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Enrolled Nurse shifted to ‘Low Availability’ for South Australian State Sponsorship for Australian Visas


Enrolled Nurse occupation status changed on SA State Nomination List (SNOL) – further changes could result in an end to SA state sponsorship for Enrolled for visas 190 and 489

Enrolled Nurse and SA State Sponsorship Availability Downgraded

There has recently been a change to the ‘Availability Status’ of the occupation of Enrolled Nurse for SA state sponsorship.  The occupation availability has changed on the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL). The status has been changed from ‘Medium Availability’ to low availability.  

This change may be a concern for those who are looking for SA state sponsorship as a Enrolled Nurse.  The reason for concern is that it is only mid-way into the program year which started from 1 July 2013 and runs to 30 June 2014.  With the downgrade to ‘low availability’, Enrolled Nurse may at a later time be moved to the SA ‘Off-List’. The SA ‘Off-List’ is only available to SA graduates.

If you meet the SA State Sponsorship criteria, you should consider apply for State Sponsorship as soon as possible, while the occupation is still available on the list.

What are the first Steps in relation to State Sponsorship for Enrolled Nurses?

To apply for state Sponsorship you will need a Migration Skills Assessment from ANMAC.

You will also need to lodge an Expression of Interest with the Department of Immigration and Border Protections (DIBP).

You will need to check the State Sponsorship criteria, which varies between different States and Territories.


Which States or Territories are Sponsoring Enrolled Nurses?

There are four States and Territories Currently Offering State Sponsorship – SA, Qld, ACT and NT.

If you are unable to meet the sponsorship requirements, then you can also consider employer sponsorship through the ENS 186 or RSMS 187.  The challenge for employer sponsorship, is finding an employer willing to offer you the required position to be sponsored.

Source: Immigration SA


This information isaccurate on the 04 January 2014.  Immigration SA will change requirements in an ongoing manner and all current requirements must be established prior to lodging an application. 


Need Help?


At Work Visa Lawyers we are experience in assisting applicants with the Expression of Interest, State Sponsorship and Visa application process for state sponsored subclasses 190 and 489.

If you require further information regarding an application or your Australian visa options you contact our offices on (08) 7225 5091 or +61 8 7225 5091  


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