South Australia: change in occupation lists

Changes that will take effect on 11 Feb 2019 include the addition of 3 occupations to the SNOL: Metal Fiters and Machinists nec, Locksmith and Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

The Immigration South Australia website includes the following announcement:

Immigration SA has conducted a mid-year review of its occupation lists – the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL). Changes will take effect on the afternoon of 11 February 2019.

Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of the 2018-19 program year

ANZSCO Occupation Additional Requirements Skills Assessment Authority
323299 Metal Fiters and Machinists nec Competent English TRA
323313 Locksmith Competent English TRA
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker Competent English TRA

The remaining changes mostly reflect the reintroduction of selected occupations that had reached the special conditions status (on the SNOL) or which were no longer available to offshore applicants (on the SSL). 

Only limited places have been made available across these occupations, with the additional places made possible due to the level of refusals in earlier applications that did not meet Immigration SA’s stated requirements or Department of Home Affairs minimum requirements.

Occupations on the SNOL with “Special conditions” status to be removed

(and therefore accessible to more offshore applicants). 

ANZSCO Occupation Any other changes to existing requirements?
149212 Customer Service Manager No
234112 Agricultural Scientist No
252711 Audiologist No
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) No
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) No
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) No
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) No
312311 Electrical Enginering Draftsperson No
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician No
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) No
411713 Family Support Worker No
612115 Real Estate Representative Yes – increase in English requirement to “Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall)”.

Please note that many of these occupations will be reinstated at “Low Availability” due to the small number of places available.

Occupations on the SSL with the restriction on offshore applicants lifted

(i.e. High Points and Chain Migration pathways available again):

ANZSCO Occupation Any other changes to existing requirements?
132211 Finance Manager No
241213 Primary School Teacher Yes – see below under “Other changes”
511112 Program or Project Administrator No

English level changes

ANZSCO Occupation SA List Reduced/ Increased New English requirement (Minimum)
ANZSCO 121 grouping All Farm Manager/ Grower occupations* SNOL & SSL Reduced Competent English
224112 Mathematician SNOL Reduced Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)
612115 Real Estate Representative SNOL Increased Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall)

* Immigration SA does not offer nomination for the occupations of Cotton Grower and Sugar Cane Grower on either the SNOL or SSL.

Visa subclass availability (please note this change is effective immediately)

241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher SNOL Introduction of requirement: “Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only” (previously the 489 or 190 visa was available)
241213 Primary School Teacher SSL
241311 Middle School Teacher SSL
241411 Secondary School Teacher SSL

Other Changes

ANZSCO Occupation(s) SA List Change
391111 Hairdreser SNOL Removal of the requirement that if qualification was obtained in Australia, this must have been achieved in South Australia.

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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