Immigration SA has advised that due to an increase in applications and demand, the minimum points requirement to access the Supplementary Skills List for High Points Applicants has been increased from 80 points to 85 points immediately.  This list has previously been reserved for international graduates from South Australian educational institutions, those working in South Australia and those with immediate family members residing permanently in SA for 12 months or more. As a disclaimer, however, Immigration SA has included a quota for high points nomination for occupations on the SSL and if this quota is reached, the occupation will no longer be available to applicants with high points. The occupations will still be available to all other applicants who meet the criteria for a SSL occupation.

Immigration SA has announced that the following occupations have met their quota for 2015/2016 already:

  • ICT Project Manager
  • ICT Manager nec
  • Café or Restaurant Manager
  • Call or Contact Centre Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Financial Institution Branch Manager
  • Training and Development Professional
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • ICT Support Engineer
  • ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons.

These occupations remain available to international graduates of South Australia (specific criteria applies), those who have worked in a skilled occupation in SA for the last 12 months,  those who have an immediate family member residing permanently in SA for 12 months or more and high points applicants. If the quota for high points nominations is reached for an occupation, it will no longer be available to such applicants.