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The South Australia Supplementary Skilled List provides more options for State Sponsorship

The South Australia Supplementary Skilled List provides more options for State Sponsorship

Immigration SA has announced the South Australian Supplementary Skilled List today which replaces the Graduate List. The Supplementary Skilled List contains 480 occupations, many of which that are not on the State Occupation List. The Supplementary Skilled List allows more occupations and different skilled workers to be sponsored by the South Australian state government. Applicants can access the Supplementary Skilled List if they:

  • graduated from studies in a South Australian education institute with at least one academic year of study
  • worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia for at least 12 months
  • have a immediate family member (permanent resident or Australian citizen) who has resided in South Australia for 12 months or more

You must still meet the state nomination requirements for factors such as age, skills assessment, work experience, English and financial capacity. For further information please visit the Immigration SA website.

This information is accurate on the 13 April 2015

Source:

Immigration SA

http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/International-graduates/international-graduate-occupation-and-waiver-requirements

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Immigration SA announces State Sponsorship Application Fees

Immigration SA announces State Sponsorship Application Fees

 

New Fees Applicable for Immigration SA State Sponsorship Applications

Immigration SA has announced that there will be fees chargeable for SA state sponsorship applications starting possibly as soon as 16 March 2015. Below is the email notification sent by Immigration SA:

As you know, migrants play an integral part in growing South Australia’s economy, by boosting productivity and strengthening our skills base.

To help ensure continued improvement in the assessment of applications, Immigration SA will introduce application fees later this year for both skilled and business State nomination applications.  We believe the introduction of fees will reduce the number of non-genuine applications, including duplications which slow processing times.

Immigration SA encourages prospective migrants to submit applications before application fees are introduced. Fees will come into effect after 15 March 2015. The actual implementation date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

The proposed fee structure is as follows:

 

Application Type

SA

Skilled migrants

State nominated skilled – 190 permanent

$200

State nominated skilled – 489 regional provisional

$200

Business migrants

Business 188 provisional

$500

Business permanent 888/892/893

$750

Business 132 permanent

$750

Business retiree 405

$500

SA Employers

Employer Nominated – RCB advice by State Government agency

Nil

The fees listed are GST exclusive, whether GST applies will be confirmed before fee introduction.

The introduction of fees will enable Immigration SA to continue to provide services for applicants who are looking to settle in South Australia.

No fee will be charged for local South Australian employer sponsored applications.

Immigration SA looks forward to working with you in 2015 to help contribute to South Australia’s social and economic growth.

Regards,
Immigration SA team

 

Comments by Chris Johnston – Principal Lawyer at Work Visa Lawyers:

It seems to be a regrettable trend that DIBP and State agencies are raising their fees.

In the short term, one response to the Immigration SA fees could be to try to lodge an application before the fees come into play, after the 15 March 2015.

Source:

Immigration SA Newsletter

http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=20d640fb2433c8647afb2f3b2&id=9cd137cbf4&e=74bc89fd9d

This information is accurate on the 22 January 2015.  DIBP and Immigration SA will change requirements in an ongoing manner and all current requirements must be established prior to lodging an application.

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Immigration SA announces changes to provide visa options for Vocational, Educational and Training graduates – good news for Enrolled Nurses, Cooks and more

Immigration SA announces changes to provide visa options for Vocational, Educational and Training graduates – good news for Enrolled Nurses, Cooks and more

South Australian International Vocational, Education and Training (VET) Graduates now considered for State Nominations

 

Effective from 23 December 2014, Immigration SA is including VET graduates as part of the state sponsorship programme for skilled migration visas subclass 190 and 489.  To be eligible VET graduates of South Australia will need to be:

  • Currently working for 12 months or more in their nominated or closely related occupation in South Australia (minimum 20 hours per week); OR
  • Currently working for 6 months or more in their nominated or closely related occupation in a country region of South Australia (minimum 20 hours per week). The country region must be outside of Greater Adelaide.

The country region of South Australia is defined by postcode and you can explore the country regions on the Immigration SA website here.

What does this mean for you?

The expansion of the graduate list means that there are more opportunities for non-bachelor degree graduates to apply for permanent residence in South Australia.  To find out if the new changes are an opportunity for you, visit the Immigration SA website or contact us via the details below.

 

Source:

Immigration SA website

http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/news-releases/south-australian-international-vocational-education-and-training-vet-graduates-1

This information is accurate on the 2 January 2015.  DIBP and Immigration SA will change requirements in an ongoing manner and all current requirements must be established prior to lodging an application.

Do You Need Help?

At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants with the Skilled Migration visa applications which include State Sponsored visas subclass 190 and 489.  We can also assist with the Skilled-Independent stream for eligible applicants.

If you require further information regarding an application or your Australian visa options you can contact us through:

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Cook, Hairdresser, Customer Service Manager and Database Administrator are some of the 18 occupations added to SA State Occupation List today

 

Immigration SA has added 18 new occupations t the State Occupation list including some very common occupations – Cook, Hairdresser, Customer Service Manager and Database Administrator.

This is a major change and provides opportunities for persons all over Australia and from overseas as well.

Please see the full text of the Immigration SA news release below:

 

“The South Australian Government, in collaboration with local industry, regularly conducts research to identify skill needs in the local labour market.

Immigration SA is the State Government agency responsible for international migration to South Australia.  We offer pathways to permanent residency for skilled migrants who have occupations that are in-demand.

South Australia’s occupation lists are live.  Any changes made to the lists are visible immediately, enabling you to see which occupations are currently available for state nomination.

The table below details eighteen new occupations added to the State Occupation list.

ANSZCO code

Occupations

132111

Corporate Services Manager

134211

Medical Administrator

134299

Health and Welfare Services Managers, nec

149212

Customer Service Manager

149915

Equipment Hire Manager

222311

Financial Investment Adviser

223211

ICT Trainer

224611

Librarian

262111

Database Administrator

271214

Intellectual Property Lawyer

311215

Pharmacy Technician

351411

Cook 

361211

Shearer

391111

Hairdresser

399212

Gas or Petroleum Operator

399918

Fire Protection Equipment Technician

411311

Diversional Therapist

451815

First Aid Trainer

The new occupation lists

There are now two state nomination occupation list for South Australia:  the State Occupation list and the South Australian Graduate list.  

  • Occupations on the State Occupation list are available to all applicants including South Australian international graduates.
  • The South Australian Graduate list, previously known as the off list, is for graduates who have completed a Bachelor degree or higher in South Australia.
  • The subscription functionality enables you to stay up to date with changes to the occupation lists and the news and events page as changes occur.
  • The details of the relevant skills assessment authority for each occupation is now included in the lists.

Remember, to be eligible for state nomination applicants must have a positive skills assessment from the relevant authority for their nominated occupation.  Applicants must also meet all of the federal and state requirements for the visa being applying for.”

 

Warning -This information is accurate on the 08 April 2014.  

DIBP and the State/Territory authorities can change requirements in an ongoing manner and all current requirements must be established prior to lodging a skills assessment or visa application. 

Sources:

The Immigration SA website:

https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news%20and%20events

Do You Need Help in Relation to a Skills Assessment or visa application for an occupation on the SA State Sponsorship list?

At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting with skills assessment to enable applications for skillselect subclass 189, 190 and 489 visas and Employer Nomination Scheme applications.

We can help you with state sponsorship and visa application for occupations including: Cook, Hairdresser, Customer Service Manager and Database Administrator

For further information regarding skills assessments or your Australian visa options you contact our offices on (08) 7225 5091 or +61 8 7225 5091.

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Immigration SA changes effecting State Nominations for subclass 190 and 489 - New Occupations, Occupations nearing ceilings...

Immigration SA has released the following information:

“New professions added to the State Nominated Occupation List


From 2 September 2013, the following occupations have been added to the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL):

•    Procurement Manager
•    Registered Nurse (Paediatric)

 

ICT occupations


From 2 September 2013, the “Special Conditions Apply” status has been removed for all On-list ICT occupations and there will be a limited number of places available for South Australian State Nomination. The IELTS requirement for all ICT occupations is 6.5 in each band score.

 

 

Occupations close to reaching DIAC national ceiling


Six occupation groups are close to reaching the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) national ceiling and DIAC have allocated a limited number of places for State and Territory nomination for the rest of the 2013/14 program year. Once South Australia has reached the state quota in an occupation group listed below, Immigration SA will be unable to nominate any more applicants (including SA international graduates) for the remainder of the 2013/14 program year.

Please view the DIAC website for announcements about these six occupation groups and how it affects prospective applicants for state nominated or independent General Skilled Migrationhttp://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/.   

 

The six occupation groups with a limited number of places available for SA state nomination are:

  • 2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers
  • 2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • 2334 Electronics Engineers
  • 2633 Telecommunication Engineering Professionals
  • 2339 Other Engineering Professionals
  • 2613 Software and Applications Programmers

Due to the limited number of places, Immigration SA will prioritise applications who meet all Immigration SA eligibility requirements as follows:

1.     Currently employed in a skilled occupation in SA

2.     An international Graduate of SA  

3.     High calibre offshore or onshore applicants (Immigration SA will take into account: DIAC points, qualifications, work experience and English level when assessing an application for these occupation groups).

Please note that for occupations subject to a DIAC occupation ceiling management process, Immigration SA reserves the right to process applicants by merit rather than by date submitted.

Source: Immigration SA

https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news%20and%20events

This information isaccurate on the 04 September 2013.  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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