Welfare Worker occupation status changed on SA State Nomination List (SNOL) – further changes could result in an end to SA state sponsorship for Welfare Workers for visas 190 and 489
Welfare Worker and SA State Sponsorship
There has recently been a change to the ‘Availability Status’ of the occupation of Welfare Worker for SA state sponsorship. The occupation availability has changed on the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL). The status has been changed to ‘Medium Availability’.
This change may be a concern for those who are looking for SA state sponsorship as a Welfare Worker. The reason for concern is that it is very early in the program year which started from 1 July 2013 and runs to 30 June 2013. With the downgrade to medium availability, Welfare Worker may at a later time be moved to ‘Low Availability’ and then to ‘DIAC Occupation ceiling met’. If the DIAC SNOL status changes to ‘DIAC Occupation ceiling met’, then state sponsorship of the occupation for subclass 190 and 489 will stop.
Here are all the Occupations currently listed for Medium Availability on the SNOL:
272613 Welfare Worker Medium Availability IELTS 7.0 in each band plus 2 years work experience in field
139914 Quality Assurance Manager Medium Availability IELTS 7.0 in each band
224711 Management Consultant Medium Availability
225411 Sales Representative (Industrial Products) Medium Availability
249311 Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages Medium Availability IELTS 7.0 in each band
311213 Medical Laboratory Technician Medium Availability
312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician Medium Availability
Any of the occupation currently listed as Medium Availability may be at risk of reaching the occupational ceiling and sponsorship being closed, during this program year, which ends on 30 June 2014.
What happens when Occupation Ceiling is met?
This is the information that Immigration SA provides on the SNOL classification DIAC occupation ceiling met:
“DIAC National Occupation Ceilings
For the 2013-14 program year DIAC set ceilings for occupational groupings. If a ceiling is met no further invitations can be issued by DIAC for this occupation group until 1 July 2014. For clients with an Expression Of Interest in this occupation group, your Expression Of Interest will remain valid for two years from the date you submitted your Expression Of Interest.
Immigration SA will not be accepting applications for occupations that are listed as "DIAC occupation ceiling met."
Source: Immigration SA
accurate on the 24 August 2013. Immigration SA will change requirements in an ongoing manner and all current requirements must be established prior to lodging an application.