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South Australia Released Mid-year Update to its Skilled Occupation Lists

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Feb 2019

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South Australia- the key Australian state has conducted mid-year review of its key occupation lists, i.e. State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL). The new changes in the lists, are applicable with effect from February 11, 2019.South Australia need skilled migrants in good number this year and hence, the skilled occupation lists will play a key role in selection of skilled and talented people from overseas.

The applicants interested in applying for state nomination form the state of South Australia, need to nominate an occupation from the relevant State Nominated Occupation List of the state.

Click here to see the complete South Australia Occupation List

Key updates in the South Australia occupation lists

SA has led a mid-year review of its occupation lists. Below are the key updates after the review:

Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of the 2018-19 program year

ANZSCO Occupation Additional Requirements Skills Assessment Authority
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec Competent English TRA
323313 Locksmith Competent English TRA
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker Competent English TRA

The other key changes mainlyreplicate the restoration of some occupations that had reached the special conditions status (on the SNOL) or which were moreopen to offshore candidates (on the SSL).

Occupations on the SNOL with "Special conditions" status to be removed

(Now available to more offshore candidates).

ANZSCO Occupation Any other changes to existing requirements?
149212 Customer Service Manager No
234112 Agricultural Scientist No
252711 Audiologist No
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) No
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) No
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) No
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) No
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson No
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician No
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) No
411713 Family Support Worker No
612115 Real Estate Representative Yes - increase in English requirement to "Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall)".

Please note that many of these occupations will be reinstated at "Low Availability" due to the small number of places available.

Occupations on the SSL with the restriction on offshore applicants lifted

(i.e. High Points and Chain Migration pathways available again):

ANZSCO Occupation Any other changes to existing requirements?
132211 Finance Manager No
241213 Primary School Teacher Yes - see below under "Other changes"
511112 Program or Project Administrator No

English level changes

ANZSCO Occupation SA List Reduced/ Increased New English requirement (Minimum)
ANZSCO 121 grouping All Farm Manager/ Grower occupations* SNOL & SSL Reduced Competent English
224112 Mathematician SNOL Reduced Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)
612115 Real Estate Representative SNOL Increased Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall)

* Immigration SA does not offer nomination for the occupations of Cotton Grower and Sugar Cane Grower on either the SNOL or SSL.

Visa subclass availability (please note this change is effective immediately)

  241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher   SNOL       Introduction of requirement: "Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only" (previously the 489 or 190 visa was available)
  241213   Primary School Teacher     SSL
  241311   Middle School Teacher     SSL


  Secondary School Teacher   SSL

Other Changes

ANZSCO Occupation(s) SA List Change
391111 Hairdresser SNOL Removal of the requirement that if qualification was obtained in Australia, this must have been achieved in South Australia.

Get assistance from Expert to apply Australia PR in 2019

South Australia need more skilled migrants this year and hence, it has put across its concern to the federal government as well. As per the state government, the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) should be extended to the state as well. Hence, it's the perfect

If you wish to apply permanent residency in Australia through state nomination in the year 2019, you must get in touch with the qualified immigration expert for best immigration process assistance from start till approval of visa.

You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.


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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