New South Wales Skilled Occupations List February 2022

Professions are now available for New South Wales

The following professions are now available for NSW State sponsorship. As one of the best destinations to live in Australia, New South Wales (NSW) offers a world-class quality of life, a diversity of art, culture, scenery and a wide variety of jobs. . The NSW Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa is one of the most competitive, with 4,000 visa applications nominated per year, it is also one of the highest. Australia’s immigration system is unique and constantly changing, with each state regularly updating its requirements for skilled workers through the immigration system. Get in touch with our Australian Migration Officers to assist you with the Skilled Appointment Visa (Subclass 190) application from start to finish. Contact us on 0207 427 5290 or email us: [email protected].

How does the New South Wales Skilled Visa (Subclass 190) work?

At the end of December 2021, NSW announced that offshore candidates would now be eligible for appointment in NSW if qualified in certain ANZSCO unit groups.

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

  • Big group
  • Sub-major group
  • Minor group
  • Unit group
  • Occupation

New South Wales Nominated Visa Applicant Requirements (190):

As part of the recent announcement, applicants must now have a minimum of three years work experience in your designated occupation.

The criterion of minimum professional experience of three years is required for both down and off the coast candidates.

There are 3 streams on the NSW program

  1. Tier 1 – occupations on the NSW Nominated Visa (190)
  2. Tier 2 – occupations on the NSW Regional Visa (489)
  3. Stream 3 – high ranking candidates on the CSOL

The government nominates applicants for the Qualified Qualified (subclass 190) and Regional Qualified (Provisional) (subclass 489) visas. As the selection process in New South Wales is extremely competitive, applicants who work on the NSW visa (subclass 190) will be invited first.

NSW Qualified Visa Checklist (Subclass 190):

As part of the nomination process (subclass 190), the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Must work on the NSW Skilled Occupation List
  • Have a valid skills assessment
  • Be proficient in English
  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Submit application within 14 days of invitation from NSW Government

List of skilled occupations in New South Wales:

The following ANZSCO unit groups are invited to apply:


  • Polyculture farming
  • Engineering Managers
  • Production managers
  • daycare managers
  • Health and Wellness Service Managers


  • Librarians
  • Public works
  • electronic engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Industrial, mechanical and production engineer
  • Mining engineers
  • Other engineering professionals
  • Food scientists
  • Veterinarians
  • Early Childhood (Preschool) 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 tradespeople

  • Agricultural technicians
  • Draftsmen and civil engineering technicians
  • Draftsmen and technicians in electrical engineering
  • Draftsmen and technicians in mechanical engineering
  • sheet metal workers
  • Structural Steel and Welding Workers
  • Metal fitters and machinists
  • Panel beaters
  • Masons and stonemasons
  • Carpenters and Joiners
  • Painting trades workers
  • Glaziers
  • Tilers
  • Wall and floor tilers
  • plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics in air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Workers in electrical distribution trades
  • electronics workers
  • Bakers and pastry chefs
  • Butchers and small artisans
  • Veterinary nurses
  • Hair salon
  • Cabinetmakers

Community and personal service workers

  • Dental hygienists, technicians and therapists
  • diversionary therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • social assistance workers

NSW Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Checklist (Subclass 489):

As part of the nomination process (subclass 489), the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Must offer a profession on the NSW 489 qualified professions list and apply to the relevant regional development authority.
  • Apply with a mandatory CV

Michael A. Bynum