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    DIVERSIONAL THERAPIST

      Alternative Title:
        Recreational Therapist

      Plans, designs, coordinates and implements recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals. Registration or licensing may be required.

      Skill Level: 3

      Specialisations:

        Activities Coordinator
        Activities Officer

    Diversional-Therapist
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Diversional Therapist is $ 65,498 for male employees and $ 54,979 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 40.5 Females: 44.2 Persons: 50.5
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4113 Diversional therapists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



    Australian visa options for Recreational Therapist (Diversional Therapist)

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    491 Visa
    Permanent
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    494 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Diversional Therapist
    411311
    VETASSESS
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    9
    -
    17
    Business Visas
    Assessment
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    12
    -
    19

    Diversional Therapist categories in Group D.

    Information for Employers

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    Sponsorship options for Diversional Therapist
    190 Visa Sponsorship
    491 Visa Sponsorship
    New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
    NSWNew South Wales 190 Visa

    The selection process is extremely competitive. To meet NSW requirements the applicant will need to have genuinely resided in NSW for a minimum period of three months or currently employed in NSW.


    Invitation results between January to August 2019

    Invitation results from July to September 2019
    NSW Regional areas 491 Visa
    NSW Stream 1
    NSW Stream 2
    NSW Stream 3
    Central Coast
    Central West
    Far South Coast
    Far West
    Hunter
    Illawarra
    Mid North Coast
    Northern Inland
    Northern Rivers
    Orana
    Riverina
    Southern Inland
    Sydney
    Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
    VICVictoria 190 Visa

    • Any occupation on the Department of Home Affairs skilled occupation lists is eligible to submit a Registration of Interest;
    • Applicants must currently be living and working in Victoria, using their STEMM skills (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in a target sector.
    • Applicants must currently have a ANZSCO skill levels 1 and 2.
    • Employment can be in a role that is closely related to the nominated occupation.
    • Employment that is NOT related to the nominated occupation is not acceptable.
    • Casual employment is acceptable.
    • Receiving a scholarship or undertaking a professional placement can NOT be considered as an employment
    • Hospitality pathway for highly skilled cooks and chefs: Applicants living and working in Victoria as a cook or chef are also be able to apply.
    • Early Childhood Educators pathway: Applicants must be living and working in Victoria as an Early Childhood Educator. A relevant skills assessment as an Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher from AITSL is needed.
      Victorian target sectors
    • Health (medical services, education and research and development.)
    • Medical research (medical research conducted in universities and research institutes and activities such as drug development, clinical trials, health product manufacturing, medical devices and digital health.)
    • Life sciences (medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Companies involved in food processing, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals may also be considered to form part of the life sciences sector.)
    • Digital [AgriTech, Artificial intelligence, Cyber security, Digital games, EduTech, Energy and resources tech, FinTech, GPS imaging and geospatial, Health and medtech, Robotics and automation, Smart cities and infrastructure tech and Transport tech skills (subclass 190) ]
    • Agri-food
    • Advanced manufacturing (industries such as defence and aerospace. Activities such as research and development, design, supply chain management)
    • New energy, emissions reduction and circular economy (industries such as clean energy, renewables, bioenergy, carbon capture and energy storage.)


    VIC Invitation results from July to September 2019
    VICVictoria 491 Visa

      Victorian target sectors
    • Health (medical services, education and research and development.)
    • Medical research (medical research conducted in universities and research institutes and activities such as drug development, clinical trials, health product manufacturing, medical devices and digital health.)
    • Life sciences (medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Companies involved in food processing, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals may also be considered to form part of the life sciences sector.)
    • Digital (All digital skills including cyber security)
    • Agri-food
    • Advanced manufacturing (industries such as defence and aerospace. Activities such as research and development, design, supply chain management)
    • New energy, emissions reduction and circular economy (industries such as clean energy, renewables, bioenergy, carbon capture and energy storage.)
    • Any occupation on the Department of Home Affairs skilled occupation lists is eligible to submit a Registration of Interest;
    • Applicants must currently be living and working in regional Victoria, using their STEMM skills (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in a target sector.
    • Applicants must currently have a ANZSCO skill levels 1, 2 and 3.
    • Employment can be in a role that is closely related to the nominated occupation.
    • Employment that is NOT related to the nominated occupation is not acceptable.
    • Casual employment is acceptable.
    • Receiving a scholarship or undertaking a professional placement can NOT be considered as an employment
    • Hospitality pathway for highly skilled cooks and chefs: Applicants living and working in Victoria as a cook or chef are also be able to apply.
    • Early Childhood Educators pathway: Applicants must be living and working in Victoria as an Early Childhood Educator. A relevant skills assessment as an Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher from AITSL is needed.
    VICVictoria Graduates 190 Visa

    VICVictoria Graduates 491 Visa

    Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
    QLDQueensland 190 Visa



    QLD Invitation results from July to September 2019
    QLDQueensland 491 Visa

    QLDFor applicants currently working in Queensland:

    • have a points-test result of 80 or higher
    • Evidence of full-time post-qualification employment in Queensland in the nominated occupation for the previous 6 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest (minimum 35 hours per week); and
    • Have an offer of ongoing employment with a Queensland employer that is registered in Queensland for a further 12 months.
    • have Proficient English (eg IELTS 7 in all bands).
    QLDFor applicants currently working in Queensland:

    • have a points-test result of 65 or higher
    • Evidence of full-time post-qualification employment in regional Queensland in the nominated occupation for the previous 3 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest (minimum 35 hours per week); and
    • Have an offer of ongoing employment in regional Queensland with a Queensland employer that is registered in Queensland for a further 12 months.
    • have Proficient English (eg IELTS 7 in all bands).
    Eligible Postcodes: 4207 to 4275, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569 and 4571 to 4575,4124 to 4125, 4133, 4183 to 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570 and 4580 to 4895 (Anywhere except the greater Brisbane area; including Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Pacific Pines, Carrara, Nerang and Gladstone)
    QLDFor PhD Graduates who have finished 100% of course in Queensland and have had a decision on thesis or graduated in the last 2 years
  • No job required
  • Currently only onshore applicants are considered.
  • QLDFor Graduates who have finished a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or PhD course in a university/Institute
  • Currently only onshore applicants are considered.
  • Completed 100% of course
      Additional requirments for Masters and Bachelor Graduates:
    • GPA 6.0 or higher
    • Have Proficient English or higher
    • Have a minimum of 3 months’ work experience of at least 20 hours per week (after graduation) in the nominated or closely related occupation
    • Job offer for a minimum of 20 hours per week for 12 months
  • QLD QLDQueensland 491 Visa Small Business Owner Pathway

    Applicants must be currently living and operating a small business in a QLD regional area and have a positive skills assessment in their nominated occupation. Applicants under this stream must have full-time work rights and not be currently studying.
      BSMQ criteria requires the applicant to: have an occupation on the Legislative Instrument (LIN 19/051);
    • operate the business successfully for at least 6 months prior to EOI or 2 years for start-ups;
    • be on a visa that allows full-time work and operation of the business (minimum of 35 hours per week);
    • have purchased an existing business in regional Queensland;
      This is not available for home-based businesses. Franchise businesses must have been operating for at least 2 years prior to purchase in the current location.
    • Purchased a business for a minimum of $100,000, OR have been operating a profitable start-up for a minimum of 2 years with a turnover of $200,000 in the year directly prior to application.
    • have 100% ownership of the business – partnerships or joint ventures are not eligible;
    • have been trading in the business for 6 months before application;
    • employ 1 employee who is an Australian resident, working a minimum of 20 hours per week;
      An Australian resident in this situation is an Australian permanent resident, Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen on a Special Category visa (subclass 444).
    • Eligible Postcodes: 4124–4125, 4133, 4183–4184, 4207–4275, 4280–4287, 4306–4498, 4507, 4517–4519, 4550–4575, 4580–4895.
        Additinal Requirments for Businesses purchased after 1 April 2021
      • Any pre-existing business purchased after 1 April 2021 must have been in operation for 2 years, instead of the usual 1 year.
      • It must also have been purchased for a minimum purchase price of $100,000, rather than total investment in the business.
      • Commission agents or leasing agents of franchises (such as petrol stations), and home-based businesses (such as courier and cleaning businesses) will not be considered.
    Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
    SASouth Australia 190 Visa
    Applicant's Location: South Australia
    • Minimum English Requirment: Refer to Requirements
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 3

    • 190 eligibility - Currently working in your nominated or closely related occupation for the last 12 months in Greater Adelaide or the last 6 months in outer regional South Australia

      491 eligibility - Currently working in your nominated or closely related occupation for the last 6 months in South Australia

      Available through the Talent and Innovators program

      Exemptions are available for applicants living and working in outer regional South Australia


      Applicant's Location: South Australia
      • Minimum English Requirment: Refer to Requirements
      • Minimum EOI Points: 65
      • Visa Subclass: 190/491
      • Skill-Level: Skill level 3

      • SA Graduate pathway:
        • Have completed a Diploma or higher qualification in South Australia, and
        • 190 eligibility - Currently working in your nominated or closely related occupation for the last 3 months in South Australia
        • 491 eligibility - no work experience requirements


        Or

        • 491 eligibility - Currently working as a care worker or support worker in a role that is relevant to your qualification for the last 18 months in Greater Adelaide or the last 12 months in outer regional South Australia. You must be working at least 10 hours per week or 20 hours per fortnight. Work experience as a care worker or support worker undertaken while completing your qualification is eligible.


    SASouth Australia 491 Visa
    Applicant's Location: South Australia
    • Minimum English Requirment: Refer to Requirements
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 190/491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 3

    • 190 eligibility - Currently working in your nominated or closely related occupation for the last 12 months in Greater Adelaide or the last 6 months in outer regional South Australia

      491 eligibility - Currently working in your nominated or closely related occupation for the last 6 months in South Australia

      Available through the Talent and Innovators program

      Exemptions are available for applicants living and working in outer regional South Australia


      Applicant's Location: South Australia
      • Minimum English Requirment: Refer to Requirements
      • Minimum EOI Points: 65
      • Visa Subclass: 190/491
      • Skill-Level: Skill level 3

      • SA Graduate pathway:
        • Have completed a Diploma or higher qualification in South Australia, and
        • 190 eligibility - Currently working in your nominated or closely related occupation for the last 3 months in South Australia
        • 491 eligibility - no work experience requirements


        Or

        • 491 eligibility - Currently working as a care worker or support worker in a role that is relevant to your qualification for the last 18 months in Greater Adelaide or the last 12 months in outer regional South Australia. You must be working at least 10 hours per week or 20 hours per fortnight. Work experience as a care worker or support worker undertaken while completing your qualification is eligible.


    SA SA
    Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
    WAWestern Australia 190 Visa

    WAWestern Australia 491 Visa

    WAWestern Australia Graduates 190 Visa

    WAWestern Australia Graduates 491 Visa

    Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
    NTNorthern Territory 190 Visa
    _______________________________________
    • Financial capacity
    • Applicants living outside Australia:
      one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.

    - Processing times
    Offshore applicants: six to eight months
    NT student / NT resident applicants: one month.
    - Cost of application: AUD 300
      In response to the evolving COVID-19 NT has stopped accepting offshore General Skilled Migration applications for the Northern Territory nomination effective from 24 March 2020 until further notice.


    NT Invitation results from July to September 2019
    NTNorthern Territory 491 Visa
    _______________________________________
    • Financial capacity
    • Applicants living outside Australia:
      one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.

    - Processing times
    Offshore applicants: six to eight months
    NT student / NT resident applicants: one month.
    - Cost of application: AUD 300
      In response to the evolving COVID-19 NT has stopped accepting offshore General Skilled Migration applications for the Northern Territory nomination effective from 24 March 2020 until further notice.


    Postcodes: Entire territory (including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy)

    NTFor applicants who have been residing and working in the NT for at least two consecutive years and are able to show that the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.

    Generally, the applicant need to work in their nominated occupation or an occupation that is related to the nominated occupation.
    NTFor applicants who have been residing and working in the NT for at least 12 consecutive months and are able to show that the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.
    The 12 month period will reduce to 6 months if the applicant has started living in the NT prior to 1 July 2020.

    Generally, the applicant need to work in their nominated occupation or an occupation that is related to the nominated occupation. - An exception may be considered.
    NTFor Graduates in the NT
    NT Graduates may apply for a 190 visa if they have lived in the NT for at least six months immediately after the date of completion of their last qualification, while holding a visa that allows full-time work (This additional requirement only applies to students who completed course requirements after semester one 2020);

    Applicants are also requird to show genuine efforts to obtain employment from an NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.
    NTFor NT Graduates.
    Applicants are also requird to show genuine efforts to obtain employment from an NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.
    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
    ACTCanberra 190 Visa

    ANZSCO Canberra Matrix: Applicants should express an interest in applying for ACT 190 or 491 nomination by completing a score-based Canberra Matrix where they are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community. Nominated Occupation


    Canberra residents

    You must meet the following minimum criteria before you are eligible to express an interest in ACT 190 nomination:
    • You must be living and working in Canberra for the six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.
    • You must meet one of the following two criteria:
      • Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; (Diversional Therapist has NOT been in ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST - September 2021)
        OR
      • You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer;
    • You must be working a minimum of 35 hours per week in each of the 26 weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission.
    • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
    • Your income must not be less than the relevant award or market salary rate.
    • If you are self-employed on an ABN:
      • Your total (taxable) income must be at least $1000 pw in each of the 26 weeks immediately before you submit the Matrix
      • you must evidence at least 12 months ACT business activity on your ABN at date of Matrix submission.
    • If you are including a spouse / partner and/or children in your application, and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for the six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.

    Overseas applicants

    The Canberra Matrix is closed to overseas applicants.

    ACTCanberra 491 Visa

    ANZSCO Canberra Matrix: Applicants should express an interest in applying for ACT 190 or 491 nomination by completing a score-based Canberra Matrix where they are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community. Nominated Occupation


    Canberra residents

    You must meet the following minimum criteria before you are eligible to express an interest in ACT 491 nomination:
    • You must be living and working in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continue until the date of invitation.
    • You must meet one of the following two criterion:
      • Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; (Diversional Therapist has NOT been in ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST - September 2021)
        OR
      • You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer;
        OR
      • You are the majority owner of a eligible registered business located in the ACT (ineligible businesses: Sub tenancy, ride-share, taxi, delivery, courier services or an on-sold business previously used to qualify for ACT nomination.)
    • You must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for 3 months. Your employment must be continuous; Paid leave (annual, personal or maternity) meets the continuous employment criteria; Unpaid leave only meets the continuous employment criteria if it is evidenced by a valid medical certificate (the certificate cannot be backdated).
    • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
    • You may also work for more than one ACT employer or be self-employed on an ABN.
      If you are self-employed on an ABN:
      • Your total (taxable) income must be at least $520 pw in each of the 13 weeks immediately before you submit the Matrix.
    • If you are including a spouse / partner and/or children in your application, and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.

    Overseas applicants

    The Canberra Matrix is closed to overseas applicants.

    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 190 Visa


    Canberra residents- You are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you have:
    • Lived in Canberra for at least 12 months at time of invitation.
    • Completed a PhD at an ACT university.
    Interstate resident- If you are living in another state or territory, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.

    Overseas applicant- If you are living overseas, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.
    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 491 Visa


    Canberra residents- You are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you have:
    • Lived in Canberra for at least 12 months at time of invitation.
    • Completed a PhD at an ACT university.
    Interstate resident- If you are living in another state or territory, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.

    Overseas applicant- If you are living overseas, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.
    Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
    TASTasmania 190 Visa

    Tasmania’s nomination quota for the 2021–22 program year is:
    • Subclass 190 – 1100 places
    Nomination Criteria: Open for all nomination categories
    • Nomination Category 1: Available to Tasmanian international graduates who enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution prior to 30 June 2021, have been living in the state for at least 24 months and have studied for a minimum of two academic year in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time met the Australian study requirement through study in Tasmania

      The applicant and their dependants must be in Tasmania at time of application. Applicants who are not currently in skilled employment must provide a career plan.

      Applicants who commenced their last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021 may need to meet additional requirments:

      If the applicants held a Student visa (subclass 500) when they completed their last course of study in Tasmania, the study must be:
      • a degree (bachelor, masters or any higher degree), or a diploma (standard, advanced, associate or graduate); or
      • a qualification directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.

      If the applicant held a visa that was NOT a Student visa (subclass 500) at the time the applicant completed their last course of study in Tasmania, the study MUST be directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.

      Employment is not a minimum requirement for this category of nomination. However, evidence of employment or business operation will be taken into consideration

    • Nomination Category 2: The applicant must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application for state nomination in an occupation in-line with the applicant's skills assessment (for a minimum of 35 hours per week); The applicant and their dependants must currently be living in Tasmania; The employer must be a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months A genuine need for the position should be satisfied.

      The employment must be in an occupation listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL)

      Sole traders/subcontractors may be eligible for nomination under Category 5 - Small Business Owner.

      Employment relating to the below areas may not be supported for nomination:
      - supermarkets
      - service stations
      - limited service restaurants**
      - massage clinics
      - taxi/uber driving
      - sub-contracted cleaning, business maintenance or security work


    Processing Time: 4-6 weeks

    Sponsorship Fee: $220

    While the program is open to all applicants who meet the minimum published requirements, the Department of Home Affairs has directed that all nominations must be justifiable in relation to their likely contribution to Australia’s economic recovery, and follow two priorities:
    • Applicants critical to supporting Tasmania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including individuals providing critical or specialist medical services, critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services, or delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery
    • Applicants currently in Australia who can demonstrate their capacity to meaningfully contribute to economic recovery through skilled employment.


    TAS Invitation results from July to September 2019
    TASTasmania 491 Visa

    Tasmania’s nomination quota for the 2021–22 program year is:
    • Subclass 491 – 2200 places
    Nomination Criteria: Open for all nomination categories
    • Nomination Category 1: Available to Tasmanian international graduates who have been living in the state for at least 12 months and have studied for a minimum of one academic year (40 weeks) in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time and be either a bachelor or any higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO); Applicants who are not currently in skilled employment must provide a career plan.

      Applicants who commenced their last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021 may need to meet additional requirments:

      If the applicants held a Student visa (subclass 500) when they completed their last course of study in Tasmania, the study must be:
      • a degree (bachelor, masters or any higher degree), or a diploma (standard, advanced, associate or graduate); or
      • a qualification directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.

      If the applicant held a visa that was NOT a Student visa (subclass 500) at the time the applicant completed their last course of study in Tasmania, the study MUST be directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.

      Employment is not a minimum requirement for this category of nomination. However, evidence of employment or business operation will be taken into consideration.

    • Nomination Category 2: (If employment commenced after 29 January 2021) The applicant must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application in any fields for a minimum of 35 hours per week (20 hours per week when completing industry specific training for ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 positions); The applicant does not need to be working in their nominated occupation. You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania; Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months.

      Employment in positions classified at ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 will not be eligible for the purposes of state nomination unless:
      • the employment is ongoing, for at least 6 months beyond the application date
      • the applicant has reasonable career development prospects in the industry
      • it is located at least 50km from a population centre of more than 5000 people, in a position for which there is a genuine and demonstrated severe labour recruitment difficulty*, or
      • it is associated with aged care and individual support (Unit Group 4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers) (relevant qualifications of at least Certificate III required), or
      • the position involves specialist qualifications or experience* that are not available in the local community, and
      • evidence of prior related employment experience and/or qualifications are provided.


      There are areas of non-skill shortage in Tasmania that are not supported for visa state nomination under the ‘Working in Tasmania’ category. This includes employment relating to:
      • supermarkets
      • service stations
      • limited service restaurants** (cooks, chefs and café / restaurant managers)
      • massage clinics
      • taxi/uber driving
      • sub-contracted cleaning, business maintenance or security work


    • Nomination Category 3A - BY INVITATION ONLY For applicants from outside Australia (Without Job offer - TSOL):
      • The nominated occupation should* be listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL) However From time to time in response to industry demand, Migration Tasmania may invite and nominate candidates who do not have an occupation listed on TSOL.
      • The applicant and his/her dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months.
      • have at least Proficient or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand
      • researched the Tasmanian labour market and provide evidence that there are sufficient employment opportunities
      • skills and recent experience relevant to the researched employment opportunities.
      • access to sufficient financial assets
      • You cannot apply for nomination in this category before being invited by Migration Tasmania. Follow these steps:
      • at least 3 years post-qualification workforce experience


      Migration Tasmania will only review EOIs that have been created or updated in the previous 6 months.

    • Nomination Category 3B: For Overseas Applicants:
      • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment; The applicant and his/her dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months. A genuine need for the nominated position must be met.

    • Nomination Category 4: The applicant must live outside of Tasmania and have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania for a minimum of 12 months; Relationships by marriage, such as sister or brother in law, are not acceptable for this category.

    • Nomination Category 5: Available to small business owners who have established and operated a business (solely owned) in Tasmania for at least 6 months.

      The applicant must demonstrate that the business is highly likely able to give you a personal income that would meet the minimum taxable income requirement set by Home Affairs for the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa. Currently, that is AU$53,900 per year for at least 3 years in the next 5 years; Franchise and share-owned businesses are not acceptable under this category. Service stations, massage clinics and taxi/uber related businesses are not supported under this category.


    Processing Time: 4-6 weeks

    Sponsorship Fee: $220

    Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Hobart, Launceston, Devonpor, Burnie, Kingston, Ulverstone, Wynyard, George Town and Sorell)

    Source: DHA, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

    Diversional Therapist job description, duties and education requirements

    UNIT GROUP 4113 DIVERSIONAL THERAPISTS

      DIVERSIONAL THERAPISTS plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals.


      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Registration or licensing may be required.


      Tasks Include:

      • planning and implementing leisure activity programs for individuals in health care and in the community to assist in their social development, and promote their sense of wellbeing
      • identifying individual needs through task analysis
      • evaluating and assessing clients' levels of abilities, interests, needs, strengths and weaknesses, and their ability to carry out a range of tasks and interact with others
      • maintaining a knowledge of resources available within a facility and within the community
      • organising leisure and recreational events
      • assisting with training and supervising volunteers and staff
      • providing information on available support resources within the local community
      • encouraging and supporting clients to take part in activities suited to their particular needs and interests
      • adapting programs to suit individual clients' needs, interests, skills and abilities

      Occupations:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP


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