Occupation List for the 2019-20 Program Year Released by RDA Far South Coast NSW

Far South Coast in NSW released its Occupation List for Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489) for the 2019-20 program year on 26 July 2019. Please note that this list is subject to change without notice.


The applications for 489 regional sponsorship in Far South Coast NSW will open from 12:01 am 1st August 2019.

All occupations for this regional require a minimum score of 7 in each IELTS category (or equivalent) unless otherwise stated.

Applicants who apply for the Skilled Regional Sponsored 489 Visa are expected to live and work in the Far South Coast region of NSW. This includes the Local Government Areas; Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. This does not include Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama).

There are also other requirements for applicants in order to be nominated by RDA Far South Coast:

  • Relevant certified skills assessment taken no more than two years prior to the 489 visa application assessment date

  • Have the appropriate professional registration/accreditations required to work in NSW and Australia

  • If work experience is required for the nominated occupation, the work experience must be in the past two years

  • If employment is required, satisfactory evidence will need to be provided

Below are some features of the new list and some additional RDA Far South Coast Requirements:

  • Accountant (general) and Software Engineer occupations are currently suspended

  • A lot of occupations include the prerequisite of a minimum IELTS score of 8 in all components (or equivalent)

  • Some occupations include the prerequisite of current employment in the nominated occupation in Far South Coast


Find out the Full Occupation List:



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