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South Australia issues High Points Category Quota Notification for the candidates

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Feb 2018

visas default image South Australia (SA) - the key Australian State has issued a notification to the visa applicants with regards to the High Points Category quota. The High Points Category or stream has been largely effective and popular in magnetizing the top quality applicants to the state of South Australia for the occupations listed in Supplementary Skilled List (SSL). It has also been successful in luring the highly skilled and talented people for the occupations listed in State Nominated Occupation list as Special Conditions Apply.

Further Steps Announced by Immigration SA

The Immigration South Australia (SA) has already received high number of applications for the High Points Category and now it will be observing the upcoming applications in next few weeks.

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The Immigration SA has advised prospective applicants about the following steps to be taken by them:
  • Once Immigration SA is close to attaining the quota of 'high points' category, the minimum points requirement will be automatically increased to 90 points.
  • Also, once the 'high points' quota is reached, the 'high points' category will be closed for the rest of the 2017-2018 program year (until 30 June 2018). Notification of this closure will also be posted on online on official site.

Occupations not Available for 'High Points Category'

The below listed occupations are no longer Available for the nomination under 'High Points Category' (applicable to the applications submitted on or after 19 February 2018:
Occupation ID Occupation
132211 Finance Manager
221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
221213 External Auditor
222112 Finance Broker
222199 Financial Brokers NEC
222211 Financial Market Dealer
222299 Financial Dealers NEC
222311 Financial Investment Adviser
222312 Financial Investment Manager
225113 Marketing Specialist

The categories to remain available for applicants

The rest of the categories for accessing the SSL and Special Conditions occupations will still be available for applicants, i.e.
  • International graduate of South Australia.
  • An applicant who worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia for the last 12 months.
  • An applicant who have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia for 12 months or more.
It is to be noted that Immigration SA is only offers a restricted number of nominations for the Supplementary Skilled List and special conditions apply occupations. Moreover, the planning levels applicable to various occupations and their availability may get changed as per the latest status and requirements of the SA.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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