If you are an International Graduate who has studied in South Australia you may be eligible for state nomination as a skilled migrant.

State nomination enables the state government to nominate highly skilled migrants to meet South Australia’s skills needs. 

For international graduates, state nomination can assist you to qualify for a skilled migration visa, providing additional points towards your subclass 190 or subclass 491 application.

In order to apply for state nomination from South Australia, you must meet all Department of Home Affairs visa requirements, South Australia’s state nomination requirements, and your occupation must be listed on the South Australia’s Skilled Occupation List.

PLEASE NOTE: State nomination does not automatically result in the grant of a visa. Your application must also be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs against a number of visa-specific requirements. You will only be granted a visa if all requirements are met.

In addition to continuing to enjoy the fantastic lifestyle and work opportunities on offer, applying for state nomination in South Australia will provide you with:

  • Access to an extensive list of occupations
  • Additional points towards the Federal points test for the 190 and 491 visas
  • Priority visa application processing for the subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional visa 

As an international graduate you may also be eligible for additional concessions and waivers. View the options available to you on the Supporting Information page.

Visa options
Depending on your situation, there are two visa options available for international graduates through South Australian state nomination.

Qualify for more
As an international graduate of South Australia, there may be concessions and waivers applicable to your circumstance. Please review the requirements below.

South Australia's Skilled Occupation List
You need to have an occupation on South Australia’s Skilled Occupation List. Please review this list prior to starting your application.