After graduation - career pathways
Tasmania has demand for skills in many different areas including healthcare, information technology, construction and trades, hospitality, engineering and manufacturing, and agriculture. Because Tasmania has a relatively high average age of workers in many industries there are opportunities for graduates to take on rewarding and challenging roles.
Visa options and state nominated migration
Upon graduating from your university or vocational course, if you wish to live and work in Tasmania you could be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).
Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs for more information regarding this visa.
As a Tasmanian Graduate who intends to live and work in Tasmania you may also be eligible for a state nomination with the Tasmanian Government Skilled Migration Program. By completing an eligible degree at a Tasmanian institution, you could gain one additional year for your post-study work visa.
Some useful website links to learn about post-study visa and nomination options:
Graduate programs, entry level jobs and internship opportunities
Tasmanian Government programs
The Tasmanian Government offers a structured graduate program (TasGrad) to recent graduates from universities. The program welcomes applicants with diverse skills, experiences, abilities and backgrounds. Many international students are currently working in Tasmanian Government agencies as a graduate after being successful in getting into the program.
Apart from the Tasmanian Government Graduate Program, you can also look for other graduate or entry level jobs through the Tasmanian Government Jobs website.
Other organisations’ programs
Many other organisations in Tasmania including Deloitte, KPMG, WLF, Findex, TasNetworks, Hydro Tasmania, Hazel Bros also offer graduate program or internship opportunities to graduates. You could be eligible to apply for those programs as an international student.
Where you can find graduate jobs
You can find graduate position vacancies in an organisation’s employment or career section.
Other useful website links to find graduate or entry level roles include:
- Tasmania Government Jobs
- Graduate Opportunities
- Grad Connection
- UTAS Career Connect
Before applying for graduate roles
Before applying for a graduate role, you should think about refining your job application package and developing your networking skills to create contacts.
There may also be assistance or advice available through:
- The career service team at your university or institution – they can assist you with your application package including writing a resume, cover letter and selection criteria.
- Study Tasmania Work Ready Workshops – you can attend the Study Tasmania job ready workshops. We offer employment workshops, industry insights and information to help you with life in Tasmania. You will find these workshops on our events and resource pages.
- Industry associations relevant to your study – you can attend seminars or workshops arranged by CPA Australia, CA Australia, Engineers Australia, the Tasmanian Hospitality Association, and a range of other industry peak bodies or you can try connecting with industry professionals.