As of 14 August 2019 at 11am, Immigration SA is no longer accepting state nomination applications for the 489 visa. State nomination applications for the 190 visa can continue to be submitted. A new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional 491) visa will be introduced on 16 November 2019 and this will replace the 489 visa.

Additional instructions

Instructions for state nomination applications for ICT occupations with a skills assessment from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

ICT Occupations – Offshore Applicants

In 2019/20 Immigration SA is again requiring offshore applicants for ICT occupations that appear on the State Nominated Occupation List to meet a higher points requirement on the Department of Home Affair’s 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 75 points (including the 10 state nomination points for the subclass 489 provisional visa) and then may be reduced to 70 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 (for accessing special conditions and Supplementary Skill List occupations).

ICT Occupations – Working in South Australia/ South Australian Graduate Categories

Higher points are not required if you are applying under the following categories:

  • currently working in your nominated or closely related occupation in South Australia; or
  • if you are applying under the international graduate of South Australia.

In these cases, a minimum of 65 points only is required (including state nomination points).

ICT Occupations – Work Experience Points

Your ACS skills assessment will state what date your skilled work experience is recognised from - see example below:

The following employment after June 2015 is considered to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) of the ANZSCO Code.


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.