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South Australia released the State Nominated Occupation List

On July 4, 2016, the South Australian Immigration Department has released an updated State Nominated Occupation List. Sources reveal that the list was prepared after a comprehensive analysis of the Australian labor market, being drawn from the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List of Australia. Considering the skills shortage prevailing in Australia and its impact on the Australian job market, the occupations have been listed.  While the skills shortage of the country remains the major criteria, factors like age of the current workforce, the availability of local as well as international graduates to fill in the skills gap and interstate migration have been equally taken into account when preparing the list, sources say.

Occupations added to the State Nominated Occupation List are:

  1. Farmers and Farm Managers
  2. Specialist Managers
  3. Chief Executives, General Managers & Legislators
  4. Business, Human Resource & Marketing Professionals
  5. Design, Engineering, Science & Transport Professionals
  6. Hospitality, Retail & Service Managers
  7. Health Professionals
  8. Education Professionals
  9. ICT Professionals
  10. Legal, Social & Welfare Professionals
  11. Engineering, ICT & Science Technicians
  12. Automotive & Engineering Trades Workers
  13. Construction Trades Workers
  14. Electro-technology & Telecommunications Trades Workers
  15. Food Trades Workers
  16. Skilled Animal & Horticultural Workers
  17. Other Technicians & Trades Workers
  18. Health & Welfare Support Workers
  19. Sales Representatives & Agents