Skip navigation

Moving to South Australia

Skills to build a new life

Thinking about moving to South Australia from interstate or overseas? Want to know if you can use your skills to build a life here?

Find out how your current skills measure up and what you can do to upskill or retrain for the South Australian job market.

There are jobs in South Australia

By 2032, South Australia will need over 190,000 jobs filled by people with in-demand skills.

That’s a lot of jobs available and a lot of skills needed.

Male and female defence workers in manufacturing technology setting

Moving from interstate?

Interstate qualifications and skills

If you’d like to train in South Australia and have existing skills, knowledge, or experience from interstate, you can apply to have them recognised with a Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning.

If approved, you’ll receive credit towards your South Australian qualification, saving you time and money.

Moving from overseas?

Skills in demand

South Australia needs skilled workers - and you're welcome here!

The Government's Skilled and Business Migration program will help get you set up here. Take a look at the Skilled Occupation List to see the broad range of careers with the skills that are in high demand here.

Move to South Australia and experience a safe, welcoming and family-friendly lifestyle.

As an international migrant


Our Government will assist you

Already have these skills? The South Australian Government is keen for you to move here to help our state thrive. If you have these skills as a skilled migrant or international graduate you can apply for state nomination to support you when obtaining your visa.

Access training at reduced (or no) cost

Some visas enable you to access subsidised training — which is training that’s partly paid for by the South Australian and/or Australian Government. There are also options to access certain VET courses with no fees, known as Fee Free TAFE and vocational education.

Get existing skills recognised

If you’re a skilled migrant who wants overseas trade qualifications recognised in South Australia, Skilled & Business Migration can help.

Find out about the Skilled Migrant Trade Recognition Pathway. This can provide access to funded compulsory skills gap training to help you get a full workers licence.


Transfer your overseas skills

The following steps are usually required to transfer overseas skills.

Classed as a Skilled Migrant?

Find additional support here:

Want to develop your English skills?

Keen to improve English as a second language (ESL)?

Strengthen your English skills to help with your studies, your employment and your travel as well as for for specific English language tests such as IELTS and PTE.

Courses are available if you’re on a student visa, tourist visa, working holiday visa or temporary visa.

Have questions? Contact the Skills Infoline

Whatever your question, we're here to help.