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South Australia has updated its Skilled Occupation List- Find Changes in GSM Nomination Policy

Posted - 02, Apr 2019

South Australia has updated its State Nominated Occupation list (SNOL) on March 15, 2019.The changes in the list followed the change in combined list of eligible skilled occupations announced by the Department of Home Affairs on March 11, 2019. In view of the changes in combined list, Immigration South Australia, reviewed the SNOL (State Nominated Occupation list) and SSL (Supplementary Skilled List). However, before we explore the changes in the SNOL, etc. Let's first take a look at the changes in GSM nomination policy.

Click here to view updated South Australia Occupation list 2019

Changes to GSM nomination Policy w.e.f. 28th February 2019

Immigration South Australia has announced key changes in General Skilled Migration (GSM) nomination policy. These changes are applicable with effect from February 28, 2019. The changes intend to provide more opportunity for nomination focusing the graduates of South Australia's educational institutions in particular. Find below the key changes in the GSM Nomination policy:
  • Benefiting foreign students that have been long-term residents of South Australia, i.e. who are living constantly in South Australia since at least March 2012
  • A widening of the high performing graduate category for South Australian graduates- A grade point average 5.2 and above but below 6.0 (being the existing standard) shall allocate chance for a temporary visa pathway
  • Elimination of the minimum bachelor's degree requirement under the Chain Migration category

Key Changes to South Australia Skilled Occupation list

Following the changes made by commonwealth government in the main Skilled Occupation List of Australia 2019, Immigration SA, has also made key changes in SNOL and SSL. Hence, few occupations have been added and few have been removed.
  • Occupation added to SNOL

Following three occupations have been added to SNOL:

 
ANZSCO Occupation Additional requirements Skills Assessing Authority
224113 Statistician Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
261211 Multimedia Specialist Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only; 70 points required; See additional instructions ACS
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only; 70 points required; See additional instructions ACS
  • Occupations added to SSL

Following 32 occupations have been added to SSL:

ANZSCO Occupation Additional requirements Skills Assessing Authority
121314 Deer Farmer Competent English; Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
121315 Goat Farmer Competent English; Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
139912 Environmental Manager Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
211213 Musician (Instrumental) VETASSESS
Competent English; Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only; Preparedness to self-employ
224113 Statistician VETASSESS
Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)
224311 Economist VETASSESS
Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)
233611 Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) Engineers Australia
233612 Petroleum Engineer Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) Engineers Australia
233999 Engineering Professionals nec Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) Engineers Australia
234211 Chemist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234212 Food Technologist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234312 Environmental Consultant Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234313 Environmental Research Scientist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234399 Environmental Scientist nec Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234412 Geophysicist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234413 Hydrogeologist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234511 Life Scientist (General) Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234513 Biochemist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234514 Biotechnologist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234515 Botanist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234516 Marine Biologist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234517 Microbiologist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234518 Zoologist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234599 Life Scientists nec Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234911 Conservator Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234912 Metallurgist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234913 Meteorologist Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall); Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
242111 University Lecturer Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) VETASSESS
313213 Telecommunications Network Planner Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) Engineers Australia
322312 Pressure Welder Competent English TRA
361112 Horse Trainer Competent English; Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only TRA
  • Occupations Removed from STSOL
Below occupations have been removed from STSOL and hence, these occupations are no more available for the state nomination:
  • Chemical Plant Operator
  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
  • Library Technician
  • Watch and Clock Maker
  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
Note: some of the above listed occupations fall under categories, i.e.Available, Low Availability and Special Conditions Apply. Hence, before you apply for the same, please confirm the latest status from Visas Avenue Australia Migration expert.

Confirm your occupation status & apply Australia PR through State Nominated Visa in 2019

If you wish to apply Australia PR through state nominated visa in 2019, you must coordinate with a MARA registered Australia migration expert to confirm availability of your occupation and apply for the most appropriate Skilled PR visa to obtain permanent residency invitation from DHA at earliest.

For complete Australia PR process assistance, 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.

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