International Graduate of South Australia requirements.

To be eligible for the International Graduate of South Australia (SA Graduate) pathway, the following requirements apply:  

  • Your South Australian course must be CRICOS registered, with a minimum of 46 CRICOS weeks
  • A minimum of 50% of your qualification must have been completed in South Australia
  • You must have resided in South Australia for at least one year during your period of study
  • You must have continuously resided in South Australia post-course completion
  • You must meet the Department of Home Affairs requirements for the subclass 491 or subclass 190 visa
  • You must meet the nomination requirements outlined here and as listed for your nominated occupation
  • You must meet any course requirements or minimum qualification levels listed for your occupation 
  • SA graduates must meet the specific work experience requirements listed for their nominated occupation unless specified differently for your occupation
  • Research work undertaken as part of your PhD will not be accepted as skilled work experience 
  • High performing graduates of South Australia must submit a Registration of Interest for the Talent and Innovators program
  • Where specified, some occupations may require longer work experience
  • For the purposes of state-nomination, closely related occupation is defined as within the ANZSCO 2-digit level. Where specified for your nomination occupation, other occupations may also be considered closely related. A skilled occupation in the same industry as your nominated occupation may also be considered as a closely related occupation. If you are claiming points for your work experience in your SkillSelect EOI, please ensure you meet the Home Affairs requirements to claim points
  • You must be working at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight in your nominated or closely related occupation in South Australia for the duration required for your nominated occupation, unless specified differently for your occupation. If you are working part time (less than 35 hours per week), you may be offered a 491 nomination. 
  • Waivers to the skilled work experience requirements are available for selected SA graduates if you apply through the Talent and Innovators program – high performing graduate stream
  • High performing graduates of South Australia must submit a Registration of Interest for the Talent and Innovators program
  • SA graduates or their partners who have resided in South Australia long-term may be eligible to apply if they are working in any skilled occupation for the last 12 months in South Australia.  This applies to graduates from all registered training organisations or higher education providers in South Australia.