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.
Immigration SA website
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:
(08) 7225 5091 or +61 8 7225 5091