Industry demand and job opportunities

Growing industries

South Australia’s economy continues to transform with investment from both government and industry in new markets such as advanced manufacturing, defence, health services, minerals and energy.

Several major infrastructure projects in Adelaide, as well as growth in professional, scientific and technical services has resulted in a higher demand for ‘skilled’ occupations in South Australia.

For more information about the growth of these sectors and the positions they recruit, visit WorkReady.

Opportunities for skilled migrants

If you work in a profession listed on the State Nominated Occupation List the state government can nominate you to work in South Australia. Nomination doesn’t guarantee you a job but it gives you additional points towards your skilled work visa, priority processing with the Department of Immigration and support to find work before you leave or on arrival.

Occupations are chosen based on the current skill shortages in South Australia and the likely demand of those skills in the future.

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