Changes to SA Skilled Occupation Lists:

On the 1st February 2019 South Australia made a number of changes to their skilled occupation lists:

3 Occupations were added to the SNOL:

  • Metal Fitters and Machinists (nec)

  • Locksmith

  • Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

12 Occupations had their 'Special Conditions' Status removed and are now open to offshore applicants:

  • Customer Service Manager

  • Agricultural Scientist

  • Audiologist

  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

  • Registered Nurse (Medical)

  • Registered Nurse (Surgical)

  • Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

  • Electrical Engineering Technician

  • Metal Machinist (First Class)

  • Family Support Worker

  • Real Estate Representative

3 Occupations are now again open to the 'High Points' or 'Chain Migration' streams:

  • Finance Manager

  • Primary School Teacher

  • Program or Project Administrator

3 Occupations saw changes to the required English level:

  • All Farm Manager/Grower occupations, reduced to competent English

  • Mathematician, reduced to Competent Plus English or proficient overall

  • Real Estate Representative, increased to Proficient Plus or Superior overall

4 Occupations are now only available for the provisional s/c 489 nomination

  • Early Childhood (Pre-Primary) School Teacher

  • Primary School Teacher

  • Middle School Teacher

  • Secondary School Teacher


If you think you're affected by these changes and would like to discuss your options, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.