Interstate graduates can access occupations on the Lists of State Nominated Occupations if they meet requirements. 

Refer to the interstate graduate table below to work out if you meet the requirements to apply for state nomination by occupation list and nomination type. 

Your eligibility depends on where you gained your work experience (in South Australia, interstate or offshore), and where you are currently residing. You must meet all state nomination requirements.

Scenarios for graduates who studied outside of South Australia

Scenario State nomination Availability by Visa type Lists of State Nominated Occupations

Residing offshore or working for the last 6 months in a skilled occupation in in South Australia (minimum 20 hours per week). You will also need to meet the general work experience requirements to qualify (see point 5 on the skilled nomination requirements page).


491 (see 1.3 on the skilled nomination requirements page).

State Nominated Occupation List (occupation that says 'available' or 'low availability')

Residing interstate 

Chain migration, South Australian work experience or high points do not override this Commitment to South Australia restriction

Can’t apply  
Residing in South Australia and  relying on Australian work experience with less than 6 months South Australian work experience Can’t apply  
Residing in South Australia: living and working in nominated or closely related occupation for 12 months in South Australia or 6 months in country region of South Australia. 491 (see 1.3 on the skilled nomination requirements page).

All lists

Supplementary Skilled List and special conditions