NT – Skilled Visas for Medical Professionals

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for Medical Professionals

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member of nominated by a state or territory government. To found out if you are eligible and the process for the visa, please refer to our Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-Tested) Stream page.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visas for Medical Professionals

Unlike the 189 visa, both 190 and 491 visas require skilled workers to be nominated by a state or territory government. The main difference between these two visas is that the 491 visa is a temporary visa (5 year validity). Skilled workers will have a pathway to permanent residency once they live and work in regional area for 3 years. For more information, please visit our Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) page.

Northern Territory

Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa

  1. You must be under 45 years of age
  2. You need a skills assessment
  3. You must meet the minimum English language requirement i.e. IETLS 6.0 or higher unless otherwise specified
  4. You must have 65 points or higher on the Skilled Migration Points Test
  5. You must have an occupation on the Australian Government’s list of eligible skilled occupations
  6. You require a nomination from the Northern Territory Government
  7. If you are nominated, you will be expected to live and work in the Northern Territory for at least three years from the visa grant

Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa

  1. You must be under 45 years of age
  2. You need a skills assessment
  3. You must meet the minimum English language requirement i.e. IETLS 6.0 or higher unless otherwise specified
  4. You must have 65 points or higher on the Skilled Migration Points Test
  5. You must have an occupation on the Australian Government’s list of eligible skilled occupationsNT
  6. You require a nomination from the Northern Territory Government or an eligible family member
  7. If you are successful, you will be permitted to live, work and study in a regional area for five years
  8. If you are nominated by the NT Government, you are expected to live, work and study in the NT for at least 3 years prior to qualifying for the pathway to permanent residency
Northern Territory Medical Occupation List

Note: this list indicates what skilled occupations are in-demand in the Northern Territory.

Occupation Eligibility Comments
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer (ANZSCO 251211) Y
Sonographer (ANZSCO 251214) Y
Optometrist (ANZSCO 251411) Y
Intensive Care Specialist (ANZSCO 253317) Y
Hospital Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251511) Y
Retail Pharmacist (ANZSCO 251513) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0
Chiropractor (ANZSCO 252111) Y
Dental Specialist (ANZSCO 252311) Y
Dentist (ANZSCO 252312) Y Subclass 491 only
Dental Technician (ANZSCO 411213) Y
Dental Therapist (ANZSCO 411214) Y Subclass 491 only
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511) Y Mandatory licensing or registration requirement
Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711) Y
Speech Pathologist (ANZSCO 252712) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0

All applicants must have the minimum test score required for registration (i.e. OET 3As 1B minimum)

General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112) Y
Anaesthetist (ANZSCO 253211) Y Subclass 491 only
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) (ANZSCO 253311) Y
Specialist Physicians Nec (ANZSCO 253399) Y
Cardiologist (ANZSCO 253312) Y
Medical Oncologist (ANZSCO 253314) Y
Intensive Care Specialist (ANZSCO 253317) Y
Neurologist (ANZSCO 253318) Y
Paediatrician (ANZSCO 253321) Y
Renal Medicine Specialist (ANZSCO 253322) Y
Thoracic Medicine Specialist (ANZSCO 253324) Y
Specialist Physicians nec (ANZSCO 253399) Y
Psychiatrist (ANZSCO 253411) Y
Surgeon (General) (ANZSCO 253511) Y
Psychologist Nec (ANZSCO 272399) Y
Neurosurgeon (ANZSCO 253513) Y
Orthopaedic Surgeon (ANZSCO 253514) Y
 Otorhinolaryngologist(ANZSCO 253515) Y
Dermatologist (ANZSCO 253911) Y
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (ANZSCO 253913) Y
Ophthalmologist (ANZSCO 253914) Y
Pathologist (ANZSCO 253915) Y
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist (ANZSCO 253917) Y
Midwife (ANZSCO 254111) Y
Nurse Manager (ANZSCO 254311) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412) Y
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413) Y
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414) Y
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415) Y
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) (ANZSCO 254416) Y
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417) Y
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418) Y
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421) Y
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422) Y
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423) Y
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424) Y
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425) Y
Registered Nurses Nec (ANZSCO 254499) Y
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 72311) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0
Educational Psychologist (ANZSCO 272312) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0
Emergency Medicine Specialist (ANZSCO 253912) Y
Enrolled Nurse (411411) Y Mandatory licensing or registration requirement
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411) Y All offshore applicants must have a IETLS result of no component less than 7.0

Mandatory licensing or registration requirement

Renal Medicine Specialist (ANZSCO 253322) Y

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