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Tasmanian opportunities

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.

Post-study work rights in Tasmania

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).

The advantage when studying in Tasmania  is that you maybe be eligible to stay additional years through the Post-Study Work Stream (subclass 485).

Unlike other major cities, Tasmania is considered a regional area and therefore depending on your qualification and which city you have studied and resided in you could stay up to an additional one-two years.

For students on a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) who have graduated with a higher education degree of post-graduate qualification and resided in Tasmania for the duration of their visa, you could be eligible for a second Temporary Graduate visa of an additional one or two years.

For example, if you study in Hobart you may be eligible for an extra one year.  if you study in Launceston you may be eligible for an extra two years.

If you have Hong Kong passport, you can also stay up to 5 years.

For more information please visit the Department of Home Affairs Website

Permanent migration pathways

As a Tasmanian Graduate who intends to live and work in Tasmania, you may also be eligible for permanent migration pathways through the Australian Government Skilled Migration Program, which includes the possibility of nomination by the Tasmanian Government.

For more information and requirements of Tasmanian State Nomination for Tasmanian Graduates, please visit Migration Tasmania.

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:

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.