South Australia extends Interim Nomination Allocation Period

South Australia

It has been advised that South Australia’s allocation of interim 491 and 190 will continue until further notice. This is put in order to support South Australia’s economic recovery and the public health response. People working in the critical sector will be prioritized during this period.

Minimum State nomination requirements

1. Applicants must meet Home Affairs minimum requirements for Age, English levels, and Points, and

2. Applicants must nominate an occupation eligible for a 190 or 491 nomination on the Skilled Migration Occupation List and have a valid and positive Skills Assessment for that occupation, and

3. Applicants must be currently working in South Australia for at least the last 3 months in their nominated or closely related occupation, for at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight. The work experience must be undertaken post-qualification completion and paid at the appropriate rate for the skill level.

Following applicants will not have to meet the work experience requirement listed above:

International graduates of South Australian education institutions who have completed a Ph.D. or Masters by Research.


Preferred Requirements in addition to the mandatory requirements

Applicants who meet the following conditions will have a better chance of being invited to submit an application.

  • Applicants with Proficient English overall or higher

  • Applicants with at least 90 Points in your Expression of Interest (including state nomination points)

  • Applicants who are currently working in South Australia for at least the last 12 months in their nominated or closely related occupation and claiming Points for Australian work experience

  • Applicants who are currently living and working in outer regional South Australia

  • Applicants who meet the critical skills listed here for the Commonwealth Government’s Travel Exemption Requirements.

What are Critical Skills?

>> Providing critical or specialist medical services, including air ambulance, medical evacuations, and delivering critical medical supplies

>> With critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services such as in

  • Medical technology

  • Critical infrastructure

  • Telecommunications

  • Engineering

  • Mining

  • Supply chain logistics

  • Aged care

  • Agriculture

  • Primary industry

  • Food production,

  • and the maritime industry

>> Delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery such as

  • Financial technology

  • Large scale manufacturing

  • film

  • Media and television production, and

  • Emerging technology),

where no Australian worker is available

>> Providing critical skills in religious or theology fields

>> Sponsored by your employer to work in Australia in an occupation on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

whose entry would otherwise be in Australia's national interest, supported by the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority.

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation list updated on this November 2020:

Find the new list here: https://www.racc.net.au/priority-occupation-list-update


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