NSW Skilled Occupation Lists for 491 visa (2022-2023)

The occupations NSW is currently nominating for the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas can be found below. These lists are subject to change without notice.

For information about minimum eligibility criteria, and how invitation rounds work, on Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) and NSW 190 requirements Information about how to apply for regional NSW nomination can be found on the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) update page.

Related:

491 NSW Pathways

NSW skills lists

NSW invites and nominates SkillSelect EOIs at the ANZSCO unit group level. To be eligible for NSW nomination you must be skilled in an occupation that BOTH:

  • appears within an ANZSCO unit group identified below, AND
  • is eligible for the respective visa

It is important to note that not all occupations within ANZSCO unit groups are eligible for the respective visa. It is the responsibility of the prospective migrant to ensure their occupation is eligible for the visa before obtaining a skills assessment.

Publishing minimum point scores and skilled work experience requirement 

For the 2022-23 program year we have published the minimum point scores and years of skilled work experience requirements for prospective applicants to improve transparency. These requirements have been used to inform NSW’s nominations for previous program years.

These are not new requirements for applicants seeking NSW based nomination. As the program is highly competitive, they are based on industry needs, the demand for NSW nomination and the allocation NSW receives from the Australian Government under the State Migration Plan.

These requirements should be used by prospective applicants as a guide for invitation to nomination by NSW and are reviewed periodically to ensure the program continues to meet the skill needs of NSW.

Any changes (if made) are effective immediately and apply to all EOIs regardless of when they were submitted (or amended) in SkillSelect.

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) NSW Occupation List
Unit Group Points Experience
1212 – Crop Farmers 80 3
1213 – Livestock Farmers 70 3
1214 – Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers 65 2
1311 – Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers 65 3
1321 – Corporate Services Managers 80 2
1322 – Finance Managers 115 3
1323 – Human Resource Managers 90 3
1324 – Policy and Planning Managers 65 0
1325 – Research and Development Managers 75 2
1331 – Construction Managers 90 3
1332 – Engineering Managers 100 3
1335 – Production Managers 85 2
1336 – Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers 75 2
1341 – Child Care Centre Managers 80 2
1342 – Health and Welfare Services Managers 80 2
1343 – School Principals 70 1
1351 – ICT Managers 90 2
1399 – Other Specialist Managers 85 2
1411 – Cafe and Restaurant Managers 90 2
1412 – Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers 65 0
1413 – Hotel and Motel Managers 90 2
1419 – Other Accommodation and Hospitality Managers 65 2
1491 – Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers 70 2
1492 – Call or Contact Centre and Customer Service Managers 70 3
1493 – Conference and Event Organisers 70 1
1494 – Transport Services Managers 70 1
1499 – Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers 75 2
2124 – Journalists and Other Writers 80 2
2211 – Accountants 115 3
2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 110 1
2221 – Financial Brokers 70 1
2223 – Financial Investment Advisers and Managers 70 2
2231 – Human Resource Professionals 80 3
2241 – Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 90 1
2243 – Economists 90 2
2244 – Intelligence and Policy Analysts 65 0
2247 – Management and Organisation Analysts 70 3
2249 – Other Information and Organisation Professionals 85 2
2251 – Advertising and Marketing Professionals 100 3
2253 – Public Relations Professionals 85 2
2321 – Architects and Landscape Architects 100 1
2322 – Surveyors and Spatial Scientists 95 1
2323 – Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers 80 1
2324 – Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators 95 2
2325 – Interior Designers 85 1
2326 – Urban and Regional Planners 80 1
2332 – Civil Engineering Professionals 105 1
2333 – Electrical Engineers 100 1
2334 – Electronics Engineers 110 1
2335 – Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 110 1
2336 – Mining Engineers 100 1
2339 – Other Engineering Professionals 105 1
2341 – Agricultural, Fisheries and Forestry Scientists 90 2
2342 – Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 90 3
2343 – Environmental Scientists 85 2
2344 – Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists 70 1
2347 – Veterinarians 65 1
2411 – Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 75 0
2412 – Primary School Teachers 65 0
2413 – Middle School Teachers / Intermediate School Teachers 65 0
2414 – Secondary School Teachers 85 0
2415 – Special Education Teachers 70 0
2421 – University Lecturers and Tutors 85 2
2422 – Vocational Education Teachers / Polytechnic Teachers 75 2
2512 – Medical Imaging Professionals 85 2
2513 – Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals 70 2
2515 – Pharmacists 95 2
2523 – Dental Practitioners 85 1
2524 – Occupational Therapists 70 1
2525 – Physiotherapists 70 1
2526 – Podiatrists 65 0
2527 – Audiologists and Speech Pathologists / Therapists 65 0
2531 – General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers 65 0
2532 – Anaesthetists 65 0
2541 – Midwives 65 0
2542 – Nurse Educators and Researchers 65 0
2543 – Nurse Managers 65 0
2544 – Registered Nurses 90 1
2611 – ICT Business and Systems Analysts 110 1
2612 – Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 110 1
2613 – Software and Applications Programmers 110 1
2621 – Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists 110 1
2631 – Computer Network Professionals 110 2
2632 – ICT Support and Test Engineers 110 1
2713 – Solicitors 95 1
2721 – Counsellors 85 1
2723 – Psychologists 65 0
2724 – Social Professionals 65 0
2725 – Social Workers 75 1
2726 – Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers 75 1
3111 – Agricultural, Agritech and Aquaculture Technicians 80 1
3112 – Medical Technicians 85 1
3121 – Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians 85 2
3122 – Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 105 3
3123 – Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 95 3
3125 – Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 80 3
3126 – Safety Inspectors 65 1
3129 – Other Building and Engineering Technicians 85 2
3131 – ICT Support Technicians 85 2
3211 – Automotive Electricians 65 1
3212 – Motor Mechanics 95 1
3222 – Sheetmetal Trades Workers 70 2
3223 – Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 70 3
3232 – Metal Fitters and Machinists 70 3
3241 – Panelbeaters 65 1
3243 – Vehicle Painters 65 2
3311 – Bricklayers and Stonemasons 75 2
3312 – Carpenters and Joiners 70 2
3322 – Painting Trades Workers 90 1
3332 – Plasterers 65 1
3333 – Roof Tilers 65 1
3334 – Wall and Floor Tilers 80 1
3341 – Plumbers 70 3
3411 – Electricians 70 3
3421 – Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 65 1
3422 – Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 65 1
3423 – Electronics Trades Workers 95 3
3511 – Bakers and Pastrycooks 85 3
3513 – Chefs 95 3
3514 – Cooks 85 3
3613 – Veterinary Nurses 65 1
3622 – Gardeners 65 0
3623 – Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers 65 0
3624 – Nurserypersons 65 0
3911 – Hairdressers 75 2
3941 – Cabinetmakers 70 1
4111 – Ambulance Officers and Paramedics 70 1
4113 – Diversional Therapists 70 1
4114 – Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses 80 1
4117 – Welfare Support Workers 65 1
4523 – Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 65 0
5111 – Contract, Program and Project Administrators 95 2
5996 – Insurance Investigators, Loss Adjusters and Risk Surveyors 65 0
6112 – Insurance Agents 65 0
6121 – Real Estate Sales Agents 65 2

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