The following occupations have been shifted to ‘currently not available’ on the SA State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL).
- Chemical Engineer,
- ICT Business Analyst
- Software Engineer
This will effect those who were planning to apply for sa state sponsored subclass 190 or 489 visas for the above occupations.
Here is what the status of ‘Currently not available’ means:
“Currently Not Available for State Nomination
Occupations with this status are not currently available for South Australian state nomination, due to the occupation group being close to reaching the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) national ceiling. DIAC have a limited number of places available for State and Territory nomination for the rest of the 2013/14 program year. Independent General Skilled Migration or other States/Territories may still have places currently available for the occupation group.
In December 2013, DIAC will notify South Australia if there are any additional places available for this occupational group for state nomination and will allocate South Australia with a new quota.
Please monitor this website in December 2013 for any updated information.
Please view the DIAC website for announcements about occupation groups close to reaching the DIAC ceiling and how it affects prospective applicants for State Nominated or Independent General Skilled Migration http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/.”
Sources: Immigration SA
If you require further information regarding Australian Visa application charges or your Australian visa options you contact our offices on (08) 7225 5091 or +61 8 7225 5091
This information is accurate on the 13 September 2013.