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Occupation List for the Northern Inland Region

Applicants must receive an invitation to apply from the NSW Government before submitting an application. Find out more on our How to Apply for a 491 Visa Nomination page.

RDA Northern Inland is no longer able to accept applications for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) for the remainder of the 2021-22 program year.

Our allocation of nomination positions, provided by the NSW government has now been filled.


If you are seeking settling into the Northern Inland region you may wish to consider alternative migration pathways which can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia


If we have already advised you that we will accept your application you can still submit your application within the 14-day timeframe.

Occupation List for Stream 1

If you are applying under Stream 1, refer to the combined occupation list on the NSW Government website.

Occupation List for Stream 2 and Stream 3

Applications under Stream 2 and Stream 3 must reference the occupation list for the region that they are wanting to apply to. The skilled occupations for each region will be different, so it is important that you check that your occupation is currently being accepted for our region. This list is updated regularly, and sometimes needs to be changed without notice. Your occupation must be on this list when you submit your application.

It is important that the skilled occupation on your application to the Northern Inland matches the occupation that is entered into SkillSelect. If these do not match, you cannot be nominated to apply from the NSW Government.

As the occupation list is updated regularly, there may be variances between the list below and the copy provided by the NSW Government.


The list below is the current edition, and applications need to adhere to this list.

We will be accepting applications for the Skilled Work Regional Visa (491) for applicants with an invitation to apply under Streams 2 and 3 from the NSW Government for the following occupations:

ANZSCO Code Occupation Offshore Applicants Experience
121214 Grain, oilseed or pasture grower
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer
121221 Vegetable Grower  
121299 Crop Farmers (nec)
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer
121321 Poultry Farmer
121322 Sheep Farmer
121399 Livestock Farmers (nec)
121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
121511 Cotton Grower
134111 Child Care Centre Manager  
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager  
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager  
221111 Accountant (General) UNAVAILABLE
221213 External Auditor  
232411 Graphic Designer    
233211 Civil Engineer    
233212 Geotechnical Engineer  
233311 Electrical Engineer
233611 Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)    
233912 Agricultural Engineer
233915 Environmental Engineer  
234111 Agricultural Consultant    
234112 Agricultural Scientist
234399 Environmental Scientists nec    
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher  
241411 Secondary School Teacher  
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser    
252411 Occupational Therapist    
252511 Physiotherapist    
253111 General Practitioner  
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist  
254111 Midwife  
254411 Nurse Practitioner  
254412 Registered Nurse (aged care)  
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)  
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)  
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)  
254418 Registered Nurse (medical)  
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)  
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)  
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)  
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)  
254499 Registered Nurse (nec)
272311 Clinical Psychologist  
272399 Psychologists nec  
272511 Social Worker  
272613 Welfare Worker    
311111 Agricultural Technician    
311312 Meat Inspector  
321111 Automotive Electrician  
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)    
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker
322311 Metal Fabricator
322313 Welder (First Class)  
323211 Fitter (General)  
323212 Fitter and Turner  
323213 Fitter-Welder  
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec
324111 Panelbeater  
331111 Bricklayer  
331211 Carpenter and Joiner  
331212 Carpenter  
331213 Joiner  
333211 Fibrous Plasterer  
334111 Plumber (General)
341111 Electrician (General)  
342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic  
342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)  
351111 Baker  
351112 Pastrycook  
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker  
351311 Chef  
351411 Cook  
391111 Hairdresser  
394111 Cabinetmaker
411411 Enrolled Nurse    
411711 Community Worker  
411712 Disabilities Services Officer    


Last Updated 4th of March 2022

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