Update – State Occupations List

The state nomination authorities have provided the following changes to their occupations list;


SA Occupation list

Changes in the status of occupation availability

Special Conditions Apply

121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer

132511 Research and Development Manager

249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition)

121221 Vegetable Grower

254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 

Low Availability

133411 Manufacturer

241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School)



New occupation 251513 Retail Pharmacist is now available on the graduate occupation list.

It is available for Regional WA Only.

You will need to have an offer letter from the businesses located in locations listed in Category 3 Regional Centres and other regional areas.



New application guidelines are now available. One main change spotted was the addition of the following category on the guidelines.

–       Submit the following documents for proof of period of completed ACT study (if applicable)

o   Academic Transcript from ACT institution

o   Record of your enrolment history, including results, received, courses attempted, and awards conferred.

o   Letter of course completion from ACT tertiary institution.


You can access the new guidelines here: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/workspace/uploads/documents/491-190-nomination-guidelines-january-2020.pdf


Tasmania 190 visa

–       Category 3 overseas applicant job offer is permanently closed for Tasmania 190 nominations. Refer to Please refer to Subclass 491 category 3B for alternative overseas applicant Job Offer information. Find more information here: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants/skilled_nominated_visa

–       State Authority recently announced that multiple nominations are not permitted. Applicants granted a Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa will not be able to reapply for a Subclass 190 in the future. The Subclass 491 visa provides a pathway to permanent residency by way of a Subclass 191 visa. Previous state nominees supported for a Subclass 489 visa will need to follow the pathway to permanent residency by way of the Subclass 887 visa.

If you are concerned about anything on the occupations list and would like to know what to do, please feel free to contact me.

491 and 190 Registered Migration Agent  Graham Copson (MARN 1575606) on Mob 0417 083 231, or by email graham@copsonmigration.com

“Your Migration Partner”

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