1 Feb 2019

After conducting a mid-year review of its State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL) SA have announced some limited changes.

The majority of changes will take effect on the afternoon of 11th February 2019. However, 4 occupations have been changed to 489 provisional visas only for offshore applicants and this change is effective immediately.

Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of the 2018-19 program year.

323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec 
323313 Locksmith 
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Occupations on the SNOL with “Special conditions” status to be removed
(and therefore accessible to more offshore applicants).

149212 Customer Service Manager 
234112 Agricultural Scientist 
252711 Audiologist 
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) 
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) 
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician 
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) 
411713 Family Support Worker 
612115 Real Estate Representative 

Please note that many of these occupations will be reinstated at “Low Availability” due to the small number of places available.

Occupations on the SSL with the restriction on offshore applicants lifted

(i.e. High Points and Chain Migration pathways available again):

132211 Finance Manager 
241213 Primary School Teacher
511112 Program or Project Administrator

English level changes

ANZSCO Occupation SA List Reduced/ Increased New English requirement (Minimum)
ANZSCO 121 grouping All Farm Manager/ Grower occupations* SNOL & SSL Reduced Competent English
224112 Mathematician SNOL Reduced Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)
612115 Real Estate Representative SNOL Increased Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall)

* Immigration SA does not offer nomination for the occupations of Cotton Grower and Sugar Cane Grower on either the SNOL or SSL.

Visa subclass availability (please note this change is effective immediately)

Introduction of requirement: “Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only” (previously the 489 or 190 visa was available)

241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher SNOL
241213 Primary School Teacher SSL
241311 Middle School Teacher SSL
241411 Secondary School Teacher SSL

Other Changes

391111 Hairdresser  -  Removal of the requirement that if qualification was obtained in Australia, this must have been achieved in South Australia.

Full details of the changes to occupations and requirements are available to view here.

If these changes affect you and you are concerned please don't hesitate to contact us on 01483 550 914 or email us at