Mid-year update to the Immigration South Australia Occupation Lists

Mid-year update to the Immigration South Australia Occupation Lists

Immigration SA has conducted a mid-year review of its occupation lists – the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL), with some limited changes as a result (Note: the lists undergo greater change at each new program year).

Change will take affect on the afternoon of 11th February 2019. 4 occupations have been changed to 489 provisional visa only for offshore applicants and this change is effective immediately.

Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of the 2018-2019 program year. 

Occupation Additional Requirements
Metal Fitters and Machinists nec Competent English
Locksmith Competent English
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker Competent English

Occupations on the SNOL with “Special Conditions” status to be removed.

(and therefore accessible to more offshore applicants).

Occupation Any other changes to existing requirements?
Customer Service Manager No
Agricultural Scientist No
Audiologist No
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) No
Registered Nurse (Medical) No
Registered Nurse (Surgical) No
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) No
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson No
Electrical Engineering Technician No
Metal Machinist (First Class) No
Family Support Worker No
Real Estate Representative Yes – increase in English requirement to “Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall)”.

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).


Occupation Any other changes to existing requirements?
Finance Manager No
Primary School Teacher Yes – see below under “Other changes”
Program or Project Administrator No

English Level Changes 

Occupation SA List Reduced/ Increased New English requirement (Minimum)
All Farm Manager/ Grower occupations* SNOL & SSL Reduced Competent English
Mathematician SNOL Reduced Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)
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) 

Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher  






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


Primary School Teacher






Middle School Teacher






Secondary School Teacher



Other Changes 

Occupation(s) SA List Change
Hairdresser SNOL Removal of the requirement that if qualification was obtained in Australia, this must have been achieved in South Australia.


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