In the current migration year program, Tasmania has introduced a new requirement of the Tasmania Graduate category (applied to both 190 and 491) for those who commence last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021.
Non-student visa holders
If you are non-student visa holders and wish to apply for nomination via Graduate category, your last course of study must be directly related to the Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area at the specific minimum qualification level (current at the time you commenced study). This, in effect, encourages non-student visa holders to find employment and apply in the other category such as Working in Tasmania. If you wish to be compete for Nomination in the Graduate category instead, your last course of study must be in the specific list.
For instance, if you are 485 subclass visa holder at the time of completion of your last course of study - Diploma of Leadership Management - and the course commenced after 30 June 2021, you are not eligible for the Graduate category. You are still eligible for the Graduate category, only if the last course of study is in the Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area at the specific minimum qualification level (current at the time you commenced study). For instance, Bachelor of Information Technology (bachelor or postgraduate are minimum level of qualification under this area).
Student visa holders
Furthermore, student visa holders must study your last course in Tasmania at diploma level and above, or study at a minimum level of qualification specified in the Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced your study).
Clarification of employment
The State also make it clear that, for the Tasmanian Graduate category, although working in Tasmania is not a minimum requirement, your employment can be taken into consideration if:
the employer is well established and has been operating in Tasmania for at least 12 months
the employment has been more than 3 months in duration
Where candidates have been employed in the dairy, meat, accommodation, logistics or farming industry for at least the previous 6 months prior to lodging their application for nomination, they should have completed relevant industry training of at least Cert III (or equivalent training provided by industry peak bodies)
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