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Occupation List for the Northern Inland Region

There have been changes to the 491 skilled regional State nominated visa program.


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.

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. Occupations that are on the copy provided by the NSW Government but not on this list will not be accepted.

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:

Occupation ANZSCO Code Occupation Status
Child Care Centre Manager 134111 Available
Cafe or Restaurant Manager 141111 Available
Hotel or Motel Manager 141311 Available
Accountant (General) 221111 Available
External Auditor 221213 Available
Civil Engineer 233211 Available
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 Available
Electrical Engineer 233311 Available
Mechanical Engineer 233512 Available
Agricultural Scientist 234112 Available
Early Childhood Teacher 241111 Available
Secondary School Teacher 241411 Available
Special Needs Teacher 241511 Available
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 Available
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 Available
Occupational Therapist 252411 Available
Physiotherapist 252511 Available
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253913 Available
Medical Practitioners nec 253999 Available
Midwife 254111 Available
Nurse Practitioner 254411 Available
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412 Available
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 Available
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415 Available
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417 Available
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 Available
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 Available
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 Available
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 Available
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 Available
Registered Nurses nec 254499 Available
Web Developer 261212 Available
Developer Programmer 261312 Available
Clinical Psychologist 272311 Available
Psychologists nec 272399 Available
Social Worker 272511 Available
Welfare Worker 272613 Available
Automotive Electrician 321111 Available
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 Available
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 Available
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 Available
Metal Fabricator 322311 Available
Welder (First Class) 322313 Available
Fitter (General) 323211 Available
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 Available
Panelbeater 324111 Available
Carpenter and Joiner 331211 Available
Carpenter 331212 Available
Plumber (General) 334111 Available
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 Available
Baker 351111 Available
Chef 351311 Available
Cook 351411 Available
Hairdresser 391111 Available
Cabinetmaker 394111 Available


Last Updated 2nd of August 2021

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