South Australia Migration: Benefits you can not miss out

Regional areas in general and South Australia in specific offer enormous advantages for International students to apply for Permanent or Temporary residency including:

  • Additional 5 to 10 points
  • A lot more occupations: South Australia offers State Nominated Occupation list (175 occupations, 3 of which are newly added) and Supplementary Skilled List (329 occupations, 32 of which are newly added)
  • Priority visa processing: less waiting time

If you are an International students who recently graduated in South Australia, your points-test is likely to be as stated

Requirements for State nomination:

  • Under 45 years old
  • 65 points (including state nomination points – 5-10 points)
  • GSM Skills Assessment in your nominated occupation
  • At least 1 year of skilled work experience in the last 3 years (some occupations require 2-5 years). International graduate of SA get work experience waiver if you are
    • A ‘high performing graduate’ residing in South Australia, or
    • Occupation says ‘available or low availability’ & residing in SA with Proficient English (regional provisional visa only), or
    • Currently working for the last 3 months in a skilled occupation in SA (may differ for some occupations)
  • Meet the English requirement for your occupation. English requirement is waived if you are High performing graduate of SA
    • Completed a PhD or Master by Research in SA
    • GPA of 6.0 or above in a Bachelor degree in SA
    • First Class Honours in a dedicated Honour year in SA (following completion of a Bachelor degree in SA)
    • GPA of 6.0 or above in a Master degree in SA (following completion of a Bachelor degree in SA)
  • Sufficient funds to settle in South Australia (offshore $20-$25k for 1 person) *parental support for SA graduates


* Information was published on 15 April 2019 by Manager of Skilled Migration Immigration South Australia.

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