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Tasmania State nomination Program 2020-2021 - Latest Update

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Sep 2020

Tasmania State nomination Program 2020-2021 - Latest Update Australian state Tasmania has revealed the details of its Interim visa nomination allocations as well as the priorities. The state has recently provided an overview of its August- October 2020-nomination update.

Tasmania will receive and process the nomination applications for the interim nomination received from the federal government until October 2020, i.e. when the Federal government allocate the fresh and annual quota of nomination places to all the states for the program year 2020-21.

Tasmania Interim nominations 2020-2021

The Department of Home Affairs, Australia allocated an interim nomination places to Tasmania and other states for the subclass 491, 190, 188 and 132 visa. These allocations of nominations will be revised after the 2020-21 Federal Budget announcement in October month this year.

The DHA has instructed the states that until this period, all nominations needs to be permissible concerning to their expected contribution to the economic recovery of Australia.
Also read- Victoria State Nomination update for Program year 2020-21
These allocations shall follow three main priorities:

  1. High quality (Business Innovation and Investment Program) nomination applications for the visa categories i.e. subclass 188 & 132
  2. Candidates, those are critical to helping in Tasmania's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, containing people providing critical or specialist medical services, critical skills needed to sustain the supply of critical goods and services, or delivering services in sectors ciritical to economic recovery of the country
  3. Candidates presently in Australia, who can show their capability to meaningfully support to economic recovery.

Applications lodged before & after 1pm (AEST), Tuesday 25th August 2020

Tasmania has segregated the candidates in two groups, i.e. the applications submitted (Subclass 491 / Subclass 190) before and after 1pm (AEST), Tuesday 25th August 2020.

Accordingly the state will ask the applicants (prior to 25 August) to confirm about their occupation in critical role or withdraw applications.

Moreover, the applicants (with application after 25 August) will be asked to provide the supporting documents with regards to Category 3A, which is only open to occupations in the High Demand section of the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation list.

What are Occupations with critical roles?

The DHA has issued instructions on critical roles or critical skills. For Tasmania, these roles comprise the applicants who are:

  • directly assisting in Tasmania's COVID-19 response directly engaged by Tasmanian Government
  • providing critical or specialist medical services or delivering medical supplies potentially associated with COVID-19 response. This includes all general nursing and medical positions with the Tasmanian Health Service
  • directly involved in the supply of essential goods and services (medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, agricultural technology, food production, and the maritime industry) including highly skilled and specialised roles in:
  • infrastructure engineering and maintenance such as dams, large-/high-complexity bridges, irrigation schemes, transport logistics planning and maintenance
  • agriculture such as artificial insemination technicians, wool classers, livestock pregnancy scanners
  • the supply of essential goods and services which would be in jeopardy without the applicant.
*It does not comprise lower level positions such as retail workers, harvest labour, delivery drivers, or warehouse staff.

  • delivering services in sectors critical to economic recovery such as financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film and television production and emerging technology which:
  • must be high-value/highly-skilled/specialised roles
  • would normally include a significant and recognised contribution to export income, significant flow-on employment and economic benefits, high-value national/ international exposure.
*This will not usually comprise small scale, locally oriented operations.

Moreover, Tasmania will accept new applications from people employed in:

  • health and allied health occupations, including in private and not-for-profit sectors
  • senior support workers/enrolled nurses/registered nurses in aged, disability and community care (minimum diploma qualified).
The possibility of these primacy areas may change as the requirement of Tasmania's economy grows.

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Rajneesh Kumar

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