SA Occupational List for 491/190 – Update 5th Jan 2021

Occupational list for 491/190 Move to South Australia

SA Occupational List 2021

SA – South Australia Skilled Migrants

Great news that SA has announced its occupational list 2021

If you are currently living and working in South Australia you might be eligible to apply for state nomination a 190 or 491 visa.

Skilled Migrants in the South Australian Occupation

You will be able to directly apply for a nomination from 8 am Monday 8th February 2021 for SA residence.

At this stage, any person who is currently residing offshore, or in another state of Australia, will not be eligible to apply.

 South Australian Occupation – Three Main Programs

South Australian State Nomination – skilled migration program will focus on the following:

  • Talent and Innovators Program
    Providing opportunities and pathways .Learn more here
  • Currently working in South Australia (including long-term residents in SA)
    If you are living and working in South Australia, or a long-term resident living and working in SA, you may be eligible for the waivers work experience requirements. Learn more here
  • International Graduate of South Australia
    SA graduates must be currently working in their occupation for the last 3 months in South Australia, unless specified differently for your occupation. Learn more here.

The Talent and Innovators program

The Talent and Innovators program allows the state to nominate applicants under one of the following four streams.
  • All applicants must meet the Department of Home Affairs requirements for the subclass 491 or subclass 190 visa.
  • The Talent and Innovators program is currently unavailable to applicants applying from offshore.
  • The Talent and Innovators program is currently unavailable to applicants applying from other Australian states and territories, but cases may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

For highly skilled migrants who are working for South Australian businesses

For entrepreneurial skilled migrants who have started their own business in South Australia

For high performing graduates who have completed their qualification at a South Australian higher education institution

For high calibre applicants seeking state nomination

If you are currently living and working in South Australia

You may qualify for this stream and additional concessions and waivers.

If you are applying for subclass 491 nomination, you must be currently working for the last 6 months in South Australia, unless specified differently for your occupation.

If you are applying for subclass 190 nomination, you must be currently working for the last 12 months in South Australia, unless specified differently for your occupation.

If you are a 457, 482 or 494 visa holder with more than 12 months remaining on your visa, you must provide a letter from your current employer consenting to your state nomination application.

You must be working at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight in your nominated or closely related occupation in South Australi

If you are applying for subclass 491 nomination, you must be currently working for the last 6 months in South Australia, unless specified differently for your occupation.

If you are applying for subclass 190 nomination, you must be currently working for the last 12 months in South Australia

If you are currently residing and working for the last 12 months in outer regional South Australia in any occupation,you may be eligible to be nominated for a 491 visa nomination. 

If you are currently residing and working in outer regional South Australia

Outer Regional

The Outer Regional post codes listed below are included in the regional definition and are able to access state nomination regional / requirement concessions.

  1. 5220  5271
  2. 5221  5272
  3. 5222  5273
  4. 5223  5275

5238 5276

  1. 5259  5277
  2. 5260  5278
  3. 5261  5279
  4. 5262  5280
  5. 5263  5290
  6. 5264  5291
  7. 5265  5301
  8. 5266  5302
  9. 5267  5303
  10. 5268  5304
  11. 5269  5306
  12. 5270  5307
  1. 5308  5346 5420
  2. 5309  5354 5421
  3. 5310  5356 5422
  4. 5311  5357 5431
  1. 5320  5374 5432
  2. 5321  5381 5433
  3. 5322  5401 5434
  1. 5330  5410 5440
  2. 5331  5411 5451
  3. 5332  5412 5452
  4. 5333  5413 5453
  1. 5340  5414 5454
  2. 5341  5415 5455
  3. 5342  5416 5460
  4. 5343  5417 5461
  5. 5344  5418 5462
  6. 5345  5419 5464

5470 5523 5471 5540 5472 5550 5473 5552

5480 5554 5481 5555 5482 5556 5483 5558 5485 5560 5490 5570 5491 5571 5493 5572 5495 5573 5510 5575 5520 5576 5521 5577 5522 5580

5581 5640 5710 5582 5641 5713 5583 5642 5715 5600 5650 5717 5601 5651 5719 5602 5652 5720 5603 5653 5722 5604 5654 5723 5605 5655 5724 5606 5660 5725 5607 5661 5730 5608 5670 5731 5609 5671 5732 5630 5680 5733

5631 5690 5734 5632 5700
5633 5701

Stream One: International Graduates and Partners 

  • If you are a former international graduate of South Australia or a partner of an international graduate of South Australia, currently residing in South Australia and:
    • you have resided continuously in South Australia
    • for the last 3 years for subclass 491, or
    • for the last 5 years for subclass 190, and

Stream Two: Other temporary visa holders (excluding student and graduate visa holders) 

  • You have resided in South Australia for at least 7 years (at time of state nomination application) and continue to reside in South Australia
  • You must be currently working for the last 12 months in South Australia in any occupation (does not have to be a skilled occupation or related to your nominated occupation)
  • Your work experience over the last 12 months in South Australia must be at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight.

Applicants are eligible for a 491 nomination only.

Long-term residents waivers to the skilled work experience requirements

You do not need working experience if you are a long- term residents

  • you have resided continuously in South Australia (at time of state nomination application)
  • for the last 3 years for subclass 491, or
  • for the last 5 years for subclass 190, and

Other temporary visa holders (excluding student and graduate visa holders) 

  • You have resided in South Australia for at least 7 years (at the time of state nomination application) and continue to reside in South Australia

International graduate of South Australia

  • You have graduated from SA
  • You must have continuously resided in South Australia post-course completion to be eligible for subclass 491 or 190 nominations.
  • SA graduates must be currently working in their nominated or closely related occupation for the last 3 months in South Australian

Note:3 months Waiver can be applied

Skilled Working Experience Waive

  • Waivers to the skilled work experience requirements are available for selected SA graduates
  • waivers to the skilled work experience requirement are available if you are currently working as a care worker or support worker. Examples include Registered Nurses nec or Enrolled Nurses working as aged and disability care workers and Social Workers or Welfare Workers working as social support workers
  • SA graduates or their partners who have resided in South Australia long-term may also be eligible for a waiver to the work experience requirement if they are working in any skilled occupation for the last 12 months in South Australia
  • To be eligible for subclass 491 nomination, you must be working for the last 18 months in Greater Adelaide or the last 12 months in outer regional South Australia (for at least 10 hours per week or 20 hours per fortnight).

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