Skilled Visa Updates – 24 Engineering occupations open to offshore applicants

South Australia added further 24 Engineering occupations for offshore applicants as part of their COVID recovery response.


Applicants must score minimum of 85 points for the Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491). Applicant must meet the minimum English requirement (Superior level) unless exempt and have 8 years work experience in the nominated occupation (or closely related). The above requirements must be met in addition to the Department of Home Affairs requirements, state-specific occupation requirements and be skilled in an occupation from the Skilled Occupation List. 


Registration of Interest (RoI) is now Open for the Offshore applicants who meet the requirements. 

The state nomination process is very competitive and even if the minimum requirements are satisfied there is no guarantee that an invitation will be received after lodging an RoI.


Please see below the full list of occupations:

133211  Engineering Manager 
 233111  Chemical Engineer
 233112  Materials Engineer
 233211  Civil Engineer
 233212  Geotechnical Engineer
 233213  Quantity Surveyor
 233214  Structural Engineer
 233215  Transport Engineer
 233311  Electrical Engineer
 233411  Electronics Engineer
233511   Industrial Engineer
 233512  Mechanical Engineer
 233513  Production or Plant Engineer
 233611  Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
 233912  Agricultural Engineer
 233913  Biomedical Engineer
 233915  Environmental Engineer
 233999  Engineering Professionals nec
 312211  Civil Engineering Draftsperson
 312212  Civil Engineering Technician
 312311  Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
 312312  Electrical Engineering Technician
 312511  Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
 312512  Mechanical Engineering Technician


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