Immigration SA - New state occupation list

24June 2015

Immigration SA - New state occupation list 


Immigration SA has sent the following notification for distribution to MIA members:

New State Occupation List 
Immigration SA will be publishing a revised South Australian State Occupation List on 1 July 2015.

Occupations that are not available on the State Occupation List will be listed on the Supplementary Skilled List and are available to applicants who meet additional requirements. The Supplementary Skilled List reflects all occupations available on the Commonwealth’s Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) that are not listed on South Australia’s State Occupation List. 

190/489 application system closing temporarily 
The application system will be closed down at 1 pm on 30 June 2015 and re-opened at 12 pm on 1 July 2015. 

Saved applications and applications submitted but no payment made
If you have a saved 190 or 489 state nomination (GSM) application or an application submitted with no payment made, you will need to submit the application and make the payment before 1 pm (South Australian time) on 30 June or submit a completely new application from 12 pm on 1 July.  
All saved applications and applications which have been submitted (but no payment made) will be deleted at 1 pm on 30 June 2015. 

English requirements 

There will be some changes to English requirements for occupations and we would like to give you advance notice of changes to the following occupation groups:

  • ICT occupations – Proficient English in each band score (or an overall score of Proficient Plus – i.e. IELTS 7.5 overall). 
  • Engineering occupations – Competent Plus English (or an overall score of Proficient i.e. IELTS 7 overall). 


There will be changes to the English requirements for other occupations. Please check the occupation lists on July 1 2015 for details. 

State nomination requirements 

All applications from July 1 2015 must meet the new requirements published. 



Immigration SA team