Instructions for state nomination applications for occupations with higher points requirements
Some occupations which appear on the State Nominated Occupation Lists are required to meet a higher points requirement on the Department of Home Affairs’ points test. Please refer to the State Nominated Occupation Lists for details of the current minimum points requirement for your occupation.
If your occupation is listed as “75 points required for offshore applicants” or “85 points required for offshore applicants”, you will need to meet the points requirement listed. The points requirement listed applies unless you meet all the requirements under one of the following categories:
- I am an international graduate of South Australia
- I have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia for the last 12 months
For the two categories above, a minimum of 65 points only is required (including state nomination points).
If an occupation has met its planning level, it will be listed as “special conditions”. For “special conditions” occupations or “Supplementary Skilled List” occupations, you will only be eligible if you meet all of the requirements for the special conditions category you are applying for (including the points requirement for that category).
Work Experience Points
Your skills assessment will state what date your skilled work experience is recognised from - see example below for an Australian Computer Society (ACS) Skills Assessment:
Please ensure you check this date before claiming work experience points on your SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI). If you claim work experience points prior to this date listed on your skills assessment, your state nomination application will be refused due to points being incorrectly claimed.