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New Zealand Immediate Skill Shortage List

New Zealand Immediate Skill Shortage List

This is the revised Immediate Skill Shortage List, effective from 30 March 2015.

 

Agriculture and

Forestry

Dairy Cattle Farmer

(Assistant Farm

Manager) (121313)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Feeding and Pastures)

(NZQF Level 3) (with electives in relevant farming skills)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Pastoral Livestock

Production) (NZQF Level 3)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Health and Husbandry) (NZQF Level 3) (Relevant strand is Cattle Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry) (NZQF Level 3) ( Dairy, and Meat and Fibre)

–  National Certificate in Dairy Farming (Animal Health and

Husbandry) (NZQF Level 3)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 4) (Relevant strands are Beef Cattle Farming or Dairy Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 4) (Relevant strands are Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Production Management)

(NZQF Level 4 or 5) (Relevant strands are Cattle Farming or Dairy

Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Production Management (NZQF Level 5) (Relevant strand is Livestock Production)

–  Diploma in Dairy Technology (NZQF Level 5)

–  Diploma in Agriculture (NZQF Level 5)

–  Diploma in Farm Management (NZQF Level 6)

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience

All regions
Agriculture and

Forestry

Beef Cattle Farmer

(Herd Manager)

(121312), Dairy

Cattle Farmer (Herd

Manager) (121313)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 2) (Relevant

strands are Cattle Farming or Dairy Farming)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Feeding and Pastures)

(NZQF Level 3) (with electives in relevant farming skills)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Pastoral Livestock Production) (NZQF Level 3)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Health and Husbandry) (NZQF Level 3) (Relevant strand is Cattle Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry)

(NZQF Level 3) (Dairy, and Meat and Fibre)

–  National Certificate in Dairy Farming (Animal Health and Husbandry) (NZQF Level 3)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 4) (Relevant

strands are Beef Cattle Farming or Dairy Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 4) (Relevant

strands are Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Production Management) (NZQF Level 4 or 5) (Relevant strands are Cattle Farming or Dairy Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Production

Management (NZQF Level 5) (Relevant strand is Livestock Production)

AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience

All regions

 

 

Agriculture and

Forestry

Beef Cattle Farmer

(Assistant Herd

Manager) (121312), Dairy Cattle Farmer (Assistant Herd Manager) (121313)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 2) (Relevant

strands are Cattle Farming or Dairy Farming)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Feeding and Pastures)

(NZQF Level 3) (with electives in relevant farming skills)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Pastoral Livestock Production) (NZQF Level 3)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Health and Husbandry) (NZQF Level 3) (Relevant strand is Cattle Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry )

(NZQF Level 3) (Dairy, and Meat and Fibre)

–  National Certificate in Dairy Farming (Animal Health and Husbandry) (NZQF Level 3)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 4) (Relevant strands are Beef Cattle Farming or Dairy Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (NZQF Level 4) (Relevant

strands Dairy Framing or Livestock Farming)

–  National Certificate in Agriculture (Production Management) (NZQF Level 4 or 5) (Relevant strands are Cattle Farming or Dairy Farming)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Production

Management (NZQF Level 5) (Relevant strand is Livestock Production)

AND/OR

a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience

All regions
Agriculture and

Forestry

Poultry Farmer

(121321)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Diploma in Agriculture (NZQF Level 5)

–  Diploma in Farm Management (NZQF Level 6)

–  National Certificate in Poultry Management (NZQF Level 4)

AND

a minimum of three years’ work experience in a management role

on chicken farms

 

OR

a minimum of five years’ work experience in a management role

on chicken farms

Auckland/Upper

North Island, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Canterbury/ Upper South Island

Agriculture and

Forestry

Market Gardener

(Crop Production/ Agronomist Manager) (121221)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of AgriScience (Horticulture) (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) (NZQF Level 7)

–  Diploma in Horticulture Management (NZQF Level 6)

–  Diploma in Horticulture (NZQF Level 5)

–  MIT Diploma in Horticulture (NZQF Level 5)

–  RBC Diploma in Horticulture (NZQF Level 5)

–  National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (NZQF Level 4) (Relevant strands are Fruit Production or Production Horticulture) AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post-qualification work experience

All regions
Agriculture and

Forestry

Pig Farmer (Farm

Manager) (121318), Pig Farmer (Stock/Herd Manager) (121318), Pig Farmer (Department/Unit Manager) (121318)

National Certificate in Pork Production (Husbandry) (NZQF Level 4)

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant on-farm work experience

All regions

 

 

Agriculture and

Forestry

Winemaker

(Viticulturist/

Specialist positions – not pickers) (234213)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology (NZQF Level 7)

–  Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Wine Science (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Viticulture (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Wine Science and Viticulture (NZQF Level 7)

–  Graduate Diploma in Oenology (NZQF Level 7)

–  Graduate Diploma in Viticulture (NZQF Level 7)

OR

a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience

Canterbury/ Upper

South Island,

Otago/Southland

Construction Building

Inspector/Building

Surveyor (312113)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of Applied Technology – Building (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Building Science (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Construction (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) (NZQF

Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics) (NZQF Level

7)

–  Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) (NZQF Level 7)

–  Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (NZQF

Level 7)

–  National Diploma in Building Control Surveying (Medium and Large Buildings) (NZQF Level 6)

–  National Diploma in Architectural Technology (NZQF Level 6)

–  National Diploma in Construction Management (NZQF Level 6)

–  National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (NZQF Level 6)

AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience

All regions
Construction Construction Project

Manager (Foreman) (Roading and Infrastructure) (133111)

A minimum of five years’ experience in building or maintaining

roads AND

staff management experience AND

appropriate driver licence

All regions
Construction Surveying Technician

(Spatial Science

Technician/ Hydrographic Technician) (312116)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Surveying with Honours (NZQF Level 8)

–  National Diploma in Surveying (NZQF Level 6)

OR

Professional Associate Membership of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors

Auckland/Upper

North Island

Construction Surveying Technician

(Spatial Science

Technician/ Land Surveyor’s Technician) (312116)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Surveying with Honours (NZQF Level 8)

–  National Diploma in Surveying (NZQF Level 6)

AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant post–qualification work experience

 

OR

Professional Associate Membership of the New Zealand Institute

of Surveyors

All regions

 

 

Education Post-Doctoral Fellow

(classified under

242111 University Lecturer)

Doctor of Philosophy (NZQF Level 10) All regions
Education University Lecturer (242111) Doctor of Philosophy (NZQF Level 10) or Masters Degree (NZQF Level 9) All regions
Engineering Civil Engineering

Draughtsperson

(312211), Electrical Engineering Draughtsperson (312311),

Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson (312511)

One of the following qualifications in the relevant occupation

speciality:

–  National Diploma in Engineering (NZQF Level 6) strand in Mechanical Engineering

–  National Diploma in Engineering (Electrotechnology) (NZQF Level 6)

–  National Diploma in Civil Engineering (Applied) (NZQF Level 6)

–  New Zealand Diploma in Engineering with specialities in Civil,

Electrical or Mechanical (NZQF Level 6)

–  New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (NZQF Level 6)

All regions
Engineering Mechanical Engineering Technician (312512) One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (NZQF Level 7) (Mechanical

Engineering)

–  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)

(Mechanical Engineering) AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification  work experience

Canterbury/Upper South Island, Otago/Southland
Finance /

Business

Accountant (221111) One of the following memberships:

–  Membership or provisional membership as a Chartered Accountant or an Associate Chartered Accountant with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

–  Membership or provisional membership as an Associate or Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post-qualification work experience

All regions
Health and Social

Services

Anaesthetic

Technician (311211)

NZ registration in the Anaesthetic Technician scope of practice

with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand AND

a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience in anaesthesia

All regions
Health and Social

Services

Dental Technician

(411213)

NZ registration as a Dental Technician with the Dental Council of

New Zealand

All regions
Health and Social

Services

Dentist (252312) NZ registration as a Dentist or Dental Specialist with the Dental

Council of New Zealand

Waikato/Bay of

Plenty, Central

North Island,

Wellington, Canterbury/ Upper South Island, Otago/Southland

 

 

Health and Social

Services

Medical Laboratory

Technician

(Phlebotomy and Histology Technicians) (311213)

NZ registration in the Medical Laboratory Technician scope of

practice with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

AND

a minimum of 12 months’ relevant post–qualification  work

experience in a medical laboratory or a blood donor centre

All regions
Health and Social

Services

Registered Nurse

(Mental Health)

(254422)

NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Registered Nurse with

the Nursing Council of New Zealand

AND

three years’ experience working as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health nursing

All regions
Health and Social Resident Medical NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or All regions
Services Officer (excluding vocational scope of specialist practice with the Medical Council of
First and Second New Zealand
Year Resident
Medical Officers)
(253112), Specialist
Physician (General
Medicine) (253311),
Cardiologist
(253312),
Paediatrician
(253321),
Rheumatologist
(253323), Specialist
Physicians nec
(253399),
Orthopaedic
Surgeon (253514),
Emergency Medicine
Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist
(253914), Medical
Practitioners nec
(253999)
Health and Social

Services

Medical Technicians

nec (Dialysis Technician) (311299)

NZ registration as a Clinical Physiologist (Dialysis) with the Clinical

Physiologist Registration Board AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant post–qualification work

experience

All regions
Health and Social

Services

Pharmacy

Technician (311215)

National Certificate in Pharmacy (Technician) with strands in

Hospital and Community (NZQF Level 5)

Auckland/Upper

North Island,

Wellington

Health and Social

Services

Photographer

(Medical

Photographer – Health Services) (211311)

Relevant Bachelor degree or post graduate degree (NZQF Level 7

or higher)

AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post–qualification work

experience

Auckland/Upper

North Island

Oil and Gas Chemical Plant

Operator (399211)

National Certificate in Energy and Chemical Plant (Process

Operation)  (NZQF Level 4) AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post–qualification  work experience in the oil and gas industry

Central North

Island, Wellington

 

 

Oil and Gas Gas or Petroleum

Operator (399212)

National Certificate in Energy and Chemical Plant (Process

Operation)  (NZQF Level 4) AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post–qualification work experience in the oil and gas industry

Central North

Island, Wellington

Oil and Gas Geologist (234411) Bachelor of Science with Honours majoring in Geology  (NZQF

Level 8) AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post–qualification work

experience in the oil and gas industry

Central North

Island, Wellington

Oil and Gas Geophysicist and

Petrophysicist (234412)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology (NZQF Level 8)

–  Master of Science in Geology or Mathematics (NZQF Level 9) AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience in the oil and gas industry

Central North

Island, Wellington

Oil and Gas Occupational Health

and Safety Advisor

(251312)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and

Legislative Compliance (NZQF Level 4)

–  National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Co- ordination) (NZQF Level 4)

AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post–qualification work experience in the oil and gas industry

Central North

Island, Wellington

Oil and Gas Production Manager

(133512)

One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)

AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post–qualification work experience in the oil and gas industry

Central North

Island, Wellington

Oil and Gas Safety Inspector

(312611)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and Legislative Compliance (NZQF Level 4)

–  National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Co- ordination) (NZQF Level 4)

–  Bachelor of Engineering (NZQF Level 7 or 8)

AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post–qualification work experience in the oil and gas industry

Central North

Island, Wellington

Recreation,

Hospitality and Tourism

Horse Trainer

(Stallion Master) (361112)

A minimum of four years’ relevant work experience Waikato/Bay of

Plenty

Recreation,

Hospitality and

Tourism

Horse Trainer (Stud

Groom) (361112)

A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at

least one year’s experience as a stud groom and one year’s

yearling preparation experience

Waikato/Bay of

Plenty

 

 

Recreation,

Hospitality and

Tourism

Jockey (452413) Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their

country of origin

AND

clearance from that authority

Waikato/Bay of

Plenty, Central

North Island, Canterbury/ Upper South Island, Otago/Southland

Recreation,

Hospitality and Tourism

Jockey (Trackwork

Rider) (452413)

Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their

country of origin OR

a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience

All regions
Recreation,

Hospitality and

Tourism

Outdoor Adventure

Guide (Skydive

Tandem Master) (452299)

Tandem Master Rating

AND

a minimum of 1000 jumps

Auckland/Upper

North Island,

Central North Island, Canterbury/ Upper South Island, Otago/Southland

Recreation,

Hospitality and

Tourism

Snowsport

Instructor (452314)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Snowsport (Snowschool) (NZQF Level 5)

–  PSIA (USA)

–  CSIA (Canada) Level 1

–  NZSIA (Stage I)

–  equivalent internationally recognised qualification AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work

experience

Central North

Island,

Canterbury/ Upper South Island, Otago/Southland

Recreation,

Hospitality and

Tourism

Snowsport

Instructor (including

Technicians)

(452314)

National Certificate in Snowsport Equipment (NZQF Level 4)

AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work

experience in a ski/snowboard repair workshop

All regions
Science Chemist (including Analytical Chemist) (234211) One of the following qualifications:

–  Bachelor of Science in Chemistry  (NZQF Level 7)

–  Bachelor of Science with Honours in Chemistry (NZQF Level 8)

AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant post–qualification work experience in an analytical laboratory

Auckland/Upper North Island, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Wellington
Trades Baker (351111) One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Baking (Craft Baking) (Qualification Number 0590) (NZQF Level 4)

–  National Certificate in Baking (Instore/Franchise) (NZQF Level 4)

–  New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (NZQF Level 4)

All regions
Trades Electronic

Equipment Trades

Worker (342313)

NZ registration as an Electrical Service Technician or Electrical

Appliance Serviceperson with the Electrical Workers Registration

Board

All regions
Trades Flat Weaving

Specialist/Technolog

ist (311499)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Textiles Manufacture (Advanced

Operations) (NZQF Level 3) with strands in Textile Processing or Textile Testing

–  equivalent qualification AND/OR

a minimum of five years’ relevant practical work experience with

management or technical oversight of fabric manufacturing or

finishing

Auckland/Upper

North Island,

Otago/  Southland

 

 

Trades Motor Mechanic

(General)

(Automotive Air Conditioning Technician) (321211)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Specialist

Engineering) (NZQF Level 4) relevant strand is Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

–  National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Air Conditioning) (NZQF Level 4)

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work

experience

All regions
Trades Metal Casting Trades

Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)

National Certificate in Metal Casting (Technology) (NZQF Level 4)

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work

experience

All regions
Trades Metal Machinist

(First Class) (CNC

Machinist) (323214)

National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (NZQF Level 4)

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience

All regions
Trades Plastics Technician

(399916)

One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Plastics Processing Technology (Technical)

(NZQF Level 4)

–  National Diploma in Plastics Processing Technology (NZQF Level

5)

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience

All regions
Trades Plastics Technician

(Plastics Engineer) (399916)

National Diploma in Plastics Processing Technology (NZQF Level 5)

AND

a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work

experience

All regions
Trades Scaffolder (821712) One of the following qualifications:

–  National Certificate in Intermediate Scaffolding (NZQF Level 4)

–  National Certificate in Advanced Scaffolding (NZQF Level 5)

AND

a minimum of five years’ relevant post qualification work experience

All regions
Trades Upholsterer

(393311)

National Certificate in Furniture (NZQF Level 4) with strand in

Advanced Upholstery

AND

a minimum of two years’ relevant post–qualification  work experience

All regions

 

Note 1:  Overseas qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed or a qualification listed in the NZSCED category.

 

Note 2: Where work experience is included as a requirement it applies to all qualifications listed for the occupation (unless otherwise indicated).

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Phone: 051 8439995
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Phone: 042 35911332