South Australia has recently updated the requirements for international students to apply for Australia PR through state nomination.
As per the new update, the international students applying for South Australia nomination must be currently working in a skilled occupation listed on SA demand list for last 3 months.
This change is even applicable to VET- Vocational Education and Training graduates in Higher Education, regardless of the occupation list under which they are applying.
The foreign students graduated from South Australia that are employed in their field for last 180 days are also eligible to apply. The earlier requirement was the employment of 12 months, as quoted by the SBS.
The work experience waiver for the South Australia international graduates is only applicable for Australia Regional Nominated Visa 489. Only when, the immigration officials are accessing through proficient plus overall or proficient English.
Under South Australia Nomination program, subclass 489 is a provisional visa valid up to 4 years and is a pathway to the permanent residency of South Australia. As a 489 visa holder, you are expected to live for at least 2 years and work for at least a year in South Australia.