South Australia introduces interim immigration sponsorship list

28 September 2010

The South Australian State Government recently announced their new State Sponsorship list for overseas workers to live and work in South Australia. State Sponsorship is an excellent way for people with the right skills to immigrate to Australia.

One requirement for State Sponsorship is having skills in an occupation listed in South Australia's State Sponsorship Interim Occupation List, updated as of September 2010. This is a temporary occupation list identifying priority skills needed in South Australia.

The extensive list includes occupations in sectors such as engineering, health care, construction, and accountancy. Occupation skill levels range from trade skills to professional occupations.

State Sponsorship visas are a subset of Australia's overall General Skilled Migration programme, a popular points based immigration system which scores applicants based on criteria such as age, qualifications, and work experience.

The South Australian Interim Sponsorship List will remain in place until the South Australian State Migration Plan and occupation list is implemented later this year.

Below are the occupations included in the South Australian State Sponsorship Interim Occupation List:

For more information on immigration to Australia as a skilled worker, please see our Australian General Skilled Migration section.