Immigration SA will publish a revised State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) on 4 July 2016, after which new applications can be submitted. Please note that some occupations will have revised English and work experience requirements.
From 4 July 2016, Immigration SA will require offshore applicants for ICT occupations that appear on the State Nominated Occupation List to meet a higher points requirement on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) points test. This will apply to any occupation involving a skills assessment from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Please refer to the State Nominated Occupation List for details of the current minimum points requirement for your ICT occupation. The minimum points requirement will initially be set at 70 points (including state nomination points) and then may be reduced to 65 points and then 60 points depending on the number of applications received.
If an occupation has met its planning level, it will be listed as “special conditions” and applicants will only be eligible if they fall under one of the special conditions categories. In these cases, a minimum of 60 points only is required (including state nomination points).
The higher points requirement does not apply if you are:
• Currently working in a skilled occupation in South Australia; or
• If you are applying under the international graduate of South Australia category
In these cases, a minimum of 60 points only is required (including state nomination points).