Newsletter 122

Trade Occupations

Carpenter, Joiner, and Carpenter and Joiner qualifications:

All new and pending applicants in the occupations of Carpenter, Joiner, and Carpenter and Joiner who successfully complete a skills assessment under Pathway 1 will now receive:

  • Carpenter will receive the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Joiner will receive the CPC31920 Certificate III in Joinery
  • Carpenter and Joiner will receive the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

The changes took effect on November 27 and mean that applicants are receiving the most up-to-date qualification.

New auto qualifications

New updated qualifications for:

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic (heavy commercial vehicle)
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic (mobile plant)
  • Motor Mechanic

These come into effect on December 10 and we are in the process of updating our fact sheets.

Panelbeater and Vehicle Painter

New applications for the occupations of Panelbeater and Vehicle Painter are no longer accepted.

Any applicant who plans to apply for a Skills Assessment under these occupations, contact Trades Recognition Australia at

Skills assessment criteria change for Apiarists/Beekeepers

Apiarists and Beekeepers who need a skills assessment for migration purposes will no longer require a bachelor-level degree.

Apiarist, also known as Beekeeper, will now be classified as a Group D occupation and applicants will be required to have an AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV with a period of highly relevant employment.

The change will take effect on Monday, December 12 and we are currently updating the information on website.


Tasmania Visa State Nomination Processing Time Update

Currently assessing application lodged before 18-10-2022

Migration Tasmania is currently assessing a large volume of applications. In order to provide you with an idea of processing times, they can advise that the oldest application in the system yet to be assigned for assessment was lodged 18/10/2022. This information will be updated on a weekly basis.

Tasmania Nomination allocation and usage

(as at 6 December 2022)

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa: Nominations – 784 of 2000 places used
Unfinalised nomination applications – 184
Invitations issued but not yet accepted – 12
Oldest application yet to be processed – lodged 13/10/2022

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa: 
Nominations – 480 of 2250 places used
Unfinalised nomination applications – 103
Invitations issued but not yet accepted – 8
Oldest application yet to be processed – lodged 3/10/2022

Tasmania Nomination Allocation and Usage

1264 Of 4250 Places Used

Summer break closing dates

The VETASSESS head office will close for the summer break, with the last working day being Wednesday, December 21 and the office reopening on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

VESTASSESS will continue to accept online Skills Assessment applications, and will have staff working on assessments through the summer break, but will not be able to respond to any emails and phone calls during this time.

Due to the Trades Recognition Australia summer shutdown, the last assessment outcomes for trade occupations for 2022 will be issued on December 21 and will resume from January 9, 2023.

Tasmania Application Gateway launch

Central Portal for Applying All Visa Nomination

Tasmania is launching new central portal for all visa nomination on 12 December 2022, Until then they will not be accepting any new application.

The applicants who have not received the nominations have to apply once again on the central portal, it will be valid for 6 months of registration and highest ranking candidate according to the priority attributes will be invited.

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