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New South Wales welcomes skilled workers from the following occupations

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New South Wales adds skilled workers to occupation list

As one of the top destinations to live in Australia, New South Wales (NSW) offers world-class quality life, diverse art, culture, landscapes and a wide variety of jobs. The NSW Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa is one of the most competitive, with 4,000 nominated visa applications per year, it is also one of the highest. Australia’s immigration system is unique and constantly in flux, with each State updating their skilled worker requirements routinely through the immigration system. Get in touch with our Australian Migration Agents to assist with the Skilled Nomination (Subclass 190) visa application from start to finish. Contact us on 0207 427 5290 or email us: [email protected].

How does New South Wales Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa Work?

At the close of December 2021, NSW announced offshore applicants will now be eligible for nomination in NSW if skilled in certain ANZSCO unit groups.

ANZSCO has a structure of 5 hierarchical levels, these are combined of:

Major group

Sub-major group

Minor group

Unit group



New South Wales Nominated Visa (190) Applicant Requirements:

As part of the recent announcement, applicants are now required to have a minimum of three years work experience in your nominated occupation.

The three years minimum work experience criteria is required for both onshore and offshore applicants.

There are 3 streams on the NSW program

  • Stream 1- occupations on NSW Nominated (190) visa
  • Stream 2- occupations on the NSW Regional (489) visa
  • Stream 3- high ranking applicants on the CSOL

The government nominates applicants for both Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) and Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (Subclass 489). As the selection process in NSW is extremely competitive, applicants who are in occupations on the NSW (Subclass 190) visa will be invited first.


NSW Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) checklist:

As part of the (Subclass 190) nomination process, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must be working on the NSW Skilled Occupation List
  • Hold a valid skills assessment
  • Be competent in English
  • Lodge an expression of interest (EOI)
  • Submit nomination within 14 days of being invited by the NSW government


New South Wales Skilled Occupation List:

The following ANZSCO unit groups are invited to apply:

  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Child Care Centre Managers
  • Health and Welfare Service Managers
  • Librarians
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineer
  • Mining Engineers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • Food Scientists
  • Veterinarians
  • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School)Teachers
  • Primary Teachers
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Pharmacists
  • Dental Practitioners
  • Midwives
  • Nurse Educators and Researchers
  • Nurse Managers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Telecommunications Engineering Professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Social Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Agricultural Technicians
  • Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  • Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  • Sheetmetal Trades Workers
  • Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers
  • Metal Fitters and Machinists
  • Panelbeaters
  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons
  • Carpenters and Joiners
  • Painting Trades Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Roof Tilers
  • Wall and Floor Tilers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
  • Electronics Trade Workers
  • Bakers and Pastrycooks
  • Butchers and Smallgoods Makers
  • Veterinary Nurses
  • Hairdressers
  • Cabinetmakers
Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists
  • Diversional Therapists
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Welfare Support Workers


NSW Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (Subclass 489) checklist:

As part of the (Subclass 489) nomination process, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Must nominate an occupation on the NSW 489 Skilled Occupation List and apply to the relevant Regional development Authority.
  • Apply with a required CV


To be assured of the best outcome for your application, get in touch with our certified Australian Migration Agents at Emigrate to Australia to assist with your application.


NSW skilled occupation list

New South Wales adds skilled workers to occupation list

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