Immigration Department News

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.




Corporate Services Manager


Medical Administrator


Health and Welfare Services Managers, nec


Customer Service Manager


Equipment Hire Manager


Financial Investment Adviser


ICT Trainer




Database Administrator


Intellectual Property Lawyer


Pharmacy Technician








Gas or Petroleum Operator


Fire Protection Equipment Technician


Diversional Therapist


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. 


The Immigration SA website:

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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