South Australia has introduced concessions for international students residing in the state continually since March 2012. These include offering the nomination for the Subclass 489 Visa to students who fulfil the conditions. These changes are effective from 28th February 2019.
As per the changes introduced, any foreign student who has been living in SA since March 2012 will be offered state nomination. This will be applicable to both current and former students.
International students will be offered a state nomination in case they have been working in SA for at least the recent 3 months. The condition is to work for at least 40 hours a fortnight in any occupation in the state. Also, students who are completing a 1-year course in the state will also qualify for a state nomination.
For high performing students
SA will offer state nomination to international students who can obtain a skill assessment. They would also need to meet the setting for high performing graduates. Work experience requirement will be waived off if the student obtains a minimum GPA of 6.0.
The above requirement will remain the same for international students applying for the Subclass 190 Visa. These changes will help foreign students spend more time in SA as compared to other Visa routes, as per SBS News.
Changes to the Chain Migration Program
The Chain Migration Program was introduced by SA in July 2014. This program allows immigrants to join their families already residing in the state.
SA has removed the requirement of a Bachelor’s degree from its Chain Migration Program. Applicants who have a close family relative in SA have access to the occupations on the Supplementary List. However, to apply for any of these occupations, applicants needed a Bachelors degree. That requirement has since been removed.
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