​​​​​​​​​​​​Automatic mutual recognition for occupational licences

​​​​​​​If you are licensed and/or registered to perform your job, you may now be able to work across states and territories without needing to:

  • apply; or
  • pay a fee for a second licence.

The automatic mutual recognition (AMR) scheme allows you to use your current licence or registration to do the same activities in another part of Australia.

If you are not eligible for AMR, the current mutual recognition arrangements remain unchanged.

AMR commenced in Tasmania on 22 December 2021

AMR is available in Tasmania as well as Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

Currently the scheme is only available for a limited number of occupations across participating the ​states and territories. It will apply to more occupational licences over time.

Working in other states and territories

Skilled workers from Tasmania can practice interstate for certain occupations.

To find out if your Tasmanian licence or registration can be used in other states or territories, check that jurisdiction's website.

​Working in Tasmania

Interstate workers from a participating state or territory will be able to work in Tasmania if registered for the following occupations.

  • public passenger vehicle drivers
  • driving instructors

Further occupational licences will be included in the scheme over time.

What you need to do

To practice across the participating states and territories, you must be registered in your home state or territory to undertake the activities you intend to carry out in a second state or territory.

Depending on your occupation, you may need to meet additional requirements. You may need to:

  • notify the relevant authority of your intent to practice;
  • meet and maintain financial public protection requirements (such as, insurance, fidelity funds, trust accounts, minimum financial requirements); and/or
  • satisfy and maintain a working with vulnerable people character test.

You must comply with the laws of the state or territory where you are working.

If you do not comply with state or territory laws or licence conditions, your entitlement to work interstate under the AMR scheme can be suspended or cancelled. Your home state or territory licence or registration can also be suspended or cancelled.

Eligibility

You can't take part in this scheme if you:​

  • are disqualified or suspended from carrying on the occupation or have been refused a licence for that occupation;
  • are subject to disciplinary, civil or criminal action and know that you are under investigation; or
  • have conditions placed on your substantive licence as a result of disciplinary or court action.​

For more information

Further general information about AMR is available from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

For further information relating to specific regulated occupations in Tasmania please contact Consumer, Building and Occupational Services or the relevant Tasmanian local registration authority.

Alternatively, you can contact:

Economic Policy Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 147
HOBART TAS 7001
Email: economic.reform@treasury.tas.gov.au

​​This page will be updated as other jurisdictions join the AMR scheme and/or when AMR applies to more occupations in Tasmania.



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