South Australia

As an international graduate of South Australia, you have access to additional waivers and concessions to assist you to qualify for state nomination.

High Performing South Australian Graduates may be eligible for Waivers to the skilled work experience requirements are available.

South Australia (SA Graduate) pathway

Major Eligibility Conditions

  • Your South Australian course must be CRICOS registered, with a minimum of 46 CRICOS weeks

  • A minimum of 50% of your qualification must have been completed in South Australia

  • You must have resided in South Australia for at least 1 year during your period of study

  • 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 Australia (post-course completion)

  • You must be working at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight in your nominated or closely related occupation in South Australia for the duration required for your nominated occupation.

 

Graduate Pathway for High Performing Graduates

Eligibility 

  • You must have completed the relevant Bachelor or higher qualification at a South Australian higher education provider in the last two years

  • A minimum of 50% of your qualification must have been completed in South Australia

  • Your South Australian qualification must be in the same field as your skills assessment and nominated occupation

  • You must currently reside in South Australia and you must have continuously resided in South Australia post-course completion

  • Applicants are expected to have at least Proficient English

  • Your field of education will be taken into consideration. Applicants who have undertaken study in a health or natural or physical sciences field of education may be prioritized

  • Your previous study and work experience may be taken into consideration

  • You must provide a short summary of your skills and expertise (maximum 2 pages) demonstrating

    • how your skills and experience can contribute to South Australia’s priority Growth State Industry Sector or

    • how your area of study can contribute to South Australia’s research and Commercialization Agenda

Find out more on the Growth State Industry sector: https://www.growthstate.sa.gov.au/sectors

If you have completed a Ph.D. or Masters by Research degree

You can apply once your degree has been conferred


If you have completed a Master by Coursework degree

  • Your Master's degree must be at least 78 CRICOS weeks

  • Your Grade Point Average will be taken into consideration

  • A Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher is generally required unless specified differently for your occupation. For few occupations, Grade Point Average of 5.0 and above will be counted too. Find out your occupations list here: www.racc.net.au/occupation-lists

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