State Nominated Occupation List
State Nomination eligibility
To be eligible for South Australian Government state nomination applicants must have been assessed by the relevant assessing authority, have met all the threshold requirements for nomination, including the minimum English Language requirements detailed by the assessing authority and any other additional requirements as detailed by Immigration SA.
Some assessing authorities may have a specific English score that applicants must meet in order to obtain a positive skills assessment. See the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website for information on Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI).
Some occupations have additional English requirement that you must meet in addition to all other nomination requirements. If there is no special requirement listed you are required to meet the threshold requirement of 6.0 in each band for nomination.
To view the Immigration SA English requirement visit point 9. English language in Eligibility requirements
The Australian Skills Recognition Information site will help you to find out how to get an assessment of your qualifications, skills or experience gained overseas. You can also find state-specific licensing and registration requirements to perform your occupation in South Australia through SMS (Specialist Migrant Services).
If your skills assessment has an ASCO code, please visit the DIBP website to check DIBP's endorsed ANZSCO / ASCO correlations for General Skilled Migration Skilled Occupations.
Some occupations have additional requirements that you must meet in addition to all other nomination requirements. If there is no additional requirement listed you are required to meet the threshold requirements for nomination.
Special Conditions Apply
When an occupation is listed as "Special Conditions Apply" read through the eligibility requirements.
Planning levels (limits) exist for each occupation listed. When this planning level is reached, this occupation will no longer be available for nomination, unless applicants meet the "Special Conditions" (see above). Nomination availability applies at time of decision and applications that have been submitted will not proceed.
DIBP 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 DIBP 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.
For more information on these national ceilings please see the DIBP website:
Immigration SA will not be accepting applications for occupations that are listed as "DIBP occupation ceiling met". For applicants that are in the Immigration SA processing queue and have not received a decision on their application, if the national occupation ceiling is reached Immigration SA will refuse the application. Applicants should monitor the Immigration SA website to see if their occupation is included on Immigration SA's 2014/15 State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL).
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 Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) national ceiling. DIBP 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, DIBP 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 DIBP website for announcements about occupation groups close to reaching the DIBP ceiling and how it affects prospective applicants for State Nominated or Independent General Skilled Migration http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/.
The contents of this list are accurate at the time that it is viewed. The list is "live" and will change as decisions on state nomination applications are made.
* The use of the off-list is at Immigration SA's discretion and off-list nomination may cease at any time without notification.