Tasmania, Australia’s island state, is a wonderful place to live and work in your chosen profession of nursing.

The island enjoys a pleasant temperate climate, with four distinct seasons. Summer is warm, but never too hot; autumn is calm, clear and mild; winter is chilly, with a sprinkling of snow on the highlands; and spring is fresh and green.

Many people are surprised to learn that Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, has more days of sunshine and lower rainfall than Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Tasmania (the locals call it ‘Tassie’) is a safe, clean and friendly place, with a pristine environment, pure water and unpolluted air. The island is famous for its fresh natural produce – great seafood, organic fruits and vegetables, excellent beef, lamb and dairy products and fine cool-climate wine, beer and cider.

The island’s cities and towns are small enough to be ‘people-sized’, while still offering a busy social scene, with good restaurants, live music, art and culture.

That’s all positive news – but if you’re a qualified Registered Nurse, there’s better news to come, because Tasmania needs you to help reduce the shortage of nursing staff in our hospitals. Nursing is one of the most respected professions in the country and Australian nurses enjoy a high standard of living, with annual earnings in the top 20% of all workers in Australia.

Adrian Sampson, director of specialist recruitment firm Divergence, says that the Tasmanian Government is keen to assist qualified nurses to take a role in our health care system and gain permanent Australian residence in Australia through the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

The RSMS is an Australian Government initiative that aims to assist regional areas of the country, including Tasmania, to attract skilled workers. The scheme offers a permanent Australian residence visa for people who want to work in regional Australia and have been nominated for a placement by an approved employer.

“It’s important to make the process as smooth as possible for both the candidates and local employers,” Mr Sampson says. “Divergence offers a seamless, end-to-end migration service that is simple, timely and cost-effective for all involved.”

If you are interested in gaining permanent Australian residency in Tasmania or only want to live and work here for up to four years, Divergence can assist you through the application process.

Nurses coming to work in Tasmania need to fulfil the Tasmanian Government’s list of criteria. For full details, please visit our website. If you meet these criteria, we want to talk to you about your new nursing career as a permanent Australian resident, here in Tasmania.

To get started, visit www.divergence.com.au, email connect@divergence.com.au or call 03  6108 9150.