A man and woman working at a printing machineUpdated 29 April 2015

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 Charles Darwin University graduates who have completed at least two years of study in the NT will be eligible to apply for sponsorship for the Skilled Regional Nominated (Provisional) (Subclass 489) visa and Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa.

Whether or not an applicant is offered sponsorship 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, 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 these specialisation requirements.

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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
334112* Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
342111* Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
323111* Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
411111 Ambulance Officer
​261311 ​Analyst Programmer ​Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
121111 Aquaculture Farmer
312111 Architectural Draftsperson
252711* Audiologist
321111 Automotive Electrician
351111 Baker
​121312 ​Beef Cattle Farmer
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
134111 Child Care Centre Manager
233211 Civil Engineer
312212 Civil Engineering Technician
272311* Clinical Psychologist
411711 Community Worker
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
234311 Conservation Officer
312114 Construction Estimator
133111* Construction Project Manager
351411 Cook
272199!! Counsellors
252311* Dental Specialist
411213 Dental Technician
411214* Dental Therapist
252312* Dentist
​261312 ​Developer Programmer ​Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
334113* Drainer
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
241111* Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
311412 Earth Science Technician
249112!! Education Reviewer All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
341111* Electrician (General)
342314* Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
342315* Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
411411* Enrolled Nurse
251311 Environmental Health Officer
411713 Family Support Worker
​212399 ​Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors nec
323211 Fitter (General)
323212 Fitter and Turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
332111 Floor Finisher
​121213 ​Fruit or Nut Grower
Skilled Occupation List (G-O)
ANZSCO code​ ​Occupation ​Comments
334114* Gasfitter
253111* General Medical Practitioner
333111 Glazier
142114 Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
391111 Hairdresser
251911 Health Promotion Officer
251511* Hospital Pharmacist
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 in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​411112* ​Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic
362213 Landscape Gardener
323313 Locksmith
221112 Management Accountant
231211 Master Fisher
311312 Meat Inspector
233512 Mechanical Engineer
251211* Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist
322311 Metal Fabricator
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
254111* Midwife
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
​263113 ​Network Analyst ​Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
​254211 ​Nurse Educator
254311* Nurse Manager
254212 Nurse Researcher
251312!! Occupational Health and Safety Adviser All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
252411* Occupational Therapist
​253914* ​Ophthalmologist
​399913 ​Optical Dispenser
251411* Optometrist
​452317 ​Other Sports Coach or Instructor
Skilled Occupation List (P-Z)
ANZSCO code​ ​Occupation ​Comments
332211​ Painting Trades Worker​
324111​ Panelbeater​
234314​ Park Ranger​
351112​ Pastrycook​
233612​ Petroleum Engineer​
252511*​ Physiotherapist​
334111*​ Plumber (General)​
322312​ Pressure Welder​
241213*​ Primary School Teacher​ ​Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
392311 Printing Machinist
442111 Prison Officer
612112 Property Manager
139914 Quality Assurance Manager  Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
233213 Quantity Surveyor
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)
254422* Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423* Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424* Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254499* Registered Nurses nec
251513* Retail Pharmacist
334115 Roof Plumber
312611 Safety Inspector
241411* Secondary School Teacher Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker
231212 Ship’s Engineer
231213 Ship’s Master
321214 Small Engine Mechanic
272511 Social Worker
261313 Software Engineer Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
251214 Sonographer
241599* Special Education Teachers nec
252712 Speech Pathologist
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager
​253511* ​Surgeon (General)
232212 Surveyor
221113 Taxation Accountant
342412* Telecommunications Cable Jointer
342413* Telecommunications Linesworker
​342414* ​Telecommunications Technician
242111!! University Lecturer All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
393311 Upholsterer
​121221 ​Vegetable Grower
324311 Vehicle Painter
361311 Veterinary Nurse
242211!! Vocational Education Teacher All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler
322313 Welder (First Class)
272613 Welfare Worker
411716 Youth Worker
​361114 ​Zookeeper
​234518 ​Zoologist