A man and woman working at a printing machineUpdated date: 14 April 2016

The Northern Territory (NT) Migration Occupation List includes occupations in demand across the NT.

If your skilled occupation is not on the NT Migration Occupation List but is on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) you may still apply for NT Government nomination however, you must provide independent evidence of positive employment prospects in the NT either in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation and you can demonstrate strong, well established family connections in the NT.

Due to the high number of applicants already residing and working in the Northern Territory, offshore applicants, for a number of occupations indicated on the NT Migration Occupation List, must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in your nominated occupation or a closely related occupation.

International graduates who have not completed at least two years of study in the NT or are holders of Subclass 485 visas who completed their studies in another Australian state will be: 

Eligible graduates who have undertaken at least two years of tertiary studies leading to one or more qualifications in the NT will be eligible to apply for nomination for the Skilled Regional Nominated (Provisional) (Subclass 489) visa and Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa.

Whether or not an applicant is offered nomination is at the discretion of the NT Government and informed by advice from industry and NT employers on the needs of employers and the nominee's employment prospects in the NT.

Occupations on the NT Migration Occupation List do not represent specific job vacancies. A nomination from the NT Government does not carry a job guarantee and nominated applicants will compete for positions with all people in the NT labour market and will be responsible for finding their own employment and accommodation.

While the NT Government provides information and some assistance to nominated skilled migrants, the NT Government does not provide an employment placement service or financial assistance.

Applicants should be aware in preparing their applications for nomination that the nomination will be assessed based on the skills profile they present and its relevance to the NT's labour market. Success in finding employment in the NT will relate to an employer's requirements, the nominee's qualifications, skills and experience and their level of English.

Disclaimer:

By applying for nomination an applicant acknowledges:

  • The NT Government nomination relates exclusively to the NT and cannot be transferred to another Australian state or territory.
  • The NT Government is not responsible for finding employment, accommodation or providing financial assistance to any nominated visa holder or skilled migrant.
  • Neither the NT Government nor its employees are liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided to the applicant relating to their application for NT nomination.

For further details please refer to the:

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List

Please note:

* Where there is a mandatory licensing or registration requirement (marked with an asterisks and shaded rows in the table), the applicant will be required to demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band or equivalent, whichever is higher.

!!  English requirement (marked with a !! sign in the table), applicants not from countries where English is the primary language must show an IELTS score of 7.0 overall or equivalent. Consultation with industry has indicated high level communication skills are required.

Where there are no indicators the required level of English is a minimum of IELTS 6 in each band or equivalent.

Applicants already in the Territory: Applicants for nomination who are already living and working in the NT and can demonstrate positive future employment prospects may be exempted from the specialisation requirements of certain occupations below.

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 Skilled Occupation List (A-F)

 
​ANZSCO code ​Occupation Comments
411511​ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker  
141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec  
221111 Accountant (General)  
​211199 ​Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers nec
231111*​ ​Aeroplane Pilot
234111 Agricultural Consultant  
234112 Agricultural Scientist  
311111 Agricultural Technician
342111* Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic  
323111* Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)  
​323112* ​Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
323112* Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)  
​261311 ​Analyst Programmer ​Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
121111 Aquaculture Farmer  
362212 Arborist  
​139911 ​Arts Administrator or Manager
252711* Audiologist  
321111 Automotive Electrician  
351111 Baker  
331111 Bricklayer  
342311* Business Machine Mechanic  
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker  
394111 Cabinetmaker  
342411* Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)  
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager  
331212 Carpenter  
331211 Carpenter and Joiner  
351311 Chef  
​399211 ​Chemical Plant Operator
134111 Child Care Centre Manager  
233211 Civil Engineer  
272311* Clinical Psychologist  
​272611 ​Community Arts Worker
411711 Community Worker  
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
234311 Conservation Officer  
133111* Construction Project Manager  
351411 Cook  
​351411 ​Cook (Ethnic Cuisine)
272199!! Counsellors All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
​262111 ​Database Administrator ​Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
252311* Dental Specialist  
​411213* ​Dental Technician
411214* Dental Therapist  
​261312 ​Developer Programmer ​Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic  
251111 Dietician
​411712 ​Disability Services Officer
399911* Diver  
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor  
311412 Earth Science Technician  
341111* Electrician (General)  
​312312* ​Electrical Engineering Technician
​342211* ​Electrical Linesworker
​312412* ​Electronic Engineering Technician
​342313* ​Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
342314* Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)  
342315* Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)  
​133211 ​Engineering Manager
411411* Enrolled Nurse  
​234312 ​Environmental Consultant
251311 Environmental Health Officer  
​139912 ​Environmental Manager
​234313 ​Environmental Research Scientist
​234399 ​Environmental Scientists nec
​221213 ​External Auditor
​149913 ​Facilities Manager
​272113!! ​Family and Marriage Counsellor ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
411713 Family Support Worker  
323211 Fitter (General)  
323212 Fitter and Turner  
323213 Fitter-Welder  
234113 Forester  
​121213 ​Fruit or Nut Grower
 

 Skilled Occupation List (G-O)

 
ANZSCO code​ ​Occupation ​Comments
​362211 ​Gardener (General)
334114* Gasfitter  
253111* General Medical Practitioner  
333111 Glazier  
​232411 ​Graphic Designer
142114 Hair or Beauty Salon Manager  
391111 Hairdresser  
​134299!! ​Health and Welfare Services Manager nec ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
251911 Health Promotion Officer
251511* Hospital Pharmacist  
​141311 ​Hotel or Motel Manager
​223111!! ​Human Resource Adviser ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
132311!! Human Resource Manager All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
261111 ICT Business Analyst Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​135112 ​ICT Project Manager ​Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​222113 ​Insurance Broker
​272412 ​Interpreter
362213 Landscape Gardener  
141411 Licensed Club Manager  
221112 Management Accountant  
​225113!! ​Marketing Specialist ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
231211 Master Fisher  
311312 Meat Inspector  
233512 Mechanical Engineer  
251211* Medical Diagnostic Radiographer  
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist  
​311213 ​Medical Laboratory Technician
322311 Metal Fabricator  
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)  
​312912 ​Metallurgical or Materials Technician
254111* Midwife  
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)  
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic  
​211213 ​Musician (Instrumental)
​263113 ​Network Analyst ​Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​263112 ​Network Administrator ​Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​254211 ​Nurse Educator
254311* Nurse Manager  
254212 Nurse Researcher  
362411 Nurseryperson
252411* Occupational Therapist  
​253914* ​Ophthalmologist
​452317 ​Other Sports Coach or Instructor
 

 Skilled Occupation List (P-Z)

 
ANZSCO code​ ​Occupation ​Comments
332211​ Painting Trades Worker​
324111​ Panelbeater​
234314​ Park Ranger​
​411714 ​Parole or Probation Officer
351112​ Pastrycook​
211311 Photographer
252511*​ Physiotherapist​
334111*​ Plumber (General)​
​224412!! Policy Analyst​ ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
322312​ Pressure Welder​
392311 Printing Machinist  
442111 Prison Officer  
​133513 ​Production Manager (Mining)
​133112* ​Project Builder
612112 Property Manager  
139914 Quality Assurance Manager Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
272612 Recreation Officer  
​272114 ​Rehabilitation Counsellor
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)  
254499* Registered Nurses nec  
​411715 ​Residential Care Officer
253112* Resident Medical Officer  
334115 Roof Plumber  
312611 Safety Inspector  
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker  
231212 Ship's Engineer  
231213 Ship's Master  
​231214 ​Ship's Officer
321214 Small Engine Mechanic  
272511 Social Worker  
261313 Software Engineer Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
251214 Sonographer  
​399516 ​Sound Technician
​139999 ​Specialist Managers nec
252712 Speech Pathologist  
​139915 ​Sports Administrator
​452321 ​Sports Development Officer
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager  
​253511* ​Surgeon (General)
232212 Surveyor  
​262113 ​Systems Administrator ​Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​261112 ​Systems Analyst ​Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
221113 Taxation Accountant  
​241111* ​Teacher, Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School)
​241213* ​Teacher, Primary School ​Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​241411* ​Teacher, Secondary School
​241599* ​Teacher, Special Education nec
​242211!! ​Teacher, Vocational Education ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
342412* Telecommunications Cable Jointer  
​263311* ​Telecommunications Engineer
342413* Telecommunications Linesworker  
​263312* ​Telecommunications Network Engineer
​313213* ​Telecommunications Network Planner
​313214* ​Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
​342414* ​Telecommunications Technician
​223311 ​Training and Development Professional
272413 Translator
393311 Upholsterer  
​121221 ​Vegetable Grower
324311 Vehicle Painter  
361311 Veterinary Nurse  
232414 Web Designer  
​261212 ​Web Developer
322313 Welder (First Class)  
​134214!! ​Welfare Centre Manager ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
272613 Welfare Worker  
​223113 ​Workplace Relations Adviser ​All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
411716 Youth Worker  

 

 

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