South Australia State Nominated Occupation Lists
IMPORTANT UPDATE: State requirements for 190 visa
This list is available to all applicants, including international graduates of South Australia. Please review the skilled nomination requirements before applying.
If you are an international graduate of South Australia, you should also review the following page:
Additional occupations are available on the Supplementary Skilled List. These occupations are only available if you meet the additional requirements listed here.
State nomination does not guarantee employment in South Australia and applicants must compete in the local job market. Please research your employment opportunities thoroughly. It is your responsibility to determine if your occupation requires further training, or if it has registration, licencing, residency or other requirements before you can work in South Australia.
The Supplementary Skilled List reflects occupations available on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) that are not available on South Australia’s State Occupation List. These occupations are only available if you meet the additional requirements listed here.
This list of occupations has not been identified as being in shortage; they are available to limited applicants who can demonstrate employment outcomes or family links to support human capital and economic objectives of South Australia’s participation in the skilled migrant program. The list is available to international graduates of South Australia; skilled migrants who are working in a skilled occupation in South Australia (minimum time periods apply); have immediate family members permanently residing in South Australia who can support their settlement whilst seeking employment; or who demonstrate strong employability qualities (based on scoring very highly on the Department of Home Affairs Points Test).
Please note that some occupations in this list may have certain barriers to being immediately eligible for employment. Please research your employment opportunities thoroughly before choosing South Australian state nomination. It is your responsibility to determine your employability, if your occupation requires further training, or if it has registration, licensing, residency or other requirements before you can work in South Australia.
With pathways to employer sponsored migration tightening, temporary visa holders currently working in South Australia may be eligible for State Nomination for a Permanent or Regional Provisional* visa via the General Skilled Migration program.
The requirements are:
- You must have a valid skills assessment for an occupation on the State Nominated Occupation List or Supplementary Skilled List; and
- Currently working (for a minimum 20 hours per week) in your nominated (or closely related) occupation for the last 6 months in a country region of South Australia or for the last 12 months in Greater Adelaide
- Meet all other State Nomination and Department of Home Affairs requirements at the time of application (for example be under 45 years of age, have competent English, be able to obtain 65 points).
Earlier processing consideration is given to onshore applicants already residing in South Australia with pending visa expiry or will no longer qualify for state nomination due to losing points for age.
*Regional Provisional visa holders (subclass 489) are afforded the same work rights and conditions as a permanent resident visa holder. The only difference is that you need to show you have been living and working in a regional area, such as anywhere in South Australia, to apply for permanent residency after at least two years.