a minimum of 12 months

• is a parent, brother, sister, child, aunt, uncle, or grandparent

• agrees to support and assist you in the process of gaining employment in Tasmania upon your arrival in Tasmania

Please note: relationships by marriage, such as sister or brother in law, are not acceptable for this category. You (the applicant) must hold the direct relationship with the sponsoring family member.

 

CATEGORY 5 – SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

 

To be considered for this category, you must be living in Tasmania at the time of lodgement of your application and meet the following criteria:

• demonstrate that you have established and operated your business (solely owned) in Tasmania for at least 6 months

• demonstrate that the business is highly likely able to give you a personal income that would meet the minimum taxable income requirement set by Home Affairs for the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa. Currently, that is AU$53,900 per year for at least 3 years in the next 5 years.

All applicants must provide a comprehensive business plan with:

• evidence of thorough research into, and understanding of, the target market

• research and understanding of relevant industry conditions, licensing and/or registration requirements for the business in Tasmania

• realistic market opportunities for the proposed business in Tasmania, particularly where the business would be competing with other similar existing businesses already established in Tasmania.

Additional considerations include the applicant’s prior business ownership or business management experience and also the nature of the business and its long-term benefit to Tasmania.

** Franchise and share-owned businesses are not acceptable under this category.

** Service stations, massage clinics, and taxi/uber related businesses are not supported under this category.

 

For more information regarding your pathway to Permanent Residency in Australia through the SC 491 from Tasmania, contact MJ Legal on 0477285789 or visit https://mjlegal.com.au/contact-us. Our experienced lawyers will be happy to advise you on the pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

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