Updated State Nominated Occupations List

Public news

Last year, the MTA advocated to the State Government for an expansion of the State Nominated Occupations List to allow for more automotive positions to be filled with Skilled Migrants as a bridging solution to the current skills crisis. This week, the Government released its updated State Nominated Occupations List which states the approved occupations for skilled migrant applications through the State Government, including a number of automotive occupations.

Occupations are chosen based on detailed workforce analysis of current skill shortages and the likely demand of those skills in the future. If you are seeking state nomination in South Australia under the General Skilled Migration program, you must have an occupation that features on this list to apply.

ANZSCO Code

Occupation

Additional Requirements

Skills Assessment Authority

321211

Motor Mechanic (General)

Competent English; Provisional 489 visa only

Trades Recognition Australia

321212

Diesel Motor Mechanic

Competent English; Provisional 489 visa only

Trades Recognition Australia

321213

Motorcycle Mechanic

Competent English; Provisional 489 visa only

Trades Recognition Australia

321214

Small Engine Mechanic

Competent English; Provisional 489 visa only

Trades Recognition Australia

322211

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

322311

Metal Fabricator

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

322313

Welder (First Class)

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

323211

Fitter (General)

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

323212

Fitter and Turner

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

323213

Fitter-Welder

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

323214

Metal Machinist (First Class)

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

323299

Metal Fitters and Machinists nec

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

323313

Locksmith

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

323412

Toolmaker

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

324111

Panelbeater

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

324311

Vehicle Painter

Competent English; Provisional 489 visa only

Trades Recognition Australia

If the applicant is:

  • an international graduate of South Australia,
  • has worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia for the last 12 months,
  • has an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia for 24 months or more or has high migration points then,

they will be able to access occupation in the supplementary list below:

ANZSCO Code

Occupation

Additional Requirements

Skills Assessment Authority

323314

Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

324211

Vehicle Body Builder

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia

324212

Vehicle Trimmer

Competent English

Trades Recognition Australia