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Policy Update: South Australia State Sponsorship Occupation List Changes

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Policy Update: South Australia State Sponsorship Occupation List Changes

Policy Update: South Australia State Sponsorship Occupation List Changes

Immigration SA has conducted a mid-year review that resulted in an updated occupation list for the General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas.

As you will see below, there were;

  • 3 occupations added to the occupation list
  • Removal of “Special Conditions” to very common occupations
  • Lifted restrictions for SSL offshore applicants
  • English levels reduced
  • Other Changes

On 11 February 2019, Immigration SA will implement the updated occupation list for both the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL).

Occupations Added to SNOL


The addition to an occupation list is always a welcomed change. With recent developments to South Australia's economy including the Whyalla Steel Plant and the Space Agency, it's great to see that SA immigration is willing to continue to adapt to what the state needs.


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

*nec = not elsewhere classified 

*Applicable for the remainder of the 2018-19 program year


SNOL Occupations with “Special Conditions” status to be removed


The removal of “Special Conditions” is a very refreshing update, especially due to the occupations that have received the exceptions. Occupations such as; customer service manager, registered nurses, and real estate representative are extremely common and are now even more accessible for migrants.

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)”.

 

Offshore SSL Occupations With Restriction On 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.

*The below visa subclass availability is the only update on the is list that was implemented 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

241411

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.

All in all, we are very pleased with the updated occupation list. It shows that Immigration SA, as well as the South Australian government, is not only in favor of increasing immigration to South Australia but it proves they are actively trying to assist migrants in making the move.

Do You Need Help With An Australian Visa Application?


At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications, including state sponsorship applications. Our areas of expertise include Skilled Migration visas, Business Skills Migration visas, Employer-Sponsored Work Visas, Partner, and other Family Migration visas as well as Migration Review Tribunal, Judicial Review and Ministerial Intervention.

If you require further information regarding your Australia visa options you can contact us through:

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