Orana (NSW) expands Subclass 491 State Nomination Occupation List

It’s great to see some occupation lists are expanding to cater for the growing problem around skills shortages, particularly in regional areas!

Orana Occupations List – 1st April 2021

*High Priority – These occupations are considered a high priority by the Department of Home Affairs and are within the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). Visa holders in these occupations are able to enter Australia during the COVID19 pandemic (contact us for advice on how to migrate immediately).

ANZSCO CodeOccupationHigh Priority*
133111Construction Project ManagerYes
134111Child Care Centre Manager
134299Health and Welfare Services Managers nec
141111Cafe or Restaurant Manager
141311Hotel or Motel Manager
221111Accountant (General)
221112Management Accountant
221113Taxation Accountant
221213External Auditor
221214Internal Auditor
233111Chemical Engineer
233112Materials Engineer
233211Civil EngineerYes
233212Geotechnical EngineerYes
233213Quantity Surveyor
233214Structural EngineerYes
233215Transport EngineerYes
233311Electrical Engineer
233512Mechanical EngineerYes
233513Production or Plant Engineer
233611Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
233999Engineering Professionals nec
234611Medical Laboratory Scientist
241111Early Childhood Teacher
241411Secondary School Teacher
241511Special Needs Teacher
251211Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212Medical Radiation Therapist
251312Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
251513Retail Pharmacist
252411Occupational Therapist
253912Emergency Medicine Specialist
253913Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
253999Medical Practitioners necYes
254311Nurse Manager
254411Nurse Practitioner
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)Yes
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)Yes
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)Yes
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)Yes
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)Yes
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254425Registered Nurse (Paediatric)
254499Registered Nurses necYes
261111ICT Business Analyst
261112Systems Analyst
261212Web Developer
261312Developer ProgrammerYes
261313Software EngineerYes
262113Systems Administrator
263111Computer Network and Systems Engineer
263112Network Administrator
263212ICT Support Engineer
263213ICT Systems Test Engineer
272399Psychologists nec
272511Social WorkerYes
272613Welfare Worker
311213Medical Laboratory Technician
312211Civil Engineering Draftsperson
312212Civil Engineering Technician
312311Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
312312Electrical Engineering Technician
321111Automotive Electrician
321211Motor Mechanic (General)
321212Diesel Motor Mechanic
322211Sheetmetal Trades Worker
322311Metal Fabricator
322313Welder (First Class)
323211Fitter (General)
323212Fitter and Turner
323214Metal Machinist (First Class)
331211Carpenter and Joiner
333211Fibrous Plasterer
333411Wall and Floor Tiler
334111Plumber (General)
334115Roof plumber
341111Electrician (General)
342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
351211Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
411411Enrolled Nurse
411711Community Worker
511112Program or Project Administrator

Nomination Criteria

You must meet the all criteria in one of the three following three streams to be eligible for NSW nomination:

1. Living and working in regional NSW;

2. recently completed study in regional NSW

‘Closely related occupations’ are defined as those having the same ANZSCO unit group, i.e. sharing the same first four digits.

Stream 1 – Living and Working in regional NSW

To be eligible for NSW nomination under this stream you must:

  • hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on your nominated region’s occupation list;
  • have been living in a designated regional area in NSW for at least the previous 12 months; and
  • have been working in your nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation, in a designated regional area of NSW, for at least the previous 12 months.

Stream 2 – Recently completed study in regional NSW

To be eligible for NSW nomination under this stream you must:

  • hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on your nominated region’s occupation list;
  • have completed study or education with an education provider, where:
    • the study was completed within the previous 24 months;
    • the education provider is located in a designated regional area in NSW;
    • the study meets the Australian study requirement (as determined by Home Affairs from time to time); and
    • the qualification obtained from this study has been assessed as closely related to your nominated occupation by the relevant assessing authority; and
  • have lived in a designated regional area of NSW while completing your study.

If you are living in NSW, or have recently completed study in regional NSW, contact us today for help to secure your Subclass 491 visa. This visa can provide a simple pathway to Australian residency, so jump in quick while there are still plenty of places left!

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