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Update for Skilled Migrants in South Australia: South Australia Opens Skilled Migration Program 2021-22


Update for Skilled Migrants in South Australia: South Australia Opens Skilled Migration Program 2021-22

The Australian government has announced a great news for working visa Australia, especially for the skilled migrants in South Australia!

Skilled migrants in South Australia (currently residing) are eligible to apply for state nominations and Subclass 491 and subclass 190 if they meet the state government and Department of Home Affairs’ rules. Find the details below:

South Australia Migration Program for International Graduate and Talent and Innovators

If you are skilled migrants who are creating opportunities and pathways for those who want to contribute to South Australia’s priority growth industries are allowed to receive the state nomination.

It is also applicable to the international graduate of South Australia. You can receive your state nomination as an international graduate of South Australia. Unless otherwise specified for your occupation, South Africa graduates must have worked in their nominated or closely related occupation for the last three months in South Australia (post-course completion).

International graduates from South Australia who meet the state’s study requirements can earn bonus points when applying for either subclass 491 or subclass 190.

  • RoI eligibility (applying for the Talent and Innovators programmer)
  • It is determined by work experience in the state

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South Australia Migration Program for Onshore Candidates

Onshore applicants who meet the state and federal requirements are eligible to apply for a nomination. You may be eligible for the subclass 491 or subclass 190 visa, depending on the length of your work experience in the state.

If you live and work in outer regional South Australia, or if you are a long-term resident living and working in South Australia, you may be eligible for skilled work experience exemptions.

Exemptions have also been granted by the state government to applicants who live and work in outer and regional South Australia. A long-term resident, for example, who works in a field other than his or her nominated skilled occupation or one that is closely related to it, may also be eligible for the state nomination.

Read more: NSW Opens the State Nomination for 190 Visa and 491 Visa

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What are the exemptions?

The South Australian government has granted applicants in the outer and regional zones exemptions (living and working). Long-term residents, for example, who work in a closely related field are also eligible to apply for state nomination.

International graduates who meet all of South Australia’s study requirements will receive bonus points when applying for subclass 491 or subclass 190.

Read more: Section 48 Bar is Now Lifted for 190, 494, and 491 Visa Application

South Australia Migration Program for Offshore Interest Registration – Critical Skills

Offshore applicants can now apply for a specific trade and health occupations. If you meet the published requirements for your occupation, you can submit a Registration of Interest application.

Applicants can then apply for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 (five-year visa) and the Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 after receiving the state nomination (permanent visa).

On the other hand, Offshore applicants must submit a letter of intent demonstrating skills in specific trades and health-related occupations and English proficiency.

For candidates from other countries, the requirements are:

  • RoI (Registration of Interest) denoting specific trades and health-related professions
  • English proficiency certificate
  • Two to eight years of work experience (depending on priority) in the occupation
  • Superior command of English
  • List of occupations for applicants from other countries

Offshore applicants who wish to apply under the Talent and Innovators programmer must also submit a RoI.

  • Maintenance planner
  • Fitter (general)
  • Bricklayer
  • Fitter and turner
  • Roof tiler
  • Metal machinist
  • Panel beater
  • Floor finisher
  • Stonemason
  • Carpet and joiner
  • Painting trade worker
  • Glazier, wall, and floor tiler

Offshore applicants must have at least two years of work experience, or five years if closely related to the occupation, and a strong command of the English language. Those with eight years of work experience and a superior level of English will be given priority in some occupations.

Find more about General Skilled Migration program here.

What does it mean to you?

It’s a good news for you as skilled migrants in Australia!

As we know, most of Australian states and territory closed their nomination for a Skilled Migration Program due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, your long waiting has been paid off as the South Australian government opens its Skilled Migration program for both onshore and offshore candidates.

The other great thing is, if you are an onshore candidate, you will get an exemption that you can apply for the nomination even though you did not work in your nominated or closely related occupation!

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