Changes to South Australian Nomination

krystina By Krystina Szafraniec
Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The South Australian Government is making changes to their state-based applications to attract more skilled and business migrants.

This is great news for skilled applicants looking for opportunities in South Australia, as it may now be easier to apply.

IELTS and Skills Assessment to last longer

IELTS will now be valid for three years for South Australian State Nomination Applications.

Skills Assessments for General Skilled Migration will be accepted in South Australia regardless of the validity period.

Flexibility for the Off-List Program

The South Australian Immigration program can nominate a limited number of applicants with occupations not included on the State Nomination Occupation list.

This is a great opportunity for those whose occupation is not on the SNOL, however this change will only be available until 30th June 2013 for the 2012/2013 program.

These conditions are only available for those living and working in South Australia.

Some of the criteria applicants need to meet include:

  • International Graduates who completed studies at a South Australian Institution
  • Positive Skills Assessment
  • Meet all state nomination requirements
  • Completed a CRICOS qualification for a minimum one academic year (46 weeks).
  • You can read full details of the requirements on the South Australian Immigration website.

    Some occupations included on the Off-List are:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Nursing Clinical Director
  • Hotel or Motel Manager
  • Company Secretary
  • Refused applicants can re-apply

    Depending on individual circumstances, applicants who have had a refused State Nomination application in South Australia may be able to re-apply.

    Overall, if you are an international graduate living and working in South Australia, you may now have a greater chance of receiving a positive result for your State Nomination Application.

    To check your eligibility, contact us for a full assessment of your options.



    Immigration South Australia

    South Australia State Nomination Occupation List

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